Fuel Substrate Testing

Fuel Substrate Testing

The metabolic response to exercise is measured and analyzed to determine caloric expenditure and utilization of macronutrients (fat vs. carbohydrate) during varying levels of exercise intensity.

This is helpful to endurance athletes who are looking to determine the most effective nutrition plan to sustain them over a long period (2+ hr) of exercise. This test is also proven very useful as part of a weight management program, because the precise caloric expenditure of exercise is determined. The metabolic analyzer is used during sub-maximal effort exercise bouts lasting 5-30 minutes, depending upon the participant’s athletic, fitness, or wellness goals.

Fuel Substrate testing can also be performed in conjunction with a Lactate Threshold / MLSS test for an additional fee.