Athletic Optimization Program

Athletic Optimization Program


The Athletic Optimization Program is designed for professional athletes looking to optimize their performance. The Program includes an initial consult and results consultation from the following tests: male/female sex hormone and adrenal salivary testing, extensive and comprehensive Nutritional Panel along with a 3 month supply of customized multi-vitamin, multi-mineral and amino acid formulations based on lab results.



The Quantum Nutritionist’s Athletic Optimization Program is designed for professional athletes.

What it includes:

  • Initial Consultation to determine needs and goals
  • Extensive Nutritional/Metabolic/Inflammatory testing, Adrenal Stress Testing, and Complete Sex Hormone Profile
  • Results Consultation to personalize a protocol based on needs and goals of the athlete
  • 3 Month supply of Customized Multi-Vitamin/Multi-Mineral formula
  • 3 Month supply of Customized Amino Acid formula to assist in repair,recovery, energy and growth hormone production.
  • The goals of this program includes:
  • Individual customized sports nutrition
  • Optimized cellular and muscle energy production
  • Enhanced strength, testosterone and growth hormone production naturally
  • Enhanced voltage in each cell for optimized performance
  • Reduction in recovery time
  • Increase body’s metabolic reserves
  • Improvement in stress response
  • Reduction in inflammation due to trauma or injury
  • Assist athletes at excelling at their sport

Comprehensive Functional and Nutritional Testing:
I go beyond basic lab work that can be run through traditional doctors offices. I am not just looking to avoid disease and injury, we are looking to optimize the functioning of the human body.

Cardio ION- Extensive Nutritional Panel (Fasting Blood and Urine Profile)

Analytes Reported

  1. Arginine
  2. Histidine
  3. Isoleucine
  4. Leucine
  5. Lysine
  6. Methionine
  7. Phenylalanine
  8. Threonine
  9. Tryptophan
  10. Valine
  11.  Glycine
  12.  Serine
  13. Taurine
  14. Tyrosine
  15. Asparagine
  16. Aspartate
  17. Citrulline
  18. Glutamate
  19. Glutamine
  20. Ornithine
  21. Homocysteine

Total Cholesterol
HDL Cholesterol
LDL Cholesterol (Direct)
CoEnzymeQ 10
Omega 3, 6, 9 Trans and Saturated Fatty Acids
Ferritin-marker of Iron Storage
HS-CRP-marker of inflammation
Vitamin D
Alpha Tocopherol-Vitamin E Marker
Gamma Tocopherol-Vitamin E Marker
Vitamin A
Lipid Peroxidase-Cellular oxidation marker
Whole Blood Calcium
Whole Blood Magnesium

The Organix Profile provides a view into the body’s cellular metabolic processes and the efficiency of metabolic function. Identifying metabolic blocks that can be treated nutritionally allows individual tailoring of interventions that maximize patient responses and lead to improved patient outcomes.


  • Vitamin and mineral insufficiencies
  • Amino acid insufficiencies like carnitine and NAC
  • Oxidative damage and anti-oxidant sufficiency markers
  • Indicators to assess detoxification sufficiency
  • The best functional markers of B-complex deficiency
  • Neurotransmitter metabolites to assess CNS function
  • Mitochondrial energy production assessment via citric acid cycle components
  • Methylation sufficiency status
  • Lipoic acid and CoQ10 sufficiency markers
  • Specific dysbiosis markers for bacterial and yeast overgrowth

Adrenal Function Salivary Testing

Adrenal syndrome, also referred to as adrenal exhaustion, is one of the most undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, and mistreated health problems.
The degree of its severity ranges from mild dysfunction to total failure of the adrenal glands (known as Addison’s disease). Because the adrenal glands are responsible for so many critical functions, even a minor impairment in their function can have a negative impact on the entire body. A chronic disruption—one that persists over time—of normal adrenal function can undermine immunity and metabolism, leading to debilitating health conditions.
Some of the most common symptoms of adrenal stress are: Fatigue, depression, sweet cravings, decreased sex drive, insomnia, poor memory, anxiety, premenstrual syndrome, weakened immune response, recurrent infections, unexplained nervousness or irritability, inability to lose or gain weight, and joint or muscle pain.
As you experience these symptoms, profound physiological changes take place inside your body.
Is HPA fatigue the most underdiagnosed condition in health care?
The common stresses that can cause adrenal syndrome are numerous. When they become chronic in nature, adrenal syndrome can develop. The first sign is persistent fatigue, usually accompanied by associated mood disorders. As the adrenal glands become increasingly exhausted, they fail in their ability to cope with other stresses, further exacerbating the adrenal exhaustion. When experiencing this, many of us feel tired, either all the time or intermittently, no matter what we eat or how well we sleep. Depression is common. Consider adrenal exhaustion as the culprit of any prolonged or frequent, intermittent fatigue or depression.
Comprehensive Male/Female Hormone Panel:


Sex (Steroid) Hormones

  • Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) – the most abundant sex hormone in the body, DHEAS (the sulfated, or bioavailable for of DHEA), is produced by the adrenal glands is the precursor hormone to testosterone and estrogens. DHEAS enhances immunity, reduces autoimmunity, helps prevent cancer, and improves insulin sensitivity, bone health and cognitive function.P,E
  • Androstenedione – precursor hormone to both testosterone and estrogens; occurs in equilibrium with testosterone so an increase in one also increases the other.P
  • Testosterone – clinically associated with increased muscle mass, libido, bone health and a general sense of well being.E
  • Estradiol (E2) – the strongest estrogen; protects blood vessels, increased high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL), prevents bone loss, helps form collagen which benefits the appearance of the skin, improves cognitive function and increases the immune response. However, estradiol also exerts a strong proliferative effect on hormone sensitive tissues like the breast, uterus and ovary so it must be properly balanced with progesterone and other estrogens to prevent the clinical manifestation of estrogen dominance and related cancers.E
  • Estrone (E1) – This estrogen has very strong tissue proliferative effects and may be linked to estrogen dominant conditions like fibrocystic breasts, endometriosis and uterine fibroids. It will create either dangerous or benefical metabolites, depending on a person’s nutritional status.
    Estriol, unconjugated (E3) – weaker estrogen; protective against cancer as it opposes the proliferative effects on the uterus, breast and ovary from the stronger estrogens; particularly high during pregnancy.E
  • Progesterone – selectively balances the effects of estrogen in hormonally sensitive tissue (breast, uterine) as well as in the brain and skin. Progesterone decreases the immune response, promotes bone formation, protects the brain and tends to have a calming effect on mood. It is also a precursor hormone for other sex hormones as well as cortisol and interacts with hormones to regulate metabolism.P,E
    P – Precursor hormone – typically converted to other hormones
    E – End point hormone – acts directly on tissues for physiologic effects
    R – Regulating hormone – initiates the production or suppression of other hormones

Regulatory (Peptide) Hormones

  • Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) – stimulates the production of estrogens; marker of ovarian function in women and initiates sperm production in men.
  • Luteinizing hormone (LH) – contributes to reproductive function in both men and women; responsible for ovulation in women and sperm production in men; works synergistically with FSH and largely affected by prolactin levels.
  • Prolactin (PRL) – an inhibitory hormone that reduces the action of several other hormones; most known for its ability to stimulate milk production in lactating women but it also regulates calcium metabolism and plays a role in the synthesis of nerve cells and prostaglandins as well, in both men and women.
  • Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) – produced in the liver and regulated by other hormones, SHGB is a protein that binds estrogens and testosterone in the bloodstream so they are biologically inactive.

Clinical Applications of Hormone Imbalance:

  • Fatigue & energy levels
  • Cardiovascular health (blood pressure, clotting, lipids)
  • Neurology (migraines, sleep, pain)
  • Mental health (depression, anxiety, cognitive function)
  • Immunity (infections, autoimmune disease)
  • Metabolism (blood sugar regulation, tissue repair)
  • Bone density (osteoporosis)
  • Physical appearance (skin, muscles, hair)
    When it comes to optimizing athletic performance, it is crucial to make sure your sex hormones are optimized. Though with some professional athletes that undergo testing, it is important to provide the right nutrients and amino acids to allow the body to maximize hormones production naturally without directly supporting hormones that may undergo testing procedures.


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I discover underlying causes of disease through functional and nutritional testing, ancient modalities of healing, and rewiring the mind-body connection.

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