Fitness Pain Tolerance

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Pain Tolerance is


What does this mean?

Likely to have typical pain tolerance. Your genotypes indicate that you have a tendency to have intermediate pain tolerance.

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Pain Tolerance.

Your Genotype
What it means?
Genes: SCN10A
Your Genotype: GG
What it means? Typical
Genes: CACNA2D3
Your Genotype: GG
What it means? Typical pain threshold
Genes: COMT
Your Genotype: GG
What it means? Typical pain threshold


This report does not diagnose any health conditions or provide medical advice. This should not be used as a diagnostic tool.
This result is limited to existing scientific research.
Please consult with a healthcare professional before making any major lifestyle changes or if you have any other concerns about your results.

What is Pain Tolerance?

Pain threshold refer to the point at which sensation becomes painful. It's not the same thing as pain tolerance, which is how much you can handle. For example, someone with a lower pain threshold are more sensitive to pain and might start feeling pain when only minimal pressure is applied to part of their body. Pain threshold varies from person to person as it depends on complex interactions between your nerves and brain. Developing a higher pain threshold comes through strategic and varied training. Overcoming non-injury related pain and discomfort in workouts is a skill that is developed over time. It's not only involving physical limits, but also to train your mind on how much you can push yourself. By doing so you are able to have a higher pain threshold and able to tolerate pain better.

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Dietary Recommendations:

  1. Cruciferous vegetables with high levels of sulforaphane such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and bok choy could reduce inflammation and subsequent pain.
  2. Ginger works as an anti-inflammatory agent and is linked to reduced muscle soreness and muscle pain after exercise.
  3. The anti-inflammatory effects of ketogenic diets (high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet) or Mediterranean diet may reduce pain.

Supplement Recommendations:

  1. Grape seed and its extracts are high in proanthocyanidin which has anti-inflammatory effects that have the potential to reduce pain.
  2. Fish oil containing omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are effective natural anti-inflammatory agents to help cope with inflammation-induced pain.
  3. Studies found that oral curcumin supplementation has anti-inflammatory effects where it decreases inflammatory cytokines and would likely lower the pain associated with delayed onset muscle soreness.

Lifestyle Recommendations:

  1. Maintain a healthy weight. Research has found that obese individuals suffer more chronic pain than individuals with a healthy weight.
  2. Get enough sleep as it is critical for physical recovery and aids in growth hormone release. Studies have found that sleep deprivation interrupts the physical recovery and impairs growth hormone release.
  3. Massage therapy and acupuncture can help to relieve pain by promoting blood flow, reducing muscle tightness, and reducing localized inflammation.
  4. Implement ergonomic practices to improve posture and reduce physical stress in your daily routine.

Exercise Recommendations:

  1. Do regular aerobic and resistance training to improve cellular function and circulation which can improve inflammatory response.
  2. Practice periodical stretching and flexing of your muscles throughout the day to avoid muscle tightness and bad posture.

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