Jef Van Meirhaeghe
At first I was a bit sceptical to be completely honest. Aren’t we all sceptical when a new way of thinking about a known practice comes along?On the other side, the field of nutrition is constantly evolving, such as the field of nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics. Combining these two has eventually led to where 4Gold is today.
After I got back my DNA results, a few things I already experienced go confirmed:
- I’m not lactose intolerant, but still, large amounts of it could have a negative impact on my energy-levels.
- I break down caffeine very fast, which means I can have a cup of coffee right before bed.
Some other results were less easy to experience myself. The biggest one to take a closer look at was my body’s own choline production. This was an issue conventional blood tests hadn’t been able to detect. Because a few ‘symptoms’ of a choline deficit were present (e.g. suboptimal weight loss in spite of many sports, sometimes shortness of breath during exercise,…), I decided with my doctor to start with the supplementation of choline. After about 6 weeks I started to lose some more weight and got more energy during exercise. Now, after 10 weeks, I lost the weight that corresponds to the degree of effort I make.
It may be placebo, or it may be really supporting my body. But I really believe in this test and would recommend them to every athlete/person. Even if it is just to confirm in stone what you already suspected.
I have been using the supplements of 4Gold for some time now and I am very satisfied with them. Despite many sports, I had trouble losing weight and felt very tired after a long working day or training. I then decided to have a DNA analysis carried out, because I wanted to know somewhere how my body deals with nutrition.
After I had received my results, I received a number of very useful points of attention. For example, my vitamin D intake was difficult. Walking in the sun for hours had hardly any effect. I also found out that I am half lactose-intolerant, so I don’t produce enough lactase to break down lactose and so I don’t digest dairy very well. I also got the confirmation that I am more susceptible to fat absorption and my intestines could use some support.
I used these and other insights to make a new start and decided to change my lifestyle and diet, avoid certain products like dairy and to support my body and intestinal flora I started to supplement the Green Fuel and Gut Support.
Three weeks later I lost 4.5 kg, feel much more energetic and ride 80km a day a lot better. Before I never had a diet or diet that gave me so much energy and such a good feeling. Which diet you follow the best, is very personal. Their DNA analysis with personal report in combination with their top products, makes 4Gold unique in their approach.
I was a little reluctant at first to do a DNA analysis. I thought it was quite a lot of money and, besides occasional digestive problems, I had little trouble with training/recovering. In the end I did it anyway. The name 4Gold stands for itself, and as a top athlete you can really make a difference by knowing your body well and adapting to it with the right nutrition and the right supplementation.
Occasionally I had some problems with my digestion and the DNA analysis showed that my intestines could use some extra support. I sometimes thought that I might not be able to tolerate lactose that well, but the DNA test could disprove that. With the help of the Gut Support my complaints have almost been disappeared.
Last year – after having some setbacks with injuries – I have always been fit and have been able to take really big steps on a physical level. Of course this is not only by using the products of 4Gold, but I am convinced that this has helped.
In November 2017, just before my 50th birthday, I decided to start a two-year training plan with the aim of participating in an Ironman 70.3, partly due to the infectious enthusiasm of my eldest son Olivier. For the first time in my life I had also exceeded 90 kg on the scale (for 1m90), so as an ex-tennis professional I immediately attached 85 kg to it as a weight target. Despite the many hours of training, my weight didn’t change much during the first few months. My condition, on the other hand, improved considerably!
After a year the 85 kg was in sight, but it was rather sporadic that I touched it. The Ironman 70.3 was planned for September 2019.
In May 2019 I came into contact with 4Gold through my well-known neighbour, a talented cyclist, and I was promptly persuaded to undergo a DNA test.
The result was amazing! Animal proteins were ticked red for me and choline (a vitamin B that I had never heard of before) was not produced. I followed the recommendations from the DNA analysis, deleted cheese and milk from my menu and started eating smaller amounts of meat and fish. In short, I became a flexitarian. I also bought myself the Green Fuel that provided me with the necessary dose of vitamins and minerals, including the choline that I needed so badly.
In no time I lost 5 kg and my weight remained stable at around 80 kg. I really started to feel stronger than ever and my first Ironman 70.3 went wonderfully well. On 21 June 2020, together with my son Olivier, I will participate in the Ironman 70.3 European Championship in Denmark, and on 22 August 2020 I will do the same daring feat at the Ironman 70.3 in Vichy, then together with my daughter Charlotte for her 25th birthday.
The whole family has done a DNA-test and bought personalized supplements from 4Gold that give amazing results one by one.
Your health deserves the very best, so don’t settle for silver!