VO2 Max Test

Your journey to achieving your health goals, whether aiming for a healthier body or striving for athletic success, is driven by your unique biology. By partnering with PNOĒ, we bring you VO2 Max testing, an innovative solution that provides deeper insights into your physiology through advanced breath analysis.

With average results showing an 8% weight loss, a 14% increase in VO2Max, and a reduction of 3.5 years in biological age, the program’s effectiveness is evident in both the statistics and the transformed lives of those who use it.

What PNOĒ VO2 Max Testing Evaluates

This testing offers a comprehensive analysis of your body’s physiological performance through advanced breath analysis. The data gathered helps create personalized training and nutrition plans to optimize your performance and overall well-being.

  • VO2Max. Measures the maximum amount of oxygen your body can utilize, indicating longevity and athletic potential.
  • Cellular health. Assesses your metabolic health by determining how effectively your cells use oxygen.
  • Risk of chronic diseases. Evaluates your susceptibility to conditions like heart disease, lung disease, and metabolic syndrome.
  • Brain function & mobility. Analyzes the impact of your breathing patterns on your emotional state, cognitive function, and risk of musculoskeletal injuries.

Metabolic & Nutritional Benefits

PNOĒ Max VO2 testing provides crucial insights into both metabolic and nutritional health. This integrated approach equips you with the knowledge needed to optimize your metabolic function and tailor your nutritional intake, ultimately enhancing your overall well-being and performance.

Metabolic Health

  • Longevity analysis. Assess your biological age and estimate your life expectancy and quality of life. This test, endorsed by the American Heart Association, provides a reliable and accurate measure of longevity and mortality risk.
  • Metabolic rate evaluation. Determine the speed of your metabolism and the optimal calorie intake for your goals. Understand how effectively your cells burn fats and carbohydrates at rest and during exercise, revealing potential risks for metabolic disorders such as Type II Diabetes.
  • Cellular efficiency. Analyze how well your cells utilize oxygen, burn fat as a fuel source, and clear fatigue metabolites during exercise. This data helps determine the optimal macronutrient intake during physical activity.
  • Cardiovascular and lung fitness. Gain lab-grade insights into your cardiovascular and lung fitness. Understand how these vital organs impact your health and well-being, with your lung fitness evaluated through four distinct metrics that provide a comprehensive picture of your lung capacity and utilization.
  • Cognitive and myoskeletal health. Assess how your breathing affects cognitive performance, lower back pain, and myoskeletal health. Proper breathing is crucial for maintaining high levels of brain activity and avoiding injuries such as lower back pain.

Personalized Nutrition

  • Caloric analysis. Understand the speed of your metabolism and determine the optimal calorie intake based on your unique biology and fitness goals.
  • Macronutrient efficiency. Analyze how effectively your cells burn fats and carbohydrates to determine the best macronutrient intake tailored to your body’s needs.
  • Optimized nutrition. Discover the rate at which you burn fats and carbohydrates during training to determine the ideal nutrition before, during, and after exercise.
  • Targeted health insights. Identify the part of your body that may be hindering your health and performance, and find the most beneficial food groups to address it.
  • Effective meal timing. Determine the best meal timing to regulate hunger levels, minimize sugar spikes, and maximize training benefits.

Who Can Benefit VO2 Max Testing

PNOĒ VO2 Max testing is designed to support a wide range of health and performance goals. Here are a few examples of how we use PNOĒ for both assessment and therapeutics:

  • Precision weight loss. Building exercise plans, training for fat loss, diagnosing the cause of a plateau
  • Chronic fatigue. Mitochondrial health
  • Cardiovascular disease. VO2 max, aerobic fitness, tissue oxygenation
  • Respiratory disease. Ventilation exchange ratio, breathing frequency, O2 volume, VO2 max
  • Post-concussion syndrome. Mitochondrial health, posture, breathing efficiency
  • Cancer therapy. Metabolic efficiency, weight loss
  • Metabolic disease/Diabetes. Weight loss, building an effective exercise plan for glucose control
  • High-performance athletes. Event prep, training schedules, live training

Symptoms VO2 Testing Helps

Chronic fatigue / Weight gain / Difficulty losing weight / Insulin resistance / High blood sugar levels / Poor cardiovascular fitness / Low energy levels / Poor exercise performance / Unexplained breathlessness / Slow metabolism / Cognitive decline / Frequent muscle soreness / Risk of chronic diseases (heart disease, diabetes) / Poor sleep quality / Lack of endurance

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you’ll find the answers to help you make informed decisions about your health journey.

After completing the PNOĒ Max VO2 test, you will receive a pair of detailed reports that provide comprehensive insights into your metabolic and cardiovascular health. These reports include:

Metabolic Efficiency: Analysis of how your metabolism uses fats and carbohydrates to produce energy, offering insights into your energy mix and overall metabolic health.

VO2 Max Results: Information on your VO2 max, which measures your body’s maximum oxygen utilization during exercise, indicating your aerobic fitness and athletic potential.

Biological Age: An estimation of your biological age compared to your actual age, helping you understand your overall health and longevity.

Heart Rate Training Zones: Personalized heart rate training zones tailored to your fitness levels, enhancing the effectiveness of your workouts.

Lung Capacity and Breathing Efficiency: Evaluation of your lung capacity and breathing efficiency, identifying areas for improvement to maximize your physical performance.

Custom Recommendations: A personalized plan that includes specific exercises, stretches, and breathing protocols to improve your metabolic and cardiovascular health.

These results help you optimize your training, nutrition, and overall health, providing a clear path to achieving your fitness goals.

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Test

The first part of the PNOĒ Max VO2 test measures your resting metabolic rate (RMR), which is how much energy your body needs to function while at rest. This test is simple and non-invasive. You will arrive on an empty stomach and be outfitted with a chest strap heart monitor and face mask attached to a small power pack. After ensuring the mask fits tightly, you will lie down and relax for about 10 minutes. This allows the test to determine what fuel sources your body uses at rest, providing insights into your metabolic health.

VO2 Max Test

The second part of the test measures your VO2 max, which is the maximum amount of oxygen your body can utilize during exercise. This part is more physically demanding. You’ll start with a three-minute walking warm-up on a treadmill to establish a baseline. Then, you’ll run while the treadmill’s speed progressively increases. The goal is to ramp up your heart rate to its maximum level over 12 to 15 minutes. This data helps identify factors that might limit your peak performance during training.

Listen to Dr. James talk about VO2 Max testing and how it works.