TruAge Epigenetic Testing
Discover Your Biological Age
If you could reverse your risk of age-related diseases and perhaps increase your lifespan, wouldn’t you? The number of birthdays you have had has little to do with how you feel and function. Rather, it’s your “biological” age that you should pay attention to if you want to be involved in helping yourself avoid age-related diseases. This is what Epigenetics Testing can help you do.
What is Epigenetic Testing?
Biological age is an indicator of how well your cells are aging. Is your DNA giving your cells healthy instructions so they can keep your body in tip-top shape? Your biological age is the most accurate prediction of health span (how healthy you are) and lifespan (how long you will live). Epigenetic Testing is the best way to determine your biological age.
What is an Ideal Biological Age?
Ideally, it should be lower than your actual age. Studies have suggested that reducing your biological age by 7 years cuts the risk of age-related diseases in half. A higher biological age than actual age correlates with a higher risk of developing age-related diseases like cancers and Alzheimer’s. You cannot change your actual age, but there is plenty you can do to lower your biological age.
It’s All in the Genes
Genes are the basic physical and functional units of heredity. They are a set of instructions that determine your appearance, your behavior, and even your propensity to certain diseases. Nearly half of the thousands of genes in your body were inherited from your parents. The other half of your genes are switched on or off by your lifestyle choices. This is the half you can control.
Epigenetics is the study of biological mechanisms that switch genes on and off. These mechanisms are influenced by such factors as:
- Physical activity
- Sleep habits
What are the Benefits of Knowing Your Biological Age?
The results of our TruAge Epigenetic Test give you vital information you can use to live longer and healthier. Armed with knowledge, you can take the steps necessary to lower your biological age.
The test involves a small blood sample that is used to analyze millions of tiny markers and their patterns on your DNA. When we get your report back, our anti-aging specialist will give you an in-depth analysis of areas in your life that are affecting your biological age. You then know to make the necessary lifestyle changes. Your biological age serves as a tracking measurement over time to see how well anti-aging interventions are working for you.
The report also indicates how your immune system is aging, differentiating between what is “normal” aging vs. what is unique to you. It will provide specific gene-risk data that will look at your current risk for things like diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and obesity.