EVERYONE KNOWS THEIR CHRONOLOGICAL AGE.
Chronological age is the number of candles that are on top of your cake and the birthdays you celebrate (or sometimes don’t!). However, developments in science have created another measurement of age called biologic age.
This measurement of age is based on years of statistical research which can predict how healthy you are and how long you might live.
The novel DNA biomarker uses markers on your DNA called methylation (DNA methylation means the changes in your DNA due to outside factors) to predict your age.
Your biological age is more accurate at predicting health span (how healthy you are) and lifespan (how long you will live) than any previous molecular biomarker, and can be correlated to age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.
Ideally, everyone would want their biological age to be less than their chronological age.
This means that you are living a lifestyle that is healthy and will help decrease the risk of sickness and chronic diseases.
It is a single metric that takes all the important health data (weight, sex, cholesterol level, exercise frequency, etc.) about an individual and is able to report back how healthy you are… If you could reverse your risk of age-related disease and avoid sickness, wouldn’t you want to know how?
WHEN WE ARE BORN, ALL OF OUR CELLS HAVE THE SAME DNA.
The cells in your eyes have the same DNA as the cells in your hair. So what makes them different?
The answer is each cell chooses to turn on some genes and turn others off. For example, your eyes express different genes than your hair.
This is called expression and it is controlled by the markers we measure with our TruAge testing kit.
Unfortunately, as we age, natural DNA expression can become much harder to regulate. The genes which should be expressed in your eyes aren’t regulated as well and you start to lose function.
Therefore, you see a degradation in vision as you age. In fact, aging is defined as the progressive loss of function as you age. So what does this have to do with biological age measured by TruAge?
TruAge can report how old your cells and DNA look. This means that you can measure how likely you are to develop a specific disease or even, how long you might live!
Often, knowing how to be the healthiest you can be is difficult. Doctors measure blood levels like cholesterol, inflammation, and blood sugar. They perform tests such as colonoscopies, vision tests, and physical function tests. Now, with this single measurement, you can link your health and longevity to a single, simple test which can help you and your doctor know the best way to address your health concerns in the most personalized and effective way!