Ever wonder why some people look and act 10 years younger than they are?
Studies have found that a person’s Biological Age matters far more than the number of candles on their birthday cake, when it comes to estimating their health and age-related disease risks.
Epigenetic Biological Age is measured through DNA Methylation
Throughout your life, the markers on your DNA change in response to the choices you’re making, and the experiences you’re going through.
Everything from diet, exercise and sleep habits, to environmental pollution and how much stress you’re under. Methylation patterns can change in as little as 8 weeks.
What is Provided with the TruAge Test
We extract DNA from a blood sample and test 900,000 sites (CpG locations) for their methylation status. As a result, we have a lot of data which we can interpret for outcomes. The interpretation is done via algorithms which have been created linking these methylation values to health outcomes. Although this is a very new field, more algorithms are being created daily and we have an exclusive license to most of them.
**Special Offer from Mother Natures Remedy includes:
Telomere Length report & DunedinPoAm4 Algorithm for rate of aging report
The DunedinPoAm algorithm is a one of a kind algorithm created by researchers from Duke, Columbia, and the University of Otago. This is the best aging algorithm to date (in our opinion) and very helpful in clinical practice. Unlike more well known algorithms, the Dunedin Pace of Aging gives you the instantaneous rate of aging of an individual.
It is much more responsive to change than other aging algorithms and is one of the most highly predictive of health outcomes. For example, having a rate of aging above 1 biological year/chronological year increases your risk of death in the next 7 years by 56% and your risk of a chronic disease in the same period by 54%.
Telomere Length Testing
Telomere attrition is one of the 9 hallmarks of aging and previously has been one of the best molecular diagnostics for the aging process. However, it’s correlation value to age has always been relatively low compared to epigenetic markers of age. Additionally, telomere length has not always been very predictive of the outcome of disease.
Dr. Horvath’s telomere algorithm on telomere length prediction showed double the correlation to age that telomere length had and showed that DNA methylation measurements of telomere length we more predictive of many types of conditions such as death, coronary heart disease, and congestive heart failure. Our telomere length prediction algorithm shows similar trends and is a highly accurate predictor of telomere length.