Aging Better & Living Longer
AgeNexus is a proprietary test that measures cellular aging and gives a personalized road map on how to improve it. The truth is, individuals age at different rates and your chronological age doesn’t necessarily reflect your biological (or cellular) age. AgeNexus provides insight into your estimated biological age — which may be older or younger than your chronological age — and it is based on two key assessments: (1) Telomere Analysis and (2) Micronutrient Status. Medicine now recognizes that a person’s genetic blueprint will influence their nutritional needs and likewise, their nutritional status often influences gene expression. Identifying cellular deficiencies and correcting them can slow aging and degenerative disease progression. When combined, telomere and micronutrient testing is a powerful tool that enables you to optimize the symbiotic interactions of genes and nutrition.
A Window Into Your Biological Age
Telomeres are sections of genetic material that form a protective cap at the end of each chromosome in every cell of the body. When a cell divides, the telomere gets a tiny bit shorter, until there is no more telomere left to protect DNA from “unraveling,” and the cell dies. Cellular death causes the body to age, thus making telomeres a novel biomarker for biological age. The longer one’s telomeres, the younger one’s biological age. Moreover, the rate at which telomeres shorten is accelerated by inflammation, oxidative stress, nutritional deficiencies, genetic pre-disposition, and other lifestyle habits. Telomere shortening, when expedited, contributes to cardiovascular disease, dementia, stroke, and cancers.
Micronutrients we measure: