Everyone knows their chronological age. However, exciting developments in science have created another measurement of age called biologic age. Biological age is a measurement of your age based on various biomarkers. This measurement of age is based on years of statistical research which can predict how healthy you are and how long you might live. 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. This bio-age is based on years of statistical research, which can predict how healthy you are and how long you might live.
Epigenetics refers to heritable changes in gene expression that do not alter the primary DNA sequence. Risk factors including lifestyle factors (nutrition, smoking and alcohol consumption, behavior, stress, physical activity, and working habits, etc.) and environmental factors (exposures, stressors, etc.) can impact these modifications, and therefore impact how our genes perform.
This is important because aging is a leading risk factor for multiple chronic diseases and disorders. Therefore, finding a way to slow the biological aging process is essential. Through epigenetics, our test does just that. A 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.
Our epigenetic clock is the most accurate measurement of biological age and age-related disease risk. Epigenetic aging can be reversed, so it is crucial to understand DNA methylation changes through utilizing this diagnostic test.
Although aging is inevitable, there are steps you can take to support healthy living. It’s important to understand how lifestyle components can impact your body and its aging process. Several factors that can influence your biological age include toxins, stress, sleep, exercise, diet, alcohol consumption, level of education, and sexual and romantic relationships. Being aware of these factors will allow you to make the right choices to have a better quality life. For example, assume you’re 25 years old, you smoke, and you live a sedentary lifestyle. Your biological age is certainly older than your chronological age, because it is associated with a higher risk for certain diseases brought on by living such a lifestyle. Thus, it’s not just about lifespan or how long you live. It’s about healthspan, living the longest life without the age-related health problems.
Balanced Medical Solutions uses the most precise, revolutionary biological age diagnostic test on the market, TrueAge™. This test and technology is validated by the most advanced, AI-driven, deep learning epigenetic algorithm to produce the utmost accuracy possible.
Your DNA can be methylated at locations called CpGs. There are over 28 million of these locations in the human genome. Most biological age calculations test only 2,000 and often only use 500 spots when they calculate your age. TruAge™ tests almost 900,000 spots on the genome which is 425 times more important data than any other test currently being offered.
Unlike other tests that use saliva or urine, our test uses blood. While we know that saliva or urine is easier to collect, those methods don’t have the scientific background supporting their use. As a result, we don’t compromise results for easy collection. With our test, we can guarantee accurate and useful results backed by science. Thus, a small blood sample, taken via a venipuncture, is all that is needed for this test.
Your results will be available in approximately 2-4 weeks, but please keep in mind that processing times may vary.
If you are ready to use this cutting edge technology to get ahead of your aging process and extend your life to the fullest, request an appointment now through our online calendar, click here.