What is TruAge™
- TruAgeTM is the most accurate, revolutionary, biological age predictor. Biological age is a measurement of your age, based on various biomarkers.
- Using state-of-the-art technology and a powerful algorithm, we are able to look at specific locations on your DNA, allowing us to predict your biological age!
- TruAgeTM is now available at ReYouvenate or can be delivered straight to your doorstep!
How can I Determine my Biological Age?
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 or epigenetic age. Unlike chronological age, this measurement of age is based on years of statistical research and provides much more relevant health information. It can tell us how healthy you are and even when you might pass away. TruAgeTM uses biomarkers on your DNA called methylation.
All you have to do is send us a small blood sample!
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 almost any health factor such as physical fitness, socioeconomic status, and drug use history. 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 you stay free of sickness and disease longer! If you could reverse your risk of age-related disease and avoid sickness, wouldn’t you want to know how?
- Alcohol Consumption
- Physical Activity
- Working Habits
Your biological age can be reversed, so it is crucial to understand DNA methylation changes through utilizing TruAgeTM. Since we know that it can be reversed, we can apply changes to our lifestyles and use TruAgeTM to show that we are reducing YOUR risk of incidence of disease and death. TruAgeTM is just the beginning of diagnostic predictors of disease, but it is one that is linked to all outcomes! By providing more data about your health history to us and our team, we are able to develop tests to predict risks but also see which interventions most reduce this risk. If you reduce the incidence of aging by 7 years, you could cut the incidence of disease in half. We want to do this for our family members, our friends, and the world… but we need your help to do it!
Most importantly, this gives you a tool to directly look at healthspan and lifespan, without having to wait 40 years to look at the epidemiology data. The reason this science is so exciting, is now you can see if a therapy is working for your own body, immediately! This is true personalized medicine!
Why is it better than Telomeres?
Telomere length and epigenetics are independent predictors of age and mortality risk estimated by the Hannum clock. A comparative review of different molecular age estimators concluded that DNA methylation is the most promising biomarker for age and age related disease. Telomere length explains only 6.6% of the variance in age whereas the epigenetic clock explains 19.8% of age variance signifying that telomere length is a weak basis for predicting biological age.
How is this different from genetics?
Epi – is a greek prefix for “above”. Genetics is the study of our DNA. Together, epigenetics means the study of things above and beyond the genome. This means we are studying the changes to your DNA and how it actually affects the body instead of what the DNA could possibly do or mean. It is often more useful than genetics because it allows us to see how the genetic material in your body behaves instead of just seeing what it contains. Traditional genetics is like looking at a light bulb and its components but not knowing if the bulb is producing light. Epigenetics lets us know if the light bulb is on or off.
The link between epigenetics and health has been linked through biological age. This is important because aging is THE leading risk factor for multiple chronic diseases and disorders. Therefore, finding a way to slow the biological aging process is essential. Through epigenetics, TruAgeTM does just that. Our epigenetic clock is the most accurate measurement of biological age and age-related disease risk!
FACT: 60% of your DNA and your genetic makeup CAN be modified. Epigenetic aging can be reversed, so it is crucial to understand DNA methylation changes through utilizing TruAgeTM. Since we know that aging can be reversed, we can apply changes to our lifestyles and use TruAgeTM to show that we are reducing YOUR risk of incidence of disease and death.