Telomere testing. Why Get Tested with TELOYEARS?
To discover how well you are aging at the cellular level. To feel good knowing that you took a courageous leap to understand a uniquely integrative measure of your genetics, lifestyle, environment, and stress. To inspire change and improvement from the self-knowledge you gain. To show that your hard work is paying off.
Because your telomere length matters
Knowing your age in TeloYears is important because it is a simple yet comprehensive indicator of your overall wellness at the cellular level. Here’s why. For your body to heal and function properly as you age, your cells must divide and reproduce to replace old, worn out cells. Your telomere length matters because every time your cells divide, a tiny bit of your telomeres are used up as they do their job to protect your DNA and allow your cells to reproduce without damaging your genetic information. This makes your telomere length a uniquely insightful measure of how much capacity your cells have left to reproduce, especially when compared to others your age. Years of clinical data support the link between telomeres and the aging process and many studies have been published on the role of telomere length in numerous age-related diseases.
Because self-knowledge can inspire change
Today we all benefit from living in the dawn of a genetic information age, when understanding how old you are can mean more than just counting how many birthdays have passed. To know how well you’re aging, you can now use TeloYears to look to the level of your cells to see how much capacity they have left to thrive. But unlike other parts of your DNA, some studies suggest that your telomere length can change over time with lifestyle modification. So TeloYears can be more actionable than other genetic tests, and at the same time much more personal than wearable fitness devices or step trackers. You can use your TeloYears results to set a baseline and then improve and track your lifestyle choices through retesting.
Because it simply feels good to know
You may find it worthwhile to discover your age in TeloYears simply because it feels good to know that you have taken a proactive step to gain self-knowledge, which alone can be a powerful motivator for positive change. Or maybe you’re just curious. Your TeloYears test report also compares your result to others your same age and gender as a percentile score so you can get a read on where you stand—and maybe even a pat on the back. All for a fair price.