You can’t turn back calendar years but making some changes can reduce your biological age and lower the risk of disease. Using the latest technology in epigenetics we can look at certain biomarkers on your DNA that correspond to ageing - this means we can tell how well you are really looking after yourself.
Your biological age gives a more accurate reflection on your physical wellbeing and resilience. This biological age can help predict how well you're going to age, if you're at increased risk of chronic disease and even how long you may live. In fact it can be a better predictor of your longevity than your actual chronological age.
It’s tricky to know the health risks that come with a disrupted metabolism and doctors often use BMI (body-mass index) to get an idea of our metabolic risk. Since BMI relies on height and weight it doesn’t take into account muscle and fat, which means the score can be misleading.
Calculating your metabolic status using epigenetic data measures your molecular BMI, giving you an accurate and personalised measure of your risk of developing metabolic-related diseases.
We analyse 20 million epigenetic marks on your DNA to determine how old you are on the inside – biological age is a much more accurate picture of your health than your calendar age.
For most of us, eating too much and not moving enough increases our waistlines - scientifically we call this excess fat ‘high adiposity levels’. Epigenetics shows us how we weigh up on the inside.
If you’ve ever had a few too many drinks you’ll be familiar with the temporary effects of alcohol, but what's the long-term impact on your body? Your alcohol footprint measures the cumulative effect of drinking on your health.
You already know that smoking is one of the biggest killers and can lead to serious health conditions but warnings can only tell you so much. Epigenetics can give you a more accurate picture of the effects that the damaging chemicals found in cigarette smoke are having on your health. This is a cumulative measure of smoke exposure on your body over your lifetime.
Biological ageing is a phenomenon that isn't restricted to the CpG positions used in the Biological Age predictor, it is something that happens throughout your genome.
% of your genome that is similar to your chronological age.
% of the epigenetic marks from your biological age that contribute to being younger than your chronological age.
% of the epigenetic marks from your biological age that contribute to being older than your chronological age.
Your test kit and all instructions are posted directly to you, and there is no need to visit a collection centre.
Mail your sample back to the lab using the prepaid envelope and packaging.
Results for this test typically available in 2-3 weeks and will be published in your online dashboard.