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. But unlike other parts of your DNA, some studies suggest that your telomere length can change over time with lifestyle modification. 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.


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Who Is TeloYears For?

The TeloYears genetic test is right for you if you are:

Starting to make any lifestyle improvements

Working to stay young and wanting to measure progress in doing so

Simply curious about the story your DNA holds

Tracking your fitness performance

Interested in telomeres as an overall biomarker of wellness

Seeking to compare results with friends or family

Bouncing back from stress of a major life event such as the loss of a loved one, a divorce or illness

Start knowing how well you are aging at a cellular level!

The TeloYears genetic test is available for individuals between the ages of 20 to 80 within the United States, except for the state of New York. If you reside in New York or outside the United States, sign up for updates on when the TeloYears genetic test will be available where you live.

Individuals residing in the state of Maryland seeking the TeloYears test must have this order form completed and signed by a healthcare practitioner licensed in the state of Maryland and submitted with their sample.

Astronauts and Telomeres

You may have heard about NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who recently returned from a one-year trip to space. His twin brother Mark, also a retired astronaut, remained on earth as the other half of this unprecedented experiment. In evaluating how cosmic rays and the weightless lifestyle affected Scott differently than his earth-bound twin, they measured his telomeres to find out. Now this space-age DNA technology is available to you through the TeloYears genetic test.

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