Telomere Testing Facts
Telomeres are sections of genetic material at the end of each chromosome in your body whose primary function it is to prevent chromosomal “fraying” when a cell reproduces. As a cell ages, its telomeres become shorter. Eventually, the telomeres become too short to allow cells to reproduce which for your body, is all a part of the normal aging process. Telomere testing identifies telomere length, which then helps to determine your biological age, regardless of how old the calendar tells us you are. By knowing your biological age, we learn a lot about your health status, regardless of your age in years. By identifying your biological age, Tolomere Test results can help us at Revive Medical Spa customize a plan of therapies and lifestyle changes for you that can slow the loss of telomere length which in turn can slow your aging process and thus, delay or forestall those age-related diseases that you might otherwise develop. Done through a simple blood draw, we recommend that Telomere Testing be done once per year to evaluate your personal rate of aging so that we can help you make any needed adjustments in nutrition, nutritional supplements, weight management, exercise and other lifestyle modifications known to influence telomere length and the aging process.