Telemore Testing
Telemore Testing
Determine the length of your Telomeres in relation to your age

Telemore Testing

Telomeres are sections of genetic DNA material at the end of each chromosome whose primary function is to prevent chromosomal “fraying” when a cell replicates. As a cell ages, its telomeres become shorter. Eventually, the telomeres become too short to allow cell replication, the cell stops dividing and will ultimately die – a normal biological process which indicated your ageing

Vitawells Telomere Test can determine the length of your telomeres in relation to your age and is done via a blood sample that is sent to our Laboratory partner, results are normally available within 3 weeks

Age adjusted telomere length is the best method to date to assess biological age using structural analysis of chromosomal change in the telomere. Serial evaluation of telomere length is an indicator of how rapidly you age relative to the normal population. TP65 Therapies directed at slowing the loss of telomere length slow aging and age-related diseases

An inflammatory diet, or one that increases oxidative stress, will shorten telomeres faster, this would include refined carbohydrates, fast foods, processed foods, sodas, artificial sweeteners, trans fats and saturated fats

A diet with a large amount and variety of antioxidants that improves oxidative defence and reduces oxidative stress will slow telomere shortening. Consumption of 10 servings of fresh and relatively uncooked fruits and vegetables, mixed fibre, monounsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids, cold water fish and high quality vegetable proteins can prevent premature shortening

To assist in stopping the decrease in your Telemores you should achieve ideal body weight and body composition with low body fat (less than 22% for women and less than 16% for men) for at least 70% of your lifespan

Decreasing visceral fat is very important. Regular aerobic and resistance exercise for at least one hour per day, sleeping for at least 8 hours per night, stress reduction, discontinuation of all tobacco products and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy may decrease the rate of telomere loss

The Patient Telomere Score is calculated based on the your telomere length on white blood cells (T-lymphocytes). This is the average compared to telomere length on lymphocytes from a sample of the UK population in the same age range. The results show that the higher the telomere score, the “younger” the cells. A Telomere Score that is above the average line is desirable

Shorter telomeres have been associated with metabolic abnormalities, obesity and several degenerative diseases including cancer, dementia and cardiovascular disease. In vitro studies have shown that telomeres are highly susceptible to oxidative stress, which will shorten telomere length and enhance cellular aging. Minimizing associated risk factors that are linked to shortened telomere activity is recommended and include:

Reduce oxidative stress
Correct micronutrient deficiencies, especially vitamin D
Change sedentary lifestyle/increase physical activity
Avoid weight gain or obesity
Correct insulin resistance

The above test is taken with just one blood sample by our resident Phlebotomist and sent on to our dedicated laboratory partner in the UK

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