Why get tested with TeloYears?

To make smarter lifestyle decisions based on your telomere health. To control how well your cells are aging so you can thrive. To feel good that you took a courageous leap to understand a uniquely integrative measure of your DNA, 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 telomere length is the most important biomarker nobody knows about

Tracking the age of your cells in TeloYears is important because your telomere length is a simple yet comprehensive indicator of your overall health that can change based on lifestyle factors. Telomere length has been used for decades as a measure of biological aging in over 20,000 studies conducted at some of the world's foremost institutions. Now it is available to you. 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 currently have to make copies of themselves, a necessary process for you to grow, heal, and thrive. 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 monitor the age of your cells 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 results report also compares your results 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 program is right for you if you are:

Starting to make any lifestyle improvements and looking to take a preventative approach to your health

Care about aging well and staying 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 tracking how well your cells are aging and making smarter lifestyle decisions based on your telomere health.

The TeloYears program 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 program will be available where you live.

Individuals residing in the state of Maryland seeking the TeloYears program 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 TeloYears.

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