What is telomere testing?
Telomere testing provides information about your health through telomeric length analysis. The swab test provides a snapshot of the size of your telomeres, which are the repetitive DNA sequences at the end of our Chromosomes that protect them from damage.
Benefits of telomere testing:
- Increased energy
- Better sleep
- Improved cardiovascular health
- Lower risk for diabetes
Telomere length that is shorter than the norm for a particular age group may be linked to osteoporosis, diabetes, coronary heart disease, and other age-related health issues that manifest early. Certain lifestyle choices, such as smoking, being overweight, not exercising, and eating poorly, might speed up telomere shortening and cause sickness and/or early mortality. When dietary, physical, mental, and sleep changes are done consistently, telomere length loss may be slowed down.