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Telomere Length Testing
Why you should do Telomere Length Testing

Telomere Length Testing allow you to determine the length of your telomeres in relation to your age.Telomeres are at the end of each chromosome in cells that control the number of times they can copy themselves or replicate. As cells age, their telomeres become shorter. Eventually the telomeres become too short to allow cell replication. The cells stop dividing and will die – a normal process. Natural Care Solution provides a simple to do Telomere Length Testing that allows you to determine the length of your telomeres in relation to your age.

Telomere Length Testing provides a score calculated on the length of your telomeres in your lymphocytes, white blood cells. Your average telomere length is compared to the average telomere length on lymphocytes from a sample of the American population in the same age range. The higher your Telomere Score, the “younger” your cells. You want a Telomere Score that is above average.

Telomere Length Testing Sample ReportTelomere Length Testing allows you to assess the biological age of your cells using structural analysis of the telomere. Therapies directed at slowing the loss of your telomere length may slow aging and age-related diseases. A series of Telomere Length Tests provides and indicator of how your diet, lifestyle and supplement program is affecting your aging process.

How often should you do Telomere Length Testing?

Telomere Length Testing should be done at least once a year if your initial Telomere Score is below your age average. Repeat tests allow you to evaluate your telomere response to nutrition, nutritional supplements, weight management, exercise and other lifestyle modifications known to influence your telomere length.

Telomere Length Testing
Want to learn more about how to apply Telomere Length Testing?

Click her to see the video in the Telomere Learning Center.

What will nutritional changes will improve your Telomere Length Testing?
  • Decrease refined carbohydrates, fast foods, processed foods, sodas, artificial sweeteners, trans fats and saturated fats.
  • Increase your fresh and relatively dark colored uncooked fruits and vegetables, mixed fiber, monounsaturated fats, omega-3 fatty acids, cold water fish, and high quality vegetable proteins.
  • Decrease total daily caloric intake if higher than your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and implement an exercise program. Fasting for 12 hours each night at least 4 days per week is may also help.
What lifestyle modifications will improve your Telomere Length Testing?
  • Achieve your ideal body weight and body composition. Women should have a body fat less than 22% and men should have a body fat less than 16%.
  • Lose the belly fat. Your belly measurement at the belly button should be less than ½ your height.
  • Regular aerobic and resistance exercise.
  • Sleeping for at least 8 hours per night.
  • Reduce stress.
  • Stop all tobacco products.
  • Bio-identical hormone replacement is indicated by your healthcare provider.
What dietary supplements with improve your Telomere Length Testing?
  • Oxidative stress will shorten telomere length and cause aging in cellular tissue.
  • Do an Antioxidant Test to measure your oxidative damage.
  • If you have a high amount of oxidative damage you can increase your dark colored fruits and vegetables and antioxidant supplements until your Antioxidant Test improves.
  • Do not take massive amounts of antioxidants. High amounts of some antioxidants may cause pro-oxidant, damaging, effects.
  • A high quality and balanced multiple vitamin may also help maintain telomere length.
  • Medical studies have linked longer telomeres with blood levels high in vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids and resveratrol.
  • Reducing homocysteine blood levels with vitamin B supplements may also lengthen telomeres.
  • Do a Spectracell Intracellular Assessment will allow you to correct subclinical nutritional deficiencies.
What health issues are related to short telomere length?
  • Heart disease
  • Blood vessel disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Insulin resistance
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Dementia

Correcting subclinical nutritional deficiencies may contribute to such diseases and is crucial telomere maintenance.


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