Do you look at Epigenetics/Horvath's Clock, Telomere Length, or DNA Methylation?Updated 7 months ago
Not currently, but we are always exploring and staying on top of the latest scientific methodologies, innovations, and protocols when it comes to helping people live healthier and longer lives.
Our proprietary InnerAge 2.0 analysis is similar in concept, but is more wholistic and actionable.
Telomere length provides an accurate representation of your DNA damage, but it's not actionable. There are no recommendations on how to improve telomere length or what is affecting it individually speaking. So, while telomere length is informational, it changes very slowly and is not typically measured over time.
Epigenetics/Horvath's Clock only looks into methylation of the genome; it does not provide a systematic view. However, it accurately correlates with chronological age. The problem is that it does not reveal information as to what is causing the "damage" or how to improve it with actionable recommendations based on it. So, there is no real reason to test again (it's a once-in-a-lifetime test). For example, one person might have accelerated aging associated with inflammation, whereas another might have advanced cardiovascular or brain aging.
Our new InnerAge 2.0 is based on blood biomarkers, giving you a holistic, systematic view of your body. We pinpoint the areas you need to work on and give you specific recommendations to improve those areas as well as your InnerAge .Additionally, InsideTracker is dynamic, taking into account wearable data that updates daily and every day bloodwork that is redone every few months. This proprietary algorithm has been created by countless hours from some of the leading minds in the longevity and health space.