We first released InnerAge in 2015 and since then, both the science of aging and the tools we have at our disposal here at InsideTracker have evolved.
Our first version of InnerAge was based solely on research linking certain biomarkers to aging. The new InnerAge 2.0 is more precise because it uses a data-driven approach. This allows us to identify biomarkers most strongly related to aging within our own population of InsideTracker users.
We identified 14 biomarkers for women and 18 biomarkers for men that were closely correlated with age. Because of the increased number of biomarkers, your InnerAge may have changed with the new update.
Because the new algorithm is based on InsideTracker users (a very healthy population overall) InnerAge 2.0 is also more personalized to you. Healthier populations tend to have healthier average levels of biomarkers at every given age. Therefore, InnerAge 2.0 holds you to a higher standard, set by your very own peers. This can also explain why your InnerAge may have changed with the new update.