Telomeric index T/S :
Cellular ageing indicator
Telomeres are structures that cover the tips of the DNA double helix of chromosomes, whose shortening has been linked to cellular ageing. In normal tissues, these telomeres shorten with each cell division because these cells are incapable of completely replicating their chromosomal tips. Wear and tear on telomeres ultimately results in cell cycle shutdown and cell death by apoptosis.
Each person’s gender and geographic origin also influence the length of telomeres. In addition, oxidative stress, body mass index, tobacco or alcohol consumption, physical activity, as well as diet, seem to influence this parameter. As such, although age and genetics are important factors in telomere shortening, their length over a person’s lifespan depends largely on their lifestyle and environment.
Biopredix offers an in-depth analysis to evaluate your telomere length. These results come in a telomeric T/S index, which is compared with data from a sample population in the same age range. The T/S telomeric index is determined by the analysis of the genetic material (DNA) contained in the nucleated cells present in the blood*. A high telomeric index indicates the presence of “young” cells, while a low telomeric index suggests the existence of “aged” cells.
To ensure the reliability and effectiveness of our formulas, you can test our TELOMERE++ product by completing a comparative before and after study. Here is the address of the BIOPREDIX LABORATORY – if you wish to request* an analysis of your T/S telomeric index, a cellular ageing indicator.
(All costs of the analysis will be charged to the customer)