Determining your Biological Age

Ageing, whilst a natural process, is the accumulation of damage in your body over time, caused by a long term over-activation of the immune system.

Discovering your biological age will provide you with the confidence that your current lifestyle is optimal, or empower you to make changes if there could be room for improvement.

Introducing GlycanAge

GlycanAge is a biological age test paired with expert advice to help guide your wellness.

It determines your biological age by measuring chronic inflammation in your system – which is directly related to your lifestyle.

Many things affect your biological age. Some of them are changeable, some aren’t. Your genetics for example are (currently) not changeable. Health and lifestyle choices are something we can control and correlate strongly with reducing your GlycanAge. Not smoking, getting good sleep, the right diet, the right amount and type of exercise and supplements can all positively affect your biological age.

Glycans play a vital role in keeping us healthy but are also involved in most major diseases. As we age, the balance of pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory glycans in our body changes.

Various inflammatory effectors like excessive or unsuitable diet or fitness regimen, hormone changes, surrounding environment, ethnic background, etc. can cause an imbalance between pro and anti-inflammatory glycans. This leads to low-grade systemic inflammation, which can speed up the process of ageing and increase the risk for many diseases.

GlycanAge determines your biological age by looking at the state of your immune system and inflammation.

We analyse the glycans attached to the most common antibody in your blood, called Immunoglobulin G or IgG.

The type of glycans attached to IgG are able to change the function of IgG from pro-inflammatory to anti-inflammatory and vice versa.

We need both functions for a strong immune system, but the balance between them will determine our general health status and consequentially our biological age.

I have partnered with GlycanAge where you can choose from various plans and payment options which come with a tailored advice from myself and their specialists.

Receive your test-kit with everything you need through your letterbox and send your sample back in the return postage provided.

It’s quick and easy to take your sample with a simple finger prick test. Instructions are included, but we’ve also made a how-to video. It takes 3-5 weeks for your results to be ready, because they run multiple tests on your sample to ensure the most accurate measure of biological age available.

We’ll email you as soon as your results are back from our lab so you can view them in your dashboard. While you wait, you can login and fill in your profile details, which help us provide you with the best advice on what your results are influenced by and things you may want to look at improving.

To discuss GlycanAge please book in for a Consultation with me to Apply for your home test kit.

Sarah Barker

Aesthetic Nurse and Website Admin

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