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How does the DNAage test work?

There is DNA in your saliva, from cells in your mouth. Your DNA is extracted from your saliva sample in the lab, then processed to measure DNA methylation. The results are put in to a report and emailed to you.

The DNAage test works by testing DNA found in cells from your saliva.  As our cells age, certain areas of our DNA are switched on or off by a process known as DNA methylation.  Scientists have found patterns of DNA methylation to be an accurate biomarker of aging, or in other words a reliable indication of your cellular age (the way your cells are acting).

What is epigenetics?

Epigenetics is the study of mechanisms that switch genes on or off. This includes the influence of behaviours and environment which can cause changes affecting how your genes work. Unlike genetic changes, epigenetic changes can be influenced by making healthier lifestyle choices.

What is DNA methylation?

DNA methylation is an epigenetic mechanism used by cells to control gene expression. It is the transfer of a group of atoms known as a methyl group (CH3) to your DNA.

When optimal DNA methylation occurs, it has a significant positive impact on many biochemical reactions in the body that regulate the activity of the cardiovascular, neurological, reproductive,
and detoxification systems.

How your DNA becomes a report?

There is DNA in your saliva, from cells in your mouth.

Your DNA is extracted from your saliva sample in the lab, then processed to measure DNA methylation.

The results are put in to a report and emailed to you.