Inside all your cells, at the ends of your DNA are protective caps called telomeres. They shorten with age. But can also change with certain lifestyles, both good and bad.
You should know that there are steps you can take to help slow down the clock on the aging process. But if you don't measure it, you can't manage it
The Nobel Prize in Medicine for breakthrough discoveries in Telomere Biology was awarded in 2009 to one of the founders of the company now providing TeloYears. No other DNA test has had more prestigious scientific research supporting its development.
Your age in TeloYears is based on the length of your telomeres, the dynamic, protective caps on the ends of your DNA strands that tend to shorten with age, but also change with certain lifestyles both good and bad.
Your telomeres matter because they enable your cells to reproduce so you can heal, grow, and thrive. But every time your cells divide, a tiny bit of your telomeres are used up as they protect your genetic information. Years of clinical data support the link between telomere length and the aging process.
Your telomere analysis is performed in our own US laboratory, which has been inspected & certified to comply with standards under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amedments of 1988. A CLIA-certified lab must meet high quality standards, including qualifications for staff who perform the test & process controls to ensure accurate, reliable results.
Watch & learn how our lab uses your sample to measure your telomeres.
Kristin, real TeloYears customer
I was extremely interested to learn about my age in TeloYears. The test was super easy to perform and the results were simple to understand. I really appreciated the information included in the results - it helped me to understand what the research says about lifestyle factors and telomere length. I look forward to testing yearly with TeloYears.
Brian, real TeloYears customer
Actual age: 41Age in TeloYears: 20
Are we actually doing what is best for our bodies and selves? For me, TeloYears is the perfect way to see if I am on the right track to living a long, healthy life or if I need to make some tweaks here and there. I am an organic vegetarian who enjoys exercise and meditation. I’m almost 42 but my TeloYears results show that my biological age is just 20! I am so happy I found TeloYears. I plan on testing my telomere length at least once a year as a barometer for my own health and longevity. This is absolutely something everyone should be doing. Thank you for providing such a unique and amazing product, TeloYears! I’m a customer for life.
Donna, real TeloYears customer
As a 21 year retired veteran of the U.S. Army currently studying as a Family Nurse Practitioner, I was pleasantly surprised when my healthy lifestyle was reflected in my age in TeloYears. The Blueprint for Healthy Aging provided as part of my results package is based on reliable, peer reviewed literature that enabled me to do my own research to validate the science.
Scott, real TeloYears customer
I always thought I was in great health - physically much younger than my age. In talking with a physician he educated me as to the importance of knowing the overall health of my telomeres. I discovered and confirmed the validity of TeloYears, did the test, and received my results. I was surprised - not what I expected and very concerning. My physician friend told me that there is a difference between being fit and being healthy. The amazing educational packet I received with my results gave me hope. TeloYears motivated me to change my lifestyle. Since that test I have lost 15 pounds and 4% of body fat, and I fully expect to see improvement at my next TeloYears test.
Robin, real TeloYears customer
Taking the TeloYears test was a lot easier than I thought. The directions were so easy and it was painless. The finger stick method is so much easier than a blood draw! I honestly thought I was going to be younger in TeloYears, but I discovered that I’m three years older than my actual age. I’m glad I took the test as I now have some serious motivation to change some things that I am doing. I look forward to being able to take the test again to see if I can improve my results.
Randi, real TeloYears customer
I decided to take TeloYears because I’m fascinated with my "internal age" as I proactively do everything I can to lead a healthy lifestyle. I thought that the TeloYears results were really easy to understand and relate to. I was happy with my results but am still aiming to up my game to see if I can get a lower age in TeloYears the next time I test.
Jeff, real TeloYears customer
I would recommend the TeloYears DNA test to friends who have inquiring minds. I found the experience valuable because it gives new information about how your body works that you couldn't have known a few years ago.