GlycanAge is a patented science-based test that will accurately determine your biological age. This is a first commercial glycan-based test that will put a single number to your health.
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Glycans are complex sugar molecules (carbohydrates), and one of the four main building blocks of life. They are involved in almost every process in our body. Four building blocks of every cell in all living organisms are:
- Nucleic acids (DNA & RNA)
More than half of all our proteins are glycosylated, with their glycan parts often playing an essential functional role. Glycans are crucial for the functioning of our immune system. Glycans attached to the antibodies modulate their activity and determine if they will have a pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory function. Thus, it is not surprising that glycan profiles can serve as a measure of an individual’s health. The GlycanAge test looks at the glycosylation pattern of the immunoglobulin G (IgG) molecule. IgG is the most prevalent antibody type in our blood and especially important in controlling inflammation and pathogens.
Among other vital processes, glycans regulate our immune system. Immunoglobulin G (IgG), the most prevalent antibody type in our blood, is always glycosylated - meaning it has glycans attached to it. The type of the glycan group attached to the IgG determines if IgG will enhance or reduce inflammation. Since inflammation can exhaust our resources to keep the body in good health, low level of inflammation was shown to be a predictor of successful ageing. Therefore, IgG glycosylation is also a good measure of biological age.
To perform the GlycanAge test, please click on the GET STARTED tab. You will receive the GlycanAge kit for blood sample collection that enables you to perform the test in the comfort of your own home.
GlycanAge is based on the analysis of glycans attached to immunoglobulin G. IgG is one of the most abundant antibody types in our blood and its function is to defend our organism from various diseases. Glycans attached to IgG are able to change the function of IgG from pro-inflammatory to anti-inflammatory. 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.