In the last two decades, there have been a variety of ways that researchers and clinicians try to gain insight into the factors that lead to, or accelerate, the aging process. A few examples include telomere analysis, genotyping, oxidative stress evaluation, or even just a thorough cardiovascular assessment. However, recent advancements in technology have increased our capacity to evaluate cellular methylation status through both genotyping and novel biomarker analysis. The importance of methylation status is not new to the anti-aging and functional medicine communities. Proper methylation is crucial in an enormous number of biochemical processes, including creatine production for skeletal muscle contraction, DNA and RNA synthesis, gene regulation (epigenetics), hormone regulation and detoxification, energy production, cell membrane repair, fat metabolism, myelination, and immune function. Methylation also plays a critical role in vascular endothelial function and maintaining cardiovascular health.
While genetic testing is an excellent (and expensive!) method of evaluating methylation status, a simple biomarker is included in our BioVitality blood testing program that indicates if you are capable of methylating properly. This is a part of our wellness testing program and is included in all out BHRT (bioidentical hormone replacement therapy) panels as well as other testing panels at minimal cost. Simple, effective therapy is available to treat methylation deficiency.
Call BioVitality today to schedule a complimentary consultation to evaluate your methylation status!