Yesterday InsideTracker launched their InnerAge 2.0 test, something I’ve been really excited about!
I was part of their beta tester group and couldn’t wait till it launched so I could talk about it. Why do secrets feel the worst – lol!?!
The InnerAge 2.0 test tests 14 biomarkers that determine your biological age as compared to your chronological age. I’m not sure what age I was expecting it to come back at but I’m highly competitive with myself so when it came back with 35 I felt let down – I REALLY wanted it to be lower. After consulting with InsideTracker, it turns out that anything under your chronological age is really great. Most participants of the beta group were actually older biologically than chronologically, which made me feel a bit better about my 35!
I have 6 biomarkers that are raising my InnerAge and 8 that are lowering it.
If you are wondering what exactly a biomarker is, you aren’t alone. When I posted a Dear Dorothy on my instagram page the other day that was the most asked question about InsideTracker. If you CLICK HERE it links to a FREE e-book that explains everything you need to know about biomarkers.
My iron and ferritin levels (my ferritin is currently 30 ugh) have consistently not been where they should be so it was no surprise that my TIBC (total iron binding capability) is adding to my InnerAge. I’ll continue to try to figure out that piece of my “health puzzle” as simply supplementing didn’t work for me.
The other 5 that are raising my age I had no clue what they were or how to improve them, thankfully InsideTracker takes the work out of figuring out how to improve biomarkers. On the right hand side of the screen in your individual dashboard there is a link you can click that tells you how to improve each individual biomarker.
The biomarker lowering my InnerAge the most is one I’m excited about (yes I’m a nerd), my LDL. My LDL was high in January when I took an Ultimate Test and honestly it made me mad – lol. I consider myself a mostly healthy person, so to have a cholesterol level that was in the high zone made me feel terrible. I have this thing about wanting to live for a really long time. My best friend from 2nd grade often laughs at me and is like but yeah who actually wants to live to be 100, you would be so old, and I’m like ummm yeah me, I do. My great grandmother lived to be 100 and got to meet Chloe when I was pregnant with Miles. We have a photo of 5 generations all standing together and I think it’s the coolest thing ever. My grandfather passed away last year at the age of 90 and my grandmother just turned 90 this month! She still does yoga, goes for walks, and is generally an active person. I want to be like her!!! It’s literally a life goal of mine to live a very long life!
After testing in the high LDL range I followed some of the InsideTracker recommendations and have since then lowered my LDL significantly! So yay to being younger on the inside than I actually am and yay to being competitive with myself and making it a goal to lower that number on my next test!
If you want to try InsideTracker for yourself (they are a partner) you can use code: mileposts
The code gets you 20% off the Ultimate or Vitality tests and for a limited time the InnerAge add on is complimentary if you use my code! (I don’t see who uses it and I don’t get anything from it, if you are the type of person who is worried about that!)