Dual I Longevity Blood Test TAC & ROM
The Dual I Longevity Blood Test TAC & ROM from AgingSOS™ is a blood-based test that targets your aging and empowers you to make decisions that most benefit your health.
Each of the biomarkers is actionable, meaning they can be altered by lifestyle interventions or supplementation. The key to this test is that the test will guide you to better health by showing you where your body needs your attention the most. For example, chronic inflammation is a driver of aging and can lead to cancer. If you can identify and end chronic inflammation before symptoms show up, you will reduce your risk of inflammation-mediated diseases like heart disease or diabetes.
*Only shipped to mainland USA
* Does Not Ship to PO Boxes
Total Antioxidant Capacity (TAC)
An antioxidant is a substance that inhibits oxidation and is commonly used to counteract the deterioration of stored food products. Antioxidants remove potentially damaging oxidizing agents in a living organism and protect cells from the damage caused by oxidants or free radicals. The ability of antioxidants to combat free radicals strengthens the immune system to identify and fight toxins. Detoxification of the free radicals results in less cell damage and a healthier immune system, among other benefits.
Antioxidants comprise vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and natural products. Some antioxidants are naturally produced in the body and others are contained in foods we eat. Natural or synthetic antioxidants can also be added to foods that do not normally contain them for their health benefit or for preservation to prevent oxidation in foods.
A healthy diet is the most effective way to obtain antioxidants for your body’s needs. Many fruits and vegetables and well as grains, eggs, and nuts are good sources of antioxidants. Many people do not get enough antioxidants from foods and may require supplementation for antioxidants to maintain health and combat diseases. Vitamin C and E are commonly used antioxidant vitamins. There are many other substances with antioxidant activities.
Despite the many health benefits of antioxidants, high concentrations of antioxidants from supplements may be harmful to the body. At high concentrations, antioxidants may act as pro-oxidants and increase oxidation, protect bad cells such as cancer cells in addition to good cells, reduce health benefits of exercise, and cause unwanted side effects such as nausea and headaches, or even reach toxic levels. Maintaining a healthy balance between antioxidants and free radicals (pro-oxidants) is the key for health and longevity.
Jinfiniti tests the total antioxidant capacity (TAC), your body’s overall capacity to fight free radicals. It is a photometric test that measures the biological antioxidant potential as the capacity of the serum/plasma sample to reduce iron from ferric (Fe3+) to ferrous form (Fe2+). The results are expressed in μmol/L of reduced iron.
Reactive oxygen metabolites (ROM)
Reactive metabolites (ROM), reactive oxygen species (ROS), or sometimes simply called oxidants, comprise a number of oxygen-containing molecules such as superoxide radicals (O2•−), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), hydroxyl radicals (•OH), and singlet oxygen (1O2). ROS are natural byproducts of oxygen metabolism in the mitochondria. At low concentrations, ROS help fight pathogens and synthesize cellular structures. ROS can play an important role in some cell signaling pathways. When ROS production is too high, it can cause severe damages to DNA, RNA, lipids, and especially proteins and cell membranes. A large body of evidence shows that oxidative stress can be responsible, with different degrees of importance, for the onset and/or progression of many diseases (i.e., cancer, diabetes, metabolic disorders, atherosclerosis, and cardiovascular diseases).
It is widely known that large amounts of oxidants accelerate aging. However, a recent study has shown that oxidants may have some positive functions such as slowing down cell aging, raising the possibility that some oxidants, at adequate levels, may play a role in health and longevity.
Various individual ROS can be measured by laboratory tests. The ROM test measures all reactive oxygen metabolites and is, therefore, a great assessment of the overall status for oxidative stress.
What are the risk factors for high ROM?
- High fat and sugar diet
- Chronic inflammation
- Ionizing radiations
- Heavy metals
- Healthy diet: low fat and sugar
- Eat a diet rich in antioxidants
- Eat vegetables with phytochemicals that activate antioxidant enzymes through NRF2 activation: broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, bok choy, spinach, others.
- Caloric restriction and intermittent fasting
- Avoid environmental stresses
- Supplements that can increase enzymes with antioxidant functions: sulforaphane, resveratrol, turmeric, green tea, grapeseed, cocoa, chokeberry
- Antioxidant supplements: vitamin C, vitamin E, glutathione, etc.