What is Aging?

Published on December 19, 2016 by

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There are two types of aging. There is chronological aging and there is biological aging. We all have a chronological age. We celebrate that age every single year! We cannot control it, and it goes up by one every year. However, that age is just a number.

All of us have a biological age as well. That number might go up by more than one every year. Fortunately, we have the power to control and even reverse our biological age. The speed of which we age is solely dependent on energy production. Energy production has been the center of “anti-aging” for years. Unfortunately, they viewed decreased energy as the result of aging when it is actually the complete opposite. Decreased energy is the cause of aging!

What causes decreased energy production?

  • Decreased fat metabolism.
  • Decreased mitochondrial efficiency. (the mitochondria are the parts of the cell in which oxygen is converted to energy)

The processes of biological aging and degenerative disease can be slowed and even reversed by altering these two things to increase energy production. Bio-Energy Testing can determine the reasons why you cannot produce energy as well and let us know what is required to increase your energy production to optimal levels. Hormone balancing, diet, proper intake of supplements, exercise, detoxification, and working on the mind are all important parts of maximizing your energy production. With Bio-Energy testing we can evaluate and fine tune the efficacy of your personalized program.

What is Bio-Energy Testing?

Bio-Energy Testing involves the use of a pulmonary gas analyzer to measure real time breath by breath oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production. A series of measurements are taken at rest and during a progressively more difficult exercise program that is performed on a stationary bicycle. The Bio-Energy Testing computer program then calculates your resting mitochondrial efficiency and your resting fat metabolism.

Bio-Energy TestingĀ® can also determine:

  • Your optimum carbohydrate intake.
  • Your optimum caloric intake.
  • Your lung function.
  • Your heart function.
  • Your overall strength.
  • Your optimum exercise levels.

The Bio-Energy Testing analyzer sorts and analyses an enormous amount of data and calculates your energy production dynamics under both basal (resting) and exercise conditions. Bio-Energy Testing algorithms present the results of these calculations in a way that can have immediate clinical relevance.

The information gathered from Bio-Energy Testing can be used to help everyone–from those who wish to reverse the biologic age to physically fit patients who wish to optimize their athletic performance. Everyone in between may want to know this information to help lose weight and keep it off, increase muscle mass, and optimize energy production to age gracefully.

Contact An Optimal You to schedule Testing and learn more.


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