The aging process is characterized by:

  •  alteration of the normal neurological – endocrine – immune rhythm with non circadian hormonal secretion
  • lean body mass reduction
  • inversion of the relation between lean mass and fat mass, in favour of  the second one
  • accumulation inside the tissues of AGEs, oxidized molecules, heavy metals
  • immune system activation with proinflammatory cytokines release  (IL1, IL 6, TNF alfa).

Today, we can measure these parameters using different diagnostic methods, such as:

  • anthropometry
  • blood tests
  • urinalysis

Anthropometry is a 6-second non-invasive test; through the application of 4 electrodes on specific parts of the body the following body composition data can be obtained:

  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis of lean and fat mass (body fat quantity and location, and quality of bones, muscles and internal organs).
  • Body inflammatory status
  • Mineral salt quantity and quality in soft tissues (not bones)
  • Mineral salt quantity and quality in bones
  • Toxin quantity in tissues
  • Activation progress of catabolism/anabolism balance.

Blood tests permit to measure the following molecules:

  • hormonal profile
  • inflammatory profile (IL1, IL 6, PCR, Fibrinogen, Albumin, etc..)
  • red blood cell 8 – OhdG
  • white blood cell MDA
  • glutathione in plasma (it is an antioxidant protein which supplies electrons to free radicals making them stable. Low plasma levels are equal to a high risk of premature aging and disease).

Urinalysis permits to measure the oxidized bilirubin levels (BOMs).

A high urinary level of this molecule is a premature aging risk marker.

by Giorgio Crucitti