Klotho (Clotho) was named after one of the Moirai from Greek mythology. Together with Lachesis (allotter) and Atropos (unturnable), Klotho (spinner) controlled every moment of life from birth until death. It is believed that the KL gene received the name Klotho because it has a direct relationship in a person’s longevity.
Klotho is an enzyme humans possess that is encoded by the KL gene. It is believed that the KL gene is directly related to Beta-glucuronidase, which helps catalyze the breakdown of complex carbohydrates. Researchers have found that the reduction of Klotho production may be a factor in the degenerative process, such as osteoporosis, skin atrophy, and arteriosclerosis. Moreover, it is affected by insulin, and with a reduction of insulin production, the body appears to age quicker. Unfortunately for an aging person, the KL gene decreases over time. It is mostly detected in a serum that the body fails to produce as fervently as it did during its younger years.
KlothoGenics™ decided to use the KL gene name as part of our business name because our main goal for our patients is to help increase the longevity and fruitfulness of life. Combined with “genics”, KlothoGenics™ was born to help people understand their genetic profile for a healthier life, which we help them accomplish through genetics testing.
The incredible advancements in technology have allowed scientists to dissect the genetic patterns in our DNA. This allows “average joes” who don’t fluently speak genome-ese to understand how our genetic makeup can impact our lives, both in positive and negative ways.
KlothoGenics™ specializes in genetics testing and analysis to help our patients live better, healthier lives – just by helping them gain an understanding on how their own body functions and needs to improve specifically.
Are you curious about what your DNA blueprint says about you? KlothoGenics™ can help you understand your 3 billion base pairs, what they say about your current health, and how they provide a road map for you to improve your life and live as optimally as possible. When human genome mapping was first introduced, Steve Jobs spent $100,000 to have his DNA analyzed. Thankfully, technological advancements have helped to greatly reduce the cost of genetics testing.
How To Get Your Genetics Tested
KlothoGenics™ has a working partnership with 23andme.com to collect a saliva test from our patients ($199 – way better than $100,000, right?). Then, KlothoGenics™ analyzes the DNA blueprint along with your individual profile and lifestyle factors to help you interpret your epigenetic profile and help you make proper changes in your epigenome that increases your chance of living a longer, healthier life.
Our goal isn’t just to give you a scientific report of your genetics blueprint. We want to help you understand the structure of your DNA and how it can help you live a more preventative and proactive healthy lifestyle. Stop trying to just fix problems as they arise, and do yourself a favor to learn more about what makes you you.