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Item Catalog Number: LC805255
Life Extension® believes that chronic inflammation modulated by cytokines such as interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) is the common denominator of all age-related disease. We offer a wide variety of tests which measure the level of inflammation in the body. A dietary and supplement regimen rich in nutrients that help to ease inflammation is an important first step towards longevity.
Cytokines are important in the inflammatory response. This test is used to identify elevated levels of interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β). While inflammation is important for a healthy immune response, the cytokines themselves have the potential for inducing damage.
IL-1 beta is one of the key mediators of the inflammatory response to physical stress. Higher levels are associated with anxiety, panic disorders and cardiovascular risk.
Fasting is not required for this test. Take all prescription medications as prescribed, but do not take your supplements on the morning of the test. Each of these tests may also be ordered individually.