We measure the wellness index that is unique to each one of us. Our working premise is that wellness is significantly more than absence of disease. It's a state of physical, mental, emotional and sexual well being and balance. We measure it through testing for unique wellness biomarkers utilizing highly sensitive luminex technology, The wellness signature is unique to each one of us and allows for life style interventions and specific recommendations on nutraceuticals developed by Althea which helps in restoring this balance.
GDNF is a small protein that potently promotes the survival of many types of neurons (cells of the nervous system), that transmit information to other nerve cells, muscle, or gland cells.
In neuro degenerative disorders (for example multiple sclerosis, MS), the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) becomes impaired.
Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is a peroxidase enzyme that shows unwanted effects by indirectly increasing the formation of reactive nitrogen species (RNS), reactive oxygen species (ROS), and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), leading to inflammation and oxidative stress.
Beta-Nerve growth factor (NGF) is a neurotrophic factor and neuropeptide that is primarily involved in the regulation of growth, maintenance, proliferation and survival of neurons.
S100 Calcium binding protein B (S100B) is a neurotrophic factor and neuronal survival protein that plays a crucial role in the brain function such as axogenesis, memory, CNS development, neurite extension, astrocyte differentiation, synaptic transmission, positive regulation of myelination etc.
Protein deglycase DJ-1, protects neurons against oxidative stress and cell death.
Inflammation plays a key role in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disorders.
D-dimer is a product of fibrin degradation. It is a small protein fragment formed in the blood after a blood clot is degraded by fibrinolysis (the process where a blood clot gets dissolved in the body).
Galectin-3 is a protein, which is secreted by macrophages (immune cells) that plays an important role in cell-cell adhesion, cell-matrix interactions, macrophage activation, angiogenesis, metastasis, cell-repair and apoptosis.
Myoglobin is a small, iron and oxygen-binding protein found in heart and skeletal muscles.
L-selectin is an adhesion protein that is constitutively expressed on the immune cells (neutrophils and lymphocytes).
Angiogenin is a protein that is a potent stimulator of new blood vessels formation through a process called angiogenesis.
Angiopoietin-like 3 (ANGPTL3) is a main regulator of lipoprotein metabolism.
Elevated IFN - gamma levels are indicative of cellular inflammation which is seen in certain disease conditions such as infections, allergic responses, celiac disease, liver diseases like hepatitis/hepato, splenic diseases/hepatic fibrosis.
Interleukin-8 is a cytokine produced by numerous cell types including inflammatory cells, keratinocytes, fibroblasts, and endothelial cells.
TNF-α is not usually detectable in a healthy host, but levels become elevated in several inflammatory and infectious conditions.
C-reactive protein (CRP) is an acute phase reactant, a protein synthesized by the liver that is released into the blood within a few hours after tissue injury, the start of an infection or other inflammation.
The connecting peptide, or C-peptide, is a short polypeptide that connects insulin's A-chain to its B-chain in the proinsulin molecule.
Insulin is an anabolic hormone that is produced and stored in the beta cells of the pancreas.
Leptin is a hormone produced by adipose cells and the small intestine, which helps to regulate energy balance by inhibiting hunger.
MPO is a peroxidase enzyme that shows unwanted effects by indirectly increasing the formation of reactive nitrogen species (RNS), reactive oxygen species (ROS), and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) leading to inflammation and oxidative stress.
ICAM-1 is a transmembrane adhesion molecule, which is typically expressed on endothelial cells and cells of the immune system.
Adiponectin is a protein hormone involved in regulating glucose levels as well as fatty acid breakdown.
ANGPTL3 is a main regulator of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism. ANGPTL3 genes are associated with plasma levels of triglycerides (Tgs), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C).
CRP is an acute phase reactant, a protein synthesized by the liver that is released into the blood within a few hours after tissue injury.
FGF-23 is a protein which is responsible for phosphate and vitamin D metabolism.
Galectin-3 is a protein, which is secreted by macrophages (immune cells) that plays an important role in cell-cell adhesion, cell-matrix interactions, macrophage activation, angiogenesis.