How it works
Collect your samples and then ship these back to us. If applicable, have your blood test done
Complete your questionnaire
To provide tailored recommendations we need to know about you
Receive personalised analysis
Your health insights, benchmarks and recommendations are bespoke to you
Define your goals and take action
With your personalised NU action plan you can decide which area to focus on first
Track your progress
Using our NU companion app, you can track your progress against your goals
Your genetic blueprint
Your genome is the instruction manual for building and operating your body. Within this manual, small, natural variations in your DNA code can have subtle effects on its function that affect your health in the short and long term.
Understanding your genetic profile can help you make the most of your biological potential, proactively address any potential health risks and empower you to make informed health choices.
We analyse hundreds of thousands of genetic variants that produce detailed insights into the gene variants that affect your well-being.
What’s living in your gut?
Your microbiome is the collective name of all bacteria, fungi, and viruses that live in, and on your body, and they can range from harmful to completely essential. We can significantly influence our microbes, for better or worse, through diet and lifestyle.
A healthy and diverse gut microbiome is essential for optimal digestion, your immune system, and produces essential compounds that can have a significant influence on your health. In the short-term, an unbalanced gut microbiome may affect digestion and mood, while in the long-term it may increase your risk of disease and negatively impact your biological age.
Your stool sample undergoes a metagenomic analysis of over 300 gut microbiome species diversity and abundance to discover how it is affecting your body and health. But don’t worry, our home stool test kit comes with an easy step-by-step guide.
How do your cells age?
If your genome is the instruction manual, your epigenome is like a set of annotations on the manual. The annotations provide your body with clues on which parts of the manual are the most important at any given time.
While most of these changes are part of the natural ageing process, some are influenced by your lifestyle and environment, meaning they can be reversed. The amount of these changes is a measure of your true biological age because they can affect the efficiency of your biological processes.
We analyse hundreds of thousands of epigenetic methylation sites to reveal your unique ageing process.
Your blood composition
Blood biomarkers measure how well certain processes and organs are functioning, and can help you make the most effective lifestyle changes to positively impact your personal health and longevity.
Your blood sample* undergoes a thorough analysis, including testing for thyroid, sex and growth hormones, as well as vitamins and minerals which are essential for many biological processes and longevity.
Regular testing helps you track your progress, but also helps to establish what your 'normal' looks like.
* Professional blood sampling is arranged by NU through our testing partners in your location.
We translate your complex blood and genetic information into personal summaries that describe the state of critical biological processes in your body, to give you a holistic understanding of your health.
We know understanding health data can be overwhelming, so to make it easier to digest we group the summaries into three categories: strength, focus and neutral, to guide you as you make more informed decisions about your health.
Your NU benchmarks
These are a set of health measurements (biomarkers) in your body, such as cholesterol and glucose that give you deeper insights into your current well-being.
You receive a generic reference range for each biomarker and because The NU integrates blood, microbiome and genetic biomarkers into your analysis, we also provide you with a personalised optimal range for these health biomarkers that are tailored to you and your results.
This optimal range will help you establish an accurate benchmark for you to proactively manage your well-being, make informed choices about your lifestyle and diet and track your health status over time.
NU age clocks
Your overall health and well-being can be a more accurate measure of your real, biological age than the number of candles on your birthday cake. We calculate your unique 'age clocks' using a holistic approach that combines your blood, microbiome, and epigenetic data to deliver the most comprehensive measurement on the market of your biological age, your ‘NU Age’.
- Blood age calculation
Each one of your blood biomarkers is part of your ageing story and helps us establish your body’s real age.
- Microbiome age calculation
The diversity of your microbiome and the abundance of certain bacterial species are good indicators of your real age, as diversity tends to decrease over time.
- Epigenetic age calculation
Your epigenetic age is based on chemical (methylation) markers on your DNA. The accumulation of epigenetic changes is a good predictor of your biological age.
Optimal health doesn't stop at knowledge, you need to take action.
To help you on your journey to improved health, we provide you with a highly personalised, science-backed action plan, based on the results of your NU questionnaire, your unique biomarkers, genetic profile, and gut microbiome analysis, created by our team of experts using AI-powered technology.
- Food that helps
- Enjoy exercising your way
- Change your habits
NU blends 360° biological analysis with a bespoke Digital Twin concept that lives in your dashboard.
Your dashboard ‘twin’ is your primary source of information, where you can view your biological and blood age clocks, personalised health insights, optimal biomarker ranges and recommendations in detail, read helpful articles and dig into the underlying science
Using data from your existing DNA results, we create a precision blend supplement, formulated with science-backed ingredients that meets your specific biological needs.
We carefully fine-tune the dosage of each essential nutrient and formulate your supplement into two daily servings to maximise absorption and support your circadian rhythm.