Optimal Adrenal Health - Complete - Easy & Convenient At Home Test Kit (Saliva)
This complete, at home saliva test kit, assesses adrenal health by measuring DHEA-S and diurnal cortisol levels. Both hormones work together to protect the brain and body from a perceived threat. As the body is exposed to a combination of physical, mental and environmental stressors, changes in adrenal hormone levels can occur. When adrenal hormones are out of balance, a whole range of symptoms and conditions from anxiety to infertility can occur.
Key biomarkers, DHEA-S (DS), Cortisol Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Night (Cx4) are used to assess adrenal health and wellness.
Elevated levels of the hormone, cortisol may result in:
- Cravings for sugar
- Fatigue accompanied by jitters/restlessness
- Increase in belly fat
Loss of bone
Lower levels of cortisol may cause:
- Persistent fatigue
- Lack of energy
- Various cravings food/sugar
- Low tolerance for exercise
Poor immune function
Elevated DHEA-S Levels in women may result in:
- Lack of menstrual period
- Increased amount of body/facial hair
- Loss of hair
Difficulties with fertility
- Deepening voice
- Lack of breasts
- Adam’s apple
Reduced DHEA-S Levels in Aging may be associated with:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decrease in sex drive
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
The hormone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is produced by adrenal glands and in small amounts by the ovaries and testes. DHEA is converted to dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S) by the adrenal glands and liver. In both men and women DHEA is necessary for estrogen and testosterone, as well as the production of insulin growth factor-1 (IGF-1) needed for the growth of muscle and insulin sensitivity.
Cortisol (Morning) tests levels of the “stress” hormone that helps the brain and body respond to the environment, facilitates metabolism, regulates blood pressure and supports the body’s fight against infection. Cortisol levels are highest upon wakening.
Cortisol (Afternoon) measures hormone levels as cortisol naturally begins to dip later in the day. Lower levels at this time may be the reason for the afternoon “crash” many experience.
Cortisol (Evening) reflects cortisol levels as the body starts to wind down for the day following normal diurnal rhythms. Elevated levels at this time can cause intense sugar cravings, fatigue and irritability.
Cortisol (Night) tests hormone levels just before bedtime as the body prepares for sleep. High levels of cortisol in the bloodstream can contribute to insomnia or difficulty staying asleep which suppresses the immune system.
How Does It Work?
Order the test kit online and a complete materials package will be delivered to your door.1
Follow the instructions for the collection of saliva, blood, or urine and return samples via prepaid shipping label.2
Get results quickly and discreetly through a secure online portal or have a physical copy sent directly to you.3
Why Test With Us?
Highest Testing Standards
We use the most up-to-date collection methods to secure blood, urine, and saliva samples for shipment and testing. Our at-home test kits and methodologies meet the highest standards for both quality and validity.
Certified Testing Labs
CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) certified laboratories are used to receive and evaluate test samples. This ensures strict adherence to both state and federal guidelines with regular inspections from applicable government agencies.
Key Facts About The Lab
Operating for over 20 years with over 8 million tests completed. Developed three distinct hormone testing methods. Partner with the CDC and NIH on research.
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