Overview: Levels of estradiol, testosterone, and DHEA-S typically lower as a man ages, whereas high cortisol levels can hasten symptoms associated with aging. Good balance in these four hormones can make a person feel more youthful. This kit comes with detailed instructions and support is always available.
Fasting Required: Yes – 10 to 12 hours
Estradiol: Estradiol imbalance can cause depression, increased body fat, decreased bone density and sexual dysfunction. Checking yours can alert you to underlying problems which can be addressed
Cortisol x 4: This bundle includes a four point saliva test performed over a single day. Heat, cold, infection, trauma, stress, exercise, obesity, and debilitating disease can influence cortisol levels. The hormone is secreted in a daily pattern and it this pattern that is measured.
Testosterone: Abnormally low levels of testosterone can decrease sexual performance, muscle and bone strength, and increase fatigue and depression. People using testosterone therapy can benefit from checking to make sure levels are safe. It is the free, active Testosterone and not the total Testosterone which is tested. This provides a more relevant assessment of your hormones level. More on this topic can be found on our Blog.
DHEA,s: Low DHEA-S levels will lead to reduced levels of other sex hormones and also can cause depression, loss of bone and muscle strength, and low sexual function. Measuring both Cortisol and DHEAs provides a picture of your Adrenal profile.
More: There is no ideal specimen type for measuring hormones since there are advantages to each, depending on clinical goals. In the case of stress hormones, the majority of circulating hormones are bound to proteins and are biologically inert. Salivary testing assesses unbound, biologically-active levels of Cortisol and DHEA