Adrenal Stress At-Home Test & Consultation
What is the test?
The Adrenocortex Stress Profile is an at-home salivary hormone test that evaluates the key stress hormones, cortisol and DHEA. Four samples collected throughout the day allow for circadian rhythm assessment. Salivary adrenal hormone testing may uncover biochemical imbalances, which can adversely affect:
- Immune Defense
- Thyroid Function
- Weight Control
- Resistance to Stress
- Cardiovascular Health
Why use the Adrenocortex Stress Profile?
When compared to traditional blood testing of adrenal hormones, salivary assessment offers several advantages:
- Uncovers abnormal patterns of cortisol release over a 24-hour period, which may be addressed with customized therapeutic interventions
- Hormone levels measured in saliva, rather than serum, are thought to be unbound and bioavailable
- Convenient at-home collection of four salivary samples collected throughout the day is an ideal low-stress diagnostic for assessing diurnal variation in stress hormones
- Facilitates follow-up testing to monitor therapy responses, especially when multiple samples are required to be collected over a period of time
The Adrenocortex Stress Profile can help provide identification and targeted treatment of hormonal imbalances using customized hormone and/or nutritional therapies improves symptoms and enhances quality of life.