The Adrenal Stress Profile measures how chronic stress impacts your body.
Ongoing stress influences hormone balance, lowers immune function, and can cause inflammation. Inflammation contributes to a wide variety of symptoms and chronic disease. Chronic stress may cause irregular hormonal patterns, slow metabolism, neurological conditions, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal issues, skin issues, and other complications.
Evaluating cortisol and DHEA can be a window into how well the body is managing illness and provide guidance to support your body and overall health. Both cortisol and DHEA, produced by the adrenal glands, affect carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism, as well as thyroid hormone and sex hormone function.
Cortisol – Hormone increased during stress
- An anti-inflammatory hormone; production is controlled through negative feedback regulation and circadian rhythm (sleep-wake cycle).
- Maximum cortisol levels normally occur between 5 and 8 am after which levels basically decline with lowest levels occurring between 12 am and 4 am.
- Suppresses immunity
DHEA – Hormone reduced during stress
- Reduces inflammation, supports metabolism, cardiovascular health, and nervous system health
- Serves as the precursor in the formation of male and female sex hormones (testosterone, estrone, estradiol).
- Supports immunity
Upon purchase we will drop ship the test kit to you location and you will take the test in the convenience of your own home. The adrenal stress profile includes six saliva collection vials. Only five collections are required, an optional sixth collection is recommended for deeper insights into your hormone function. There are five to six cortisol collections and one DHEA-S collection. Once you have the collections you will drop ship the kit overnight to undergo careful evaluation at Cell Science Systems laboratory. You will receive the results in two weeks.
We will send you an easy to understand color-coded test report. The test compares your results to reference ranges for cortisol and DHEA along with research based test results commentary.
You can read more about the test here.