Adrenal Stress Profile
- Is too much Stress and Cortisol the Problem?
- A simple 24-hour saliva test will answer that question
To accurately measure how stress impacts your health it is important to perform 4 cortisol readings, over 24 hours.
Cortisol fluctuates within 24 hours, which is why you need four measurements.
A one time reading through a blood draw may not be very helpful, because it only gives a snapshot as opposed to a moving picture of your cortisol levels.
Are your cortisol levels going up when it should be going down or the other way around, this is important to know.
A major reason mainstream medicine doesn’t test for adrenal status
No one want to have blood drawn from their arm four times in a day, especially first thing in the morning and right before bedtime.
This is why in-home saliva testing is ideal for accessing adrenal status, and frowned upon by traditional labs.
FYI…for some people a blood draw is stressful and can artificially raise cortisol levels.
The 24 hour saliva test will take (4) cortisol readings, (2) DHEA measurements, (2) insulin readings, (1)Secretory IgA (immune status), and Gluten Sensitivity.
Adrenal Stress Profile
The 24 Hour Saliva Test is the most accurate test to measure how stress is impact your health. The test kits are sent to your home: once the samples are collected they are sent to the lab for assessment. The doctor receives the results and forwards them to the person.
Stress is cumulative!
The human body is designed to handle short term stress – NOT long term, constant stress!
Your adrenals can only make so much cortisol, DHEA, adrenaline, etc…before you deplete them.
This is why resting and nourishing your adrenal glands, with a good adrenal support formula is vital in overcoming any health condition.
Increased or decreased levels of cortisol contribute to:
- Fatigue, Weight gain
- Cravings, low blood sugar
- Digestive difficulties
- Insomnia, Irritability
- PMS, Hot flashes, Night Sweats
- Depression, Mood Swings, Anxiety
- Allergies, Sinus and a Weakened immune system
- Decreased libido and stamina
Mainstream medicine fails to recognize that the adrenal glands can be functioning as either “hypo” (depressed) or hyper (elevated)
Why can the thyroid, ovaries or testes be under-or-over active…these organs along with the adrenal glands are all part of the same system?
Cortisol is not a good or bad hormone If you are constantly in that “fight or flight” mode your adrenals will produce more cortisol and adrenaline instead of those other important hormones. It’s more important to run from the proverbial ‘saber tooth tiger’ than it is too have a baby, digest your food, relax or fall asleep.
The adrenals will ‘steal’ pregnenolone and progesterone to make cortisol and adrenaline. This causes a decreased production of DHEA, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone and aldosterone, a hormone that regulates sodium and potassium. This is why nourishing your adrenal glands with a good Adrenal Support Formula is so important during times of stress.
Not everyone’s cortisol levels are too high as infomercial want you to believe.
For Both Men and Women
Measuring estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, FSH & LH can also be performed with saliva testing – but it is important to first see if your adrenal glands are having to make too much cortisol and stealing all your progesterone.
YOU WILL NEVER RE-BALANCE YOUR Hormones (estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone) If Your Adrenals are Exhausted and Stealing All Your Progesterone