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The adrenal glands are pyramid shaped organs that sit on top of the kidneys and are
known as the bodies “stress glands.” They enable our body to cope with daily stressors
and environment. Stressors can be defined as anything from external environment such as
a natural disaster, or stress from within, such as public speaking. The adrenals help us
adapt to any given situation by releasing key hormones such as epinephrine (adrenaline)
to help with the “fight or flight” response in an emergency, and cortisol, the primary
stress hormone to fine tune the stress response.

Cortisol is the primary stress hormone that responds to daily stressors and is
physiologically highest in the morning. It should then take a steady dip through the day
and reach its lowest point by the evening.

DHEA is an abundant hormone in the body that is made by the adrenals and is a
precursor to estrogens and testosterone. DHEA can also decrease inflammation in the
body and balance negative effects from high cortisol.

If someone experiences stress long-term, cortisol will continue to elevate and DHEA will
decrease, which can lead to hormonal imbalances. Eventually, the adrenals can
experience exhaustion and fatigue and can be a major symptoms in those individuals. Cortisol
and DHEA have a natural balance, and there are many interventions via lifestyle and
supplementation that can help support them. By testing a 4-point saliva cortisol curve, we
can navigate and pinpoint areas to address for the adrenal rhythm, as opposed to a
singular static reading. A healthy rhythm will demonstrate cortisol highest in the
morning, then a gradual decline through the day, with the lowest reading in the evening.

What We Test

Whether stress comes from outside in the form of a natural disaster, or from within like
the anxiety we experience before public speaking, it’s the adrenals’ job to help us adapt
to the situation.

The following are included in this test:

Cortisol: The primary stress hormone that fine-tunes our response to the stress of
everyday living, submitting 4 saliva samples will help identify cortisol patterns through
the day.

DHEA: One of the most abundant hormones in the body, and a precursor to estrogens and
testosterone; also balances some of the negative effects of high cortisol.

Sample Report

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Our Process

A kit will arrive to your door in 5-8 days, and results will be securely emailed to you within 10-14 days after you mail in your sample.

  • We are unable to ship to PO boxes, please use a residential address.
  •  If ordering lab kits for multiple people, place a separate order for each one to
    avoid confusion.
  • After you order the kit, you must complete and mail the test sample and schedule your phone appointment  with your health coach to interpret your results.
  •  Due to fees incurred after kit is mailed to you, we are unable to offer returns or
    exchanges on this kit.
  • Once you mail your test sample, the lab will send us the results which we will then email
    to you.

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