Who should take the test?
All of us are familiar with the feeling of being under constant stress and feeling tense. Unfortunately, our body cannot differentiate between whether we are actually in a life-threatening situation or in a daily situation. In both cases the body produces a lot of stress hormones, especially cortisol and adrenalin.
Cortisol is the most important stress hormone besides adrenaline, which is primarily produced in the adrenal cortex. Between six o’clock and eight o’clock in the morning the levels are normally the highest, as a consequence the body wakes up at this time. During the day the cortisol level decreases, so the body can slowly come to rest in the evenings. Between twelve o’clock and four o’clock at night the levels are normally the lowest – if the levels are too high at this time, it can cause a sleeping disorder.
Besides cortisol, this test measures DHEA. Both hormones are produced in the adrenal glands and play an important role in the different metabolic processes in the body. As DHEA is an antagonist to cortisol, it is important that both hormones are in a healthy ratio to each other.
The test analyzes the following hormones:
– Diurnal Cortisol (5 values)
– DHEA (2 values)
Our Adrenal Fatigue Test helps you to identify abnormalities in your stress hormones as accurate as possible by measuring your cortisol levels throughout the day. Besides, as cortisol and DHEA are parameters for the adrenal glands, this test is especially useful for people who are suffering from adrenal fatigue.
How does it work?
You collect the samples at home, send them back to us and we will provide you with your level of each hormone and whether your level falls within the reference ranges for your age. In addition to that, the results include graphs showing whether your are in the “green” (=normal/healthy) or “red” (=too high/low) area, making it easy to understand the results.
What will my results tell me?
Your results will provide detailed information about whether your cortisol and DHEA levels are normal, low, or high compared to reference ranges in your age group. You can then discuss the results with your doctor or health practitioner, who can give you further guidance and treatment recommendations.
What guidance will I get along with my results?
We always recommend the discussion of the mailed results with your doctor or practitioner. Besides, further information is available on our website, especially in the different test categories, under “health conditions” and the FAQs. Still have questions? Then you can contact us by phone at +44 (0)20 3286 6316 or mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.