Aging men and women have often less than optimal levels of hormones needed to maintain youthful vitality. As women enter the menopausal years, their bodies’ production of estrogen and progesterone declines. As men enter the andropause years, their bodies’ production of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), free and total testosterone diminishes, while estrogen may rise.
Chronic stress can produce different adverse effects and increase the risk for a number of diseases ranging from high blood pressure to dementia. Cortisol, known as the major stress hormone, is also an important biological regulator and necessary for many functions in the body. Cortisol levels vary throughout the day. The right amount of the hormone gets you out of bed in the morning and keeps you energized and clear headed as you move through your day. Stress can interfere with cortisol´s normal circadian rhythm which in turn can lead to multiple symptoms such as sugar cravings, fatigue and sleep problems.
This panel is designed for men and women looking to monitor their hormone status and cortisol rhythm. It contains the following tests:
- Cortisol (diurnal profile)
The test comes packaged as a kit and requires five saliva samples to be collected throughout the day and shipped directly to the laboratory. Saliva sampling is a method recommended by the WHO to measure hormone levels. All necessary components are included in the kit with a complete set of instructions in English.
Your results will be sent directly to you by e-mail or mail and will take 7-14 days to receive, depending on your location and your chosen method of delivery. Once you receive them, discuss them with your own doctor. You can also call Life Extension Europe for help in understanding your test results.*
* The blood and saliva tests are performed by an independent testing laboratory that will send the results directly to the customer. They are for informational purposes only. Specific medical advice including diagnosis and treatment can not be provided by Life Extension Europe. Always consult with a trained health care professional for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.