Measuring the adrenal hormones cortisol and DHEA-S with this adrenal fatigue test provides an assessment of how well you manage and internalise stress. These hormones must be in proper balance with each other for optimal health, and an imbalance can be caused by prolonged stress. Cortisol levels naturally fluctuate throughout the day and so 4 samples need to be collected to show your body's cortisol rhythm.
A steroid hormone produced by the adrenal gland in response stress. The hormone is secreted in a daily pattern rising in the early morning, peaking around 7am, and declining in the evening.
Cortisol levels are generally high in the morning as we wake from a prolonged period of sleep, with an increase of up to 50% in the first half an hour after waking. This is known as the ‘cortisol awakening response’.
As the day progresses cortisol levels naturally begin to drop in a fairly constant and regular fashion that is termed a diurnal rhythm, ending up as low in the late evening.
Cortisol levels drop very low in the evening and during the early phase of sleep which allows the body to keep a regular sleeping pattern.
A long-acting adrenal hormone which regulates energy production, the immune system, brain chemistry, bone formation, muscle tone and libido.
Low DHEA relative to cortisol has been linked to increased inflammation, suppressed immune function, hyperglycaemia, as well as impaired detoxification, skeletal health and cognitive function.
Your test kit and all instructions are posted directly to you, and there is no need to visit a collection centre.
Provide x 4 saliva adrenal fatigue test samples at set times during the day.
Mail your sample back to the lab using the prepaid envelope and packaging.
Results for this test available in 10-12 days and will be published in your online dashboard.