An Adrenal Stress Profile is recommended to monitor situational stress as well as adrenal fatigue. This test is suggested for those suffering from sleep disturbances, allergies, lowered immunity and all other symptoms of adrenal imbalance such as: arthritis, chemical sensitivities, bone loss, high blood sugar, memory lapses and sugar cravings.
Specifically, the test measures the body’s levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that is responsible in helping the body respond to daily stress. It also tests the adrenal hormone DHEA-S at morning, noon and night. This saliva test provides an effective method to determine excess or insufficient levels of cortisol in your body. It requires four samples of saliva taken at different times of the day and night. Cortisol is a very important hormone produced by the body. If you have excessive amounts of cortisol, you are prone to experience symptoms, such as fatigue, weak immune system, hypertension, weight gain and water retention, reduced libido, temporary infertility, and poor coping with stress. On the other hand, if your body is producing insufficient amounts of cortisol, you’re likely to experience mood swings, irritability, weight loss, dehydration, hypotension, high level of insulin and low blood glucose, and skin problems.
Each kit includes a medical history form, pre-addressed return packaging and vial(s) for collecting saliva, as well as instructions on how to use the kit. When you have completed specimen collection, simply send them off to our lab and Bella Natural Health will receive the results in 7-10 days. We will schedule your appointment upon your order submission.