Adrenal Stress Profile – DHEA (DS) & diurnal cortisol (C) x4
The adrenal stress saliva test is recommended for people experiencing chronic fatigue, sleep disturbances, allergies, and/or lowered immunity.
The adrenal glands enable our bodies to cope with stress and survive. Whether stress is external in the form of a natural disaster, or comes from within, like the anxiety we experience before public speaking, it’s the adrenals’ job to help us adapt to the situation.
Adrenal glands that are in balance produce adequate amounts of key hormones to power us through the day. These hormones impact just about every process in the body, from energy production and immune activity to cellular maintenance and repair. They are key regulators of glucose, insulin and inflammation, and play a major role in bone and muscle building, mood and mental focus, stamina, sex drive and sleep cycles.
Cortisol, the primary stress hormone, fine-tunes our response to everyday stresses. High cortisol can result in insomnia, anxiety, sugar cravings, feeling tired but wired, increased belly dat, and bone loss. Low cortisol, on the other hand, can cause chronic fatigue, low energy, food and sugar cravings, poor exercise tolerance and impair the immune system.
DHEA is abundant in the body, is a precursor to estrogens and testosterone, and balances some of the negative effects of high cortisol levels.