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Hormones control every organ and gland if not balanced can cause fatigue, brain fog, weight gain and issues many
doctors can’t seem to figure out!
Full Hormone Kit
Full Female / Male Hormone and Adrenal Profile:
The most accurate way to assess active hormone status in the body. The testing includes DHEA, 2 cortisol samples at different times, estradiol, progesterone and testosterone.
Full Hormone Kit + Consult
Full Female / Male Hormone and Adrenal Profile Including Consult with Functional Medicine Doctor:
Full Male/ Female Hormone Kit PLUS a full 1 hour consult with a highly trained Functional Medicine doctor INCLUDING a customized hormone, supplement and dietary treatment plan just for you!
Here is What’s Included in Your Test Kit:
DHEA: DHEA levels naturally start to decline after the age of 30, this is precisely when many adults start to experience weight gain, sluggishness, lowered libido and other symptoms. DHEA is also a precursor to testosterone and is one of leading causes of low ‘T’ in men and women. DHEA is not typically necessary in people under the age of 30.
- increased muscle mass and muscle density
- decreased fat
- decreased inflammation
- Women taking 10 to 25 milligrams of DHEA daily could see a decrease in certain menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, vaginal dryness and weight gain.
Directions: It is best to start a low dose and increase gradually. It is also best to spread out the dosage as it is naturally slowly released from the body. Start with 5mg twice per day and then have your doctor retest your blood or saliva DHEA sulfate levels.
Progesterone: The top hormone for females because of it’s ability to modulate and balance all of the other hormones. Progesterone is also a key precursor to other steroid hormones including cortisol, testosterone and certain estrogens (estriol, estradiol and estrone).
- helps with infertility, fibroids, endometriosis, PMS, or the negative side effects of menopause
- maintains the uterine lining and prevents excess tissue buildup
- balances blood sugar
- normalizes blood clotting
- promotes normal sleep patterns
- stimulates production of new bone
- improves the action of thyroid hormones
- reduces anxiety and depression
- improves libido
Directions: Can be taken orally or applied topically. If using a prescription, always use a bio-identical form and not synthetic! Women still having cycles should only use during the last 14 days of their cycle. Most women start with 100mg and but can take up to 200mg. Herbal supplementation such as vitex or chastle berry tree extract can be used. Vitex can take up to 90 days for full effects to be noticed. One of my favorite products for optimizing female hormones and progesterone is called Femguard which contains a blend of vitex, dim, and black cohosh. Taking this product with progesterone is a powerful combination! Links to these products are below. Progest-avail is 20mg of progesterone per 1ml. 20-100mg is optimal but it is best to start low and retest your levels before taking more.
Estradiol: Lower estradiol is common in pre-menopausal women who may be experiencing fluctuating hormone levels, anovulatory (no ovulation), irregular cycles or in women using hormonal contraception (none noted). Symptoms of low estrogen include hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, low libido, bone loss and/or mood swings. In general, supplementation with estrogen is not normally needed in women unless they are in menopause, but ovulation support (Femguard) may be beneficial if symptoms are problematic. In many cases by addressing the other hormones, estradiol will also improve and symptoms will subside. If they don’t improve, having all 3-forms of estrogen tested is important and then a compounded form called bi-est can be used to increase the good estrogens (estriol and estradiol) without increasing the bad form, estrone.
DIM: Both women and men produce many different forms of estrogen. Research suggests that the ratio of two specific forms – 2 hydroxy estrogen and 16 hydroxy estrogen – is important for optimal health. DIM helps support a more optimal balance of these two estrogens, thereby providing a protective effect on the body.
Testosterone: Like men, women with low testosterone levels often experience chronic fatigue, a stunt in their libido and a decreased sense of well-being. So, low ‘T’ effects everyone!
- healthy pain response
- sufficient levels of red blood cells
- regular sleep patterns
- optimal bone density
- muscle mass
- increase energy levels
Causes of low T: Chronic stress, toxicity, low levels of DHEA, nutritional deficiencies, and imbalance of blood sugar.
Natural Treatment: Intermittent fasting, interval training workouts, increase in healthy fats, increase in sleep, and detoxing.
Supplementation: DHEA is a precursor so getting your levels over 200 is very important. Also, since DIM acts as an ‘aromatase inhibitor,’ it can block some testosterone from converting to estrogen and makes more testosterone available for the body. There are also many herbs such as Tongkat ali (Eurycoma longifolia), which is boasted about in a variety of published clinical trial. Libidostim is a great product containing Tongkat ali and many others!
Cortisol: Also known as the stress hormone, should rise in the morning to get you moving and then drop at night to support restful sleep. In an individual without significant stressors, cortisol is highest in the morning shortly after awakening (optimal level 4-6 ng/ml). Typically, cortisol steadily drops throughout the day and reaches the lowest level while asleep at around 2 am (optimal level 0.7-1.0 ng/ml just before bed). However, in many people, this circadian rhythm is flattened which indicates adrenal dysfunction. Particularly high night cortisol is associated with symptoms of sleep disturbances, anxiety, memory lapses, fatigue, bone loss, depression, and immune dysfunction. Desensitization of the brain to cortisol is often related to excessive and chronic stressors. These stressors can come in emotional, dietary, and/or physical forms.
- Nutrient imbalances/deficiencies
- inability to regulate glucose levels (dysglycemia)
- adrenal dysfunction
Supplementation: A blend of adaptogen herbs is crucial to helping your body adapt to stress and recover. Adequate rest and sleep, gentle exercise, proper diet (adequate protein), nutritional (vitamins C and B5) and herbal supplements are some of the natural ways to support adrenal function. Phosphatidylserine can also help balance cortisol levels.
Kit & Physician Consult
At Axe Integrative Testing, we want to help you get the full benefits of our products. This special offer includes:
Full Male/ Female Hormone Kit PLUS a 1hr- 1hr 30 minute consult with a highly trained Functional Medicine doctor INCLUDING a customized treatment plan just for you!
The cost of a consult at our clinic alone is $165.
Purchase this offer for just $279
I am actually excited when I wake up in the morning and can’t wait to play with the kids and take them to the park. My thyroid numbers are completely back within normal range and I look forward to seeing my health and my families health improve in the future.
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The Importance of Hormones
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Estradiol is lower than the observed range for a premenopausal woman. Lower estradiol is common in pre-menopausal women who may be experiencing fluctuating hormone levels, anovulatory (no ovulation), irregular cycles or in women using hormonal contraception (none noted). Symptoms of low estrogen include: hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, low libido, bone loss and/or mood swings. In general, supplementation with estrogen is not needed, but ovulation support (e.g. vitex agnes-castus) may be beneficial if symptoms are problematic.
Progesterone is higher than expected for a woman not using supplementation (no indication). High progesterone may be due to endogenous production, recent/current supplementation to progesterone, or exposure to progesterone from family members or anti-aging cosmetic facial creams. With “active” daily supplementation of 10-30 mg topical progesterone, salivary levels are expected to be in the 200-3000 pg/ml range 12-24 hr post supplementation.
Testosterone is within the high-normal range. High testosterone could indicate high production by the ovaries (common at early menopause and in women with cystic ovaries), supplementation with testosterone or other androgens (DHEA or 7-keto-DHEA. Note, DHEAS would also be high with these supplements), or exposure to someone using topical testosterone (usually a partner). Chronic high testosterone may be associated with high androgen symptoms (e.g. increased facial/body hair, acne, loss of scalp hair), particularly when estradiol and progesterone are low (both are antiandrogens). Correction of estrogen and progesterone imbalances often helps correct high androgen levels and symptoms. Chronic low DHEAS may suggest HPA axis dysfunction, particularly if cortisol is also low and symptoms are indicative of low adrenal function. DHEAS is highest during the late teens to early twenties (10-20 ng/ml) and drops steadily with age to the lower end of range by age 70-80. Consider adrenal adaptogens or DHEA supplements if symptoms of androgen deficiency are problematic.
Cortisol is low in the morning, normal during mid day, and high at night. This flattened circadian profile indicates adrenal dysfunction. In a normal individual without significant stressors, cortisol is highest in the morning shortly after awakening (optimal level 4-6 ng/ml) and steadily drops throughout the day, reaching the lowest level during sleep in the very early morning about 2 am (optimal level 0.7-1.0 ng/ml just before bed). The abnormal pattern seen in these test results indicates some loss of negative feedback control of cortisol to the brain (hypothalamic-pituitaryadrenal axis/HPA). Desensitization of the brain to cortisol often is related to excessive and chronic stressors (emotional, dietary, physical), nutrient imbalances/deficiencies, or the inability to regulate glucose levels (dysglycemia). Adrenal dysfunction, particularly high night cortisol, is associated with symptoms of sleep disturbances, anxiety, memory lapses, fatigue, bone loss, and depression. A high night cortisol may contribute to sleep disturbances and immune dysfunction. Adequate rest and sleep, gentle exercise, proper diet (adequate protein), nutritional (vitamins C and B5) and herbal supplements are some of the natural ways to support adrenal function. For additional information about strategies for supporting adrenal health and reducing stress(ors), the following books are worth reading: “Adrenal Fatigue.”
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Not until I had a saliva test done at ZRT did I get confirmation of what I was feeling for a long time. My 4x cortisol level showed production in the am but then a flat line for the noon, evening and night measurements. The new doctor I was seeing explained that I was dipping into my Adrenaline supply. Finally someone had identified what was going on in my body. I began taking Prednisone and then hydrocortisone. I keep my dosage relatively low and also supplement with Progesterone gel which helps with my Estrogen dominance, also identified through my saliva test.