201 HPA Stress Profile w/ Cortisol Awakening Response

$250.00

You will receive 6 vials that you will collect saliva with at specific times throughout the day to measure your hormone levels to detect and analyze any imbalances. This test is required for new clients to identify your starting point, cortisol levels and how ready you are for a customized nutrition, supplement, exercise and/or lifestyle program.

The HPA Stress Profile w/ Cortisol Awakening Response measures free levels of the following hormones:

✓ 6 cortisols (3 morning, noon, afternoon, nighttime)

✓ DHEA-S

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Cortisol Awakening Response

CAR is the rise in cortisol levels observed at 30 minutes post-awakening (approximately 35-60% above the waking value) followed by an expected decline one hour after waking. The behavior of cortisol is an important physiological response to anticipation of the day ahead and is a key indicator of HPA axis reactivity.The waking, 30 minute, and 60 minute cortisol results comprise something of a “mini stress test” and capture the dynamic rise and decline of cortisol in the first hour after awakening. Research has shown that combining CAR testing with a diurnal cortisol rhythm is a far superior way to assess HPA axis function than diurnal cortisol alone.

The waking, 30 minute, and 60-minute cortisol results comprise something of a “mini stress test” and capture the dynamic rise and decline of cortisol in the first hour after awakening. Research has shown that combining CAR testing with a diurnal cortisol rhythm is a far superior way to assess HPA axis function than diurnal 4-point cortisol test alone.

In addition to collecting samples, patients will complete the Perceived Stress Survey (PSS). The PSS is the most widely used physiological instrument for measuring the perception of stress. Individual scores on the PSS can range from 0 to 40 with higher scores indicating higher perceived stress. When combined with patient history data, the PSS score, along with CAR, helps to identify the effect mental and emotional stress is having on a patient’s HPA function.

DO YOU SUFFER FROM THESE SYMPTOMS?

  • Fatigue
  • Decreased tolerance to heat or cold
  • Aches and pains
  • Feel tired even after sleeping
  • Depression
  • Feelings that life is “unreal”
  • Lightheadedness and a poor sense of balance when sitting or standing
  • Fatigue and dizziness when fasting
  • Extreme energy and crash after a meal
  • Frequent colds
  • Sleep disruption or insomnia
  • Cravings for chocolate, caffeine and sugar
  • Mood imbalance and irritability
  • Headaches
  • Digestive issues

All these symptoms could be a result of hormone deficiencies and imbalances which could affect both men and women as we age! Testing can help you discover the root cause of your imbalances and get you back on your way to optimal health!