Who is This Test For?
High stress, low libido, sleeping difficulties, energy depletion, and countless other manifestations of our workaday lives on overdrive, are realities we can all relate to. No matter our age and regardless of gender, the impact caused by stress can be seen in imbalances, both of our sex hormones and key biomarkers of our immune system. Returning these to more balanced levels is an important step towards achieving our state of optimal.
The Stress & Hormone Profile measures the levels of the same key hormones featured in our flagship Female Wellness Daily Cycle salivary hormone test, with the addition of the daytime levels of Melatonin and Secretory IgA (SIgA), key indicators of immune and stress imbalance or dysfunction.
An analytical measurement of key sex hormones and stress biomarkers, all in one convenient test…The Stress & Hormone Profile.
About Secretory IgA (SIgA)
Melatonin is a hormone produced during the dark phase of the day by the pineal gland, a small endocrine gland in the brain that regulates the sleep-wake cycle (ie: Circadian rhythm).It also is observed in high numbers in the gut where its local effects are involved in a myriad of actions, including metabolism, immune function, gut function, inflammation, mitochondrial function, free radical scavenging, and direct anti-oxidant activity.
All these melatonin functions interact thereby balancing circadian rhythms, which can help ensure proper sleep patters, decrease oxidative stress and limit increases in reactive oxygen and nitrogen species.