Stress Day Profile, Stress Tolerance & Falling Asleep


This kit contains:

– Morning cortisol screen.

– Mid-morning cortisol screen.

– Evening cortisol screen.

– DHEA screen.

Please add the name of the person who will use this test. If you are ordering for somebody else, you need to provide the full name of the person to avoid problems with the processing of the sample and the sending of the results.
If you have been referred to us by your practitioner, please provide us with your practitioner's name so that we can send out all the relevant information quickly and securely.
To web clients without a referring practitioner, we offer one-to-one consultations over the phone to guide you through the results and help you understand what they mean for your health.
Grand total
Cortisol is an activity or stress hormone. It is therefore the main stress hormone released in situations of mental and physical stress. During periods of stress, cortisol levels are elevated. If the situation continues, the adrenal gland and/or the pituitary and hypothalamus cannot maintain the high hormone levels. The first sign of an adrenal imbalance is often a drop in cortisol levels by mid-morning and a lack of energy to carry out daily tasks.Cortisol is produced in the adrenal cortex and regulates the mineral and water balance in the kidney. It also influences our protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism to keep us optimally supplied during periods of activity and stress. It also alters mental reactivity and affects the immune system.Its metabolic function is mental wellbeing, immune function and growth regulation. It is produced in the second half of the night to be available in the morning for daily activities and stress. Cortisol levels are higher in the morning and lower in the evening. This keeps us awake and alert in the morning and gives us energy throughout the day. The lower evening levels help us relax and prepare for sleep at bedtime.Another consequence of stress is that the adrenal glands initially upregulate the production of the pre-hormones progesterone and DHEA. In the case of DHEA, it also has a counterbalancing effect on the cortisol stress response and is therefore essential for our stress tolerance. However, when stress persists over a long period of time, DHEA levels drop and all the positive effects of cortisol and DHEA disappear. In addition, the androgen and estrogen hormones produced from them also drop. So if you are stressed, you will lose your desire for sex.As the stress continues, often problems such as difficulties to fall asleep arise, because of the too high cortisol levels at bedtime. Which leads to ever increasing levels of fatigue.Many different medical conditions are aggravated by this hormonal imbalance:
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Metabolic Syndrome/prediabetic
  • Weight gain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Aches and Pains
  • Reoccurring infections
  • Problems falling asleep
  • Anxiety/ Low mood
  • Cushing’s syndrome

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