Saliva Hormone Upgrade Cortisol AM
What We Test and What It Tells You
Cortisol is the predominant adrenal hormone necessary for providing resiliency to stress, immunity and blood sugar control. .High or low cortisol can pay a big role in effecting both testosterone and thyroid function.
Cortisol levels have a natural circadian rhythm starting out high in morning to enable your body to prepare for the day and ending very low in the night as growth hormone and melatonin take over to prepare for sleep and recovery.
If you are experiencing stress-related issues, then it is important to assess at least a PM cortisol level and optimally 4 samples through out the day.
An additional PM cortisol is available for $25 or $99 for the full four samples.
Your Strength and Recovery Ratio: The Testosterone/Cortisol Ratio
Your ratio of testosterone to cortisol and DHEA (T/C&D) is another critical aging and performance maker. Whether you consider yourself a physical, mental, or sexual athlete, it will be difficult if not impossible to reach peak performance without a positive testosterone (anabolic) to cortisol (catabolic) ratio.
Click here for a short two page summary on the importance of testosterone and male hormonal balance.
Or for an even more comprehensive assessment of your male hormonal health, consider one of our comprehensive serum panels to assess other key markers of hormonal health such as total testosterone, SHBG, FSH, LH and prolactin for deeply discounted pricing.