The adrenal hormone, cortisol, is essential for allowing the body to meet the daily challenges of life. While short term elevations of cortisol are important for dealing with life threatening issues, illness and wound healing, chronically elevated levels cause fatigue, depression, muscle loss, bone destruction, obesity, diabetes, and accelerated aging.
DHEA (the most abundant cortisol steroid hormone) is not only an important building block (precursor) for testosterone, it is also critical for a healthy stress response. Low DHEA levels have been associated with rapid aging, poor immune function, depression, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, hypothyroidism, and diabetes.
Dr. Rick's Recommendation: Choose this test for reaching peak health and performance by balancing and monitoring your Strength & Recovery Ratio. Best when combined with the Masculine Ratio assessment!