• DUTCH COMPLETE (ADRENAL AND SEX HORMONE)

DUTCH (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones) Complete can help identify the root causes of hormone imbalances in women and men.

Who can benefit from the test: 

It can provide insights into conditions such as the menopause, PCOS, weight gain, fatigue, low libido, premenstrual syndrome, mood swings, sleep issues, breast cysts, low mood and anxiety in women and prostate issues and low libido in men.

The test looks at levels of oestrogen, progesterone, testosterone, melatonin, DHEA and cortisol (energy, fatigue, poor sleep and adaptability to stress) along with their metabolites.

​What are Organic Acids and why do we test them?

 In short, organic acids are byproducts of metabolism. The DUTCH test includes six organic acids including markers for vitamin B12, vitamin B6, glutathione, dopamine, adrenaline and serotonin which all play a role in hormone and energy balance, mood and our stress response. 

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  • ADVANCED HPA/ADRENAL STRESS TEST

  • Cortisol (saliva) x 4

  • DHEA (saliva)

  • SIgA (saliva)

The Advanced Adrenal Test is a simple saliva test to help detect any imbalances or dysfunction of the Hypothalamus Pituitary and Adrenal Axis (HPA) as a result of exposure to long term stressors.   

 

The advanced profile also contains the marker secretory IgA (sIgA).

sIgA is a marker of gastrointestinal integrity immune health helping to assess the impact of stress on the system. 

Who can benefit from the test: 

Those whom have been struggling with ongoing tiredness, anxiety, low moods, sleep problems, sugar cravings, salt cravings, fatigue, loss of energy, immune issues (too many colds, increased sensitivity to foods, fragrances or environmental chemicals worsening or new presentation of digestive issues like reflux, abdominal cramping, changes in stool habit, infections, wounds not healing quickly), slow recovery after exercise, inability to switch off and relax, blood sugar imbalances or stubborn weight gain.

High sIgA indicates a heightened immune response and can be triggered by exposure to acute stress, allergies, pathogens or infections. Consider a stool culture to test for specific infections. Antimicrobial treatment will usually be recommended.

 

sIgA decreases as the immune defenses of the gut are compromised and the lining becomes perforated or “leaky.” Maldigestion, chronic infection and even food allergies can contribute to low sIgA. You may notice an increase in allergic reactions or sensitivities to foods or chemicals and an increase in digestive complaints or worsening of symptoms. A treatment of gut immune nutrients and repair of the gastrointestinal lining will usually be recommended.

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