At Home Hormone Test Kit (Saliva Sample) Male under 50
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This saliva test measures the following hormones:
Estradiol is the predominant sex hormone present in females and is also found at lower levels in men. It represents the major estrogen in humans, impacting reproduction, sexual function, bone health, nerves, metabolism and heart health. Men should keep levels within the normal range to lower osteoporosis and cardiovascular risk and enlargement of the prostate. Men naturally convert testosterone into estradiol, resulting in lower testosterone levels. This can be a problem for some men. Keeping estradiol and other primary hormones balanced is an important part of keeping the body healthy.
Progesterones primary function for men is stimulating sperm production. The hormone also helps offset some of the effects of estrogen, which is important for men.
The progesterone saliva test is helpful for several reasons. It can help find the cause of infertility and monitor the effectiveness of infertility treatments. Abnormal levels of progesterone can also indicate problems with the adrenal glands and certain cancers. When progesterone levels dip, men may experience decreased sleep, increased anxiety, imbalanced blood sugar and loss of bone density. When estrogen levels are higher than progesterone levels, men may experience health issues, including weight gain, cancer, osteoporosis and depression. Men with high estrogen levels may have a loss of libido and prostate complications. Monitoring and balancing progesterone and estrogen levels with a progesterone supplementation can help control these health concerns.
Testosterone is the principal anabolic steroid and a sex hormone primarily produced in the testicles of men. The adrenal glands also secrete small amounts of the hormone. Some say that testosterone is what makes men men, associating it with aggressive behavior, hair growth and other male characteristics. However, testosterone is the principal steroid that repairs and regenerates healthy tissues, attributing to muscle growth.
The hormone regulates metabolism and plays a role in repairing and regenerating healthy tissues. Testosterone facilitates the development of male secondary sexual characteristics and reproductive tissue, including increased bone and muscle mass and hair growth. Healthy levels of testosterone are needed for general health and well-being, as research has shown the relationship between decreased levels and age-related diseases like osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes and decreased sex drive.
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a steroid hormone produced in the adrenal cortex and secreted primarily by the adrenal glands. The body uses cholesterol to produce DHEA, which the body can then convert into testosterone or estrogen. If DHEA levels are low, the body will not be able to produce adequate estrogen or testosterone. Therefore, it is important to check this hormone in conjunction with estrogen and testosterone to pinpoint the cause of abnormal levels.
How it works: We mail the collection kit to the address you provide at checkout. After you follow the specimen collection instructions, simply mail the sample in the return envelope provided. Remember, saliva for this profile should be collected in the morning when levels are at their highest.
After the lab receives the sample, results will be ready in about a week. You will receive the report by email in a PDF. Be sure to include your email address at checkout.