Comprehensive Adrenal Testing
with a Private Functional Medicine Consult
A recent report from the American Psychological Association found that 84% of U.S. adults reported feeling prolonged stress in the last year.
This silent epidemic is zapping our energy, wrecking our sleep, and driving skyrocketing rates of chronic disease – but we can protect ourselves from the damage! It’s time to stop ignoring the red flags and take your health into your own hands.
Feeling Worn Out and On Edge?
When your adrenal glands are depleted, it’s like operating at half power while simultaneously short-circuiting. Classic signs of an overworked stress response include:
- Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- Feeling "tired but wired"
- Craving salt
- Weight changes
- Feeling dizzy when you stand up
- Difficulty getting going in the morning
- Frequent headaches, especially with stress or exertion
- Weak nails
- Hormone imbalances
- Poor reaction to caffeine, sugar, alcohol, and fragrances
The Danger of Unchecked Chronic Stress
The long-term impact of chronic stress goes way beyond sleep and mood. Extensive research has linked it to numerous serious health conditions, and it’s no wonder why.
Our bodies weren’t designed to deal with never-ending stress.
How our ancestors experienced stress
How we experience stress today
Thousands of years ago we faced periodic, short-term stressors like hunting a buffalo or escaping a lion. During these events, our adrenal glands pumped out their cascade of anti-stress hormones to keep us alert, vigilant, and fast. Once the stressor passed, our internal feedback system slowed everything down and our hormones returned to normal.
Today’s stressors don’t have discrete beginnings and endings. We live in a near-constant state of low-lying stress that keeps our adrenals pumping out hormones that raise inflammation, deplete our nutrient stores, and strain our cardiovascular system.
Over time, this burden can contribute to or worsen:
- Dementia & Alzheimer’s
- Autoimmune disease
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Heart disease
- Heart attacks
- Hormone imbalances
- And more
This convenient, at-home test provides a comprehensive analysis of your stress hormone levels at four key points throughout the day. Even more importantly, it gives us insights on which interventions will be the most effective and provide the fastest results on an individual level.
Actionable Next Steps from a Functional Medicine Expert
Once we receive your Adrenocortex Stress Profile results, you’ll have a 30-minute appointment (virtually or in person) with the GrassRoots nurse practitioner, Liz Mitchell. Together, you’ll create a personalized protocol to restore your adrenal balance.
You’ll walk away with specific dietary suggestions, supplement recommendations, and lifestyle strategies to replenish adrenal function and support more energy and better sleep.
We’ll ship your at-home test kit directly to your door. You’ll collect the saliva samples at the designated times and send your kit off for analysis using the prepaid shipping label.
You’ll gain meaningful insights about your health and a clear breakdown of opportunities to optimize function with the easy-to-understand report.
30-Minute Private Consult
The GrassRoots Nurse Practitioner will create a personalized protocol with dietary, supplement, and lifestyle strategies based on your results.
Complete PackageTotal Cost
- At-Home Test Kit
- Complete Cortisol and DHEA Analysis
- 30-Minute Private Functional Medicine Consult
- Personalized Dietary, Supplement & Lifestyle Protocol
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What is adrenal dysfunction?
Whenever you experience stress (whether it’s mental, emotional, or physical), your adrenal glands start pumping out hormones to help you manage the stress. When the stressor passes, your body’s internal feedback system tells your adrenal glands to slow down, and your stress hormone levels return to normal.
This works really nicely when the stress is something like a strenuous workout. You start the workout, your adrenals ramp up the production of hormones like cortisol and adrenaline so you can power through the training session, you finish the workout, and your adrenals slow things back down.
But most of our stress doesn’t look like that. Financial stressors or worrying about your marriage don’t come in short bursts. Many people have constant low-level exposure to chemical stressors thanks to our modern environment and diets. Others are coping with a chronic illness that puts continuous strain on the body.
When we experience prolonged exposure to stressors, our adrenal glands pump out more and more anti-stress hormones and our bodies become resistant to their effects.
This requires you to produce even more cortisol and other hormones. Eventually, your adrenal glands are burned out and can no longer keep up with demand. This is when adrenal fatigue develops.
What will my results tell me?
For a complete walkthrough of the Adrenocortex Stress Profile, watch this video where Dr. Osgood breaks down what the test measures and how each marker helps us evaluate and optimize adrenal function.
Can I use insurance to pay for the test?
Since we have secured the best possible pricing directly with our lab, insurance will not be accepted for the test.
Is this available if I live out of state?
Yes! The test is completed at home and the nutrition consult is via video, so this is available for in-state and out-of-state purchasers.
Will I get a copy of my results to share with my doctor?
Absolutely, we will provide a complete copy of your results that you can save and share with any of your care providers.
Have other questions?
We’d love to answer them!
Just give us a call at 888-644-7668.