Adrenal Saliva Hormone TestingCan be done long distance
- The Adrenal Rhythm and Its Importance
- The human adrenal glands do not secrete steroid hormones at a constant level throughout the day. The hormones are actually released in a cycle, with the highest value in the morning and the lowest value at night when functioning properly.
This 24-hour cycle is called the circadian rhythm and is depicted in Figure 1.
An abnormal adrenal rhythm can influence many functions of your body, some of which are described below.
- Energy Production Abnormal adrenal function can alter the ability of cells to produce energy for the activities of daily life.
- Muscle and Joint Function Abnormal adrenal rhythms are known to compromise tissue healing.
- Bone Health The adrenal rhythm determines how well we build bone.
- Immune Health Various immune cells (white blood cells) cycle in and out of the spleen and bone marrow.
- Sleep Quality Chronic lack of REM sleep can reduce your mental vitality, vigor and induce depression.
- Skin Regeneration A normal cortisol rhythm is essential for optimal skin health.
- Thyroid Function Hypothyroid symptoms such as fatigue and low body temperature are due to an adrenal maladaptation.
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Simultaneous use of several therapies can help improve the debilitating effects of CFS.
- Glycemic Dysregulation Recurring exposure to high cortisol will impair insulin activity, and invariably lead to insulin resistance and beta-cell exhaustion (diabetes).
- Allergies/Autoimmune Disorders The ﬁndings of the ASI™ help identify clients with autoimmune diseases and adrenal problems who can beneﬁt from cortisol supplements.
- Depression/ADD The anomalous cortisol ﬁndings in depression and ADD can be diagnosed successfully with the ASI™. Subsequent interventions to rectify the time-speciﬁc cortisol elevations (during the day or night) are usually effective when applied under proper supervision.