The Adrenal Stress Profile
purpose of the Adrenal Stress profile is to determine how stress
has been taxing your body (adrenal glands). The more stress you
tax the adrenal glands with, the more exhausted they become.
This affects your immune system, your ability to lose weight,
your energy levels, your ability to regulate your blood sugar,
hormonal imbalances, digestive difficulties, chemical
imbalances, insomnia, high blood pressure, allergies and more.
more than worry, fear and anxiety. It is anything that causes
the adrenal glands to produce more cortisol and adrenaline.
Is it too much mental worry, fear and
Always on the go, hurry, hurry, hurry?
Worried about finances, career, family,
Is it too much physical stress?
Too much exercise?
Not enough sleep?
Is it too much chemical stress?
Air and water pollution?
Pesticides, hormones or antibiotics in
Too much prescription or over-the-counter
Is it dietary stress?
Skipping meals, missing breakfast?
Blood sugar imbalances due to eating the
Indigestion, heartburn, reflux, etc?
Stress is also cumulative! The human body is
designed to handle short term stress – NOT long term, constant
stress! The constant demand on the adrenal glands to produce
more cortisol and adrenaline can eventually reach a point where
the adrenals are unable to meet that demand. This is known as
adrenal exhaustion and can be devastating to one’s health.
Cortisol, adrenaline, DHEA and the many other
hormones produced by the adrenal glands are critical in
activating/regulating our metabolism, immune and digestive
system, blood pressure, blood sugar, reproductive hormones,
neurotransmitters (brain messengers), growth hormones and
The Adrenal Stress Profile will measure
how well your adrenal glands are functioning. Are they
producing adequate levels of hormones to maintain good health?
Or are they exhausted and overworked due to all of the stress
you have placed on them?
The Adrenal Stress Profile will measure
cortisol, DHEA, insulin (blood sugar imbalances), Secretory IgA
(immune response) and gluten (wheat) sensitivity.
Increased or decreased levels of cortisol
Cravings, low blood sugar
PMS, hot flashes
Allergies, weakened immune system
Mainstream medicine fails to recognize that the
adrenal glands can be functioning as either “hypo” (depressed)
or hyper (elevated) which can explain why so many people are
frustrated that their doctor can’t help them.
The adrenal glands are part of the same autonomic
nervous system that includes our thyroid and reproductive
hormones. Why is it that our thyroid can be under-or-over
active. Why do ovaries and testes make too little or too much
progesterone, estrogen or testosterone? But our adrenal glands
can only be thought of as either broken or working with no
in-between? It could be that there isn’t a medication to
prescribe for someone whose adrenal glands are a little
overworked. But there is a medication to give for sluggish
thyroid, ovaries or testes.
doesn’t make sense! But mainstream medicine doesn’t routinely
measure the adrenal glands as they do thyroid and reproductive
hormones, yet NASA understands the importance of this test and
routinely performs it.
Cortisol is not a good or bad hormone
are constantly in that “fight or flight” mode your body will
always make more cortisol and adrenaline instead of the other
downstream hormones that are needed to regulate the body. It’s
simply a matter of priorities and survival is the priority.
It’s more important to run from the proverbial ‘saber tooth
tiger’ than it is too have a baby, digest your food or relax and
fall asleep. This is why adrenal exhaustion has so much impact
on one’s overall health. It is a major underlying problem for
many of today’s
degenerative and chronic health issues such as chronic fatigue,
fibromyalgia, heart disease, allergies, arthritis, diabetes and
The diagram below shows a simple pathway for many
of the hormones produced by the adrenal glands. When stress is
constant the adrenal glands will direct more of their resources
to produce additional cortisol and adrenaline. As this
continues to occur, the adrenals will easily begin to ‘steal’
pregnenolone and progesterone in order to make adequate levels
of cortisol and adrenaline. This causes a decreased production
and imbalance of DHEA, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone and
aldosterone, a hormone that regulates sodium and potassium.
you manage your stress appropriately, their stress hormones you
allow your adrenal glands to produce ALL the hormones needed to
properly regulate your metabolism, mood, sleep, reproductive
hormones, etc. It is important to realize that the constant
demand on the adrenal glands can diminish the production of
DHEA, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, etc. This is why
nourishing your adrenal glands with
Adrenal Fuel can be so important during times of stress.
Adrenal Fuel is specially formulated to balance those
hormones rather than just lowering cortisol.
If you've been struggling with various health conditions
and aren't getting any answers – it could be adrenal exhaustion.
Measuring adrenal function to determine the impact stress is
having on your body by measuring cortisol, DHEA, blood sugar and
immune status is a step in the right direction.
Functional Adrenal Stress Profile
Price: $150.00 per kit