Hormones play a pivotal role in how you feel, especially as you age. Being a bit too high or slightly too low with just one hormone can have a radical impact on your daily life. Everything from low energy, low mood, low libido, thinning hair, and weight gain can all be traced back to testosterone. As the body ages, testosterone levels naturally decline. But the rate at which this decline occurs depends on your individual genetics, stress level, diet, and even the environment in which you live. The Testosterone Test can give you a window through which to view your individual hormonal balance.
Although testosterone is often considered a male-exclusive hormone, everyone has some amount of free testosterone circulating in their body. This balance is unique depending on your age, genetics, environment in which you live, and even lifestyle. By testing your testosterone levels, you can gain valuable insights about potential imbalances, plus understand the steps needed to return your body to a state of equilibrium.
Testosterone is the primary sex hormone and anabolic steroid, present in both men and women.
Testosterone is produced in the adrenal cortex, in the testes in men, and in the ovaries in women. Free testosterone is testosterone unbounded to a protein structure, and therefore circulating through the body. The amount of this free testosterone is a good indicator of how much testosterone is present in your body overall.
Free testosterone is a biologically active form of this important hormone. This test can help identify whether you have low testosterone levels, normal testosterone levels, or high testosterone levels.
Once you receive your at-home lab test, please follow the instructions provided to register your test. Once sample(s) are sent to one of our CLIA certified labs, it will take approximately 3 weeks for your results to be returned, during which time you will receive information on how to schedule your one-one-one health coaching call.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for general questions.
If you have a more specific question about your sample collection you may reach out to the lab directly to better guide you - each instruction sheet has the contact information available to get your questions answered promptly!
We recommend collecting your sample on a normal stress day upon waking.
Do not eat, drink (except water), or brush teeth at least 2 hours prior to collections.