Cortisol is the major adrenal steroid hormone and is controlled by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus. The body’s stress response increases Cortisol in order to mobilize energy to manage and resolve the stressor.
Chronic stress can fatigue the adrenal gland, disrupting its normal diurnal control over Cortisol. This disruption results in symptoms like fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, depression and anxiety.
So if you’re feeling tired and stressed out, check your Cortisol level. Life Extension® offers this test at a significant discount compared to many commercial laboratories.
This test evaluates the normal daily fluctuation of Cortisol. A blood level is checked in the morning around 8 a.m. and again in the afternoon around 4 p.m., allowing your doctor to better assess Cortisol status and adrenal function.
Fasting is not required. Take all medications as prescribed. Do not take your supplements the morning of the test. This test is not included in any other Life Extension panel.
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