Wellness Metrics Test Kit
Now more than ever, the importance of assessing wellness is becoming
recognized as central to our ability both to fend off infectious diseases
and to protect against future chronic illnesses.
As more and more data emerge regarding the current
pandemic, itís clear there is a strong link between certain wellness
parameters and susceptibility to COVID-19 and disease outcome, including
risk for death, such as:
Making sure we detect imbalances and address risk factors
is key to staying well in the long term.
Wellness Metrics Profile
The adrenal, thyroid, and sex hormones work in concert with
each other to maintain a state of balance in the body. When one or more
hormones are outside optimal ranges, this affects the harmony of the whole
system. The Wellness Metrics Profile identifies specific imbalances of one
or more hormones that govern key aspects of our health, contributing to
immunity, mood changes, energy, libido, altered metabolism, increased body
fat deposition, and food/sugar cravings, and includes tests identifying
increased risks for cardiometabolic disease and diabetes. The optional
add-ons give a fuller picture when there are thyroid issues or symptoms of
insulin resistance/metabolic syndrome.
The comprehensive test report is designed to help
clinicians recommend effective treatments to rebalance sex hormone and
adrenal hormone levels, address vitamin D and thyroid deficiencies, reduce
overall risk for metabolic syndrome, and potentially avoid the onset of
type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases.
Who Benefits from Wellness
Metrics Profile Testing?
Weight gain, especially in the waist (belly fat)
Low sex drive
Premenopausal symptoms of
estrogen excess or progesterone deficiency
Menstrual bleeding abnormalities
Excessive facial/body hair
Advantages of Saliva and
Blood Spot Testing
Convenient sample collection
at home - no phlebotomist required
Easy shipment of samples from home to the lab
Samples stable for several weeks at room temperature
Excellent correlation with serum/plasma assays
Tests Included in the
Wellness Metrics Profile
Estradiol (E2), the predominant, and most
potent, circulating estrogen. It plays an important role in modulating
Progesterone (Pg) balances
the actions of estradiol in the body and has wide-ranging physiological
Testosterone (T) and
DHEA-S (DS) help maintain libido and increase lean muscle mass and
metabolic rate. In women, high T and DHEA are linked to Polycystic Ovarian
Syndrome (PCOS), insulin resistance, and abdominal weight gain.
Cortisol imbalances can create problems with
blood sugar control, sleep patterns, appetite, food cravings, and the
immune system. Chronically elevated cortisol is a risk factor for
pre-diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) elevations,
even within the high-normal range, are linked with hypothyroidism, low
metabolic rate and weight gain.
Vitamin D (D2, D3) deficiency
does not have obvious symptoms but has been linked with a wide range of
diseases including susceptibility to infections like flu, cardiovascular
disease, osteoporosis, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, depression,
and several cancers.
(In), when elevated, is a marker of insulin
resistance which precedes metabolic syndrome, PCOS, and type 2 diabetes.
Increased levels, particularly in concert with cortisol lead to central
obesity and increased inflammatory and other cardiovascular disease
Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is
an indirect measure of the average circulating glucose levels over the
previous three months. Normally between 4% and 5.6%, levels between 5.7%
and 6.4% are indicative of poor blood sugar control and prediabetes, while
6.5% or more is indicative of type 2 diabetes and consequently high
cardiovascular disease risk.
Optional add-on tests:
Free Triiodothyronine (fT3) and Free Thyroxine (fT4) imbalances
indicate hypo- or hyperthyroidism. Imbalances in thyroid function can lead
to low stamina, fatigue, depression, and low libido.
Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) antibodies at
high levels are a sign of autoimmune thyroid illness.
Blood lipids (triglycerides, total cholesterol, HDL, LDL,
and VLDL) are
a barometer of cardiovascular disease risk that can be improved by fitness
training and other lifestyle modifications such as better diet.
High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) gives
an indication of inflammation in the body.