About the test
This test measures four essential hormones that are known to affect men’s overall health and wellness
This test will measure your estradiol, testosterone, DHEA, and cortisol to determine if your levels are within the normal range. Together, these hormone levels can offer a broad overview of your hormonal balance and overall health and wellness.
Estradiol (E12) is the strongest of the three naturally occurring estrogens. Although it is the primary female hormone, estradiol is found in all sexes. The estrogen in men is mainly formed from testosterone by aromatase, an enzyme commonly found in belly fat. It is involved in sperm maturation and helps maintain a healthy libido. Estradiol also plays a role in maintaining bones, improving blood flow in coronary arteries, brain function, and male fertility. In men, estradiol levels naturally increase with age.
Free testosterone refers to the testosterone that is not attached to proteins. Total testosterone includes free testosterone and testosterone bound to the proteins in the blood. In men, testosterone is responsible for the development of sexual characteristics, facial and body hair, increased sexual drive, and sperm production. While it’s often regarded as the primary male sex hormone, testosterone is essential for bone density, libido, body fat distribution, and muscle mass across all sexes.
DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone, is an androgen hormone primarily produced by the adrenal glands. In men, the testes and brain also make a small amount. DHEA is a precursor hormone, meaning it has little biological effect on its own. However, when it’s converted into other hormones like testosterone and estrogen, it has powerful effects. DHEA peaks in early adulthood and gradually decreases with age.
Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced in the adrenal glands and released in response to stressors like illness and exercise. While it’s often referred to as the “stress hormone,” cortisol also has many other bodily roles, including blood sugar and energy metabolism regulation. Typically, cortisol levels are highest in the morning and lowest in the middle of the night.
Experiencing symptoms that may be related to hormonal imbalance?
- Sleep disturbance
- Low libido
- Erectile dysfunction
Laura Block (verified owner) –
Couldn’t get enough blood. Waste of money.
Chris Lockman Jr. (verified owner) –
It’s kind of expensive but the results are similar to what I got from the lab last year.
Michael Treutel (verified owner) –
Got my results fast. I sent my sample and got my results back within a week.
Leila (verified owner) –
Patricia R (verified owner) –
I got the test because I’ve been struggling with acne. I’ve tried everything to clear my skin but so far nothing has worked. I had a feeling my hormones had something to do with it. Sure enough, my testosterone came back high. I made an appointment with my doctor to find out what I should do next.
Chelsea (verified owner) –
I bought this test for my daughter a few weeks ago. She was struggling with acne and it was starting to take a toll on her self-esteem. She finished the test in a few minutes, and her test results came back fast. She did mention that she had trouble filling up the saliva tubes, but otherwise, the test went fine. Her results came back normal so we’re still trying to get the the bottom of her acne.
Kayla (verified owner) –
I purchased this because my naturopathic doctor wanted to assess my hormone levels. What I appreciate about this test came with everything I needed. The first blood prick went smoothly, but I encountered difficulties with the second one. Despite using multiple lancets, the blood barely filled the designated circles. The saliva test was relatively simple to perform.
Matt Muller (verified owner) –
Filling the tube with saliva is hard!!! You’re supposed to do it within 30 minutes of waking up and you can’t have water right before you take the test. I know I’m not the only one who has a dry mouth when they wake up. Not sure it’s worth the hassle.
Daniel Fisher (verified owner) –
I ordered this test because I was starting a new diet and I wanted to get a baseline of where my numbers were. This tests estradiol, testosterone, DHEA, and cortisol. I was mostly interested in cortisol and testosterone because I know they can play a pretty big role in your health. I was really impressed with my report. It gave me all of my numbers AND why they were important for my health. When I’ve gotten reports from the lab, they only give you the measurement and your doctor just focuses on the numbers that are out of range. Sometimes they will take the time to explain the numbers that are almost out of range but that depends on the doctor. Overall, I’m very happy with my results. Once I get my diet dialed in, I’m going to order another test.