Q: What is Cortisol?
A: Cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands. It helps boost the immune system to assist in recovery from infections, illness, or stress.
Q: What is Melatoin?
A: Melatonin is secreted by the pineal gland. It is a circadian rhythm hormone-thereby affecting the patterns of sleep. Research has shown that the cells of the body rejuvenate and repair during the deeper stages of sleep. Improved sleep patterns serve to energize the body and improve mood.
Q: What is a Thyroid?
A: Thyroid refers to a group of metabolic hormones produced in the body. The two main thyroid hormones are thyroxine or T4, and triiodothyronine or T3. T4 is produced by the thyroid gland. It is the inactive thyroid hormone in the body. T3 is produced in the brain and liver via the conversion of T4. It is the active form of thyroid hormone in the body. Thyroid hormone regulates temperature, metabolism and cerebral function.
Q: What is Pregnenolone?
A: Pregnenolone is the parent compound of all the adrenal and gonadal hormones and is produced in the adrenal glands. It is also produced in the brain, liver, ovaries, testicles, and the myelin sheath of nerves. Pregnenolone may enhance mood, energy, memory, and brain and nerve tissue repair.
Q: What is DHEA?
A: DHEA is a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands. This hormone is a precursor to other sex hormones. In addition to having its own hormone effect, it results in a shift to an anabolic or protein building state. Recent studies point to DHEA as an anti-stress hormone, reversing the effects of stress on the immune system.
Q: What is Progesterone?
A: Progesterone is primarily produced by the corpus luteum in the ovary just prior to and after ovulation. It is also produced in large quantities by the placenta during pregnancy and in small quantities by the adrenal glands. Progesterone reduces symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. It protects against uterine and breast cancer, osteoporosis, fibrocystic disease and ovarian cysts. Progesterone also enhances mood and sleep.
Q: What is Tesoserone?
A: Testosterone is present and extremely important in women as well as men. In men, testosterone is mainly produced by the testicles and in smaller quantities by the adrenal glands. In women, testosterone is produced in both the ovaries and the adrenal glands. Testosterone contributes to maintaining muscle mass, strength and endurance, decreased body fat, increased exercise tolerance, and enhancement of well-being and psychological status.
Q: What is Estrogen?
A: Estrogen refers to a group of similar hormones produced in the body. The main three are estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), and estrio (E3). Estrogen protects against heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis (thinning bones), Alzheimer’s disease and memory disorders.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: The short answer is it depends, however the average monthly cost can vary from $100 – $1,500+