Up to 10% of the population in the U.S. has iodine deficiency. Iodine is essential in healthy thyroid hormone production, brain function, breast tissue, fetal development and more.
Used to evaluate the status of androgen (male) hormones. With men, the issue of concern is testosterone deficiency. In women the concern is excess testosterone production.
ZRT Vitamin D Sunshine Profile includes (in blood spot):
25-OH D2, 25-OH D3, Total Vitamin D (Calcifediol, also known as calcidiol, 25-hydroxycholecalciferol, or 25-hydroxyvitamin D3)
Vitamin D deficiency can lead to a variety of problems including hypertension, joint pain, muscle weakness and even heart disease and stroke. This test measures both the biologically active (D3) and supplemented (D2) forms.
IGF-1 (Somatomedin C) is a reliable indicator of human growth hormone (HGH) level. A decrease in growth hormone is thought to be the primary factor in the aging process and can make a huge difference in your health.
Thyroxine (T4) is the main hormone produced by the thyroid. A Total T4 test measures the overall level of T4 output by the thyroid gland.
Free T4 affects tissue function in the body, while bound T4 does not. This test is often used in congunction with TSH testing to measure the extent of hyper- or hypothyroidism.
TSH helps regulate the thyroid gland. It is produced by the pituitary gland in response to thyroid hormone levels in the bloodstream. A high level of TSH means not enough thyroid hormone production, and low TSH indicates too much thyroid activity.
This pituitary hormone affects ovulation, sperm count, PCOS, irregular/absent menstrual periods and infertility. It is a strong indicator for menopause in women and andropause in men.
Luteinizing Hormone (LH) is a marker for menopause onset in women, and is also useful for monitoring androgen therapy progress in men.
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA), is a protein produced by the male prostate gland. It is an important indicator of prostate health.
This single test is taken from a blood spot sample.
An established marker of inflammation, hs-CRP can be a major indicator of cardiovascular disease, especially if it is present in arterial walls. High levels are associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
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