Adrenal Stress Index (ASI)
The Adrenal Stress Index (ASI)
Provided by Individual Wellbeing Diagnostic Laboratories
The adrenal hormones are responsible for the secretion of the body’s major stress hormones, cortisol and DHEA(s). These hormones are not released continuously throughout the day but are secreted in a cycle called the circadian rhythm. Anyone suffering from the following should consider this test:
- Low energy
- Muscle and joint pain
- Chronic stress
- Sleep disturbance
- Depressed immune system
- Poor skin regenerationThe ASI test enables a detailed assessment of one’s adrenal hormone cycles by measuring both saliva cortisol and DHEA(s) levels and their ratios throughout then day (8am, 12 noon, 4pm, & 11pm). The ASI test is a simple, non-invasive test that uses four saliva samples to measure the adrenal rhythm and obtain a DHEA to cortisol correlation. The results of the ASI test allow for an in-depth analysis of one’s adrenal cycle and contribute to the design of more precise and personalised approaches to balancing adrenal functions.
Once the samples have been taken, you simply post the test kit back to the laboratory.