Our hormones act as chemical messengers that transmit signals throughout our bodies as they circulate in the bloodstream. These messengers control numerous bodily functions from digestion to reproduction to emotions and countless others.
When hormones are in balance with each other, they help the body to thrive. When levels fall out of balance, normal function is disrupted, leading to chronic symptoms, disorders and disease.
Symptoms that may signify a hormone imbalance include:
- Appetite changes
- Emotional volatility
- Foggy thinking
- Hot flashes/night sweats
- Loss of sex drive
- Menstrual changes
- Sleep disturbances
- Weight loss or gain
At Nature’s Pharmacy and Compounding Center, we offer ZRT saliva test kits, which can be used by men and women to measure reproductive hormones (estrogen, progesterone or testosterone) or stress hormones (cortisol or DHEAs). You can test just one hormone, or you can test multiple hormones with one kit. Hormone testing reveals your individual level of hormone production and identifies imbalances. From there, you can work with your healthcare providers to create a personalized treatment program to regain hormone balance.
After you purchase the kit from our pharmacy, you collect your saliva sample in the convenience of your home, then send the sample to the ZRT laboratory. Once the lab results are available (usually within about two weeks) one of our pharmacists will schedule a complimentary consultation with you to review the results of the lab work and make recommendations on ways to balance your hormones, if needed.