You should take this test if you
✔ Feel tired but wired
✔ Can’t wake up without strong coffee
✔ Crave sugar, especially late in the day
✔ Get sick when you are under stress
✔ Feel irritable, anxious, or depressed
✔ Experience stress often
Your cortisol fluctuation pattern and your DHEA levels determine whether you have a healthy stress response profile. Depending on your results, you may experience some of the following symptoms:
Common effects of stress on your body include:
- Muscle tension or pain
- Chest pain
- Change in sex drive
- Upset stomach
- Sleep problems
Common effects of stress on your mood include:
- Lack of motivation or focus
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Irritability or anger
- Sadness or depression
Common effects of stress on your behavior include:
- Overeating or undereating
- Angry outbursts
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Tobacco use
- Social withdrawal
- Exercising less often
Source: Mayo Clinic
What we measure
Cortisol (4) • Saliva
Cortisol is the primary stress hormone excreted by the adrenal glands. Cortisol moderates the body’s daily and long-term responses to stress. A healthy cortisol level better regulates energy, mood, focus, and immune response.
DHEA • Saliva
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is the other major hormone excreted by the adrenal glands. DHEA helps to balance cortisol, especially when cortisol’s level gets too high. DHEA is also a precursor to reproductive hormones like estrogen and testosterone.
Stress Test (Saliva Collection)
1. Test Activation
Login to Mygenbio.com. You will send you an invitation email for you to sign up and log in for Thorne Research website. Click the ‘Activate Test’ button on top of the main homepage, and Enter a 6-digit activation code on the back of the plastic clamshell box. To see your test result summary on Mygenbio.com’s ‘Test Result’ section, you MUST enter your ‘Test Status’ section and click the gray button to change its color to pink.
2. Sample Collection
You will be collecting 4 saliva samples in 1 day and you may collect on any day you choose. Do not eat, drink (except water), or brush teeth prior to the first collection of the day for the 2 hours prior to additional collections. Do not use lip products on collection day, and avoid anti-aging/anti-wrinkle facial creams for 3 days prior to testing because they can contain undisclosed hormones. Each saliva sample must fill the tube at least half way, not including bubbles.
Collection timings are : (1) immediately upon waking for the day (2) just before lunch (at least 2 hours after first collection) (3) just before dinner (4) just before bedtime Don’t forget to write your name and the date and time on the tube label.
3. Sample Return
Place both biohazard bags containing 4 saliva samples into the plastic box in which they arrived. (Do NOT throw away the plastic box.) Apply a return label to the envelope and leave the envelope inside a mailbox or take it to any U.S. Postal Service (USPS) facility. Your shipping cost is prepaid.
Your personal biomarker values are displayed on an easy-to-read dashboard with descriptions of what each biomarker value means for you.
Using your biomarkers, we provide detailed insights to help identify potential health risks or specific areas of improvement. Insights are generated using the Onegevity Health Intelligence platform.
Based on your unique results, a comprehensive improvement plan with diet, activity, and supplement recommendations is generated.