Adrenal Biomarkers: What They Are and What They Do For YouJul 06, 2022
Since the 1930s, researchers have observed physiological changes that occur in response to different types of stressors. They’ve found that the exhaustion phase of stress can lead to a decrease production of the adrenal hormones.
Adrenal glands are responsible for releasing hormones that regulate the entirety of your bodily functions such as your metabolism, immune system, blood pressure, stress response, and more.
When your adrenal system is malfunctioning, you are automatically on a fast path to severe burnout unless you do something to turn it around.
In today’s blog post, I’ll be sharing how you can use information from adrenal biomarkers to observe the physiology within your body, draw connections to your life and mentality, and shift both so you can go stress less and finally live the joyful life you were meant to!
What is an Adrenal Biomarker?
Your adrenal glands, located on top of your kidneys, produce important hormones that impact and regulate your regular bodily functions. These hormones produced are cortisol (the stress hormone), aldosterone (balances water and salt), DHEA and androgenic steroids (which regulate other hormones), epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine (supports blood pressure).
Now that we understand what your adrenal system is, let’s cover biomarkers. Basically, a biomarker is a measurable substance in your body that is indicative of disease or stress. These biomarkers play a critical role in the prognosis of stress-related diseases and disorders, and therapy guidance, by measuring certain characteristics of the body – they are measured through blood and urine analysis.
What do Adrenal Biomarkers Tell You?
Believe it or not, burnout is actually a direct result of a hormonal imbalance in your adrenal glands. Symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, muscle weakness, high blood pressure, and more, are associated with adrenal hormone overproduction.
One example of a result you can get from a Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis test (that measures adrenal biomarkers) is the ratio of sodium to potassium in your body. A low ratio can indicate increased cortisol output (aka, more stress hormones flowing through your body). It may also reflect chronic stress and adrenal insufficiencies, accompanied by a decrease in aldosterone output.
There are countless other potential outcomes, and things you can learn from a functional blood test. By measuring these adrenal biomarkers, you’re able to discover the physiological symptoms that may be contributing to your burnout.
How to Get Started with Functional Blood Chemistry
I have chosen to work with Evexia Labs, which provides discounted standard clinician pricing plus a 3% program fee which you pay directly to Evexia. This allows you to save money! They use LabCorp for their testing centers so you will be sure to find a testing center close to your home.
Once your blood tests have been completed and processed, they’re shared with me and a functional report is generated. Then, I interpret your results for you and curate individualized nutrient supplementation for you, as well as offer ongoing support as you embark on your journey to optimal health.
I have always been a scientist, so it’s important to me that this process remains as scientifically accurate as possible. That’s why it’s absolutely crucial that for your functional blood chemistry analysis, you work with a trained professional – like me.
If you’re interested in learning more about how we can work together to uncover the true underlying causes of your symptoms, get in touch to schedule an introductory consultation at the link below.