Weight Management Profile, Saliva and Blood Spot - ZRT Test Kit
The Weight Management Profile, Saliva, and Blood Spot - ZRT Test Kit detects hormonal imbalances that contribute to weight issues and screens for early signs of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
What is the purpose of this test?
Order this Weight Management Profile, Saliva and Blood Spot - ZRT Test Kit, which detects hormonal imbalances that contribute to obesity, weight gain, and challenges in achieving or sustaining a healthy weight. Additionally, this profile serves as a screening tool and provides an early indication of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes risks.
The Weight Management Profile is ideal for:
- Both males and females who are dealing with weight problems, menopause or andropause
- Women who have polycystic ovaries
- Individuals seeking to address their overall health concerns from its root cause
This ZRT test kit also includes the options for add-on panel bundles, such as:
- Weight Management + Thyroid
- Weight Management + Cardio
- Weight Management + Thyroid + Cardio
If you are interested in any of the add-on panels, please contact Walk-In Lab's customer service at 800-539-6119, as additional fees may apply.
This Weight Management Profile, Saliva, and Blood Spot measure the following analytes:
- Estradiol: Estradiol helps maintain healthy fat distribution in women's hips, thighs, and breasts. Excess estrogen can cause unhealthy weight gain in these areas. Men have higher testosterone levels, promoting muscle growth and less fat accumulation. Overweight men experience a decrease in testosterone and an increase in estrogen, which can lead to weight gain in areas like hips, thighs, and breasts.
- Progesterone: Progesterone has many benefits, including reducing excess estrogen, acting as a natural diuretic, and calming the brain to minimize stress-related overeating. However, excessive supplementation may increase appetite and slow digestion, leading to bloating.
- Testosterone: Androgens like Testosterone and DHEA-S are essential for building muscle and boosting metabolism. Low levels can cause muscle loss, increased body fat, and reduced exercise tolerance and stamina. Hormone imbalances from weight gain can worsen this issue, leading to decreased testosterone and female-type body fat distribution in males and insulin resistance and weight gain in females with PCOS.
- DHEA: This test is used to assess the functioning of your adrenal glands and identify any tumors or cancers. Additionally, it aids in identifying the underlying cause of masculine traits (virilization) in females and early puberty in males.
- Cortisol: High cortisol levels, especially with insulin, can lead to fat storage in the abdomen during stress. This type of visceral fat is linked to health risks like insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. Chronic cortisol elevation is a risk factor for pre-diabetes and heart disease.
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH): Elevations in Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) can indicate hypothyroidism, low metabolic rate, and obesity, even if the levels are within the high-normal range. Elevated cortisol levels can cause hypothyroidism and may also result from oral estrogen therapy, which increases the production of binding proteins that enhance thyroid hormone availability.
- Vitamin D2/D3: It is often observed that individuals who are obese may have insufficient levels of both vitamin D2 and D3, resulting in hyperinsulinemia and visceral fat. However, detecting and treating vitamin D3 deficiencies can enhance insulin sensitivity, irrespective of whether they cause or are a consequence of the condition.
- Insulin: When insulin levels are high, it can indicate insulin resistance, which often precedes metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Elevated cortisol levels can cause this and lead to central obesity, increased inflammation, and other markers for cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, in men, it can lower testosterone levels, while in women, it can raise them and decrease ovulation.
- Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c): Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is a test that estimates the average glucose levels in your blood over the past three months. A result of over 6% is a warning sign for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
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