If you experience any of the symptoms listed below then the DUTCH Hormone Test is the right test for you –
Has your menstrual cycle stopped since you have started or increased your training schedule, or have you noticed changes since you amended your recovery or fuelling plan?
Most female athletes who contact us are experiencing some element of endocrine imbalance. In many cases this begins as adrenal dysfunction (caused by over training, under fuelling, stress, gut infections, busy lifestyles, toxicity etc) and progresses to hormone imbalances.
DUTCH offers the most extensive profile of sex hormones and adrenal hormones along with their metabolites. Additionally, the daily (diurnal) pattern of free cortisol (stress hormone) is included, along with melatonin (sleep hormone), 8-OHdG (marker for oxidative stress) and six organic acids.
Three of the six organic acids build up in the urine when there is a vitamin or nutrient deficiency. Specifically, xanthurenate, methylmalonate and pyroglutamate elevations serve as markers for vitamin B6, B12 and glutathione deficiencies, respectively. In addition, three neurotransmitter metabolites are included to give an insight into the production of serotonin, dopamine, and adrenaline. These three neurotransmitter metabolites will offer insights into symptoms such as mood disorders and fatigue.
DUTCH is a home kit delivered and collected at your home via courier and takes circa 3 weeks for the results. For maximum benefit we recommend that the results are analysed by a registered practitioner however we can release results directly to the client. Our sister company Nadura Integrative Natural Health Ltd www.nadura.ie are registered practitioners and can analyse your results and create a targeted nutrient & dietary programme unique to you.
For more information or to proceed with a DUTCH test please contact us today at email@example.com