Hormone vs. Gut Testing: Which one do you need?
So you experience gas and bloating but also painful periods and extreme fatigue.
Do you need a gut test? Hormone test? or BOTH?
Let's find out!!
The Gut Test and The Hormone Test are two gold standard functional lab tests that provide invaluable information about what's going on in your unique body.
Here are the key differences between them:
What They Look At:
The Gut Test: This test is a comprehensive analysis on the the health of your gut! With this test, we see what's living in your gut (good and bad!), possible pathogens (such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites), inflammation, intestinal health, and how well you're digesting your foods.
The Hormone Test: The Hormone test provides detailed insights into your hormonal health. It measures a wide range of hormones, including sex hormones (estrogens, progesterone, testosterone) and adrenal hormones (cortisol and DHEA). We can see how your body is adapting to stress... something we ALL need!
How It Is Completed:
Both tests are sent to your home!! No lab or doctor's office needed.
The Gut Test: A small stool sample (humbling experience, but it is so easy!)
The Hormone Test: Urine samples collected at a few different times throughout the day and night... Easy peasy!
Who It Is For:
The Gut Test: Typically used when individuals experience tummy troubles, gut-related symptoms (e.g., diarrhea, bloating, abdominal pain), suspect gut infections, or want to assess their gut health. After all, the gut is the CENTER of all health and mental wellness!
The Hormone Test: Commonly used to investigate hormonal issues such as irregular menstrual cycles, fertility problems, menopause symptoms, adrenal fatigue, mood disorders, & more.
As you can see, BOTH tests are a great way to assess overall health, identify root causes, and get down to a granular level to optimize your health, wellness, and mood!
Want to know which test is right for YOU? And how to work with our Lead Dietitian to get the support that is appropriate for you?