Hormone Testing Kits From Archway Apothecary in Covington, LA
Before starting on a journey to balance your hormones, you must first start with a detailed measurement.
At Archway Apothecary, we offer hormone testing kits from ZRT Labs that provide more than just numbers – you get an assessment with REAL meaning.
Get Started with a Hormone Testing Kit
Even if you haven’t talked to your doctor yet, you can order a Saliva Testing Kit from us to test your hormone levels. One of our compounding pharmacists will even help you read the results!
Why Saliva Testing?
Our hormone testing kits are based on a saliva sample, NOT a blood test. That means no needles, fasting or other invasive procedures!
Saliva testing has proven effective for measuring hormones like cortisol, estrogen and testosterone, all factors in hormone replacement therapy solutions.
Additionally, saliva testing measures the amount of bioavailable hormones – which is the amount available to target tissues. That makes saliva testing even MORE effective in determining specific areas of excess or deficiency in your hormone levels.
Why Test Your Hormones?
Hormones contribute to our ability to tolerate pain, our level of energy, the extent to which stress affects us, and even how well we sleep. In short, hormones affect much of what makes us feel like “ourselves.”
If hormone balances are off—whether because of lifestyle, environmental stress, diet, or emotional issues—everything from your energy to your mood can be off-balance.
Hormones can be extremely complex, and your exact symptoms will determine which hormone levels you need to have checked. That’s why determining the amount of bioavailable hormones is critical in determining the best course of action.
What Hormone Testing Reveals
Hormone testing can reveal a major imbalance such as a thyroid condition or polycystic ovary syndrome. It can also show much smaller hormonal shifts, which impact your health, mood, and well-being.
Minor hormonal discrepancies may be addressed through diet and lifestyle modifications, including nutritional supplements, botanical medicines, and acupuncture.
Bioidentical hormones are manmade but are derived from plant estrogens, which are chemically identical to the hormones produced by the body.
Bioidentical Hormones Used for Perimenopause and Menopause
Those who choose to balance their hormones with BHRTs will want to use the lowest effective dosage for the shortest amount of time.
Compounded bioidentical hormones are often seen as more effective and safer than synthetic hormones.
BHRT is typically used as we age and our hormone levels drop, especially for those women in perimenopause or menopause. BHRT can relieve hot flashes, memory loss, mood changes, night sweats, insomnia, weight gain, low libido or pain during sex.
Problems Addressed with BHRT
All of your bodily functions are controlled by your body’s hormones. These hormones serve as internal communication between the cells in your body, coordinating immune functions, libido, mood, appetite, digestion, and growth.
While Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is frequently used to ease symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, it can also be used to treat insulin resistance, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, and adrenal disorders.
Hormone replacement therapy can also reduce the risk of cataracts, tooth loss, and diabetes. There is also some evidence that BHRT can even reduce wrinkles and help improve the hydration and elasticity of skin.
Cancer patients who have undergone treatments which adversely affected their estrogen levels may also benefit from BHRT to improve general well-being and quality of life.
Archway Offers ZRT Laboratory Hormone Testing Kits
With two decades of experience, ZRT Laboratory is a recognized leader in innovative and safe hormone and wellness testing. Archway is proud to offer ZRT Laboratory hormone testing kits.
ZRT Laboratory has a goal of helping people get and stay healthy. ZRT Laboratory hormone testing kits are easy to use and can help promote health and wellness.
At Archway, we offer a total commitment to the best science and the best people for personalized hormone and wellness testing. We are a compounding pharmacy with one main goal: to help you become the best and healthiest version of yourself.