Saliva Testing VS Blood

Which test is better for measuring hormone levels and discovering hormone imbalance?

A photo of a black doctor who holds up a tube and a funnel in front of of him. The text reads: Saliva or Blood? Which test is better for discovering hormone levels?

Saliva is considered a better indicator of biologically active hormone levels than blood.

Saliva testing measures the circulating levels of hormones available to body tissues in men and women, more accurately reflecting the body’s functional hormone status.

Saliva testing provides a simple, noninvasive means to determine whether hormone levels are within the expected normal range for one’s age and gender. It is also an accurate method of evaluating how diet, herbal therapy, and exercise influence these levels.

For saliva testing, collection is simple, non-invasive, and can be performed in the privacy of your home. You send your sample by prepaid shipping to the laboratory, and results are sent directly to us. The hormones are stable at room temperature for 5 days and require no special handling for shipment.


Who Should Test Their Hormone Levels with Saliva Testing?

  • Anyone taking prescribed Thyroid medication, Anxiety medication, or psychotropic prescriptions such as Prozac, Celexa, Welbutrin, etc.
  • Those concerned with possibly changing hormone levels and fluctuations in their monthly cycles
  • Women experiencing PMS symptoms
  • Pre- and post-menopausal women concerned with their estradiol and progesterone and DHEA levels for preventative reasons
  • Those wishing to monitor their hormone levels following replacement therapy (oral, sublingual, or topical), and subsequently regulate their supplements levels
  • Women trying to get pregnant or women with a history of difficult pregnancies or miscarriages
  • Men (and women) concerned with their sexual drive and testosterone levels
  • Those with sleep disorders
  • Those with stress related disorders, fatigue, depression, and immune weakness.
  • Women experiencing menopausal type symptoms such at hot flashes, night sweats, and more.


Learn more about our natural Hormone Balancing treatments and protocols.

Information on this site is provided for informational purposes and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own health professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication. You should read carefully all product packaging. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider. As always, results will vary, even when clinical tests have displayed a large success rate.

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