In the • Blood, • Saliva , • Urine
Blood tests for active Hormones are irrelevant
Blood tests measure only the protein-bound hormones not the free, bioavailable (active) hormones - Hormones, such as estrogen and PROGESTERONE are fat soluble, i.e. not dissolvable in water, and must be attached to a protein to be transported in the blood to the appropriate organ.
Many hormones are secreted in a pulsatile fashion. Causes blood levels fluctuate;
Conventional medicine persists in using serum tests rather than urine or saliva tests - since results are incorrectly low, physicians are apt to greatly over-dose their patients, resulting in success rates usually < 30%.
Transdermally absorbed hormones are biologically active (not protein bound) and show up in the mucins of saliva. Therefore saliva hormone radioimmunoassay (RIA) is a relevant and convenient way to measure how much transdermal, free estrogen, PROGESTERONE , TESTOSTERONE, DHEA and other fat soluble hormones are actually available to carry messages to other organs. Women experiencing perimenopausal symptoms will almost always have salivary hormone levels that reflect a PROGESTERONE deficiency, estrogen excess or both.
What are normal saliva levels for hormones
Normal saliva PROGESTERONE level. About 0.3-0.5 ng/ml. With 1.5ng/ml at the upper limit.
You can order saliva tests to determine your hormone levels online. Here are some example sites:
A 24 hour urine test is the most accurate testing method for hormone levels - advocated by Dr. Jonothon Wright, who along with Dr. Lee, is considered a pioneer in introducing bioidentical hormone therapy in the U.S..
|E.g. Progesterone has 2 forms in the blood|
(watery, non-cellular part)
Being water-soluble, the protein-bound hormones pass through the kidneys and are excreted in the urine.
RBCs, Fat cells, uterus, brain, saliva
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