What is Adrenal Stress?
Two small glands, known as the adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys and help us deal with life’s stresses by releasing the hormones, cortisol and DHEA. These hormones are not released constantly throughout the day. Instead they are secreted in a cycle called the circadian rhythm (sleep/wake cycle), with the highest levels being secreted in the morning and the lowest at night.
Sometimes in periods of long-term or severe mental or physical stress these glands can go into overdrive. If this occurs for too long or too often then the adrenals later become exhausted. When this happens, the hormonal levels of Cortisol, DHEA in the blood stream become imbalanced.
The ANS Analysis measures the autonomic nervous system via the heart rate variability (HRV).
ANS Analysis is a very simple and fast method to show how well our body's primary control center, the autonomic nervous system (ANS) is working and performing its regulatory duties. With its two main divisions, the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous system (or vagus), the ANS represents a superordinate control center in the body. It controls and regulates subordinate processes and all vital functions, including blood pressure, respiratory rate, heart rate, immune system, endocrine system, digestive system, energy supply, etc.
In just 7-10minutes the ANS analysis assesses the condition of the fight or flight and rest and digest nervous system showing you whether your body is adapting to stress and everyday life in a healthy way.
Our in-house functional medicine practitioner would go through your results and give you appropriate advice as well as supplements if required.
Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) measures impedance by applying alternative currents on the human body. A simple but effective non-invasive technique to analyse body composition. Analysing body composition describes what the body is made of. It includes fat, protein, minerals and body water. It also describes weight more accurately than BMI.
Body composition analysis can accurately show changes in fat mass, muscle mass and body fat percentage. This can help validate services like personal training, patient care and corporate wellness.
The Lipid panel cholesterol test includes measurements fot Total cholesterol, LDL (bad cholesterol), HDL (good cholesterol), Triglycerides and VLDL.
The Glucose test provides a measurement for a person's blood sugar level, where an elevated reading can indicate an increased risk for Diabetes.
A complete cholesterol test is also called a lipid profile. This test is used to measure the amount of "good” (HDL) and "bad” (LDL) cholesterol and triglycerides, a type of fat, in your blood.
This test can help predict your risk of heart disease and allow you to make early lifestyle changes that lower cholesterol and triglycerides.
Too much cholesterol can lead to:
- heart disease
- atherosclerosis, a clogging or hardening of your arteries
The Complete Hormones test is the most comprehensive urinary hormone profile, it is designed to assist with the clinical management of hormone-related symptoms in both male and females.
This profile assesses parent hormones and their metabolites as well as key metabolic pathways, provides insight into the contribution that sex hormones may have in patients presenting with hormone-related complaints, and helps assess disease risk associated with elevated oestrogen metabolites.
A comprehensive evaluation of cardiovascular risk, measuring various important markers such as cholesterol, triglycerides, and homocysteine, as well as key inflammatory markers. This unique test combines both traditional and cutting-edge indicators of cardiovascular health that can often be corrected with nutritional intervention.
This test analyzes blood for levels of HDL, LDL, and total cholesterol, ratios, triglycerides, lipoprotein(a), homocysteine, apolipoprotein A1, apolipoprotein B, fibrinogen, and C-reactive protein.
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a substance produced by the liver in response to inflammation in the body.
High CRP levels may also indicate that there's inflammation in the arteries of the heart, which may mean a higher risk of heart attack or stroke.
Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. In the UK, around 90% of all adults with diabetes have type 2.
Diabetes can lead to serious complications, and the higher your HbA1c, the more you're at risk of developing them.
We test your HbA1c levels here at the pharmacy as it is a more accurate measure of your blood glucose levels over the last 3 months and gives us an indication of your blood glucose control. Knowing your levels and understanding what they mean can help you reduce the risk of complications associated with diabetes. We also offer personalised lifestyle intervention advice depending on your results.
Symptoms of food intolerance can take up to 72 hours to appear after eating the trigger food or group of foods. On average people who suffer from food intolerances* usually have around 4 or 5 trigger foods.
The term ‘food intolerance’ and ‘food allergy’ are often confused and are two very different things.
Genuine food allergy is relatively rare. Only about 2% of the adult population are affected. A food allergy is a swift response by the body’s immune system to a specific food. In this type of reaction, the body’s immune system mistakes a food for an ‘invader’ which often results in a rapid allergic reaction often within minutes, but generally within a maximum of two hours. This type of allergic reaction is commonly associated with reactions to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs and seafood.
Food intolerance is quite different to food allergy and whilst the symptoms can impact the person’s quality of life, they are not life threatening. Food intolerances are much more common than food allergies.
When foods and drinks are digested the proteins within them are broken down into smaller fragments for easy absorption into the body. Larger fragments can pass through without breaking down, and sometimes the body reacts by attacking them using antibodies called Immunoglobulin G’s (IgG).
* PRICES MAY VARY DEPENDING ON THE CHOSEN TEST TYPE
This biochemistry analysis is a full haematology and biochemical assessment for Glucose & lipid metabolism, Renal Function, Adrenal Function, Liver Function, Thyroid & Parathyroid Function and Iron & Inflammation status.
The GI Effects® Comprehensive Stool Profile is an advanced stool test that provides immediate, actionable clinical information for the management of gastrointestinal health.
The GI Effects Comprehensive Stool Profile can reveal important information about the root cause of many common
We can test for the following additional Biomarkers if required:
- Campylobacter (£60)
- Clostridium difficile (£60)
- Escherichia coli (£60)
- Eosinophil Protein X (IB status) (£60)
- Helicobacter pylori (£60)
In recent years, intestinal permeability, or "leaky gut," has been linked to an increasing number of chronic inflammatory diseases, and zonulin, a small protein produced in the gut.
£ 130.00(-38.46%) £ 80.00
Millions of people across the country are at risk of developing heart disease, which may seem alarming. What most people don’t realise is that it can be often prevented by taking some simple steps to look after your heart. Our Holistic Health Assessment gives you the opportunity to find out if your heart is as healthy as it could be.
Discover your homocysteine levels and make improvements to your wellbeing.
The Lorisian Homocysteine test is a simple home-to-laboratory test, which delivers reliable results within just 21 days. It also includes comprehensive support material to help your clients make lifestyle changes to reduce their risk. A high homocysteine level has been associated with a higher risk of developing heart disease, stroke, Alzheimers and dementia.
- Our clinically proven test is carried out by our expert laboratory, who will assess your client’s levels of homocysteine with a simple home-to-laboratory blood test
- There are an increasing number of studies that show homocysteine to be a predictor of potential health problems, including heart disease, stroke, Alzheimers, dementia, infertility, declining memory and lowered mood.
- Lorisian’s test is the UK’s only finger prick homocysteine test on the market
Homocysteine measurement does not give a definitive diagnosis of increased risk of these conditions and any symptoms or concerns must be checked out by a doctor before carrying out the test.
This test provides a focused overview of hormonal balance in both pre- and post-menopausal women, using a single serum sample to evaluate dynamics of sex steroid metabolism that can profoundly affect a woman's health throughout her lifetime.
The liver is the second largest organ in the body, and it plays a crucial role through performing many complex functions that are essential for life. Alcohol, poor nutrition and diet, lack of exercise, being overweight and hepatitis are common causes that may lead to liver disease.
Your samples will be tested for two important liver enzymes: alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST).
The Lorisian LiverCheck test is a simple and convenient home-to-laboratory test, which delivers reliable results within just 10 days.
Hormones: The Key to Vitality, Sex Drive, and Aging.
The Male Hormonal Health test provides a focused overview of hormonal balance in men.
Using a single serum sample, this test evaluates dynamics of sex steroid metabolism that can profoundly affect a man's health throughout his lifetime.
The test focuses specifically on DHEA, Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), Estradiol, Testosterone, Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1), and Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA).
Gaining information about the body's hormone production can provide an insight to help maintain good health.
Hormones play a powerful role in the body's regulatory system. Proper hormonal balance is essential to maintain optimal health. Testosterone, for example, enhances sex drive, strengthens bone and muscle tissue, and reduces fat production. In addition, it is a natural energy booster that protects against the onset of depression and heart disease. Other male hormonal deficiencies or excesses affect sleep, metabolism, and the ability to fight disease.
The NutrEval test is a comprehensive test for identifying nutritional deficiencies.
Studies suggest that even a balanced diet may not provide all essential nutrients. This test will help assess your nutritional needs by identifying any deficiencies that may be associated with complex chronic conditions.
Critical nutrients that are functionally assessed include:
- B Vitamins
- Essential Fatty Acids
- Digestive Support
The thyroid is the bodies thermostat, controlling body temperature, growth rate and energy use. It controls the rate at which the body uses food and affects the operation of almost all bodily processes and organs. An under-functioning of the thyroid gland can result in a condition known as hypothyroidism.
The total thyroid screen analyses serum levels of TSH, total T4, free T4, free T3, anti-TG antibodies, and anti-TPO antibodies to assess central and peripheral thyroid function, as well as thyroid auto-immunity. This test gives the full picture of thyroid health status.
The Vitamin D test measures levels of Vitamin D to gain an overall perspective of a patient's health and dietary insufficiencies. Total Vitamin D (measured as 25-OH-D) generally refers to both its natural and synthetic forms. Vitamin D2 is synthetic, while D3 is naturally found in food and activated by sun exposure. To provide you with more complete information about your intake, our Vitamin D test measures both forms, 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), and 25-hydroxyvitamin D2 (ergocalciferol).
The likelihood of vitamin D insufficiency is increased in malabsorption syndromes, aging (elderly individuals have a reduced capacity for vitamin D3 formation), darker skin (higher concentrations of melanin reduce efficiency in vitamin D3 production), obesity (fat-soluble vitamin D is stored in adipose, which reduces bioavailability), and minimal sun exposure, such as in winter or at more northern latitudes.