This profile determines how well you use food for energy or whether you store it as excess fat. It includes energy, weight, sugar and carbohydrate craving markers. This profile also shows how well the hunger hormone leptin is working. This test is important because fluctuation in these markers should naturally reflect your diet and lifestyle. However, if it doesn’t it may indicate that there is another factor in your system that isn’t responding how it should. This can compound weight and physical health problems.
DEPENDING ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE TESTING PROFILES YOU HAVE REQUESTED, RESULTS CAN TAKE UP TO 3 WEEKS.
Insulin is a hormone produced by your Pancreas that manages the glucose levels in your blood, helps with the storage of glucose and regulates your body’s metabolism for carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Excessive thyroid hormone production causes an increased glucose production in the liver, rapid absorption of glucose through the intestines, and increased insulin resistance (a condition in which the body does not use insulin efficiently). This is the enemy of weight loss. We try to reduce the stimulation of insulin as much as possible, if weight is a concern.
Glucose is a type of sugar, and your body uses it for energy. High glucose levels can indicate insulin resistance and possible diabetes.
This hormone is produced by fat cells to regulate appetite in response to our current energy/fat stores. High leptin will result in an appetite decrease, whereas low leptin levels will lead to a voracious appetite. Leptin also has a role in managing calorie burning, inflammation, autoimmunity, and sugar levels. When our leptin is consistently too high, our receptors stop ‘listening’ to this signal correctly, creating a state of consistent craving.
This marker helps diagnose and monitor people with diabetes.
1 x Blood Collection Form (emailed or provided in a test kit if purchased with other tests)
You can contact us directly at email@example.com or call us on +61 02 8559 1480
You are required to fast for 10-12 hours before your blood draw. A non-fasting blood draw may affect results.
No, no additional fees will be charged by the collection centre.
Medication has the potential to affect results. Please check with your practitioner before your blood draw about the potential effects your medication may have.
How do I book my follow-up appointment?
You can use the link in the email you were sent or contact us directly on +61 02 8559 1480. Please ensure you confirm the availability of your results prior to your appointment.
Up to 3 weeks, depending on the complexity of the testing you have ordered.
Let us help! Book a test selection appointment for $47 and one of our team will help you select the tests you need based on your symptoms. We’ll then credit the $47 to your account, so you can put it toward your testing, packages or supplementation.