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Old 02-10-2011, 05:53 AM - Thread Starter
 
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This Female Check kit was what I was going to use to check my hormones but now I see it's being discontinued :( :( I have not used it but it looks like it had good reviews. Good way to check your estradiol, progesterone and testosterone for an affordable price.I think it's not available online anymore.

 

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 FemaleCheck home hormone saliva test kit measures your levels of estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone, which are vital to a woman's hormonal balance.

FemaleCheck home test kit is a safe, easy-to-use, noninvasive, and reliable screen that uses a simple saliva sample to measure your levels of estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone, which are vital to a woman's hormonal balance. 

Ever laugh or cry or get mad or get hungry? That's your hormones hard at work. Hormones can affect many vital functions in your body. That's why keeping your hormones in their proper balance is essential to the way you live. For women, FemaleCheck hormone kit by BodyBalance can help you monitor hormone levels.

Here's something you should know: hormones don't just control sexual function and activity. Hormones affect your body physically and emotionally. Estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone have a strong influence over women's health:

• PMS
• Menstrual cycle
• Pregnancy
• Menopause
• Skin elasticity
• Lean body mass
• Muscle and bone development
• Sleep patterns
• Various physical and emotional responses

 

 

Saliva vs Blood Test:

 

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Saliva Hormone Testing - Better than a blood test.

Saliva hormone values reflect the tissue concentration of your hormones. Blood and serum contains the total hormone, but your tissues are only bathed with the active or effective fraction as found in your salvia. Active fraction measurements are superior to blood and urine measurements both in diagnosis and treatment.

 

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Dear BodyBalance Customers:

We have greatly appreciated your support. It saddens us to announce that we will not be selling our BodyBalance line of at home diagnostic kits after January 31, 2011. Dr. Murray Natural Living (DMNL) has owned the BodyBalance brand for three years. It has been highly successful; however, our provider of lab services, Genova Diagnostics, has informed us that they will no longer process direct to consumer laboratory assessments. This leaves DMNL no choice but to discontinue the BodyBalance line of products. These products include AntiOxidantCheck, FemaleCheck, MaleCheck, MineralCheck, PerformanceCheck, SleepCheck and StressCheck.

BodyBalance kits will be processed through December 31, 2011. At that time all processing of BodyBalance kits will end. If you purchase a BodyBalance kit somewhere else, it will be processed as long as samples are submitted before the December 31, 2011 deadline.

 

http://www.bodybalance.com/

 

 

Just thought I'd share this info in case anyone else wanted to check their hormone levels.


Tina - mama to DD1 10.75yrs, DD2 6yrs, DD3 2.5 yrs & baby due in June 2015 and wifey to DH.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:35 AM - Thread Starter
 
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There's another company that make saliva hormone test kits. It's ZRT.

 

http://www.wholefamilyhealth.com/shop/catalog.php?item=172


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