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Get to the root of hormonal issues
impacting your quality of life!

Using saliva test results and NATURAL rebalancing techniqueswe’ll guide you towards safe, long-term solutions to relieve persistent symptoms at any age!

checkout: build your test kit package

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Hormones RULE our physical, mental and emotional functionsregulating our mood, memory, energy, vitality, drive, fertility, weight, sleep, strength, stamina, libido, and immune defenses against disease! 

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An estimated 8 out of 10 women experience hormonal symptoms, yet many feel alone and confused about HOW their symptoms and hormone levels are connected...and what to do to find relief!

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The problem is, traditional doctors often downplay or dismiss our hormonal concerns and rarely offer hormone testing or natural solutions to optimize our hormonal health!

We FREQUENTLY hear from clients...

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Sound Familiar?

If you're suffering in silence, it's time to
take back control of your hormonal health!

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You don’t need to be a doctor to know  when something's off in your body, and you should feel confident and supported making decisions about your hormonal health...


Although we believe it's important to have a primary care provider for your overall healthcare (and we're BIG advocates for functional and integrative medicine), there are MANY effective ways to rebalance your hormones in your daily life, and get back to feeling like yourself again!

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WE'VE BEEN THERE AND WE'RE
HERE TO HELP YOU FIND RELIEF!

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We’re a mother/daughter team with decades of experience in the field, driven by a mission to help women become stronger advocates for their hormonal health! With the support of prominent laboratory and medical partners, we’ve helped countless women relieve hormonal symptoms naturally (including ourselves)!

Think of us as your GUIDES. We're here to arm you with the TOOLS necessary to make informed decisions about your hormonal health. From nutrition, eating habits, exercise and stress resilience to non-toxic products, supplements, and plant-based hormones, we cover it all in our "Build Your Own Testing & Rebalancing Package,” including saliva testing, result recaps, customized action plans, and our NEW "rebalance rescue guide."

JOIN US in changing the dialogue around women’s health and hormone balance!

We look forward to working with you...

peach-heart-icon -Rye, Jess, Candace + team
info@yourhormonebalance

WE SUPPORT WOMEN AT ALL STAGES OF LIFE

WE PROVIDE EDUCATION FOR PRE/PERI/POST MENOPAUSAL WOMEN AND OUR LAB ADJUSTS REFERENCE RANGES TO ACCOUNT FOR MENSTRUAL STATUS / USE OF BIRTH CONTROL / HORMONE THERAPY, ETC.

(20s & 30s)
the reproductive years can include a spectrum of symptoms from irregular/absent/painful periods, PMS, and infertility, to bloating, anxiety, depression, fatigue, acne, weight gain, low libido, sugar cravings, hair loss and risks for PCOS, insulin resistance & more.

(starts mid to late 30s/early 40s)
during this 7-10 year transition to menopause, fluctuating estrogen and progesterone levels can contribute to "rollercoaster symptoms" including hot flashes/night sweats, mood swings, belly fat/ difficulty losing weight, sugar cravings, low libido, insomnia, anxiety, fatigue, hair loss & more.

(starts late 40s/early 50s)
menopause is defined as 1 year without a period, and in the "post-menopause" phase that follows, declining estrogen and progesterone levels can result in hot flashes/ night sweats, sleep disturbances, depression, belly fat / weight gain, dry skin/nails/hair, bone loss, reduced strength and stamina, low libido, trouble concentrating & more.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

WE PROVIDE INSIGHTS THAT
GO BEYOND TEST RESULTS...

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We'll help you connect the dots between your ACTIVE HORMONE LEVELS and current SYMPTOMS

checkmarkWe'll teach you how to MINIMIZE HORMONAL FLUCTUATIONS during pre, peri or post-menopause 
(yes, fluctuations are inevitable, but the severity of them is not!)

checkmarkWe'll help you understand the TOP holistic rebalancing strategies to optimize your hormones and prevent disease at ANY stage of life (backed by science)

checkmarkWe'll help you feel more confident communicating with doctors about your hormonal needs and concerns, and we'll help you find a functional medicine provider (if seeking additional support).

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING...

-endorsements from groundbreaking practitioners we admire and support -  

Kyle McAvoy, NP

“I fully support YHB's efforts to raise awareness, inform, test, and educate women about the importance of hormone balance for women's emotional, mental and physical health. Their work is timely and necessary in the world of women's health”

Kenna Stephenson, MD

"I’m honored to endorse the vital work Candace and her daughters are doing in empowering women with the knowledge of hormone health!"

Laura Martell, ND, LAc, FABNO,  IFMCP, NCMP
"I'm thrilled to partner with YHB to provide hormone health education and support. I think their process is beautiful and truly an incredible service to women looking for balance."

GET STARTED WITH OUR:
"BUILD YOUR OWN" TESTING
REBALANCING 
PACKAGE!

HOW IT WORKS: start with our base hormone test kit package (explained below), then decide to "ADD ON" a personalized action plan and/or additional testing at checkout.*

*2 + 3 split pay options also available at checkout

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GET THE "BASE PACKAGE:" SALIVA TEST KIT + RESULTS RECAP + REBALANCE RESCUE GUIDE: $399 (+ split pay options)

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WHAT YOU'LL GET:

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1 x at home saliva collection kit - testing ACTIVE levels of estrogen, progesterone, PG/E2 ratio, DHEAs, testosterone + 4 x cortisols (collected 4 in 1 day). 
+ Prepaid US shipping label (to send samples to our CLIA-certified lab for analysis). International shipping also available at checkout.

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"Rebalance Rescue Guide:" online library filled with comprehensive lifestyle, nutrition & supplement lessons to optimize your hormones at any age (education is regularly updated). PLUS lessons on: finding a supportive health care provider, understanding bioidentical VS synthetic hormones & maximizing your results on a natural rebalancing plan.

6 REASONS WE PREFER SALIVA TESTING OVER STANDARD BLOOD TESTS👇

big-checkmark-boxedSaliva is non-invasive, convenient & collected from home (you'll ship samples to our lab using the pre-paid UPS label included in your kit; international shipping options also available)

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Samples collected 4 x in 1 day to chart cortisol (stress) hormone levels / adrenal function (saliva is often referred to as the 'gold standard' for measuring cortisol)

big-checkmark-boxedWomen with trackable periods will collect samples during a specific time in their cycle (we provide detailed instructions based on menstrual length/pattern); those with absent or irregular periods can test any day they are not bleeding or spotting.

big-checkmark-boxedOur lab measures the "PG/E2" ratio (proportion of progesterone relative to estrogen) to help pinpoint ‘classic' or 'relative' estrogen dominance, linked to common symptoms many women experience.

big-checkmark-boxed Easy to understand results including customized comments from our CLIA certified lab (ZRT lab)

big-checkmark-boxedThe lab adjusts results by age, gender, menstrual status, current or recent hormone use (including birth control)

NOTEs:

big-checkmark-boxedYou can ADD ON thyroid or vitamin D (via an at-home blood spot test) at checkout - details ahead!

big-checkmark-boxedIf you're currently using hormones/birth control, testing can help assess how your present therapy is working for you! We provide detailed test instructions to ensure proper collection while using hormones. You do not need to discontinue medication or hormones to test!

big-checkmark-boxedIf you're planning to come off hormonal birth control,
we advise waiting 6-8 weeks post B.C. to test (or until a regular period has returned) before testing.

big-x-boxed Saliva testing is not ideal for those using sublingual or troche hormones
We suggest testing in dried blood spot for more precise results (contact us to request a different test kit).

PLUS:

big-checkmark-boxedA personalized results recap: we'll break down your unique results and provide relevant education to help you understand root causes for your levels / imbalances & related symptoms.
+  "Essential rebalancing next steps:" fundamental practices to support ALL hormones at any age (top lifestyle / nutrition / supplements)

 

 

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PLUS:

big-checkmark-boxedHormone Balance Grocery Guide PDF -  we'll make it easy to purchase hormone supportive foods AND understand the nutritional benefits!

big-checkmark-boxed"Symptom Checklist / Rebalancing Journal" PDF - to help you tune into your body and track your progress.

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"Habit Tracker" PDF - weekly check-ins to assess your habits and help you make positive changes in the direction of your goals.

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"Non Toxic Product Guide" PDF - our favorite brands & clean products in various categories, (plus discounts).

GET THE BASE PACKAGE TODAY FOR:

-one payment of-
$359

save $40 paying in full

-or monthly payments of:
$133 x 3

(choose 2 OR 3 monthly payments at checkout)

OPTIONAL 'ADD ON' OPTIONS

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ADD ON: CUSTOM ACTION PLAN, BASED ON YOUR UNIQUE RESULTS: $165

If you’re looking for a deeper analysis of your results and in-depth rebalancing suggestions BASED on your results, we highly suggest the action plan. We'll send you a hormone Q&A after your results are in, so that we can customize your plan to include:

big-checkmark-boxedSpecific rebalancing steps based on your unique hormone levels/imbalances and related symptoms (lifestyle, nutrition, supplement/herb & bioidentical 'plant derived' hormone suggestions). Note: we'll also address "normal" levels trending on the HIGH or LOW end, if relevant symptoms have been reported.

big-checkmark-boxedCustom notes, resources & symptom-based supplements from our team, to help you address key hormonal concerns/symptoms reported in your Q&A. 

green-number-three-3"ADD ON:" THYROID and/or VITAMIN D TESTING FOR EXTRA INSIGHTS:

pink-arrowTHYROID BLOOD SPOT KIT -$90 
(FREE T3, FREE T4, TSH, TPO antibodies) 

Symptoms of an under-active thyroid include: fatigue, depression, weight gain, cold sensitivity, dry skin/nails/ hair, constipation, muscle and joint pain, forgetfulness, menstrual irregularities, puffy eyes/face.
Over-active thyroid symptoms include: unexplained weight loss, rapid heartbeat, nervousness, increased sweating, fatigue, heat sensitivity, tremors & more.

pink-arrowVITAMIN D BLOOD SPOT KIT- $45
(D3, D2, TOTAL VITAMIN D)

An estimated 75% to 85% of US adults fall short of vitamin D. Symptoms associated with D-deficiency include: fatigue, low immunity, muscle aches, chronic pain, bone density loss / brittle bones, hair loss, mood changes, low libido, weight gain / stubborn belly fat, depression, anxiety, and increased risks for obesity, MS and cancer.

pink-arrowTHYROID BLOOD SPOT KIT -$90 
(FREE T3, FREE T4, TSH, TPO antibodies) 

Symptoms of an under-active thyroid include: fatigue, depression, weight gain, cold sensitivity, dry skin/nails/ hair, constipation, muscle and joint pain, forgetfulness, menstrual irregularities, puffy eyes/face.
Over-active thyroid symptoms include: unexplained weight loss, rapid heartbeat, nervousness, increased sweating, fatigue, heat sensitivity, tremors & more.


pink-arrowVITAMIN D BLOOD SPOT KIT- $45
(D3, D2, TOTAL VITAMIN D)

An estimated 75% to 85% of US adults fall short of vitamin D. Symptoms associated with D-deficiency include: fatigue, low immunity, muscle aches, chronic pain, bone density loss / brittle bones, hair loss, mood changes, low libido, weight gain / stubborn belly fat, depression, anxiety, and increased risks for obesity, MS and cancer.

NOTE: Vitamin D & Thyroid must be collected in blood
**If you add-on either test, you'll get a blood/saliva combo kit.
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Send the blood/saliva samples to our lab using the prepaid shipping label.**

PLUS: ACCESS TO 1:1 SUPPORT
& DISCOUNTED RETESTING
(FOR EXISTING CLIENTS ONLY)

AFTER RESULTS ARE IN, YOU'LL HAVE THE OPTION TO:

big-checkmark-boxedBOOK A 40min HORMONE HEALTH CONSULTATION WITH OUR FOUNDER,
CANDACE BURCH
(MA) - $199 (+ split pay option)

big-checkmark-boxedBOOK A 50min COACHING SESSION WITH HOLISTIC HEALTH COACH,
JESS SUCHAN
- $150 (+ split pay option)

big-checkmark-boxedBOOK A 30MIN FUNCTIONAL TELEMEDICINE CONSULT WITH DR. LAURA MARTELL (ND, LAc, FABNO, IFMCP, NCMP) - $199 (+ split pay option)

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ADD A CUSTOM GUIDE (if you didn't purchase one initially) - $165 

big-checkmark-boxedDISCOUNTED RATES ON FOLLOW UP TESTING (IN SALIVA, BLOOD or URINE), AFTER COMPLETING THE FIRST ROUND OF SALIVA TESTING  - options from $89+

READY TO GET STARTED?

👉 CHECKOUT 👉  Build Your Test Kit Package

(or keep reading for more about our process/services + FAQ's)  

HOW OUR PROCESS WORKS:

 COLLECT YOUR SALIVA SAMPLES  & START LEARNING

You'll get immediate access to our "Rebalance Rescue Guide" after purchase, and your kit will arrive within 3-7 days, including detailed instructions to determine the best day to collect samples. (note: allow longer for shipping outside the U.S.)

MAIL TO OUR LAB 

Using the prepaid shipping label in your kit, mail your samples to our CLIA certified lab for analysis! 

Once received by the lab, samples will be processed in approx. 7-10 business days 

RECEIVE RESULTS RECAP 

Once we have results, we'll send your test report  and education to help you understand your results and next steps. We will send your results recap within 3-4 business days of receiving your results. (We will request a completed Q&A to provide your custom action plan within 5-7 days business days).

OUR PROCESS VS. TEST KIT COMPANIES

Your Hormone Balance 

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360 approach to balancing hormones naturally

big-checkmark-boxedDetailed test collection instructions provided to ensure most accurate results (based on menstrual cycle length/regularity, use of certain products, medication, birth control & medications)

big-checkmark-boxedTest results reviewed in depth by our team of health coaches, educators and lab doctors

big-checkmark-boxed Access to hormone health modules with comprehensive education to optimize hormones naturally at any age

big-checkmark-boxed Emphasis on natural rebalancing options to relieve symptoms 

big-checkmark-boxedRecommend third party tested, high quality supplements/herbs/plant based hormones (in custom action plan)

big-checkmark-boxedLifetime access to 1:1 coaching, consulting, functional telemedicine appts and discounted retesting 

other test-kit companies

big-x-boxed Primarily focused on test results, rarely provide deeper insights or analyze symptoms

big-x-boxed Limited emphasis on natural rebalancing approaches

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MORE ABOUT THE HORMONES WE TEST:

pink-arrowESTROGEN: imbalances can contribute to weight gain/difficulty losing weight, menstrual cycle changes, mood swings, PMS, anxiety, depression, tender breasts, bloating/constipation, hot flashes/night sweats, difficulty sleeping, fertility challenges, vaginal dryness, memory issues, headaches and risks for fibroids, endometriosis, osteoporosis and breast and ovarian cysts/ cancers.

pink-arrowPROGESTERONE: as estrogen's "balancing" partner (regulating our menstrual cycles & fertility),  inadequate levels of progesterone contribute to the very same estrogen imbalance symptoms mentioned to the left (impacting our mood, memory, fertility, menstrual cycles, weight, sleep, libido, skin/hair, gut health and so much more!). 

pink-arrowTESTOSTERONE: imbalances can contribute to acne, weight gain, decreased libido, aches and pains, reduced strength/stamina, reduced muscle mass, depression, aggression, sugar cravings, hair loss, vaginal dryness and risks for PCOS and insulin resistance.

pink-arrowDHEAs: as the precursor to testosterone and estrogen production, low or high DHEA levels can contribute to imbalances of estrogen and testosterone and related symptoms. Produced in the adrenal glands, low levels of DHEAS can be an indication of poor adrenal function.

pink-arrowCORTISOL: plays a central role in the body's response to stress. Imbalances can contribute to symptoms such as fatigue, difficulty sleeping, anxiety, belly fat, depression, mood swings, hair loss, sugar cravings, asthma/allergies, decreased libido, frequent illness and impaired cognitive function.

pink-arrowWE PROVIDE DETAILED TEST INSTRUCTIONS: Including specific collection instructions for those w/ varying menstrual cycle lengths/regularities, birth control use, hormone replacement therapy and specific over the counter products (TO ENSURE MOST ACCURATE RESULTS!)

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

if you don't see your question, email us:
info@yourhormonebalance.com

The base package includes a break down of your results, along with education for you to learn more about your levels, symptoms and root causes for imbalances. You'll also receive the top "essential" lifestyle, nutrition & supplements to consider for OVERALL hormone balance, but it won't give you rebalancing next steps based on your unique imbalances and symptoms.

The action plan provides targeted suggestions and insights based on your unique levels and symptoms- including lifestyle, nutrition, supplements & plant based hormones (including YHB approved products), if testing indicates a need. NOTE: The base package does not include specific bioidentical hormone suggestions for you, and only includes a few YHB approved supplement products/brands.

Keep in mind: you can always start with the base package and 'add on' the custom action plan and/or a phone consultation once your results are in. Adding the action plan upfront will speed up the process, but the price will be the same if you wait to add it on.

We suggest testing these hormones upfront, if possible, to rule out imbalances that could be contributing to your top symptoms. We especially suggest these tests if any of these symptoms sound familiar:

Symptoms associated with Vitamin D-deficiency includefatigue, low immunity, muscle aches, chronic pain, bone density loss / brittle bones, hair loss, mood changes, low libido, weight gain / stubborn belly fat, depression, anxiety, and increased risks for obesity, MS and cancer.

Symptoms of an under-active thyroid includefatigue, depression, weight gain, cold sensitivity, dry skin/nails/ hair, constipation, muscle and joint pain, forgetfulness, menstrual irregularities, puffy eyes/face.

Over-active thyroid symptoms includeunexplained weight loss, rapid heartbeat, nervousness, increased sweating, fatigue, heat sensitivity, tremors & more.

We shared "6 reasons we prefer saliva over blood" earlier on this page, but in short: standard blood tests measures TOTAL hormones (including INACTIVE hormones), while saliva measures the fraction of hormones that are 'bioavailable' or ACTIVE in the target tissues of the body, which can be more closely matched to the symptoms you're currently experiencing!

Regarding urine testing: this form of testing measures hormone metabolites (indicating how well the body is metabolizing hormones and eliminating hormone metabolites from the body). Although urine testing is much more comprehensive than standard blood testing, it's the most expensive form of testing and results are very complex, which can feel overwhelming, especially for anyone starting their hormone balancing journey. This type of test requires in-depth interpretation (not all markers are equally significant), which is why we currently only offer it to existing clients who may be experiencing chronic health issues that aren't improving despite significant lifestyle changes.

You can contact info@yourhormonebalance.com if interested in a urine testing package, which includes a 30 minute consultation with our functional medicine practitioner, Dr Laura Martell. (Note: urine testing is often referred to as DUTCH testing, but that's just the name of a lab that offers urine testing. Our lab also offers urine testing & was actually the first lab to develop it!). 

We currently only offer a la carte consultations to existing clients who have gone through the saliva testing process with YHB. This is because we prefer to have you test (not guess) to identify root causes for your symptoms, so that we can provide the most helpful suggestions for rebalancing. If you have recent test results from another company, or prefer to schedule a consultation before ordering any testing, email us at info@yourhormonebalance.com with your top concerns and symptoms and we can provide some options. The consultation options we currently provide to clients*after results have been received* include:

  • 40min phone consultation with our founder, Hormone Health Educator, Candace Burch
    • Specialties: perimenopause (women ages 35+), menopause/post menopause support, birth control/post birth control support, understanding bioidentical hormone options, fertility support, new mom/post breastfeeding support
  • 50min health coaching (phone) consultation with Jess Suchan, Holistic Health Coach
    • Specialities: PMS and period support (relieving heavy/painful/irregular periods), cycle tracking / fertility awareness method, headache/migraine relief, post-birth control transition/support, recipe/sexy swap suggestions, exercise for hormone balance, nutrition, blood sugar balance, support for busy women and moms. 
  • 30min Functional Medicine (phone) Consultation with Dr Laura Martell 
    • Specialties: comprehensive root-cause medicine, perimenopause & menopause support (NAMS certified menopause practitioner), bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and herbal therapy, integrative cancer care (board certified in Naturopathic Oncology), autoimmune conditions (ex: Hashimoto's, Graves), thyroid dysfunction (hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism), anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD (using the Walsh Protocol), pre/post-birth control support, fertility optimization and more!

Email info@yourhormonebalance.com with any questions.

Our team has limited bandwidth outside of paid consultations, so we encourage emailing us your questions for the fastest response. If you have a question that you don't feel comfortable emailing, or you want to pay for a consultation with Candace, Jess or Dr Martell before testing, email us (info@yourhormonebalance.com) so we can support you.

Unfortunately, western/traditional medicine doctors are trained only to use testing available through insurance, i.e. standard blood tests, which generally won't give you the whole picture when it comes to underlying hormone imbalances. Traditional medical doctors are often unfamiliar or uncomfortable reviewing test results (such as saliva or urine) from a lab outside their practice, and they often suggest medication as the first and only 'solution' to relieve your symptoms.

This is why we pair our results with comprehensive education, to help you understand what your levels mean, how your symptoms are related, and some of the top natural steps you can take to address your imbalances and relieve symptoms in your day to day life. We also provide education to help you feel more confident speaking with your current provider, and sharing your decision to pursue natural approaches to optimize your hormones, as well as tips for finding a functional or integrative doctor in your area - for root-based medical care (if possible). These type of doctors are generally trained on natural approaches to hormone balance, and can be an integral part of your health care team, especially if dealing with chronic health conditions or concerns and not receiving adequate support from your traditional doctor. 

Keep in mind: we now offer 'a la carte consultations' with our partner, Functional Medicine Practitioner, Dr Laura Martell at a discounted rate for clients who have tested with YHB.

Ultimately, whether or not you're already working with a practitioner for hormonal issues, the hormone specific insights + education we provide go much DEEPER than anything offered during a typical doctors’ visit—making it a great place to start your rebalancing journey (or the perfect complement to an existing rebalancing protocol)

It's true that hormones naturally fluctuate during our menstrual cycle and more significantly during the perimenopause transition to menopause. However, the frequency and severity of these hormonal fluctuations can absolutely be improved/relieved by testing hormones during a *specific* time of month (for those w/ regular periods), when hormones should naturally  be surging. Testing in this way provides a picture of underlying imbalances linked to the persistent and/or severe symptoms and hormonal fluctuations you're experiencing.

NOTE: we provide detailed test collection instructions for those with regular, irregular & absent periods. Those with trackable periods are encouraged to collect mid-luteal phase or 5-7 days post ovulation. Those who are unable to track their periods or signs of ovulation can test whenever they are not bleeding or spotting.

Women who test hormones via a standard blood test are usually tested on a random day of the week (basically whenever the appt is scheduled). They are often told "everything is normal" and sent on their way with few answers. When you test in saliva with YHB, you'll measure 4 x over one day and walk away with in-depth insights related to your ACTIVE hormone levels, so you can start to make sense of your symptoms!

It's ideal to retest 3-4 months after making intentional lifestyle/diet/supplement adjustments, based on initial results. It's especially important for anyone introducing hormone replacement therapy to retest in 3-4 months to check on levels and ensure everything is balancing out properly. 

If you are not using hormone replacement therapy, testing 2 x a year is a good benchmark, or you can wait and decide to retest based on your symptoms (especially if noticing new or worsening symptoms).

You can certainly test while still on BC, but keep in mind that test results will reflect your hormone levels under the influence of birth control, especially estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone levels, which are suppressed by BC (although our lab adjusts the reference ranges to account for the BC you are using). These results can still be useful, as we can analyze how your symptoms may be caused by or connected to your birth control (along with other factors), and discuss suggestions for alleviating its effects, including lifestyle, movement, diet + supplement suggestions (if you purchase the custom 'action plan').

However, if you are already planning to come off BC, testing post-birth control will provide the most accurate picture of what your hormone levels look like *not under the influence* of synthetic hormones. In this case, we suggest waiting approx. 6-8 weeks after coming off hormonal BC, or until a normal cycle resumes, to allow enough time for the synthetic hormones to clear the system and readjust to baseline levels. With these results in hand, we can put together customized suggestions to help you replenish hormones that have been suppressed by hormonal birth control (this customization is provided if you add on a “custom action plan.")

With less hormones to go around post menopause or hystectomy (the ovaries are no longer producing adequate amounts of estrogen or progesterone), our hormones’ role in protecting the health of the uterus, breasts, bones, skin, brain and heart is greatly diminished. This is the time of life when the adrenal glands (which produce ‘cortisol’) must take over all hormone production for the duration of life, so imbalances of the ‘master hormones’ (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and cortisol) can bring classic symptoms of estrogen dominance, changes in memory and concentration / brain fog, fatigue, sleep issues, weight gain around the middle, mood swings, depression…just to name a few of the more common outcomes of these master hormone imbalances!

For all of these reasons, testing and learning how to rebalance hormones (naturally) becomes more important than ever! The good news is: help is available and there is much you can do during this phase of life to relieve symptoms and feel your best well into the future…and testing is step 1! 

Testing is a great way to assess the effectiveness of your current hormone supplementation, and you dont want to stop using your hormones or medication to test. Just be sure to refer to the detailed collection instructions we'll provide after purchase, based on the type of hormone formulation you're using. (We generally suggest a short 1-2 day break from hormones before collecting, to avoid skewed results)

We ship from California, and it generally takes 3-5 business days to arrive (+/- a couple days based on your location). 

Once the lab receives your samples in the mail, they generally need 7-10 business days to fully process and release your results to our team (sometimes faster). This is the standard wait time for most CLIA certified labs.

We provide detailed instructions after purchase for women with either: short, regular, long, irregular or absent periods. 

If you are able to accurately pinpoint ovulation (ideally via basal body temp), we suggest testing 5-7 days after ovulation (choosing 1 of those days to test).

If you can't pinpoint ovulation, we suggest testing around day 19, 20 or 21 of your cycle -OR- 5-7 days before the start of your period if you have 30+ day cycles. 

Women with periods that cannot be tracked may test any day they are not bleeding or spotting.

When you are on hormonal birth control you do not have a true cycle, so you can test any day you are not bleeding or spotting (includes the IUD, nuva ring or patch - these do not need to be removed to test). 

Those with the copper IUD have a real period, so we suggest following the collection instructions we'll provide after purchase, based on cycle length / regularity.

Upon waking, before lunch, before dinner & right before bed.

The majority of hormones we test (estrogen, progesterone, DHEA and testosterone) are collected in the first morning collection tube.

We have you collect 4 x of day to assess your cortisol levels, seeing how they rise and fall throughout the day - ideally following the 'optimal' circadian rhythm ('optimal' = higher levels in the first half of the day, dropping gradually to lower levels before bed). This helps assess full adrenal gland function (the adrenals produce cortisol + DHEA).

No need to stop any medications to test. If using hormone containing medications,  you'll just need to follow our specific collection instructions sent after purchase (a short 1-2 day break from hormones may be required before your first morning collection).

👉 CHECKOUT 👉  Build Your Test Kit Package

Still have Q's?

email us: info@yourhormonebalance.com

Disclaimer: the results, materials and/or consultations provided by YHB are for informational and educational purposes only, and not to be construed as medical treatment or advice. It's advised to consult your doctor for diagnosis, treatment, and input on lifestyle changes.