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The myth of saliva testing for hormones
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The myth of saliva testing for hormones
Saliva testing and progesterone creams are some of the biggest marketing gimmicks to come around in a long time.

Saliva testing is nowhere near accurate. Studies have shown that saliva levels of progesterone DO NOT correlate with applied levels of progesterone. The primary reason for this is that what people are not being told is that most of the applied progesterone does not go right in to the bloodstream. Instead, as with topically applied estrogens, the majority of these hormones are stored in the body's fat tissue. From there they are slowly released in to the bloodstream. This is why saliva testing does not correlate with actual progesterone levels.
06-18-2012 06:01 PM
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