Weight gain & obesity affect 69% of us. Testing can reveal whether hormones are the root cause of your weight gain.

Many know that maintaining an ideal weight is difficult despite the best efforts with diet and exercise. What most don’t know is that an undetected hormone imbalance can be the missing link – sabotaging our hard work to stay slim.

The Weight Management kit is ideal for women or men struggling with weight issues, menopause or andropause, women with polycystic ovaries, and anyone wanting to get to the root of general health concerns.

What’s the Connection Between Hormones and Weight?

Hormones are key players in regulating weight, metabolism, blood sugar, insulin, and when and where the body stores fat. As we age, shifting hormones trigger numerous symptoms of imbalance – including unexplained weight gain.

Common hormone-related causes of weight gain often involve the following scenarios:

Estrogen & Progesterone Imbalances

Result in weight gain in hips and thighs, water retention & sluggish metabolism

Low Testosterone or DHEA

Lead to decreased lean muscle and increased body fat, decreased metabolic rate & abdominal obesity

High Cortisol

Results in insomnia, anxiety, sugar cravings, feeling tired but wired & increased belly fat

Low Cortisol

Causes chronic fatigue, low energy, food and sugar cravings, poor exercise tolerance or recovery & low immune reserves

Vitamin D3 deficiency

Associated with hyperinsulinemia & increased belly fat

High TSH

Leads to hypothyroidism, low metabolic rate & obesity

High Insulin

Indicative of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome & abdominal obesity

High HbA1c

Predictive of type 2 diabetes

Learn More About Weight Management


Recommended for Practitioners:

Webinar: Hormones & Weight Loss

Datasheet: Weight Management Profile


Recommended for Patients:

Webinar: The Hidden Truth About Weight Gain

Blog: How Does Hormone Imbalance Contribute to Weight Gain?

Weight Management Testing

To restore the vital balance of hormones, we first need a detailed, accurate measurement of hormone levels. Not just numbers, but an assessment that offers real meaning.


Weight Management - ZRT Laboratory

Weight Management Test Kit Includes:

Weight Management – E2, Pg, T, DS, Cx4 (saliva); TSH, D2, D3, In, HbA1c (blood spot)

Weight Management + Thyroid – E2, Pg, T, DS, Cx4 (saliva); TSH, D2, D3, In, HbA1c, fT3, fT4, TPOab (blood spot)

Weight Management + Cardio – E2, Pg, T, DS, Cx4 (saliva); TSH, D2, D3, In, HbA1c, hsCRP, TG, CH, LDL, VLDL, HDL (blood spot)

Weight Management + Thyroid + Cardio – E2, Pg, T, DS, Cx4 (saliva); TSH, D2, D3, In, HbA1c, fT3, fT4, TPOab, CH, LDL, VLDL, HDL


Reference Information

Testing Catalog

Overview of Kits

ZRT Test Directory & Abbreviations

Saliva Reference Ranges

Dried Blood Spot Reference Ranges


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