This test gives you an indication of how your lifestyle is affecting your long-term inner health. It works by tracking levels of cortisol that have been circulating inside your body and brain over several months.
Sample method: Hair (minimum of 1cm)
Inner health tracker
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Free postage (for non UK see T&C’s)
Unique insights in to your inner health
Your lifestyle choices over time affect your inner health.
Our Cortisol Over Time (COT) test assesses your main ‘lifestyle hormone’ cortisol over several months giving you a clear picture of how your lifestyle may be affecting your long term inner health.
We make finding out simple. No blood. No needles. All from home. We just need a small sample of your hair!
Buy your test
Prepare your hair sample
Send your sample to us
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Whatever your goal, or wherever you’re starting from, we’re here to support you on your health journey.
I now have peace of mind that my lifestyle is the best it can be for my future fertility and health giving me what I need to prepare for pregnancy in the best possible way.
The test gives me deeper insight in to whether all of my efforts are actually improving my wellness on the inside. I already track my health but never really knew where to start with at-home testing. I can now see what’s actually working for my health and what’s not.
For me it’s about preventing poor health in the future and making changes where I can to improve things. I now have a way to keep tabs on my long-term health and wellness.
How does the COT test track my inner health over time?
We use your 'lifestyle hormone' cortisol to see what's been happening inside your body over several months. Your cortisol levels accumulate in your hair as it grows - each 1cm of hair growth provides one month's worth of cortisol. This enables you to understand what's been going on inside your body over several months, and not just a snapshot.
What makes Cortigenix's technology unique?
Our unique COT test is the only test in the world developed by independent scientists to assess your cortisol levels over several months. By tracking your cortisol levels over 84 days our test provides up to 42x more insight in to your inner health compared to traditional blood and saliva tests - which can only assess cortisol levels over minutes to hours. Which means that traditional blood and saliva tests do not provide an accurate picture of how your cortisol levels are impacting your long term health.
How do I provide a sample?
Your hair sample is taken from the back of your head. You need a minimum of 1cm of hair in length (roughly half a pencil width in thickness) to provide a sample. Your COT test includes a test tube, a hair tie and a return envelope for you to return your sample to us.
How are my results delivered?
Your results will be delivered through your personalised portal within 7-10 working days. We will notify you via email when your results are ready.