Navigate the fluctuations of your hormones for a better understanding of your body.
Female hormone levels rise and fall significantly during each menstrual cycle in an intricate web of internal feedback mechanisms. Up until now, this complexity has made it difficult for women to find the answers they need.
Female Hormone Mapping™ offers ground-breaking and unparalleled insight into your personal menstrual cycles by mapping how your four key hormones fluctuate throughout your entire menstrual cycle. Your report will show if these fluctuations are as expected, as well as providing an action plan on the steps you can take to improve your wellbeing. This test is useful for all women and can provide more certainty to those who think they may be in the perimenopause.
Combining artificial intelligence, with blood analysis and clinical expertise
To map how the four main female hormones fluctuate throughout your menstrual cycle we apply a combination of blood analysis, artificial intelligence, and endocrinology expertise. The result is your own personal hormone curve for each of your four hormones, which is entirely unique to you.
We use the gold standard of hormone analysis, using finger prick blood samples collected on day 14 and day 21 of your cycle to measure the two ovarian response hormones (Oestradiol, Progesterone) and the two control hormones (Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Luteinising Hormone).
Track the responsiveness of your hormone network, throughout your life
In addition to providing the personal fluctuation curves for each of the four female hormones, we use all eight of your results to measure how well your entire hormone network is functioning.
Hormones do not work in isolation but operate as a network, with the control hormones rising to trigger the ovaries to produce Oestradiol and Progesterone. We have developed a unique FORM (Forth Ovarian Responsiveness Metric) score to identify how well your hormone network is functioning.
Your FORM score is presented as a number between 0-100 and can be used by women to track changes in their ovarian responsiveness through their menstrual life. For women over 40, tracking your FORM score can, alongside associated symptoms, give confirmation of the onset of the perimenopause, the speed of transition towards the menopause as well as helping to make informed decisions regarding HRT.
Because no two women are the same, we provide personalised insight and expert recommendations, so you can make the right changes for you.
Your results will be accompanied by detailed commentary from our Chief Medical Officer and endocrinology specialist Dr Nicky Keay.
By telling us how you are feeling across five key wellbeing metrics, we’ll help you understand the relationship between hormone variations and how you feel. You’ll also receive a personal action plan of what to do next to help improve your wellbeing and optimise your quality of life.
Your hormone variations are personal to you. This is why it can be challenging to find answers that are relevant to you as an individual woman. Which is where Female Hormone Mapping comes in, giving you that individualised insight
Dr Nicky Keay
Chief Medical Officer & endcrinology expert
Female Hormone MappingTM is not designed for women who are currently using hormonal contraceptives or HRT.
Our Female Hormone Mapping™ product measures the four key female hormones. These are Oestradiol (the main form of Oestrogen), Progesterone, Follicular Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinising Hormone (LH).
No, our algorithm will adjust your curves to the length of your personal cycle, so it is important that you collect your samples as close to day 14 and 21 as possible, even if you have a longer or shorter than average cycle.
If your day 14 or 21 falls on a Friday, we recommend you collect your sample the day before. If your day 14 or 21 falls over the weekend, collect your sample on the following Monday and remember to post in a priority post box in time for that day’s collection.
Follicular Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinising Hormone (LH) are known as the control hormones and are produced by the pituitary gland. These hormones control the production of the ovarian response hormones, Oestradiol and Progesterone.
Oestradiol (the main form of Oestrogen) and Progesterone are ovarian response hormones which are produced by the ovaries. Their production is stimulated by the control hormones FSH and LH. If the control hormones are low, then the ovarian response hormones are also likely to be low. The exception to this is in later life (over 40) when the control hormones start to rise as ovarian responsiveness starts to decline i.e. the transition towards the menopause.
The Forth Ovarian Response Metric (FORM) is a unique and innovative evaluation of the functioning of the hormone network. This score takes into account all your hormone results rather than looking at any one in isolation. A score above 75 suggests a healthy ovarian response. Women over 40 can expect to see a decline in their ovarian response score as they enter the perimenopause and approach the menopause.
Female hormones, particularly the response hormones, have far reaching effects on a woman’s wellbeing. They are essential not only to the reproductive system but also the nervous system, musculoskeletal system, the digestive system, the cardiovascular system, the immune system and metabolism (that’s quite a list!). So you can see why healthy hormones are important throughout a woman’s life not only when wanting to start a family. In addition, the rise and fall of the ovarian hormones progesterone and oestradiol can influence how you feel throughout your cycle. Understanding how your hormones fluctuate can therefore help you to put strategies in place so you can feel at your best throughout your cycle and your life.
Hormones can be influenced by lifestyle behaviours such as sleep, stress, nutrition and exercise. That’s why we give you tips and an action plan based on your results of the things you can do to improve your hormone levels and your quality of life.
Any hormonal contraception will mask your natural hormone levels. This product has been specifically designed for those who have naturally occurring cycles.