For many years DHEA, or dehydroepiandosterone, was considered a "junk" hormone since researchers could not attribute to it any specific function. In the past few years, DHEA's image has been totally refurbished. It is the most abundant hormone in humans and other mammals and it plays a critical role in many different bodily functions. In fact, decrease in DHEA levels is being increasingly used as an indicator of reduced immune response, loss of libido and lack of a sense of general well being. Clinical studies over the past ten years suggest that DHEA may be the most critical single chemical in predicting someone’s health.
The body produces DHEA in the adrenal gland using cholesterol as the starting material. It is metabolized in androstenedione which is converted directly into testosterone. Like testosterone (estrogen in women) and other critical hormones, DHEA levels peak in the second or third decade of life, after which decline begins. Roughly one-half of DHEA is lost in men by age 40. Reduced levels of DHEA signify reduced amounts of androstenedione, testosterone and other steroid hormone metabolites.
DHEA directly affects glucose metabolism. High blood glucose inhibits growth hormone (GH) , and low blood glucose stimulates growth hormone. Stimulation of growth hormone is beneficial to DHEA because it suppresses insulin. By the same token, fasting increases both GH and DHEA. Thus, the importance of DHEA in intense exercise and endurance training can hardly be overemphasized.
Clinical results show that oral supplementation with DHEA can have numerous beneficial effects:
- Feelings of both energy and well being
- Improved insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance
- Reduced risk of coronary artery diseases
- Lower obesity/waist-to-hip ratio
- Enhanced libido
- Reduced depression and increased cognitive ability
Serving Size 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container 100
Amount per Servings
Dehydropiandrosterone 25 mg
Dicalcium phosphate, gelatin, cellulose, and magnesium stearate.
One capsule daily with a meal or as recommended by a health care professional.
Not recommended for pregnant, nursing women or any person who is under 35 years of age. Seek the advice of your licensed health care practitioner before using this product. Do not use this product if you have prostate problems or any cancerous condition.