DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)

The Motherload…

Often referred to as “the mother of all hormones”, DHEA is a precursor hormone to several hormones including testosterone and estrogen. It is important for women to have adequate levels of DHEA in order to balance their other hormones. DHEA is produced in the adrenal glands, and as women age these levels begin to decline. After age 30, DHEA levels begin to decrease, which ‘helps’ the aging process. By age 70, we only produce 10% of what we did as 20-years-olds. Like cortisol, (both produced in the adrenal glands) DHEA also assists in the management of stress.

How It Can Benefit Your Body:

  • Boost libido
  • Rebuild muscle mass
  • Improve body fat ratio
  • Improve memory
  • Boost the immune system
  • Promote flexibility
  • Raise energy levels

When The Levels Aren’t Up To Par...

Low levels of DHEA in women can cause symptoms including:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Depression
  • Aching joints
  • Low libido

Additionally, DHEA may help combat obesity, senile dementia, osteoporosis, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Hormone testing is available to determine how adequate your level is. You should consult your doctor before taking any supplement or prescription.