DHEA

DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is the precursor of testosterone, progesterone, estrogen and other hormones. DHEA is created from LDL-cholesterol in the adrenal glands , though small amounts are also synthesized in the gonads, skin, and brain.

Some studies show DHEA may help heighten energy and libido, eliminate abdominal fat, build muscle and promote muscle tone, improve immune function, regenerate tissue (bones, muscles, and skin), keep cholesterol in check, maintain emotional well-being, and improve the ability to cope with stress. Once a stressful situation subsides and cortisol production is stopped, DHEA restores tranquility and balance. Sadly, DHEA production drops 50% by age 45, increasing heart disease risks and sexual dysfunction.

Adequate DHEA levels can help:

  • Increase testosterone levels
  • Restore muscle mass
  • Improve the body fat ratio
  • Improve memory
  • Boost the immune system
  • Promote flexibility
  • Raise endurance levels

 

Low levels of DHEA can cause:

  • Fatigue
  • Loss of strength and muscle mass
  • Depression
  • Aching joints
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Impaired immune function

 

Measuring, supplementing and monitoring DHEA is an integral part of hormone management.

 

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