- Natural source, USP-grade DHEA, derived from wild yam (solvent-free)
- Supports the adrenals, reproductive glands, libido, sense of well being and healthy management of stress*
- Immune system enhancement
- Anti-diabetic action
- Anti-cancer effects
- Anti-atherosclerotic help
- Anti-depression effects
- Memory and thought enhancement
- Extended life span
What is DHEA?
DHEA is short for dehydroepiandrosterone (D-hi-dro-epp-E-an-dro-ster-own), a hormone made by the adrenal glands located just above the kidneys. More than 150 hormones are made by the adrenal glands. However, the most abundant hormone made by the adrenal glands is DHEA. After DHEA is made by these glands it goes into the bloodstream, and from then on it travels all over the body and goes into our cells where it is converted into male hormones, known as androgens, and female hormones, known as estrogens. Small amounts of DHEA are also made in the brain by neurons.
DHEA levels in the body begin to decrease after age 30, and are reported to be low in some people with anorexia, end-stage kidney disease, type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent diabetes), AIDS, adrenal insufficiency, and in the critically ill. DHEA levels may also be depleted by a number of drugs, including insulin, corticosteroids, opiates, and danazol. Elderly people sometimes have virtually no DHEA. Extremely low DHEA levels are commonly seen in those with chronic disease regardless of age.
Several studies suggest that DHEA may improve well-being, quality of life, exercise capacity, sex drive, and hormone levels in people with insufficient adrenal function (Addison’s disease).
The majority of clinical trials investigating the effect of DHEA on depression support its use for this purpose under the guidance of specialist.
Will taking DHEA supplements suppress my natural DHEA production?
The production of most steroids in the body is controlled by a feedback loop. When hormone levels get too high, the body makes less of it, and when hormone levels are too low, the body makes more. However, DHEA is an exception to this rule. Preliminary studies do not seem to indicate a feedback loop for DHEA. It is suggested that small supplement DHEA dosage will not stop our body’s natural DHEA production.
The majority of clinical trials investigating the effect of DHEA on weight or fat loss support its use for this purpose.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
Other Ingredients: stabilized rice bran, vegetable cellulose capsule
*daily value not established
Recommended Use: Men (age 12 up)take 1 capsule, 1 to 4 times daily. Women (age 12 up): take 1 capsule, 1 to 2 times daily or as directed by your health professional.
*Disclaimer: The FDA has not evaluated any of these statements. Practice at your own risk and gain. Please seek immediate medical care for any urgent trauma. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.