DHEAis a critical component to jumpstarting an individual’s hormonal balance. DHEA, short forDehydroepiandrosterone is a natural precursor hormone secreted by the adrenal glands. The average adult produces approximately 25mg ofDHEAdaily. Natural production ofDHEAis at its highest when we are in our twenties. By the time we are seventy, our body produces about 20% of what we had in our twenties.
What does DHEA do?
DHEAis a powerful precursor to all of our major sex hormones such as Testosterone, Progesterone and Estrogen. It is often referred to as the“mother”hormone and is the source responsible for fuelling the body’s metabolic pathway.
What happens when DHEA levels decrease?
WhenDHEAlevels are low, your body’s endocrine function begins to slow down. This in turn, throws off our hormonal productions and can cause the following symptoms:
Decrease in Muscle Mass
Decrease in Bone Density
Loss of Libido
Simply addingDHEAreplacemnt therapy to the equation isnotthe answer.DHEAreplacement therapy should be part of a doctor recommended full-spectrum hormone replacement program.
To gain from the full benefitsDHEA, all of your hormones must be in balance! Simply raising the levels of one doesn’t ensure all symptoms or ailments will cease.
Recommended Daily Amount: Take one daily, preferably at bedtime or as prescribed by the treating physician.