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DHEA

DEHYDROEPIANDROESTERONE

A hormone naturally made by humans, DHEA promotes healthy body composition by enhancing muscle strength and athletic performance, it slows down signs of aging and helps treat infertility in women.

DOSAGE FORMS

Your body naturally produces the hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in the adrenal gland. DHEA helps produce other hormones, including testosterone and estrogen. Natural DHEA levels peak in early adulthood and then slowly fall as you age. A synthetic version of DHEA is available for oral use, as a tablet, and a topical cream. Frequently thought of as an anti-aging therapy, DHEA is also claimed to ward off chronic illness and improve physical performance.


DHEA is also used to slow or reverse aging, improve reasoning in older people, and slow down Alzheimer’s disease. It may also be used by athletes and others to increase muscle tone and mass, strength and energy. The hormone is also used by men who wish to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), as well as by healthy women who may have low levels of certain hormones that impair their sexual activity or those women who are looking to ease menopausal symptoms. Some people use it in the systemic treatment of osteoporosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, depression and low levels of steroid hormones. It may also improve chronic fatigue syndrome, schizophrenia as well as slow down the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Additionally, it is used to prevent breast cancer, heart disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

BENEFITS

  • Age: According to researchers in geriatrics, a disturbance of the balance between the production of cortisol and DHEA is responsible for numerous health problems related to stress and age. Several studies have revealed that the hormone produces a feeling of general well-being among older people. In addition, taking it increases the resistance to stress.
  • Immune system: DHEA has a direct effect on lymphocytes and stimulates interleukin-2, one of the most important communication proteins in immune regulation. It also supports the immune system and makes the body resistant to infections.
  • Improved quality of life with chronic disease: Very low levels of this hormone have been found in patients with atherosclerosis, hypertension, memory and concentration problems, excess weight, metabolism, chronic fatigue, cholesterol, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis. Very low levels have also been found in patients with ery- matosus lupus (an autoimmune disease), osteoporosis, depression, and asthma. Taking the hormone helps to alleviate the symptoms of these diseases.
  • Cancer: DHEA cannot cure cancer and should not be taken as a substitute for an established cancer treatment, as studies on its effects are not yet complete. However, numerous studies have been able to demonstrate that the onset of cancer is directly related to low levels of this hormone. In the clinical trials carried out, it has been possible to avoid the development of several types of cancer.

PRECAUTIONS TO CONSIDER WITH DHEA:

  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding: The hormone may not be safe when taken orally during pregnancy or lactation. It may lead to higher levels of the male hormone known as androgen. This could be detrimental to the baby, which is why pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are discouraged from using it.
  • Conditions sensitive to hormones such as uterine cancer, endometriosis, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, or uterine fibroids. This hormone can affect the action of estrogens in the body. Therefore, if you have any medical condition that may be aggravated by exposure to estrogen, do not use it.
  • Liver conditions: The hormone is believed to worsen liver conditions. Do not use it if you happen to have liver conditions.
  • Diabetes: This hormone can affect the activity of insulin in the body. You are advised to check your blood sugar level carefully before taking the hormone if you have diabetes.
  • Depression and Mood Disorders: It is feared that patients with a history of depression as well as bipolar disorder may have certain mental side effects if they use DHEA. This is because it can cause mania (impulsivity and excitability), irritability, and sexual inadequacy in people with mood disorders. People with mood disorders are advised to talk about the hormone with your healthcare provider before they start to use the hormone. Also, one should pay attention to any changes on their moods as soon as they start to use the drug.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): Taking DHEA may worsen this condition. Do not use it if you have polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • Cholesterol problems: This hormone could decrease “good cholesterol” (high-density lipoprotein, HDL). If your H.D.L level is already too low, discuss with your healthcare provider before you start taking it.

ADVERSE REACTIONS AND SIDE EFFECTS

DHEA is deemed safe for most people when used for a few months. Even then, it can cause certain side effects like:

  • Acne, stomach ache, high blood pressure and hair loss.
  • Some women may have facial hair growth, changes in the menstrual cycle, and a more severe voice after taking it.
  • The hormone is possibly unsafe when used in larger amounts and for longer time spans.. As a result, avoid using it in doses greater than 50-100 mg/day or for an extended period of time. Use of higher doses or long-term use of DHEA may increase the risk of side effects.
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DHEA +

PREGNENOLONE SR

This DHEA + Pregnenolone compounded combination has been carefully designed to give patients the best of both worlds in a potent mix. It assists in longevity, production of sex hormones, fertility, muscle growth, energy levels, metabolism and recovery.

DOSAGE FORMS
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DHEA and Pregnenolone SR can be used in conjunction to combat adrenal fatigue.  Pregnenolone is the precursor of the more-familiar hormones like cortisol, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA. In the body, pregnenolone is made from cholesterol. In the laboratory it is derived from wild yam, so it is not a steroid-based product.


So many other factors need to be looked at and dealt with when you’re reversing adrenal fatigue: Things like the right diet that will restore energy production on your cellular level, the right lifestyle changes that will stimulate your adrenals (just the right amount and not wear them out). The right dosages of specific supplements besides DHEA and pregnenolone are needed to decrease the stress response, normalize cortisol levels, nourish the adrenals, open up detox pathways, restore cellular energy production, and ultimately & completely reverse your adrenal fatigue.

BENEFITS

  • Brain function: Pregnenolone helps raise brain levels of acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter needed for thought processes that is typically low in Alzheimer’s’ patients.
  • Memory enhancement: It has been shown to not only boost memory but also prevent its loss and support sleep, according to animal studies.
  • Depression and anxiety: Several studies, including two at the University of California, San Francisco, show that pregnenolone can help relieve depression and anxiety. Schizophrenia patients, who are very anxious, generally have the lowest levels of pregnenolone.
  • Stress and fatigue: Pregnenolone helps counteract the effects of stress in order to lessen fatigue and increase endurance.
  • Joint pain: Studies show it can relieve joint pain as well as rheumatoid arthritis and gout.
  • PMS and menopause: It can help alleviate PMS and menopause symptoms, particularly hot flashes and loss of libido.
  • Cholesterol: Pregnenolone helped decrease cholesterol levels.
  • Addiction and chemical dependency: A study has shown pregnenolone can help combat addictive behaviors and chemical dependency.

ADVERSE REACTIONS AND SIDE EFFECTS

Due to a lack of research, little is known about the safety of long-term or regular use of pregnenolone supplements. There is some concern that pregnenolone may trigger a number of side effects:

  • Insomnia, anxiety, mood changes, headache, and irregular heart rhythm.
  • Since pregnenolone can influence hormone levels, avoid using pregnenolone if you have or are at risk for hormone-sensitive conditions: breast cancer, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids.
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