What is DHEA?

What is DHEA?

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is an androgen precursor to estrogen, testosterone,
and to a lesser extent, progesterone. This hormone is produced in our adrenal glands
and declines significantly as we age. DHEA is considered our primary "anti-aging" hormone
with peak levels occurring in our mid-twenties. Our natural decline is often exacerbated
with chronic stress, which eventually leads to adrenal fatigue and hormone dysfunction.

  • Increases muscle strength/lean body mass
  • Activates healthy immune function
  • Increases quality of life
  • Improves sleep
  • Decreases joint soreness
  • Increases sensitivity of insulin
  • Decreases triglycerides
  • Lowers cholesterol/LDL
  • Involved in conversion of less active T4 to more active T3 (thyroid hormone)
  • Stops damaging effects of stress (cortisol)

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