Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a hormone that is naturally produced by the adrenal glands. DHEA is best known as a precursor to testosterone and estrogen and other hormones related to the male and female sexual function. The production of DHEA peaks when a person is in their 20’s and slowly declines as an individual ages.
DHEA is often referred to as the “fountain of youth” hormone. It is important because it aids in treating several medical conditions such as:
- Sexual dysfunction
- Mild depression
- Vaginal atrophy
- Cervical cancer
- Low bone density
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Adrenal insufficiency
DHEA has the ability to act as a neurosteroid which directly affects brain activity in a positive way. In fact, some researchers believe that DHEA can protect neurons from toxins and injury. Additionally, chronic inflammation may be reduced when DHEA levels remain elevated and balanced. Also, some research shows that DHEA may help to treat anxiety disorders.
Even as aging slowly declines DHEA production, a low calorie diet in conjunction with daily exercise may naturally raise DHEA levels. However, we encourage you to get tested to see if our supplement can help you feel and look your absolute best.