DHEA, dehydroepiandrosterone, is the most abundant adrenal steroid hormone in the body.
After it is made by the adrenal glands, it travels into cells throughout the body, where it is converted into androgens and estrogens.
These hormones regulate fat and mineral metabolism, endocrine and reproductive function, and energy levels.
The amount of each hormone to which DHEA converts to depends on an individual's biochemistry, age, and sex.
DHEA levels peak around age 25 and then decline steadily. DHEA supplementation supports emotional well-being and immune function.
It has been described as the “Grandmother of all Steroid Hormones,” since all steroid hormones, over 150 of them, are derived from Pregnenolone including DHEA, Progesterone, Estrogens, Testosterone, Cortisol and Adosterone, and is therefore important for healthy hormone balance.
Pregnenolone has been linked with positive support of the immune system, mood and memory. In the body, it is converted to DHEA and/or progesterone. It is likely that the body will convert pregnenolone appropriately, according to its needs.
Studies show that the body makes 60% less of this hormone at age 75 than it does at age 35.
• Supports the immune system, mood, and memory health*
• Helps support hormones in the body*
• Pregnenolone is found in high levels in the brain where it is neuroprotective, has stress support properties, and may support healthy cognitive function and memory
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**Testing DHEA-s in Saliva and Pregnenolone in Blood will help determine need and should be followed up to check levels in 6 months
DHEA is involved in a large variety of physiological processes, including immune function, brain function, bone metabolism, blood lipid metabolism, energy metabolism, the regulation of normal blood glucose and insulin levels, and the maintenance of lean body mass.*
DHEA is a natural steroid hormone that is synthesized from cholesterol through pregnenolone by the adrenal glands. Pregnenolone is also a natural steroid hormone produced in the body from cholesterol. Pregnenolone has been linked with positive support of the immune system, mood and memory*.
Produced by the adrenal glands in the body, pregnenolone is a direct precursor of both DHEA and progesterone. Pregnenolone is the building block for all other steroid hormones. It may also provide supportive anti-stress benefits.*
As with DHEA, pregnenolone production declines with age. Levels may also decline under a variety of conditions of physiological stress, such as acute and chronic infections, and trauma. Vegetarians may have decreased DHEA levels as well*.
Supplementation of DHEA and pregnenolone together may assist the bodys natural homeostatic balance of these hormones and subsequent metabolism.*