Let's blog about DHEA!

Welcome to another Healthy Brook blog!  . In this writing, I will explore the exciting world of DHEA…. DHEA stands for dehydroepiandrosterone. It is a hormone and it is synthesized by the adrenal glands. DHEA is a precursor to testosterone and estrogen, and thus can boost the level of these two hormones in adults.

Estradiol is the most common form of estrogen measured in nonpregnant women. In a study on 13 males and 17  females (ages 40-70), participants were given either placebo or DHEA supplement.

Results indicated that after 2 weeks of DHEA , women had a 2-fold increase in androgens, than when they first started. In the same study,  men showed about a 5% androstenedione increase. This may suggest that it works better for women than men, but it still works for men.

These increases of androgen levels in men and women were sustained for about two weeks. Thus, DHEA is useful for low testosterone, low estrogen. Some applications of DHEA could be to reverse fatigue as well as boosting sports performance. Consider trying some today!

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