DHEA or dehydroepiandrosterone appears to be one of the major therapeutic advances of the past twenty years. It is a very important natural hormone, which plays an extraordinary role in health and wellness. It is produced by the adrenal glands, the gonads and the brain. It acts on the androgen receptors both directly and through its metabolites, which include androstenediol, testosterone, estrone and estradiol.
DHEA helps you to survive and thrive longer than you ever thought possible. It decreases the risk of heart disease, diabetes and it decreases blood cholesterol. It protects again bone loss and osteoporosis, it boosts immune function, it improves sexual function and satisfaction, it boosts memory and cognition, it improves mood and alleviates depression. It decreases body fat and increases muscle mass. It protects skin against aging, by helping to maintain the collagen level, promoting smoother, younger looking skin.
DHEA has powerful anticancer activity, largely due to its ability to control abnormal cell proliferation.
Production of DHEA peaks at the age of 25 and thereby steadily decreases: 1-5% per year after the age of 30. At the age of 70-80 levels drop to a mere 15-20% of levels of 20-30 year olds. It is the most abundant hormone in the body. Dosage of DHEA tablets: usually 25mg for women and 50mg for men, morning and before eat. Always consult your doctor and ask advice before beginning any self-medication!