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DHEA 25 mg

DHEA 25 mg
gluten free vegetarian vegetable capsule Non GMO Supplement

Nutritional support for adrenal health, emotional well-being and immune function

  • Helps restore youthful hormonal balance
  • Supports endocrine and reproductive function
  • Optimizes mood, memory and energy levels
  • Supports healthy immune system function
  • Helps regulate fat and mineral metabolism

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Product Information Sheet (PDF)

UNIQUE PROPERTIES 

A hormone naturally produced by the body, DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is synthesized from cholesterol by the adrenal gland. It plays a crucial role in the synthesis and regulation of the steroids and sex hormones in the body such as estradiol and other estrogens, and testosterone. DHEA can also indirectly influence progesterone synthesis through a feedback mechanism whereby pregnenalone is converted to progesterone based on DHEA levels. 

Plasma levels of DHEA begin to decline progressively with age starting around age 40. Research shows that a 70 year old produces about 90% less DHEA than a person in his or her 20s. Other factors that contribute to low DHEA levels include consumption of sugar, nicotine, caffeine and alcohol. DHEA levels also decline under a variety of conditions of physiological stress, such as acute and chronic infections, and trauma. Vegetarians have been shown to have decreased DHEA levels as well.

Patient One DHEA is 98.5% pure and is micronized to increase absorption.

KEY INGREDIENTS 

DHEA: 

Aside from its role in synthesizing and regulating hormones, recent studies show that 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 sugar and insulin levels, and the maintenance of lean body mass. Current research also indicates that supplementation with DHEA (when found to be low) can improve both physical and psychological well-being. 

Low levels of DHEA have been found in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, cardiovascular problems and high blood sugar. It has been proposed that restoring the circulating levels of DHEA to those found in young people may improve well-being and sexual function. Studies of DHEA therapy in women with adrenal insufficiency also suggest beneficial effects on well-being, mood, and sexuality(2).  DHEA may be beneficial for cognitive function(3-5) and improving vascular health.(7-9) 

Research

  • In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 10 months of DHEA replacement therapy showed a beneficial effect of enhancing muscle mass and strength with the addition of resistance exercise in elderly individuals.(1)
  • A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that DHEA supplementation may help reduce abdominal fat, which is associated with insulin resistance. Twenty-eight men and 28 women, aged 65-78, were given 50 mg DHEA or a placebo per day for six months. Compared to the placebo group, the group given DHEA therapy induced significant decreases in visceral and subcutaneous fat. Insulin action was also improved. The authors concluded, “DHEA replacement could play a role in prevention and treatment of the metabolic syndrome associated with abdominal obesity.” (10)

References

  1. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Nov;291(5):E1003-8.
  2. Maturitas.2010 Jun;66(2):172-9.
  3. Front Neuroendocrinol.2009 Jan;30(1):65-91.
  4. Biogerontology. 2008 Aug;9(4):235-46.
  5. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Nov;1088:139-52.
  6. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2006 Nov;188(4):541-51.
  7. Pharmacol Ther. 2010 May;126(2):186-99.
  8. Circulation. 2009 Sep 29;120(13):1231-40
  9. Atherosclerosis. 2009 Sep;206(1):77-85.
  10. Villareal DT, Holloszy JO. Effect of DHEA on abdominal fat and insulin action in elderly women and men: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2004 Nov 10;292(18):2243-8.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value**
DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) Micronized 25 mg
† Daily Value not established.


Suggested Use

Take 1 vegetarian capsule daily, preferably with a meal, as a dietary supplement or as directed by a qualified health care professional.

Warnings

Not for use by individuals under the age of 18 years. DHEA is best utilized by individuals over age 40. Do not use if you are pregnant, nursing or have prostate cancer. Consult a physician or licensed qualified healthcare professional before using this product if you have, or have a family history of, prostate cancer, prostate enlargement, heart disease, or low “good cholesterol” (HDL), or if you are using any other dietary supplement, prescription drug, or over-the-counter drug. Individuals with hypertension should avoid this product. Individuals with thyroid disorder or those using thyroid hormone may require monitoring. Do not exceed recommended serving. Exceeding recommended serving may cause serious adverse health effects. Possible side effects include acne, hair loss, hair growth on the face (in women), aggressiveness, irritability, and increased levels of estrogen. Discontinue use and call a physician or licensed qualified healthcare professional immediately if you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, blurred vision, or other similar symptoms. Keep out of reach of children.

 
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