DHEA 50 mg

DHEA 50 mg
  • Gluten Free
  • Non-GMO
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegetable Caps

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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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.



Aside from its role in synthesizing and regulating hormones, 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) 


  • 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 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)


  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)


50 mg
† Daily Value not established.

Suggested Use

Take 1 capsule daily as a dietary supplement, preferably with a meal, or as directed by a health practitioner. Store in a cool, dry place.


Not for use by individuals under age 18 or women who are pregnant or nursing. Consult your health practitioner before use. Discontinue use and consult your health practitioner if any adverse reactions occur. Keep out of reach of children. Use only if safety seal is intact.

DHEA 50 mg Label