DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone, is a naturally occurring hormone produced by our adrenal glands. Production of DHEA hits a peak in our mid-20s and then gradually declines as we age. DHEA is called a “precursor” hormone because the human body uses it to produce testosterone and estrogen.
DHEA is of interest as a supplement because the gradual reduction of DHEA and other hormones has been linked to various health concerns including heart disease, depression, loss of bone mass, aging, and even death. Let’s look at each of these concerns and how DHEA can help.
Bone density — Osteoporosis is a serious health concern in older people, especially women. Studies have shown that DHEA use over a 1-2 year period can reverse some of this bone density loss. This can help prevent debilitating fractures and other issues.
Depression — Although the links between depression and DHEA levels are not fully understood, there is growing evidence that DHEA can help reduce some levels of depression.
Sexual function and libido — Women who were having trouble conceiving were given DHEA supplements, and there was a marked improvement in the success of in-vitro fertilization in many women.
Adrenal gland issues — A sluggish adrenal gland, or adrenal insufficiency, can cause symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, and blood pressure changes. DHEA has been shown to improve adrenal gland performance by supplementing the natural DHEA produced by the adrenals.
Lupus — Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects the organs and skin. Women with lupus were found to have lower DHEA levels, and DHEA supplements helped reduce some of the symptoms of lupus.
Aspire Rejuvenation carries a wide range of natural natural hormone supplements to help you have a better quality of life. Give the Aspire Rejuvenation Clinic a call at 407-233-4006 if you have any further questions for the staff regarding our medical grade supplement protocols.