MBi Nutraceuticals Bio-DHEA 60 Count
Give your balance a boost. DHEA is dehydroepiandrosterone. It is a natural precursor hormone that is metabolized into many other adrenal steroids.
DHEA IS A HORMONE MADE BY THE ADRENAL GLANDS
More than 150 hormones are made by the adrenal glands. However, the most abundant hormone made by the adrenal glands is DHEA. After DHEA is made by these glands it goes into the bloodstream, and from there it travels all over the body and goes into cells where it is converted into male hormones, known as androgens, and female hormones, known as estrogens. DHEA levels drop dramatically as people age. There are pronounced differences in the average DHEA levels of men and women, with women on average having lower DHEA levels. DHEA replacement therapy can restore youthful DHEA levels. Small amounts of DHEA are also made in the brain by neurons (brain cells).
Low DHEA levels are clearly associated with a range of diseases, including premature aging, heart disease, diabetes, inflammation, Alzheimer's, and others.
DHEA IS THE MOST PLENTIFUL ANDROGENIC HORMONE PRODUCED BY THE ADRENAL GLANDS
It is quite important to body builders and athletes because in men, around 50% of all testosterone is derived from it, while women derive over 75% of their estrogen from it and nearly 100% after menopause. Levels of DHEA are quite high at birth, drop during childhood, and peak during young adulthood. The levels continue to drop throughout life.
DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS OF DHEA CAN HELP MAINTAIN PROPER LEVELS IN THE BODY AND CAN AID A PERSON IN THEIR OVERALL WELL BEING
University of California, San Francisco researchers found that DHEA levels are lower in people who are depressed, and supplements of 30-90 mg per day reportedly improved their state.
It may also have positive effects on reducing cancer risk, controlling immunity, regulating blood sugar levels, reducing blood pressure, and decrease allergic states. Research also shows that in limited trials, it may help to increase lean muscle mass, elevate function of the immune system, lower cholesterol, and have reversing effects on diabetes.
Because DHEA levels decrease with age, people above middle age can have incredible results as the studies above have shown. It can aid people that suffer from depression and lupus; but, importantly, body builders or athletes can have some of the greatest beneficial results. They can use it to help build strong muscles and lower body fat. It is also said to help keep the brain clear and the skin smooth as well.