DHEA, generated by the adrenal glands, is the most abundant steroid hormone in the blood. The body uses it in particular to produce testosterone and estrogen.
The natural production of DHEA begins to decrease very early. At the age of 40 the level of DHEA is only half of the optimal level. At 60, the body only manufactures 5 to 15% of what it produced at 20. It is present in the fetus then negligible during early childhood, it increases after 7 years in boys and girls to peak between 20 and 30 years.
Its production would gradually decrease with age. age but there is a large variation from one individual to another at the same age
It is an essential component of most physiological functions:
- at the level of the brain: experimentally, DHEA has the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA (brain calming agent), a stimulatory effect of glutamic acid and of the Alpha 1 receptor and therefore modulating activities of nerve impulses.
- at the level of the sexual glands (testicles and ovaries) : DHEA is an intermediary in the production of sex hormones (testosterone for men, estradiol for women).
Professors Baulieu and Forette realized the first clinical study on DHEA : DHEAge on 280 elderly people over a period of one year of daily treatment. It aimed to verify the endocrine theory of aging: Many functional deteriorations come from the decrease in the production of certain hormones. For the first time, a normalization or even a reversal of aging by hormonal supplementation is envisaged. The results are not all known yet, but Professor Baulieu has enormous hopes for this molecule
Actions of DHEA:
-Improved energy level
-Better response to stress and better quality of sleep.
-At the level of the skeleton: In women, especially between 70 and 79 years old, increase in the density of certain bones and therefore anti osteoporotic possible but the intensity of this effect remains to be proven.
-At the level of the skin: the results seem convincing as much on the production of sebum as on the quality of the epidermis; there is therefore an effect on skin aging.
- Stimulation of libido in women.
- Possible positive effects on cognition (possible interests in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases?).
Efficacy and properties of DHEA:
1) Treat depression, erectile dysfunction, lupus, alleviate adrenal insufficiency, alleviate vaginal atrophy and loss of bone density in postmenopausal women.
- Depression: DHEA is used for depression.
- Erectile Dysfunction: A search double-blind study with placebo on 40 men with erection problems whose blood test revealed abnormally low levels of DHEA gave appreciable results.
- Kidney failure:
- Menopause: Three studies suggest that DHEA may slow or even reverse the effects of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Other research seems to indicate a positive effect on vaginal atrophy, in addition to osteoporosis.
2) Increase muscle strength, promote weight loss, boost the immune system , treat multiple sclerosis, prevent cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and breast cancer, slow aging and the progression of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.
3) Improve cognitive functions
Take one capsule daily, preferably in the morning.
Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have breast, ovarian or prostate cancer .
It is recommended that individuals under medical supervision should consult their physician before taking this product. However, it is not intended for people suffering from autoimmune diseases or depression. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not use if the seal on the bottle is damaged. Not for use by children under 12.
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Servings per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate) 47mg 5%
DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) 10mg *
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Cellulose, acacia, silica, stearic acid, cellulose gum, maltodextrin and magnesium stearate.