DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone produced in the human body and secreted by the adrenal glands. DHEA is a pre-hormone to male and female sex hormones (androgens and estrogens). Several studies suggest that DHEA may improve well-being, quality of life, exercise capacity, sex drive, and hormone levels in people with adrenal insufficiency. DHEA levels in the body begin to decrease after age 30.
Dr. Edelberg’s comment: When nutritionally oriented physicians talk about adrenal fatigue, they’re referring to the depletion of DHEA and cortisol, a condition virtually always caused by long-term stress. Fatigue is the main symptom of adrenal “exhaustion”, especially in the afternoon when your adrenal glands start running out of steam. Prior to treating for adrenal fatigue, I recommend that your doctor rule out other causes of fatigue, like anemia or underactive thyroid. If your DHEA is low, I recommend 5-10 mg/day but every couple of months you should re-measure your DHEA (using a kit like this one) so you don’t overshoot the amount you need.
Contains: DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) 5 mg.
Ingredients: 60 UltraCaps
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