Douglas Laboratories DHEA is a natural estrogen and testosterone precursor that promotes a wide range of health benefits for both men and women. This age-defying hormone supports bone health, positive mood, sexual energy, adrenal function, cellular energy, mental alertness, muscle strength, immune system, reduces resistance to stress and helps to raise cortisol levels and overall vitality.
Douglas Labs DHEA Is Micronized To Increase Absorption
Benefits of DHEA
DHEA: short for dehydroepiandrosterone (D-hi-dro-epp-E-an-dro-ster-own), is a hormone made by the adrenal glands located just above the kidneys. Scientists have known about this hormone since 1934. 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 then on it travels all over the body and goes into our cells where it is converted into male hormones, known as androgens, and female hormones, known as estrogens. Small amounts of DHEA are also made in the brain by neurons (brain cells).
- Boosts energy
- Boosts sex drive
- Boosts resistance to stress
- Boosts self-defense mechanisms (immune system)
- Boosts general well-being and helps to raise cortisol levels
- Boosts overall adrenal function
- Boosts mood
- Boosts cellular energy
- Boosts mental acuity
- Boosts muscle strength
- Boosts stamina
DHEA is notoriously low in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue patients. Chronic stress initially causes the adrenals to release extra cortisol, continuous stress raises cortisol to abnormally high levels. Then the adrenal glands get to where they canít keep up with the demand for more cortisol. As the cortisol levels continue to become depleted from on going stress, the body attempts to counter this by releasing more DHEA. Eventually they canít produce enough cortisol or DHEA. Aging makes holding on to DHEA even tougher. Even in healthy individuals, DHEA levels begin to drop after the age of 30. By age 70, they are at about 20% of their peak levels.
DHEA helps prevent the destruction of tryptophan (5HTP), which increases the production of serotonin. This helps provide added protection from chronic stress. Studies continue to show low DHEA to be a biological indicator of stress, aging, and age-related diseases.
Warnings: Not for use by individuals under the age of 18 years. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Consult a physician or licensed qualified health care professional before using this product if you have or have a family history of breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, prostate enlargement, heart disease, low HDL cholesterol ("good cholesterol"), or if you are using any other dietary supplement, prescription drug, or over-the-counter drug. Do not exceed the recommended serving. Exceeding the recommended serving may cause serious adverse health effects. Possible side effects include changes in liver function, acne, hair loss, hair growth on the face (in women), aggressiveness, irritability, and increased levels of estrogen. Discontinue use and call a physician or licensed qualified health care professional immediately if you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, blurred vision, or other similar symptoms. Keep out of reach of children.
Additional Info: Manufactured in the USA
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 to 2 capsules daily, or as directed by your healthcare professional.