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Why DHEA is the Ultimate Stress Management Hormone!

Why DHEA is the Ultimate Stress Management Hormone!

Stress triggers a cascade of events in the body so it can respond to a threat. Stress can come from anywhere at any time. It can occur in a brief episode, like almost getting hit by another car, or it can occur over the long-term, like worrying about paying bills, constant worry or a stressful relationship.The stress response is complex and involves several parts of the brain, as well as hormones from the adrenal glands. Together, these coordinate a response that impacts the entire body.

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What is DHEA and Its Function?

What is DHEA and Its Function?

DHEA, short for Dehydroepiandrosterone is the most abundant circulating steroid hormone in humans.  It is produced primarily in the adrenal glands, brain and ovaries. There is a big difference in hormones that you buy, and you should always be aware that supplements are not regulated by any organization, and you should look to getting high quality ...

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Evidence of DHEA and Weight Loss

Evidence of DHEA and Weight Loss
You know me… I’m a little skeptical about research studies and I am WELL aware that pharmaceutical companies cherry pick the studies they have published - the ones that support their drug, and “ignore” the research that does not support the use of their drug. Continue reading

Which is better? Topical DHEA or Oral DHEA?

Which is better? Topical DHEA or Oral DHEA?

This is a really important question because there is a difference to what happens to the DHEA you take - depending on whether you take it BY MOUTH or whether you use a TOPICAL DHEA.

It's a little complicated - but important for you to know - because BOTH oral and topical DHEA have important points that you should know.

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Effects of Topical DHEA on Aging Skin

Effects of Topical DHEA on Aging Skin

DHEA and DHEA-S levels decline with age. Unfortunately, once DHEA levels begin to wind down, there are no feedback mechanisms to help restore it.

As DHEA and downstream metabolites decrease, the brain loses the protective effects of sex steroids and becomes increasingly vulnerable to neurotoxic effects of cortisol and other potentially damaging factors.

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Ongoing Stressful Events During Midlife cause DHEA levels to Suffer & Decline

Ongoing Stressful Events During Midlife cause DHEA levels to Suffer & Decline

Did you know that in many women there is an ANDROGEN DOMINANCE that sets in during Midlife?

Yes! In fact, DHEA and Testosterone decrease the flairs of Auto-immune diseases and Allergies! This includes Autoimmune diseases like Hashimotos Thyroid Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Crohns Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Lupus as well as Allergies from both food and Your Environment.

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