DHEA is a hormone made by our Adrenal Glands. The brain also can make its own DHEA. Starting in our 30’s, DHEA starts to decline, and by menopause, we have about HALF the amount we had in our 30’s. By age 70, we have only 25% of our once youthful levels.
DHEA is a “Growth and Repair” hormone. It promotes bone growth, muscle mass, a strong immune system and healthy brain function. It helps fight infections and decrease allergies. In addition, DHEA has been shown to decrease insulin resistance AND decrease triglycerides, which are both known causes of diabetes and heart disease.
DHEA also helps reduce the damaging effects of stress! Unfortunately, DHEA declines more rapidly during physical and emotional stress because the Adrenal Glands preferentially produce Cortisol during stress, which bypasses the production of DHEA and Sex Hormones.
Remember... DHEA is required to make Estrogen and Testosterone too!
Replacing DHEA has been shown to help with weight loss, joint pain, sleep, energy levels, strength, immune function, feelings of wellness, and general quality of life.
Women need far less DHEA than men and should not take the same high doses men use. The topical starting dose for women should be between 1.25mg and 2.5mg daily. Remember, topical hormone creams are 4-5 times stronger than oral hormones.
I have carefully created Young Hormones DHEA POWER to provide the proper dosing of DHEA for women. DHEA POWER comes in our airless container providing accurate amounts with each press of the pump.
One pump contains 1.25mg of DHEA, making it easy to tweak dosing to just the right amount needed for most women.
It is best to start with 1 pump (or 1.25mg) for 3-4 weeks, and then gradually increase by one pump every 3-4 weeks. The average dose is 2 pumps once daily, though some women - particularly those under extreme stress - need up to 2 pumps twice daily.
Women RARELY need more than 5mg (2 pumps twice daily) of TOPICAL DHEA.
DHEA can be helpful for weight management, healthy aging, ongoing health and vitality, and a balanced stress response.
Certain situations can cause the body to slow its natural DHEA production, such as:
• Emotional or physical stress
• Some medications
• Dieting or a vegetarian diet
Benefits of DHEA
Weight management – DHEA supports healthy fat burning and thermogenesis (the process by which the body raises its temperature or energy output, helping you to burn off more calories). It also supports healthy blood sugar control.
Menopause/Perimenopause support – Helps to lessen the symptoms women occasionally experience with
reduced estrogen production. DHEA also encourages a sense of well being and supports bone health.
Stress support – Physical and emotional stress can potentially interfere in the body’s natural production of DHEA.
Supplementation may help maintain healthy levels of DHEA during these times by counteracting the effects of the stress hormone cortisol (produced by the adrenal glands).
Medication treatment support – Can help support adrenal system during treatment with corticosteroid drugs.
Healthy aging – Helps to maintain healthy levels of estrogen and testosterone as we age. It can help preserve vitality, bone /muscle health, and sexual health.
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