DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is produced by your adrenal glands and is the most abundant sex hormone present in a male’s body. Without it, your body can’t make other essential hormones such as testosterone. The benefits of DHEA treatment include immune support, stress resistance, and protection against cancer. It is also used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, osteoporosis, and depression. DHEA may also improve skin in older people and help treat erectile dysfunction and some psychological conditions. The body produces abundant amounts of DHEA during our youth and reaches its peak around 25 years of age. This age-related decrease suggests an “andropause” phenomenon.
Pregnenolone is a natural steroid hormone produced in the body from cholesterol. In the health field, it’s described as the “grandmother of all steroid hormones,” since all steroid hormones, over 150 of them, are derived from pregnenolone. The supplement supports the immune system, mood, and memory. Studies show that pregnenolone will convert accordingly to its needs, making it the perfect hormonal insurance policy to fill the gaps and cracks within a hormonal imbalance. Pregnenolone is also used for fatigue and increasing energy, Alzheimer’s disease and enhancing memory, trauma and injuries, sex drive, erection quality, as well as stress and improving immunity. It’s estimated that the synthesis of this hormone begins to decline at around age 30, the onset of which is intrinsically linked directly to the dilution of other hormones in the body that will also decline as a result of the natural aging process
DHEA and Pregnenolone can help you benefit from most of these diseases including diabetes, depression, obesity, mitochondrial dysfunction, metabolic diseases, cell senescence, heart disease, and neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and dementia. Depending on the blood values of these two sister hormones, we will determine if one or both of these hormones will be necessary for you to administer.
The answer is an absolute yes. Though it all depends if you are low on one or both androgen hormones. While dhea and pregnenolone are often underrated, they should not be forgotten when diagnosing hormonal imbalances. Patients are often able to use less testosterone when concurrently using dhea and pregnenolone therapy. We see better results with the combination of these hormones as opposed to testosterone therapy alone. In addition, a decrease or increase in dhea and pregnenolone means a decrease or increase in free testosterone serum and every other sex hormone in your body. The goal is to increase free testosterone while keeping total testosterone as low as possible as this reduces any chances of side effects.
Transdermal and oral administration are both effective delivery methods. Blood work results usually show the same increase in hormone serum whether orally or transdermally. However, transdermal delivery bypasses the metabolism, delivering it directly to the bloodstream via the skin, but can come with the risk of spreading it to your significant other or kids. Oral administration is still a very effective delivery form and prevents any spreading of the hormone to your loved ones. Our preferred route of delivery is oral because we avoid any risk of spreading to our loved ones.
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