DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is produced by your adrenal glands and is the most abundant sex hormone present in a males body. Without it your body can’t make other essential hormones such as testosterone. DHEA acts as an insurance policy for the other sex hormones as it can be converted into any of them depending on the bodies needs. 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. The body produces abundant amounts of DHEA during our youth, and reaches its peak around 25 years of age. By the time we enter our forties, we are only secreting about half the amount that we did during our peak years.
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. In the body, it takes two metabolic pathways, converting to DHEA and progesterone. Studies show that pregnenolone will convert accordingly to its needs, making it perfect hormonal insurance support to fill the gaps within a hormonal imbalance.
Pregnenolone is a precursor hormone. It is used by the body to make both stress and sex hormones. This means that a stressful situation will steal all of the pregnenolone from its normal production of DHEA and shunt it into cortisol.
Depending on the blood values of these two brother hormones, we will determine if one or both of these hormones will be necessary for a patient to administer. Call us today and ask one of our health advisors for further information.
The answer is an absolute yes. While DHEA is often underrated, it should not be forgotten when diagnosing hormonal imbalances. Patients are often able to use less testosterone when concurrently using transdermal DHEA. Better results are often obtained with the combination as opposed to testosterone alone. In addition, a decrease or increase in DHEA means a decrease or increase in testosterone and every other sex hormone in your body.
Transdermal treatment is safer and more effective than oral therapy because it bypasses metabolism by the liver and the intestines, delivering it directly to the blood stream.
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