DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)

DHEA has become well known lately. Hollywood has caught on to in as their age-defying hormone. DHEA has many benefits and it is multifunctional. DHEA acts individually as an antioxidant and it can be converted to estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. DHEA has a great effect on metabolism, libido, our emotional state, and immunity. DHEA improves how we deal with stress by regulation of our stress hormones. DHEA is a powerful antioxidant that’s why Hollywood likes it. Antioxidants fight free radical damage in our bodies. Free radicals cause oxidative damage to our cells. Once oxidation occurs, nutrients cannot get into the cell . Then damage to the cells DNA takes place and eventually cell death. That is why it is very important to get an adequate amount of antioxidants. DHEA also has positive effect on cholesterol and our cognition. DHEA is in FDA trials to treat serious connective tissue disease and Lupus. The key with DHEA is you have to a high quality natural hormone supplement and then optimal blood DHEA hormone levels. DHEA levels are different for men and women. Men have higher blood hormone levels than women.

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