DHEA is a natural steroid hormone that is synthesized from cholesterol throughpregneneloneby the adrenal glands. DHEA acts as an antagonist for glucocorticosteroid hormones and is the parent precursor for other important steroid hormones, such as estradiol and other estrogens, and testosterone. While not a precursor to progesterone, DHEA can indirectly influence progesterone synthesis through a feedback mechanism wherebypregneneloneis converted to progesterone based on DHEA levels.
DHEA levels drop approximately 10% per decade after age 25.
Supports cognitive function
Supports blood lipid management
Supports energy metabolism and regulates blood sugar/insulin