DHEA‚ more formally known as dehydroepiandrosterone‚ is the most abundant adrenal steroid hormone in the body. After it’s manufactured by your adrenal glands‚ it travels into cells throughout the body where it’s converted into androgens‚ estrogens and other hormones. These hormones regulate the metabolism of fats and minerals‚ endocrine and reproductive functioning‚ and energy levels. The amount of each hormone that DHEA creates during the conversion process depends on an individual’s biochemistry‚ age‚ and sex.
Normally DHEA levels peak at around age 25‚ and then decline steadily. That is where a supplement like Pure Encapsulations’ DHEA 10 mg by Pure Encapsulations may help.
These vegetable capsules deliver all of the following:
- Support for a healthy aging process
- Potential improvement of psychological—as well as physical—wellbeing
- A precursor to adrenals for the production of steroid hormones
- Supplementation for enhancement of memory and mood in the elderly
Plasma levels of DHEA begin to decline progressively with age; the decline starts at around age 40‚ to the point where DHEA plasma levels at age 70 are usually only about 20 percent of the amounts in young adults. Some reports that indicate elderly individuals who supplement with five to 20 mg of DHEA daily—as an encapsulated powder in two or three divided servings —often experience improved mood‚ energy levels‚ memory‚ appetite‚ and skin. Supplementing with DHEA is also associated with potentially supporting the cardiovascular system‚ carbohydrate metabolism‚ and enhancing weight management‚ cognitive function‚ and immune health.
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Suggested Use As a dietary supplement‚ take 1 capsule daily‚ with a meal or as recommended by your healthcare professional.