DHEA 50 MG

  • List Price: $20.60
  • Sale Price: $22.90
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$22.90

Feature

  • natural steroid hormone synthesized from cholesterol through pregnelone by the adrenal glands
  • can indirectly influence progesterone synthesis through a feedback mechanism
  • DHEA is involved in a large variety of physiological processes
  • Free telephone consultation with a physician

Product Detail

  • Product Dimensions: 0.002 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 0.002 pounds
  • ASIN: B00028N5VQ
  • Item model number: DHEA5
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Product Description

DHEA is a natural steroid hormone that is synthesized from cholesterol through pregnenelone by 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 whereby pregnenelone is converted to progesterone based on DHEA levels. Apart from these functions, DHEA also has important biological functions itself. Recent experimental and human studies show that DHEA is involved in a large variety of physiological processes, including immune function, brain function, bone metabolism, blood lipid metabolism, energy metabolism, the regulation of normal blood sugar and insulin levels, and the maintenance of lean body mass. DHEA and its metabolite DHEA sulfate are present in human adult plasma in concentrations of 0.01-0.02 µM and 5 to 7 µM, respectively. DHEA sulfate levels are low in early childhood, begin to rise after age 7, peak at age 20-24, and then drop at a rate of approximately 20% per decade, until at age 85-90, levels are 10-15% of what they used to be at age 20-30. DHEA levels also decline under a variety of conditions of physiological stress, such as acute and chronic infections, and trauma. Vegetarians have been shown to have decreased DHEA levels as well. TheAgeDoc recommends obtaining a free Physician Consultation prior to ordering Douglas Lab Products by contacting our office at 1-800-315 1335 prior to selecting a Douglas Laboratories product.