Your body naturally produces the hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in the adrenal gland. In turn, DHEA helps produce other hormones, including testosterone and estrogen.
Natural DHEA levels peak in early adulthood and then slowly fall as you age.
A synthetic version of DHEA is available for oral use, as a tablet.
Often touted as an anti-aging therapy, DHEA is also known to ward off chronic illness and improve physical performance.
Research on DHEA for specific conditions includes:
Aging. In theory, taking DHEA supplements to maintain DHEA levels could slow the aging process, possibly improving well-being, cognitive function and body composition.
Depression. DHEA can be more effective at treating depression than placebo.
Osteoporosis. Research suggests DHEA might improve bone mineral density in elderly people with low DHEA.
Vaginal atrophy. Research suggests that DHEA might improve vaginal dryness in women.
Studies have shown quality control of this supplement to often be low.
Alexander Medical is able to prescribe clinical strength DHEA at a personalized dose to your treatment plan. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
*All information has been taken from Mayo Clinic, and is supported by in depth studies.