What about the other anti aging hormone – DHEA?
DHEA or Dehydroepiandrosterone is the most common precursor in the body and is associated with youthful and healthy functioning across a broad range of physical systems. It is an excellent substance and should be a part of an anti-aging program, ONLY if used properly (more on that toward the bottom of this article.).
When DHEA declines as is the case with aging, various symptoms start to appear. They include:
- Increased cardiovascular risk
- Loss of vigor
- Loss of libido
- Wrinkling of the skin
- Other common signs and symptoms associated with aging
DHEA can protect the brain cells involved in memory, alleviate depression and enhance mood, strengthen bones, improve immunity, lower blood glucose, reduce weight and enhance libido both at the physiological and psychological levels.
Typical dosage is 50-90mg. . . and here is the key. . . EVERY OTHER DAY.
DHEA is a hormone naturally produced by the body. When the body receives a hormone from an outside source, the gland responsible for its production can atrophy or even stop production. As such, an EVERY OTHER DAY dosage is recommended. Unfortunately, this is one of the very few sites that is recommending this approach.
DHEA is one of the “Big 4” in terms of anti aging and should be included in most people’s program*.
*Special Note: Individuals who have been diagnosed with any type of hormone related cancer(s) should not supplement with DHEA.