DHEA 50mg by Douglas Laboratories – Item #684
Contains 120 capsules per bottle.
DHEA is a natural steroid hormone that is synthesized from cholesterol through pregnenolone 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 it is not a precursor to progesterone, DHEA can indirectly influence progesterone synthesis through a feedback mechanism whereby pregnenolone is converted to progesterone based upon 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 levels have been shown to decline under a variety of conditions of physiological stress, such as acute and chronic infections, and trauma, which is why supplementation can be necessary for some people’s health.*
Supplement Facts – Dose Per Serving (1 capsule daily, or as advised by your physician.)
- DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone, micronized) – 50 mg
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (capsule) and Ascorbyl Palmitate.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.