DHEA Plus Pregnenolone by Dee Cee Labs - 60 Capsules
Combines the Best of DHEA with Pregnenolone
What is DHEA?
DHEA has been shown to be the most abundant hormone in your body. It appears that production of DHEA peaks at around age 20. DHEA levels then continually decreases with age. At age 40, your body makes about half as much DHEA as it did earlier. By age 65, DHEA levels drop to 10 to 20 percent of optimum levels and by age 80, it is less than 5 percent of what is considered best.
Increase Energy - Burn Fat
It seems that DHEA supplements
may be able to increase the body's capacity to transform food into energy and burn off excess fat.
In addition, researchers have discovered anti-inflammatory properties
DHEA and Immune System
Since, the immune system is especially sensitive to diminishing DHEA levels; DHEA supplementation
may help the immune system fight viruses, bacteria, and other microbes.
DHEA Helps with Age Related Illness
Since levels of DHEA continue to decrease with age, it would make sense that supplementing with DHEA could possibly reverse aging. It is not clear, however, there have been some studies of laboratory animals that were given DHEA supplements that lived up to 50 percent above their usual lifespan
. Since these trials have not been performed yet with humans, it is not clear if the same benefit would apply.
Several studies propose that the lower a person's level of DHEA, the greater the risk of death from age-related illness. In one of the more interesting studies, the DHEA levels in 242 men between the ages of 50 and 79 were tracked for 12 years. This study was performed by noted researcher Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, M.D., professor and chairperson of the department of preventive medicine at the University of California, San Diego. The study revealed a close correlation between higher DHEA levels and reduced risk of death from all causes. The men who survived had three times the DHEA levels of the men who died.
Low levels of DHEA
has been implicated as a causal factor in a myriad of chronic ills
, including: Alzheimer's disease, autoimmune disease and other immunological disorders, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, memory problems, obesity, osteoporosis, and stress disorders.
DHEA Benfits in Menopause
Many women are reporting benefits of taking DHEA for their menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, without any side effects of any kind. During a year-long study in Italy, 20 menopausal women took 25 milligrams of DHEA. In these women, estrogen, testosterone, and dihydrotestosterone increased by between three and four times, while progesterone increased nearly 100%.
The head researchers Dr. Alessandro Genazzani from the University of Modena in Italy suggest that one day, DHEA may replace hormone replacement therapy.
recently has also been found to reduce risk factors associated with age-related heart disease
. DHEA has been shown to improve blood vessels by stimulating the arteries to produce more nitric oxide, which relaxes arterial tension. Pregnenolone
plays an important role in our health. It is considered the master hormone
and is the precursor to all the steroid hormones in our body. Pregnenolone is made from cholesterol in the body and is then synthesized into several various hormones;
The building process can be summed up thus:
- Pregnenolone to DHEA or progesterone
- DHEA to testosterone and estrogens
- Progesterones to estrogens and cortisol
This entire conversion process explains the essence of human life.
is produced principally in the adrenal glands
but is also produced in smaller quantities in other parts of the body: brain, liver, gonads and even in the eyes.
There's just one problem: our pregnenolone "reservoir" declines as we age.
Pregnenolone's most popular feature is its ability to enhance memory
. Some doctors have labeled it as a memory enhancing hormone
. When you consider that 100% of our thoughts and behaviors are dictated by our brain, you begin to realize that the brain needs to be constantly nourished with the proper supplements.
One doctor views pregnenolone as a conductor that oversees all of the brain's multiple reactions, helping to maintain the brain's agility and intelligent messaging capability.
What is Pregnenolone?
Pregnenolone Declines with Age
As we get older, however, declining levels of pregnenolone
deprives the brain of the support it needs to synchronize all reactions.
The advantage of taking pregnenolone supplements
can ensure the continuity of this important function, thus assisting our learning skills and short term memory.
David Tuttle (Life Extension Magazine, 2004) says that people who want to re-charge their batteries, sharpen their thinking and improve memory can take pregnenolone. It belongs to the family of natural hormones that work in a similar way. They are made from cholesterol, a critical raw material required by the body for certain chemical and biological processes.
Pregnenolone has also been called the "mother of all hormones" because it can be converted into other hormones.
Benefits of Pregnenolone Supplement
Pregnenolone's specific benefits include:
- Memory enhancement
- Learning stimulation
- Energy replenishment
- Growth of new brain cells
- Relief for symptoms relating to depression, arthritis and menopause (although more scientific studies are needed to support these claims).
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