Dehydroepiandrosterone, or DHEA, is a naturally occurring hormone secreted by the adrenal gland that serves as a precursor to testosterone and estrogen. After the age of 30, DHEA levels begin to decrease.
Supplementation of DHEA has been shown to increase energy levels, build muscle and increase sex drive. For these reasons, DHEA is a popular supplement among athletes and bodybuilders, especially. Because DHEA is also believed to promote good brain health, many people also cite an increase in mood.
As a dietary supplement, start with 5mg daily and increase to 25mg over a 1-2 week period as tolerated. Use ONLY a milligram scale for measuring.
Caution: Sensitivity can vary. DHEA levels should be checked before starting and monitored every 6 months when taking this product.