Life Extension DHEA Description
Promotes Optimal Hormone Levels
DHEA is the body’s most abundant circulating hormone, but as we age DHEA levels begin to decline. Supplementing for healthy DHEA levels can help support immune function, circulatory health, mood and well-being, healthy body weight and lean muscle mass, libido, and more.
Benefits at a Glance
Maintains youthful DHEA hormone balance
Encourages health immune function and circulation
Promotes a healthy body weight and lean muscle mass
Supports healthy mood, libido, well-being, and more
More about DHEA
Peak blood levels of DHEA occur at approximately age 25, decreasing progressively thereafter. Maintaining healthy, youthful serum levels of DHEA has a variety of health benfits: Thousands of studies have been published on DHEA’s various benefits, including immunomodulatory properties as well as positive effects on mood, quality of life, and body composition. Rejuvenating the circulating levels of DHEA to those found in young people may improve overall well-being and sexual function as well.
Body composition, mood, and more
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, ten months of DHEA supplementation showed enhanced increases in muscle mass and strength resulting from resistance exercise in elderly individuals. Other studies of DHEA regimens in women suggest beneficial effects on well-being, mood, and sexuality. Studies show DHEA may improve mood and alleviate melancholy, and may also benefit the aging brain.
Cardio, circulatory, and structural health
DHEA has the capacity to improve vascular health by a number of complex processes. One of them is increasing nitric oxide synthesis. DHEA has also been shown to support a healthy circulatory system and joint/bone health.
Read the entire label and follow the directions carefully prior to use.
The exact number of capsules to be taken should be determined by blood testing and the advice of a physician. For optimal results, take one (1) capsule in the morning, DHEA serum blood tests are suggested 3 to 6 weeks after initiating DHEA replacement therapy to optimize individual dosing.
*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.
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Not for use by individuals under the age of 18 years. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Consult a physician or licensed qualified health care professional before using this product if you have, or have a family history of breast disease, prostate disease, prostate enlargement, heart disease, low "good" cholesterol (HDL), or if you are using any other dietary supplement, prescription drug, or over-the-counter drug. Do not exceed recommended serving. Exceeding recommended serving may cause serious adverse health effects. Possible side effects include acne, hair loss, hair growth on the face (in women), aggressiveness, irritability, and increased levels of estrogen. Discontinue use and call a physician or licensed qualified health care professional immediately if you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, blurred vision, or other similar symptoms.
DHEA precautions for men
Men with prostate disease or severe benign prostate disease are advised to avoid DHEA since it can be converted into testosterone (and estrogen). Therefore, men are advised to have a PSA and digital rectal exam before initiating DHEA to rule out existing prostate disease.
It is important for men over 40 to have a physician check their PSA and DHEA-S serum levels every six to twelve months. Men should also periodically check their blood levels for free testosterone and estrogen to make sure that DHEA is following a youthful metabolic pathway.
DHEA precautions for women
Women should consider estrogen and testosterone testing when they take their DHEA blood test in order to evaluate DHEA’s effect on their blood levels of these hormones. Women who have been diagnosed with an estrogen-dependent disease should consult their physicians before beginning the DHEA restoration process.