Can you get DHEA from food?

No. There is nothing you can eat or drink to increase the DHEA level in the body. In this article we explore what DHEA is and how to maintain healthy DHEA levels as we get older. Can you eat or drink foods that will increase your DHEA? Unfortunately, you cannot get DHEA from food.

DHEA: The Base Hormone

DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone, is a naturally occurring abundant prohormone that the body produces primarily in the adrenal glands, gonads and the dermis. It serves as a precursor to other smaller carbon chain hormones like the estrogenic and androgenic hormones like testosterone. DHEA supports the immune system and cardiovascular health as well as cognitive function and quality of sleep. DHEA has a variety of beneficial health functions. Unfortunately, DHEA levels cannot be increased or decreased from the foods we eat.

Can you get DHEA from Food ?

No food or drink can change DHEA levels.

You may have heard that “bioidentical” hormones like DHEA are chemically synthesized from wild yams. That is true.

Actually, a chemical called diosgenine is made from wild yams; and diosgenine is used in a chemical laboratory to make the specific carbon chain molecule needed, such as the estrogen molecules, like estradiol, or estrone as well as testosterone or progesterone, or DHEA. So though the chemicals that are needed to make DHEA in a chemical manufacturing facility are sourced from wild yams, your body does not get more DHEA from eating wild yams.

Why Food Won’t Increase Your DHEA Levels

Unfortunately, there is no known fruit, or vegetable or special fat or protein you can eat that would increase your DHEA levels. Though you can eat wild yams and they are a very healthy food with many excellent nutrients, the digestive tract will simply digest the protein molecules in it.

In fact, this is also one of the problems with taking DHEA as a pill supplement rather than using it as a DHEA supplement cream: it is a very large 19 carbon chain molecule, and it therefore gets digested and destroyed in the gut or the DHEA immediately gets filtered out by the first pass effect of the liver.

So you cannot improve your DHEA levels by simply eating or drinking some particular food. The best way to use DHEA is to use it as a properly made absorbable skin cream rather than a pill. Absorbable DHEA delivered by a special coconut oil base cream.

DHEA Cream: A Better Choice Than Pills

If you’re looking to enhance your DHEA levels, using a DHEA cream like Twist 25 can be a more effective option than taking oral supplements. This is because oral supplements are destroyed in the stomach or filtered out by the liver.

Twist 25 DHEA cream provides bioidentical DHEA exactly the same molecule as what is produced in the body. The cream is applied on the skin, the dermis, our largest organ, is where DHEA is naturally metabolized. Within a few weeks of using Twist 25 cream, you’ll start to feel noticeable subtle benefits. Taking DHEA as a pill isn’t as effective because the liver eliminates most of it.

Understanding Why Food Won’t Increase DHEA

There are three primary reasons why DHEA doesn’t increase when ingested through food:

Reason #1: Liver Filtration

When you take DHEA orally, such as in pill form, your liver filters out most of it. What does increase slightly is DHEA-S (DHEA sulfate) rather than free DHEA. Free DHEA is the precursor or base from which sex hormones are produced. DHEA is a foundation or precursor to 50 smaller more specific carbon chain molecules. Hormones are the protein drivers that make us function.

Reason #2: DHEA-S vs. DHEA

DHEA-S is not the same as DHEA. Medical research findings show that the body cannot convert DHEA-S into DHEA. DHEA can be converted into DHEA-S; but not the other way. This fact is confirmed by medical research study done by Dr. Fabien Hammer.

Reason #3: Skin Absorption

Research shows that our skin, also known as the dermis, is where most DHEA, a hormone, turns into different smaller hormones. This shows us that Twist 25 DHEA cream, which contains DHEA identical to that produced naturally in our bodies, is easily absorbed by the skin, where it can be most effective.

On top of that, DHEA is good for your skin. It helps produce sebum, boosts collagen formation, and defends skin cells against damage from UV rays and chemical carcinogens. Especially for postmenopausal women, DHEA, an inactive adrenal steroid precursor, locally produces all estrogens and about half of the androgens in men.

What Does DHEA Do?

Primarily, DHEA serves as a fundamental hormonal precursor. Additionally, DHEA fortifies the immune system by increasing both the quantity and function of natural killer (NK) cells. An inadequate DHEA level is frequently linked to numerous age-related diseases, such as heart ailments, cancer, osteoporosis, depression, and cognitive decline.

When it comes to exercise, DHEA fosters tissue development and serves as a countermeasure against the inflammatory effects of cortisol. This function aids in minimizing discomfort post workouts and assists in the regeneration of muscle, cartilage, and bone. DHEA also plays a role in skin health by serving as a fundamental element for sebum (skin oil), which shields skin cells against UV and chemical carcinogens. Furthermore, DHEA boosts the formation of connective tissue and cartilage and enhances bone strength.

Dehydroepiandrosterone, known as DHEA, provides many physical and mental health benefits:

It is not possible to eat any particular foods to increase DHEA. DHEA supplementation is generally recommended for people 35 and up to maintain health.

DHEA levels over the human lifespan

From birth, DHEA levels gradually rise throughout childhood and teenage years, peaking between the ages of 20-25, when we are in physical and mental prime of life. Then levels decline by about 2% per year. So by age 35 we are producing 20% less than at age 25; and by age 50 we are making only half the DHEA we were producing at age 25. This decline continues for men and women alike to where levels may be just 10% of what they once were by the time we are in our 70s.

Human DHEA levels with age
DHEA levels over human lifespan compared to maintaining DHEA levels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Application of Twist 25 DHEA cream

If you’re looking for a simple and effective way to maintain healthy DHEA levels, consider Twist 25 DHEA cream. Twist 25 cream absorbs quickly easily into thin hairless skin and leaves no residue or smell. Twist 25 DHEA cream is DHEA the right way.

Quality Ingredients

Twist 25 DHEA cream is produced with top-quality coconut oil, coenzyme Q-10, and vitamin E. It is made with all plant sourced ingredients in a coconut oil base cream, free from parabens, lecithin or cyclodextrin.

DHEA is a crucial hormone precursor in both men and women. But using it as a properly made absorbable cream is crucial.

Why Twist 25 Cream is Superior

Unlike DHEA sulfate, free DHEA is what the body uses as a precursor to sex hormones. This is why the benefits of Twist 25 DHEA cream are more compared to those of pills.

Twist 25 DHEA cream is the top quality pharmaceutical grade DHEA cream. At Health2Go only the best will do. Twist 25 DHEA cream is made with pharmaceutical-grade ingredients in an FDA certified facility following GMP guidelines for Good Manufacturing Practices. Each full pump press contains 25 mg of DHEA. The benefits begin to be noticed within a few weeks of regular daily use.

Safety and Recommendations

DHEA is safe to use. It is addictive or harmful and has no dangerous side effects. DHEA is the most abundant naturally occurring prohormone in the human body.

Twist 25 DHEA cream is recommended for men and women over 35. It has not been tested for use by women who are pregnant or nursing.

This cream is produced and sold only in the U.S.A. No prescription is required. In some countries, like Canada, France, and Australia, a physician’s prescription is needed for products containing DHEA. So orders can only be accepted for customers with a billing and shipping address in the USA.

To enjoy the benefits of maintaining healthy DHEA levels, make sure to use use DHEA the right way – Twist 25 DHEA cream.

Dr. John Woodward, M.D., who developed the cream, summed it up well: “Use Twist 25 DHEA cream. Make your own hormones.”

User Testimonials and Expert Opinions

“This cream has been remarkable for me! I’m 55 and was struggling BIG TIME… with lack of well being, lack of energy and lack of labido. From the first pump, I noticed something … albeit very small.. but within 3 weeks I am a different woman! I don’t feel the need for naps, my well being restored and my labido better than ever! This product is the REAL DEAL! I’m so thankful to have found this product!🙌

Female, Age 55, Mont Vernon, New Hampshire

“DHEA is the most abundant base for hormones in our body. It is not a foreign substance. We make it and have it in our systems. So keep DHEA levels where they are when we are healthiest. It just makes sense.”
– Female, Medical Doctor, Dallas, Texas, Age 47

“I have received a wonderful blessing… Twist 25! I know some people throw around the phrase ‘blessing’, but I don’t. I finally am getting my life back. Here is a list of some of the great changes I have experienced so far: energy & depth, Results when I work out, Faster recovery after workouts, Feeling of “centeredness” or “well-being” in everyday life, soft hydrated skin, healthy hair, fast-growing fingernails, mental clarity, consistent sex drive, sound sleep

I‘ve been using Twist 25 for 5 years. I look forward to getting up every day, working out, and living a happier, healthier life!”

– Female, Julie W., Demoines, Iowa, Age 42

“I started using Twist 25 about 6 months ago, and it’s great. I started on a new health kick. Seems like I’m making more of life. I feel great… About 3 weeks after I started using Twist, I started exercising more and going to the gym ‘ I had a drive to do it – I worked out with my weights some, jogged a few times more than I usually do, and …..that’s it. I feel great. I’m productive at work. I sleep better at night. Twist 25 helps me thrive. It keeps me at my best.”
– Male, Age 43

“I have been using DHEA cream for 4 years and believe it has had an impact on the overall condition of my body at this age. I work out 4 times per week now. No one in the gym can believe I just turned 55 (she laughs). I have less than 10% body fat, and my muscles are defined…see (laughing)..and this guy at the gym told me I have the body of a 30-year-old.”(deep smile)
– Female, Marketing Consultant, Age 56

“I have been using Twist 25 for 4 years, I feel great, have more energy, and my skin is softer. I feel fit and trim and don’t have to work out as much as I used to to stay in shape and I recover faster after my workouts and benefit more. With Twist 25 I have more energy, and I’m leaner. It’s amazing. I love it!”
– Female, Designer and Fashion Model, Age 49

“I’m 72 years old and have been taking DHEA for eleven years. My wife has been using DHEA for 18 years. We don’t take it for any major effect. It’s lots of subtle effects, not dramatic… DHEA is basic. The question is not whether we are going to live longer from DHEA supplementation. The question is: Will we live in a youthful state day to day? DHEA helps us maintain a higher quality life.”
– William Regelson, M.D. professor of medicine at the Medical College of Virginia

Time to Try Twist 25 DHEA cream

So now you understand what DHEA is and why past the age of 35 men and women need to try to maintain their DHEA levels to slow the gradual decline in hormones that happens to all of us, because hormone decline is positively associated to diseases of aging such as cardiovascular disease, frailty, and cognitive decline.

No matter what you eat or drink you cannot change your DHEA level with foods you eat. In fact, even DHEA supplement pills do very little to support DHEA levels. So if you are going to do something, do it right.  Twist 25 DHEA cream is the best method of use for DHEA. If you have any questions please feel free to call Health2Go and ask to speak with Hugh Woodward. Here to help.

Use Twist 25 DHEA cream. Make your own hormones.

References

Labrie F. et al Semin Reprod Med. 2004 Nov;22(4):299-309. Adrenal Androgens and Intracrinology Source: Oncology and Molecular Endocrinology Research Center, Laval University Hospital Research Center, Quebec City, Canada. fernand.labrie@crchul.ulaval.ca

Metabolism of DHEA in postmenopausal women following percutaneous administration. National Library of Medicine. PubMed. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Feb 2007. 103(2):178-88. doi: 10.1016/j.jsbmb.2006.09.034. Epub 2006 Nov 3.PubMed. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17084625/

Hammer, Fabian, Subtil s, Lux P, Maser-Gluth C, Stewart P, et al “No Evidence for Hepatic Conversion of Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Sulfate to DHEA: In Vivo and In Vitro Studies” Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. March 8 2005 pp 3600-3605) http://jcem.endojournals.org/content/90/6/3600.full.pdf

Labrie F. et al Semin Reprod Med. 2004 Nov;22(4):299-309. Adrenal Androgens and Intracrinology Source: Oncology and Molecular Endocrinology Research Center, Laval University Hospital Research Center, Quebec City, Canada. fernand.labrie@crchul.ulaval.ca

Metabolism of DHEA in postmenopausal women following percutaneous administration. National Library of Medicine. PubMed. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Feb 2007. 103(2):178-88. doi: 10.1016/j.jsbmb.2006.09.034. Epub 2006 Nov 3.PubMed. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17084625/

Hammer, Fabian, Subtil s, Lux P, Maser-Gluth C, Stewart P, et al “No Evidence for Hepatic Conversion of Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Sulfate to DHEA: In Vivo and In Vitro Studies” Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. March 8 2005 pp 3600-3605) http://jcem.endojournals.org/content/90/6/3600.full.pdf

Hugh R. Woodward, MHA

Hugh Woodward is President/CEO of Health2Go, Inc. Health2Go makes and sells Twist 25 DHEA cream.
Hugh has a BBA in Business Management from University of Texas in Austin, Texas and an MHA, Master of Science in Health Care Administration.

Hugh is a subject matter expert on DHEA dedicating the past 20+ years of his life to studying the medical research about it. Hugh started Health2Go, Inc. in 2007 to research and develop the safest most effective DHEA supplement cream that can be made.













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