If you haven’t been feeling like yourself lately, you’re probably looking for a way to feel happier. Perhaps spending time with family and friends or doing something you love just isn’t cutting it anymore and you’re not sure why or what to do about it. When this happens, some people turn to antidepressants and other mood-altering medications to feel better.
Unfortunately, antidepressants are not always the best answer when it comes to mild or moderate depression. Many people who don’t have severe symptoms often prefer to handle their depression without taking antidepressant drugs. For others, antidepressants are ineffective, leaving them in a haze. And for some people, antidepressants can create an emotional roller coaster, causing unpredictable mood swings. Some people just may have the blues and don’t need antidepressants.
In many cases, low dehydroepiandrosterone, or DHEA, levels may be responsible for the low vitality and lack of energy. If you’re experiencing mild to moderate midlife depression and don’t want to experience the potential negative side effects of antidepressants, you may want to try DHEA cream first. A healthy way to improve mood and energy levels with no dangerous side effects.
What Is DHEA?
DHEA is a naturally occurring prohormone (a base building block for most hormones in the body) that may help reduce mild depression symptoms. DHEA is the most abundant foundation or base from which the body makes hormones. DHEA levels increase over time until around age 25, when we are “in our prime,” and gradually decrease around 2% a year thereafter. By age 35, our bodies produce around 20% less DHEA than when we were 25; and by age 50, we produce 50% less DHEA than when we were in our twenties; and the gradual decline continues.
How DHEA Helps With Depression
Each year around 10% of adults in the United States (about 20 million people) are diagnosed with depression. Women are two times more likely than men to suffer from depression. Depression is characterized by a loss of enthusiasm, feeling washed out or “blah” such that performing simple everyday tasks seems difficult and a feeling like everyday pleasures are gone. Life seems overwhelming and hopeless.
While there are many factors that may contribute to depression, a decline in hormone production is a major contributing factor. As the most abundant hormone base in the human body, DHEA is very important to many functions, one of which is cognitive function, memory, focus, energy and feeling of well-being.
Research suggests that DHEA levels regulate mood and may help reduce some of the negative side effects of mild to moderate depression. A 2004 study found that DHEA is an effective treatment for midlife-onset major and minor depression. This suggests that DHEA cream may be an effective alternative to prescription antidepressants for treating depression.
In addition to helping alleviate depression symptoms, DHEA helps to enhance your mood allowing you to live a happier, healthier, and more energetic life.
How To Use DHEA
Twist 25 DHEA cream should be applied to the skin twice a day. It is rubbed into thin hairless skin leaving no smell or oily residue. Twist 25 DHEA cream is a specially made bioidentical DHEA skin cream made with a coconut oil base, vitamin E and coenzyme Q-10. It’s one of the best things you can do to maintain your health, mood, quality of sleep, energy, muscle tone, cardiovascular health, skin and immune system. DHEA is the most abundant prohormone in the human body; and it basically makes you feel focused and alive again
DHEA is naturally metabolized in the skin, so it’s more effective to use a DHEA as a cream instead of an oral supplement. Oral DHEA supplements are eliminated by the liver, and the DHEA that enters the bloodstream is DHEA sulfate, not DHEA. DHEA-S is not bad for your body, it’s just not as effective as a properly made DHEA cream.