DHEA, short for dehydroepiandrosterone, is the most abundant naturally occurring pro-hormone in the
body, and it plays a significant role in regulating DHEA levels. It is a hormone precursor only occurring in humans and upper level primates.
Historical Background of DHEA
DHEA was first identified in 1931 by Dr. Adolf Butenandt, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for
Chemistry in 1939. Frequently called “the anti-aging hormone”, DHEA is a base for more than 50
hormones that are smaller or more specific carbon chain molecules in human biochemistry. As a
precursor for all estrogenic and androgenic hormones, humans make DHEA naturally from birth.
DHEA is the most abundant foundation or base from which the body makes hormones, regulated in part by the pituitary gland.
The Lifecycle of DHEA Levels
DHEA levels increase from birth through adolescence and puberty and peak between age 20-25, when we are “in our prime”. Then DHEA levels decline with age by about 2% per year thereafter. A blood test can confirm this decline.
So, by age 35, the body produces about 20% less DHEA than when we were “in our prime” at age 25; and by age 50, we produce 50% less DHEA than we did when we were in our twenties. This gradual decline continues.
Gender Differences in DHEA Levels
Men and women produce more and more DHEA every year to about age 25, when levels are at their peak. After age 25, DHEA levels begin to decline at a rate of about two percent per year thereafter. For women, this can sometimes result in hormone imbalance and be a concern in conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome or congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
Safety Concerns: Elevated and Low DHEA Levels
There is no danger of elevated DHEA levels. If the body has enough DHEA, then any excess will simply be excreted by the kidneys via the urinary tract. DHEA high levels are not harmful or dangerous in any way.
Importance of Managing Low DHEA Levels
DHEA is not addictive or habit forming. How to treat low DHEA levels in females are important considerations. Low DHEA levels are associated with many diseases of aging, reduced cognitive function, loss of muscle, bone, cardiovascular health, and increased risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis, depression and dementia.
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What does DHEA do?
One of the primary roles for DHEA is a base hormone precursor. For women, maintaining a healthy hormone balance allows for fertility, physical and cognitive strength, mood, motivation and sleep. For men, maintaining a healthy hormone balance allows for drive, physical and cognitive strength, motivation, muscle, counterbalancing stress and sleep.
DHEA supports the immune system allowing a greater number of and activity of natural killer (NK) cells. Low DHEA levels are associated with many diseases of aging, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis, depression and dementia.
DHEA helps with muscle recovery after exercise, and counterbalances the inflammatory effects of cortisol. So it helps reduce soreness after workouts, and helps us to rebuild muscle, cartilage and bone.
DHEA also serves as a base for sebum (skin oil), protecting skin cells from both UV and chemical carcinogens. In addition, DHEA helps with formation of connective tissue and cartilage; and helps support bone strength.
-Energy, focus and mental acuity
-Lean muscle tone
–Libido and sexual performance
-Deep REM sleep
-Softer, more hydrated skin
-Risk of Cancer
-Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
-Poor quality sleep
It is not possible to eat any particular foods to increaseor decrease DHEA levels. DHEA supplementation is generally
recommended people 35 and up to maintain health.
Is DHEA safe? How to use DHEA
Yes. DHEA is safe; and not addictive or habit forming. DHEA has no dangerous side effects. DHEA is available in the U.S.A. without a prescription. It is very important to use DHEA properly to get the many benefits DHEA can provide.
Twist 25 DHEA cream is a coconut oil skin cream to provide on the skin something that exists there naturally.
DHEA levels cannot be increased by eating or drinking more or less of any particular food, or fruit or vegetable or herb, or mushroom, etc.
When taken orally as a pill, most DHEA is eliminated by the liver before it can have any beneficial effects.
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Twist 25 cream contains 50 MG per gram DHEA rubbed in on thin hairless skin morning and evening each day.
One full pump press from the Twist 25 DHEA cream bottle is 0.5 ML. So one full pump press from the pump contains 25 MG of DHEA.