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DHEA Therapy

DHEA or dehydroepiandrosterone is one such hormone that is produced excessively in your bloodstream and the adrenal glands is the production house for this hormone. This gland is situated above the kidneys. Like HGH and melatonin this hormone has anti-aging properties. DHEA’s production is at its highest during the adolescent period which touches its highest during the early twenties gradually decreases with the passage of time and the lowest level that it reaches is around the age of 80 when the production is only 10-15% of what it was during your adolescent period.

DHEA has various functions to perform which not only helps retain good health and longevity. This hormone is known to produce the males and female hormones i.e. estrogen and testosterone, helps increase muscle mass, helps decreases the fat content in the body, helps in the stimulation of the bone deposits in the body thus preventing osteoporosis. With the decrease of this hormone the functioning of the body also decreases and the body becomes vulnerable to diseases like cancers of the breast, bladder, prostate, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, nerve degeneration etc.

DHEA replacement therapy is known to benefit and reverse the deficiency of this hormone in the body. Research has also proved that the replacement therapy has reduced death caused by heart ailments by nearly 50 percent and by 40 percent due to other body ailments. It has also helped reduce the body fats by helping burn up those unwanted fat accumulated in the body.

The replacement therapy has helped reduction of the fats by blocking the enzyme that helps produce fat tissues which are responsible to enhance the growth of cancer cells in the body. DHEA supplements are known to prevent cancer, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, arterial diseases, help treat osteoporosis, lupus and also help the proper functioning of the body’s immune system and also help improve memory power and concentration level in the body.

DHEA capsules and pills are available as non-prescription drugs and higher the dosage of DHEA capsules and pills the higher the benefits of these. DHEA capsules and pills have extracts of wild yams. Unprocessed wild yams are converted in the body into DHEA. You should go about DHEA therapy with caution as high dosage of DHEA supplements are known to suppress the body’s ability to naturally produce and synthesize this hormone. Women are strictly advised not to take more than 10-12 milligrams of this supplement daily as high dosage of this oral supplement is known to cause damage to the liver. To prevent liver damage the need of taking anti-oxidants like Vitamin C, selenium, vitamin E and other such essential anti-oxidants. 7-Keto DHEA has far more benefits than DHEA as 7-Keto DHEA supplements benefits the body in the same manner as DHEA but it also helps in strengthening the body’s immune system and helps in enhancing the memory power and does not get itself converted itself into sex hormones estrogen and testosterone which the ordinary DHEA does. Before you start off on DHEA therapy you need to consult your medical practitioner know about the pros and cons and then use this oral supplement.


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