What is sublingual DHEA?
DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone produced by the body’s adrenal glands and functions as a precursor to testosterone and estrogen. The dissolvable tablets may be a useful nutritional supplement for individuals wishing to support the body’s normal DHEA functions.
Why you should not take DHEA?
DHEA is a hormone. Use of this supplement might increase levels of androgen and have a steroid effect. DHEA also might increase the risk of hormone-sensitive cancers, including prostate, breast and ovarian cancers. If you have any form of cancer or are at risk of cancer, don’t use DHEA.
Why would a doctor prescribe DHEA?
People commonly use prescription DHEA for vaginal tissue thinning. DHEA supplements are used for aging skin, depression, infertility, muscle strength, heart disease, erectile dysfunction (ED), and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support many of these other uses.
How long does it take DHEA to work?
Of course, we all want a quick fix, but I coach women to give DHEA supplementation around 3 months, or three full menstrual cycles, to observe any changes. Since it takes an egg 90-120 days to fully develop, my fertility patients have seen improvements in just this short time frame.
Does DHEA affect sleep?
During sleep, DHEA is low to reduce stimulation of the CNS, so sleep may occur. (DHEA is high during the day to maintain consciousness.) If the amount of DHEA during sleep is reduced too much during NREM sleep, negative phenomena may occur.
Can DHEA make you gain weight?
May increase the risk of developing prostate, breast, ovarian, uterine, or cervical cancer and malignant melanoma or other hormonally-affected cancers. Hormonal side effects can be significant, including acne, skin changes, excess hair or hair loss, increased sweating, and weight gain.
Why is DHEA prescribed after menopause?
While exceptional efficacy andmedical value has just been demonstrated for vaginal atrophy, a series of other clinical data suggests that DHEA could also exert beneficial effects on bone and muscle loss, skin atrophy, adiposity and type 2 diabetes, all of which are related to sex steroid deficiency after menopause.
Is DHEA the antidote to fight or flight hormones?
proBLENopathy Adrenal & DHEA Hormone Booster treats the symptoms associated with adrenal fatigue and low or imbalanced DHEA hormones. The adrenal glands produce hormones including DHEA (dehydorepiandrosterone). These hormones feel the weight of our stressful lifestyles. Eventually, all the stress can take a toll and wear out the adrenal glands.
Is DHEA the next wonder drug for menopause?
However, DHEA is more than just a beauty hormone! Besides its magic to keep us young-looking, it has numerous benefits for women, especially during the menopause transition. All eyes are on estrogen and progesterone during menopause, but DHEA also holds the answer to our menopause symptoms! DHEA is the “mother of all hormones”.
What are DHEA side effects?
Aging. In theory,taking DHEA supplements to maintain DHEA levels could slow the aging process,possibly improving well-being,cognitive function and body composition.