DHEA is an anabolic steroid hormone produced in the ovaries, testes, adrenals and brain. Men typically have higher levels than women.
DHEA plays an important role in energy, mood, immunity, anti-aging & stress handling. It protects the body from the negative effects of high cortisol during times of excessive stress. DHEA increases strength, stamina, and bone density, it decreases body fat & increases lean muscle mass, decreases triglycerides, total cholesterol, LDL’s, and as a bonus, it also improves sleep.
Deficiency symptoms can be chronic fatigue, exhaustion, impaired immunity, autoimmune diseases, decreased mood, libido and memory difficulties, decreased ability to handle and recover from stress or trauma and increases the incidence of cardiovascular symptoms.