Support for Hormone Balance
Life Extension DHEA 15 mg is a dietary supplement that may help support normal hormone balance.
DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a natural hormone made in your body and secreted by the adrenal gland.
It serves as a precursor to male and female sex hormones, such as testosterone and estrogens.
From the age 30, DHEA levels in your body start to decrease, as do your sex hormones.
DHEA supplements may help increase the level of these hormones.
And this has led to a number of claims being made about their potential health benefits, including that they may help
- Promote adrenal gland health
- Support immune system health
- Help slowing natural changes related to aging
- Support energy levels
- Improve mood and memory
- Building up muscle strength
- Life Extension states this product is Non-GMO
Peak blood levels of DHEA occur at approximately age 25, decreasing progressively thereafter.
And DHEA may declines by 75% to 80% from peak levels by age 70, leading to hormonal imbalances that may affect quality of life.
The marked decline in serum DHEA with age may play a role in health problems associated with aging.
As a result, scientists have been looking at ways of restoring DHEA to youthful levels to reduce the risk of health issues, and are now discovering mechanisms by which DHEA protects against age-related decline.
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study over 10 months showed that DHEA replacement therapy may help enhance increases in muscle mass and strength when combined with resistance exercise in elderly individuals.
Studies of DHEA therapy in women with adrenal insufficiency also suggest there may be beneficial effects on well-being, mood, and sexuality.
And in the normal aging brain, DHEA may improve mood and alleviate melancholy.
In addition, studies show DHEA may help improve vascular and joint/bone health.