DHEA - Vitality Hormone Clinic

What is DHEA?

DHEA, short for dehydroepiandrosterone, is an important hormone that is produced naturally by the adrenal glands in both men and women. Often called the "youth hormone," DHEA peaks around age 25 and then declines with age.

What does DHEA do?

Some people supplement with DHEA to try to reverse age-related decline, while athletes use it to boost strength and performance. However, the benefits for supplementation only appear meaningful in those with low DHEA levels.

DHEA deficiency

Some causes of low DHEA levels include:

Symptoms may include:

Should I get my DHEA levels tested?

Lab testing can identify DHEA deficiency. Vitality Hormone Clinic provides complete hormone testing to assess DHEA and other key hormones. Understanding your levels empowers you to better address symptoms and make informed decisions about supplementation or bioidentical hormones.

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DHEA supplementation

In cases of confirmed DHEA deficiency, many doctors may recommend taking 25-50mg per day under medical supervision, with regular lab testing to make dosage adjustments as needed. Always consult your doctor before starting DHEA.

Supplementation may provide benefits like:

However, the anti-aging effects of supplemental DHEA require further study. Any benefits likely depend on your individual baseline DHEA level.

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