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DHEA (5 mg) Sublingual.
May be a useful supplement for individuals who wish to support the normal DHEA functions in the body.
Contain the highest purity dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) produced under strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
Is a natural steroid hormone that is synthesized from cholesterol through pregnenolone by the adrenal glands.
Acts as an antagonist for glucocorticosteroid hormones and is the parent precursor for other important steroid hormones, such as estradiol and other estrogens, and testosterone.
While not a precursor to progesterone, DHEA may indirectly influence progesterone synthesis through a feedback mechanism whereby pregnenolone is converted to progesterone based on DHEA levels.
DHEA and its metabolite DHEA sulfate are present in human adult plasma in concentrations of 0.01-0.02 _M and 5 to 7 _M, respectively. DHEA sulfate levels are low in early childhood; begin to rise after age 7, peak at age 20-24, and then drop at a rate of approximately 20% per decade, until at age 85-90, levels are 10-15% of what they used to be at age 20-30.
DHEA levels also decline under a variety of conditions of physiological stress, such as acute and chronic infections, and trauma. Vegetarians may have decreased DHEA levels as well.