Micronized adrenal hormone *DHEA, dehydroepiandrosterone, is the most abundant adrenal steroid hormone in the body. After it is made by the adrenal glands, it travels into cells throughout the body where it is converted into androgens and estrogens. These hormones regulate fat and mineral metabolism, endocrine and reproductive function, and energy levels. The amount of each hormone that DHEA converts to depends on an individuals biochemistry, age, and sex. DHEA levels peak around age 25 and then decline steadily. DHEA supplementation has been associated with increased emotional well-being and immune function. Pure Encapsulations DHEA is micronized to increase absorption. It is made with 99% pure, pharmaceutical grade DHEA.
The National Institutes of Health considers DHEA to be possibly safe when used in small amounts and for no longer than a few months. Dosages that exceed 50 mg to 100 mg per day and are used for more than a few months increase the likelihood that you will encounter side effects. They can include mild symptoms like acne and upset stomach and more problematic symptoms such as high blood pressure and liver damage. Women who have conditions related to hormone problems, such as fibroids and breast cancer, should avoid DHEA, and DHEA supplementation is not recommended for children under the age of 18 because it may interfere with their growth.
7-Keto is a DHEA that will NOT convert sex hormones and is considered to be safer.
Take 1 capsule per day, with a meal.
Serving Size: 1 Vegetable Capsule
Amount Per Serving
DHEA ... 10 mg.
(dehydroepiandrosterone, C19H28O2) (micronized)
Other ingredients: hypo-allergenic plant fiber (cellulose), vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water)
•Possible side effects include acne, hair loss, hair growth on the face (in women), aggressiveness, irritability, and increased levels of estrogen.
•Discontinue use and call a physician or licensed qualified health care professional immediately if you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, blurred vision, or other similar symptoms
Because calcium channel blockers may increase DHEA levels in some individuals, concurrent DHEA supplementation is not recommended unless closely monitored by a healthcare professional.
Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.