contain highest purity dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
produced under strict Good Manufacturing Practices
(GMP) standards. DHEA capsules are available from
AMNI in potencies of 10 mg, 25 mg, or 50 mg each.
FUNCTIONS DHEA is a natural steroid hormone that is synthesized
from cholesterol through pregnenelone by the adrenal
DHEA 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 can indirectly
influence progesterone synthesis through a feedback
mechanism whereby pregnenelone is converted to
progesterone based on DHEA levels.
Apart from these functions, DHEA also has important
biological functions itself. Recent experimental and
human studies show that DHEA is involved in a large
variety of physiological processes, including immune
function, brain function, bone metabolism, blood lipid
metabolism, energy metabolism, the regulation of
normal blood sugar and insulin levels, and the
maintenance of lean body mass.
DHEA and its metabolite DHEA sulfate are present in
human adult plasma in concentrations of 0.01-0.02 ìM
and 5 to 7 ìM, 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 have been shown to have decreased DHEA
levels as well.
INDICATIONS DHEA capsules may be a useful nutritional adjunct
for individuals who wish to support the body’s
normal DHEA functions.
FORMULA (DHEA) Serving Size 1 Vegetarian Capsule - Servings per Container 100
Each capsule contains: