Testosterone is central to a man’s well-being. Without it, fatigue, anxiety, depression, loss of mental clarity and libido occur. Furthermore, a deficiency in testosterone may lead to prostate problems, poor sexual performance, loss of muscle tone and mass and the potential to develop osteoporosis.
DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands.
DHEA is often converted into both male and female sex hormones including estrogen and testosterone.
Testosterone and Estrogen generally decrease with age. DHEA can be supplemented to increase sex hormone levels.
As we age it is important to monitor DHEA levels in order to balance the body’s hormone levels.
Helps maintain healthy skin, avoids wrinkling skin, keeps minerals in the bone and avoids osteoporosis.
Pregnenolone is a chemical that is found in our bodies. It can also be made in a laboratory. People use it for medicine.
Pregnenolone is used for fatigue and increasing energy; Alzheimer’s disease and enhancing memory; trauma and injuries; as well as stress and improving immunity.
It is also used for skin disorders including psoriasis and scleroderma.
Women use pregnenolone for lumpy breasts (fibrocystic breast disease), a disorder of the lining of the uterus (endometriosis), symptoms of menopause, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Some people use pregnenolone for slowing or reversing aging, arthritis, and depression. It is also used for strengthening the heart, allergic reactions, “detoxification,” lupus, multiple sclerosis (MS), prostate problems, and seizures.
Because the body uses pregnenolone to make many hormones, pregnenolone was studied for stress, fatigue, and arthritis in the 1940s before lab-made hormones became available.
How does it work?
In the body, pregnenolone is used to make all steroid hormones. There isn't enough information to know how pregnenolone supplements might work.