Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a hormone that comes from the adrenal gland.
DHEA is involved in producing androgens (male sex hormones) and estrogens (female sex hormones).
DHEA production decrease after age 30. DHEA levels are found in people with hormonal disorders, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, depression, diabetes, inflammation, immune disorders, and osteoporosis. Corticosteroids, birth control taken by mouth, and agents that treat psychiatric disorders may reduce DHEA levels.
Evidence suggests that DHEA may help treat depression, obesity, and osteoporosis. However, more research is needed to support its use for hormonal disorders, sexual function, and lupus (an autoimmune disorder that affects the skin and organs).
DHEA has been studied for the treatment of HIV, schizophrenia, and severe injury.
Capsules per bottle: 60. Serving size: 1 capsule per day. Servings per container: 60.