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DHEA’s 6 Youth Effects

Minus 6 Years Drug. Healthy Living Magazine

Minus 6 Years Drug. Healthy Living Magazine

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) has been considered an anti-aging drug since at least the 1990s when it began to be imported despite government sanctions against its use. Over time, the US regulatory apparatus has allowed its sales as a dietary supplement. Today it can be picked up without prescription. Produced by the adrenal glands, the human body converts DHEA into sex hormones, in particular, testosterone. Those who take it do tend to notice almost immediate effects including heightened mood, less depression. Here are six of its anti-aging and youth effects documented by scientific studies:

1. "Feeling good" effect. Lessening depression, anxiety and enhancing libido among women have been reported in clinical studies.

2. Less risk for heart disease. Low DHEA levels are linked with 1.6x increased risk for coronary artery disease. DHEA prevents oxidation of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the elderly, supposedly superior to vitamin E.

3. Improved outcomes for autoimmune diseases. Less inflammation is especially sought by lupus and rheumatoid arthritis sufferers.

4. Muscle mass. Restore lean body mass and bone mineral density. This shift from fatty tissue to lean muscle mass was shown in one of the first DHEA studies.

5. More antioxidant activity. In an experimental study, DHEA led to marked increases of superoxide dismutase (SOD), the body’s super antioxidant.

6. Normal blood sugar. DHEA protects against hyperglycemia and kidney damage.

Usual dosages range from 25 to 50 mg although 100 mg has been used in clinical trials. Because of hormone effects, persons with a history of or active testosterone- or estrogendependent cancer (prostate or breast) may be advised against using DHEA.

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