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What is DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)?

DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is one of the most abundant hormones in the human body and is produced by the adrenal glands. Although all the functions of DHEA are not known, what is known is that it is a precursor to male and female sex hormones including testosterone. Among other things, DHEA is responsible for the body’s androgenic effects such as the growth of armpit and pubic hair, and changes in body odor. It can also modulate mood swings[1]. DHEA levels naturally begin to deplete after the age of 30 years.

DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) Benefits and Uses

DHEA stimulates the production of the body’s growth hormones and so helping to build lean muscle tissue and reduce the accumulation of fat. This makes DHEA a popular supplement for athletes and bodybuilders. However, DHEA’s benefits are much more far-reaching, and include:

  • Supporting healthy joints and bone density
  • Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels
  • Boosting energy levels
  • Stimulating the production of sex hormones
  • Supports balanced moods

Around the age of 30, DHEA levels begin to decline, which is why many men and women begin to experience weight gain, lack of energy, and a lowered libido.

DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) Side Effects

You should not take a DHEA supplement if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should also avoid it if you have elevated cholesterol or ischemic heart disease. If you suffer from bipolar disorder, DHEA may increase your risk of mania.  You should not take a DHEA supplement if you have or you are at risk of any form of cancer.

Possible negative drug interactions include:

  • Antipsychotics: DHEA may reduce their effectiveness.
  • Anti-seizure medication: DHEA may reduce their effectiveness.
  • Anticonvulsants: DHEA may reduce their effectiveness.
  • Estrogen: DHEA may interfere with hormone replacement therapy.
  • Phenothiazines: DHEA may reduce their effectiveness.
  • Testosterone: DHEA may cause low sperm count.
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors: DHEA may increase the risk of manic symptoms.
  • Triazolam (Halcion): DHEA may adversely affect your heart and breathing rate[2].

DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) Overdose

Possible effects of a DHEA overdose may include excessively high testosterone levels which could cause acne, a deepening of the voice and gynecomastia (the growth of breasts in men). Treatment for an overdose will involve supportive care. If you think you have taken too much DHEA, stop taking the supplement straight away and seek medical advice.

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