DHEA may be beneficial in preventing and treating diabetes, heart disease, obesity cancer, auto immune diseases, AIDS, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, aging, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, PMS, menopausal symptoms and many age related diseases.
DHEA, produced in the adrenal glands, is the single-most abundant steroid in the human bloodstream. It is often called the “mother” or precursor hormone, because the body readily converts it on demand into active hormones such as estrogen, testosterone, cortisone and progesterone. DHEA declines with age more rapidly in both men and women beginning at the age of 20. This decline triggers aging and increased susceptibility to disease.
**Note: One should not take DHEA unless they are over the age of 40 or have an auto-immune disorder.