DHEA (also known as Dehydroepiandrosterone) is produced by your adrenal glands, and it’s no wonder they call DHEA the “mother of all hormones.” It is the most abundant steroid in our bodies and serves as the foundation for male and female sex hormones (androgens and estrogens). DHEA is a precursor hormone, meaning that it is required for production of many others. Without it, your body can’t make testosterone. DHEA should not be overlooked when balancing your hormones overall.

DHEA Facts

  • You can find DHEA in every cell of the body.
  • DHEA declines with age
  • DHEA is a precursor hormone. Needed to make testosterone and many others
  • DHEA supports the immune system, and protects against cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, depression, and heart disease.
  • DHEA is available over the counter but proper dosing is key as well as quality of the product.

Other Benefits Of DHEA

It’s no surprise that since DHEA is in every cell that it is extremely important in supporting good overall health. There are numerous studies showing that low DHEA levels are present at the onset of disease, which has led researchers to conclude it is critical for proper immune system function. Low or deficient DHEA levels are found in almost every illness and DHEA has been found to block carcinogenesis which is means it helps to block the beginnings of cancer.

A 2008 study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society measured serum DHEA in 940 men and women ranging from age 21 to 88, and followed them from 1978 until 2005. The researches found that low levels of DHEA were associated with a shorter lifespan, and a higher incidence of disease. Low or deficient DHEA levels are found in almost every illness and DHEA has been found to block carcinogenesis, meaning it helps block the beginnings of cancer.

Treatment Program

DHEA has profound health benefits and is safe while the cost of DHEA is minimal. At Wright Surgical Arts DHEA is tested with a blood test and replaced if necessary. DHEA can be purchased over the counter but it also comes as a prescription from our compounding pharmacy, which ensures it quality and potency.