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DHEA is an essential hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It is a key player in sexual development, metabolism, and energy levels.
Experts believe that our bodies produce less and less DHEA as we age. This can lead to a host of problems, including sexual dysfunction, weight gain, fatigue, and more. But don’t start worrying just yet.
The good news is that DHEA levels can be easily restored with supplementation. DHEA supplements are available in a variety of forms, including capsules, tablets, creams, and more.
If you are looking for a way to boost your energy levels, lose weight, or improve your sex life, consider trying a DHEA supplement.
Today we’ll be looking at how DHEA is essential to your overall health.
What is DHEA?
DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is a building block for estrogen and testosterone. It is a key player in sexual development, metabolism, and energy levels.
One question I get all the time is what the difference is between DHEA and DHEAS. Well, they are the same yet different at the same time.
Let me explain.
Both DHEA and DHEAS promote glutamate and dopamine release. Both activate serotonin receptors and inhibit GABA A, D2 dopamine, and glycine receptors. In short, both regulate cognitive function and work as building blocks for estrogen and testosterone. DHEA and DHEAS work as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and neuroprotective hormones.
Differences Between The Two
The difference is that DHEAS works like a slow-release tablet working for the long-term, consistent result. DHEA works instantly. This is because DHEAS is sulfated. Close to 97 percent of all DHEA found in the bloodstream is sulfated (DHEAS), which is why the DHEA Sulfate test only tests that form of the hormone.
So, in this article, I’ll be using them both interchangeably, but I’m referring to them as a whole, not as one being different from the other.
Men and DHEA
DHEA is found in men and women and works similarly. DHEAS enhances the health of male sex hormones by increasing testosterone levels. A 2013 study discovered that taking 50 milligrams of DHEAS per day increased free testosterone levels in middle-aged men who perform high-intensity interval training.
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