DHEA is an endogenous steroid hormone. This means the body naturally makes it, and it spurs specific tissues or cells into action.
It is also known as androstenolone, 3β-hydroxyandrost-5-en-17-one, and 5-androstane-3β-of-17-one.
DHEA is one of the most abundant steroid hormones in the human body. It is produced by the adrenal glands, the gonads, and the brain.
In its sulfated form, DHEA is the most abundant circulating sterol in humans, followed by ADIONE. There are thousands of studies evaluating the role of DHEA in ameliorating age-related diseases.
DHEA is secreted mainly by the adrenal cortex and is known to influence changes in cardiovascular tissues, female fertility, and central nervous system functions.
Fast facts on dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA):
- DHEA is an endogenous steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands, gonads, and brains.
- The DHEA role in the body is not fully understood by scientists and researchers.
- The World Anti-Doping Agency classes DHEA as a banned substance in sports.
- DHEA has been tested for use in many diseases, including depression, osteoporosis, and lupus.
- DHEA has shown to benefit heart disease, diabetes, anxiety, and many other conditions.
DHEA modulates endothelial function, reduces inflammation, improves insulin sensitivity, blood flow, cellular immunity, body composition, bone metabolism, sexual function, and physical strength in frailty and provides neuroprotection, improves cognitive function, and memory enhancement.