If you haven’t heard of DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) it wouldn’t be surprising. It is important and yet overlooked. It is considered the Mother of All Hormones due to its ability to convert into estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. Apart from being a hormone precursor it also enhances your immune system.
It had been disregarded for many years because doctors didn’t know its purpose – many called it a ‘slacker’ hormone. Now, we know DHEA is an important part of our health. It has been looked at as an age gauge as it seems to dictate the quality and quantity of years in our lives. A number of articles have shown how DHEA helps prevent diabetes, heart disease, cancer and autoimmune disorders. The New England Journal of Medicine stated that the overall morbidity and mortality level is directly related to the level of DHEA. High levels are associated with increased longevity and low are predictive of early mortality.
DHEA administration is so important that doctors have seen disease symptoms actually reversed.
DHEA begins to decline in our bodies when we are in our thirties. If you have noticed your body being more sensitive to the flu or colds, it is possible that your immune system has become sluggish. In studies of aging immune systems, scientists discover DHEA continues to show up with the realization that with proper supplementation of DHEA, immune systems strengthen again.
It also prevents deterioration of organ mass associated with again. Early use can slow the shrinkage before it starts.
There is so much more that could be said about DHEA, the bottom line is your body needs it and you need to know if your levels are low.