Secreted by the adrenal gland, DHEA serves as the foundation for male and female sex hormones. It plays a role in the production and function of many other hormones throughout the body.
DHEA imbalances often times lead to imbalances of other hormones, such as estrogen, testosterone and cortisol.
Low levels of DHEA can cause symptoms including:
Loss of strength and muscle mass
Decreased sex drive
Impaired immune function
On the other hand, adequate DHEA levels can help:
Increase testosterone levels
Restore muscle mass
Improve the body fat ratio
Boost the immune system
Raise endurance levels
In addition, DHEA can help combat auto-immune disorders,obesity, dementia, osteoporosis, chronic fatigue and depression