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Discover DHEA’s Possible Uses and Benefits

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  • DHEA is a hormone mainly produced in the adrenal cortex, but which also can be synthesized in the brain and testes, albeit in smaller amounts
  • DHEA production peaks during early adulthood, between 20 and 30 years old. As you get older, however, your body’s DHEA levels steadily decline
  • Although DHEA supplementation does show some promise in improving certain aspects of your well-being, it can unfortunately pave the way for complications

DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone mainly produced in the adrenal cortex, but which also can be synthesized in the testes, albeit in smaller amounts. Minute amounts of it can also be “synthesized de novo in the brain,” according to Medscape. Keep reading to learn more about DHEA, its uses and possible drawbacks of including it into your daily routine.


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