According to Age Management Research, some specially trained physicians use several hormones, amino acids and peptides to improve health. One particularly valuable hormone is DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) that when used in HRT (hormone replacement therapy) has demonstrated significant benefits in retarding aging and the aging process in humans and animals. Here are some its significant benefits together with evidence-based medical references.
1. In the case of Alzheimer’s disease, Sunderland and colleagues reported in the prestigious journal Lancet that Alzheimer’s patients have lower DHEA levels than do age-matched controls. Furthermore, supplemental DHEA would significantly benefit them (1).
2. DHEA and its sulphur derivatives (DHEAS) have demonstrated in aging lab mice that memory was improved, and it prevented pharmacologically induced amnesia (2). These memory benefits were also shown in human studies by activating GABA receptors that in turn activated REM sleep (1).
3. According to Glenn S. Rothfeld MD, “DHEA appears to increase metabolism in overweight people. I recommend taking 100 mg twice daily. Since I also give DHEA for stress, and being overweight can increase or be caused by mental and physical stress---I am ‘killing two birds with one stone” (5).
4. Thirty volunteers ages 40 to 70 years received supplemental DHEA in a six-month clinical trial, DHEA blood levels were restored to those found in young adults (3,4)! In addition, DHEAsupplementation helped to optimize other key hormones such as IGF-1(SermMax, ReleasingMax), testosterone, androstenedione, and DHT (dehydrotestosterone) and restore them to youthful levels! All of these increases were associated with “remarkable increases in perceived physical and psychological well-being for both men (67%) and women (84%)” with no undesirable side effects.”
In conclusion, these observations and absence of negative side effects constitute the first demonstration of unique effects of DHEA supplementation in older men and women.
1. Sunderland, N.C., Merrill R., Harrington, M. G., et. al, 1989, Lancet, p. 570.
2. Flood J.F. & Roberts, E., 1988, Brain Research, 448, pp. 178-181.
3. Orentreich, N., Bruno, L., et. al, 1984, J. Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism, 59, pp. 551-555.
4. Carlström, K., Brody, S., Lunell, N.O. et. al, 1988, Maturitas, 10, pp. 297-306.
5 Rothfeld, Glenn S., Nutrition & Healing, vol. 27, issue 7, Dec. 2020.