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Why You Need DHEA for Healthy Aging

Joe Condora, Longevity Health Pro

ProHealth Longevity’s DHEA promotes vitality and supports healthy aging.

What is DHEA? 

DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone, is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands with a significant impact on the aging process. DHEA levels at age 75 are only about 15% of what they were in your youth. DHEA functions as a precursor to sex hormones like estrogen and testosterone, critical for overall vitality as you age.

As DHEA levels decline, it can disrupt hormonal balance, negatively affecting bone density and muscle mass. This disruption can contribute to a range of age-related concerns that impact overall well-being. Cognitive changes, including difficulties with focus and memory, could also be indicative of low DHEA levels. These cognitive shifts can be particularly concerning, potentially influencing daily productivity and quality of life.

Furthermore, disruptions in mood, such as increased irritability, could be related to hormonal imbalances involving DHEA. Emotional well-being can significantly impact your overall sense of vitality and contentment. Recognizing these connections between hormonal shifts and various aspects of health reinforces the importance of addressing potential imbalances, especially as we navigate the complex landscape of aging.

Why You Need DHEA

DHEA supplementation has emerged as a potential strategy to support healthy aging. As DHEA production wanes, supplementation may help address hormonal imbalances and their associated effects. Studies suggest DHEA supplementation may aid in maintaining bone density, muscle strength, cognitive function, and even energy levels and mood.

DHEA is proven to support healthy aging by reducing symptoms associated with age-related health decline.

Benefits of DHEA

Research supports the use of DHEA to tackle numerous aspects of health over the age of 40 to help you live a longer, better life.

Supports Hormone Production. DHEA is a precursor hormone that is converted into various hormones in the body, such as estrogen and testosterone. These hormones play critical roles in regulating bodily functions related to energy production and healthy aging.

Provides Antioxidant Benefits. DHEA acts as an antioxidant, protecting cells from oxidative stress and promoting overall cellular health. Antioxidants function by curbing free-radical activity. DHEA’s antioxidant properties have been proven in studies to fight free-radical damage, tackle oxidative stress, reduce signs of premature aging and reduce the risk of age-related health decline (1).

Enhances Cognitive Health. Studies suggest that DHEA may have a positive impact on cognitive function. As we age, cognitive decline becomes more prevalent. DHEA supplementation has been linked to improved memory, focus, and overall cognitive performance, supporting brain health and maintaining mental sharpness as we age (2). 

Aids in Muscle Maintenance. Age-related muscle loss, known as sarcopenia, can impact mobility, strength, and overall quality of life. DHEA supplementation has been associated with promoting muscle protein synthesis, supporting the maintenance and development of lean muscle mass. By preserving muscle strength, DHEA helps combat age-related muscle loss (3). 

Supports Mood: DHEA supports mood and overall well-being. DHEA has been linked to improved mood, reduced stress levels, and overall emotional well-being. By supporting a positive mood and reducing stress, DHEA can contribute to a healthier and happier aging process (4).  

Why You Need DHEA

ProHealth’s DHEA: What’s Inside Matters

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1. Hernandez L, Camargo G. Role of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate as a scavenging antioxidant: the evidence from Caenorhabditis elegans' nervous system under hypoxia. Neural Regen Res. 2021;16(8):1537-1538. doi:10.4103/1673-5374.303022

2. Sorwell KG, Urbanski HF. Dehydroepiandrosterone and age-related cognitive decline. Age (Dordr). 2010;32(1):61-67. doi:10.1007/s11357-009-9113-4

3. Villareal DT, Holloszy JO. DHEA enhances effects of weight training on muscle mass and strength in elderly women and men. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2006;291(5):E1003-E1008. doi:10.1152/ajpendo.00100.2006

4. Sripada RK, Marx CE, King AP, et al. DHEA enhances emotion regulation neurocircuits and modulates memory for emotional stimuli. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2013;38(9):1798-1807. doi:10.1038/npp.2013.79

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