Douglas Laboratories, DHEA Sublingual, 25 mg, 120 Tablets (Discontinued Item)
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- A Dietary Supplement
DHEA is a natural steroid hormone that is synthesized from cholesterol through pregnenolone by the adrenal glands. DHEA acts as an antagonist for glucocorticosteroid hormones and is the parent precursor for other important steroid hormones, such as estradiol and other estrogens, and testosterone. While not a precursor to progesterone, DHEA can indirectly influence progesterone synthesis through a feedback mechanism whereby pregnenelone is converted to progesterone based on DHEA levels. Apart from these functions, DHEA also has important biological functions itself. Recent experimental and human studies show that DHEA is involved in a large variety of physiological processes, including immune function, brain function, bone metabolism, blood lipid metabolism, energy metabolism, the regulation of normal blood sugar and insulin levels, and the maintenance of lean body mass. DHEA and its metabolite DHEA sulfate are present in human adult plasma in concentrations of 0.01-0.02 M and 5 to 7 ¬M, respectively. DHEA sulfate levels are low in early childhood; begin to rise after age 7, peak at age 20-24, and then drop at a rate of approximately 20% per decade, until at age 85-90, levels are 10-15% of what they used to be at age 20-30. DHEA levels also decline under a variety of conditions of physiological stress, such as acute and chronic infections, and trauma. Vegetarians have been shown to have decreased DHEA levels as well.
DHEA tablets may be a useful nutritional adjunct for individuals who wish to support the body’s normal DHEA functions
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1/2 to 1 tablet daily as directed by your healthcare professional only! (May be taken sublingually by allowing tablet to dissolve in mouth or with water or juice.)
For optimal storage conditions, keep tightly closed and store in a cool, dry place. (59°-77°F/15°-25°C) (35-65% relative humidity) Tamper resistant package, do not use if outer seal is missing.
Mannitol, cellulose, silica and vegetable stearate.
This product contains no yeast, wheat, gluten, soy protein, milk/dairy, corn, sodium, sugar, starch, artificial coloring, preservatives or flavoring.
DHEA tablets, provided by Douglas Laboratories, contain the highest purity dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) produced under strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Not for use by individuals under the age of 18 years. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Consult a physician or licensed qualified health care professional before using this product if you have or have a family history of breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, prostate enlargement, heart disease, low HDL cholesterol ("Good cholesterol"), or if you are using any other dietary supplement, prescription drug, or over-the-counter drug. Do not exceed the recommended serving. Exceeding the recommended serving may cause serious adverse health effects. Possible side effects include changes in liver function, acne, hair loss, hair growth on the face (in women), aggressiveness, irritability, and increased levels of estrogen. Discontinue use and call a physician or licensed qualified health care professional immediately if you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, blurred vision, or to her similar symptoms. Keep out of reach of children. To report any adverse events call 1-800-322-1088.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children. Do not refrigerate
|Serving Size: 1 Sublingual, Bisect Tablet|
|Servings Per Container: 120|
|Amount Per Serving||% DV|
|*Daily Value not established.|
my naturopath prescribed this for me because i had both stressed adrenals, and thyroid issues. i was trying to lose wait and always felt tired. As a woman, it didn't occur to me to take a supplement that supported testosterone levels, but after only a few days, i felt more energy. there were no side effects, such as hair growth or anything.