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 Ultimate Nutrition DHEA


DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is often called an anti-aging hormone or super hormone. DHEA, the most abundant hormones in the body, is produced by the adrenal glands. It is considered a precursor hormone that leads to the production of other hormones such as testosterone and estrogen. DHEA plays a critical role in many different bodily functions such as muscle metabolism, immune function, anti-aging and cognitive function.

DHEA levels peak in the second or third decade of life and then progressively decline with aging. In men over 40, DHEA levels can be reduced by as much as fifty percent. Studies suggest that DHEA supplementation may provide protection against the effects of aging. However, conflicting research questions if DHEA significantly increases longevity.

DHEA supplementation can be especially beneficial for bodybuilders and athletes. Independent studies suggest that DHEA supplementation helps build lean muscle mass and stimulate growth hormone (IGF-1). IGF-1 has demonstrated growth hormone effects on lean body composition and muscle building. In one study, researchers gave 22 healthy men 300 mg of DHEA nightly for 30 days. They found that lean body mass was increased by 7.8 percent, body fat was decreased by 14 percent and IGF-1 (a hormone) increased 89 percent.


Since DHEA levels decline with age, supplementation may be useful for middle-aged adults with low DHEA and hormonal levels. If DHEA levels drop below 180 ng/dL in women and 220 ng/dL in men, DHEA supplementation may become necessary.

DHEA can be especially beneficial for body builders, athletes and fitness enthusiasts wanting to improve body composition and athletic performance.

Ultimate Nutrition's DHEA has the following benefits:

  • Improves body composition and performance
  • Supports anti-aging effects
  • Helps treat DHEA deficiency
  • Increases growth hormone (IGF-1)
  • Enhances well-being


Since DHEA is a powerful hormone, it should only be taken in consultation with your physician. Side effects at high doses (100-200 mg daily) may include acne, increased hair growth, rapid heartbeat, liver toxicity, increased testosterone levels and cancer risk. Experts recommend having DHEA levels and liver enzymes monitored before and during supplementation.

People with Grave's disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, prostate or breast cancer should not supplement with DHEA.

Be aware that some drugs may interact with DHEA including:
  • Advair Diskus
  • Amlodipine
  • Clonidine
  • Diltiazem
  • Fluoxetine
  • Inhaled Corticosteroids
  • Insulin
  • Lotrel
  • Metformin
  • Methyltestosterone

Is it for you?

Athletes, bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts wanting to improve their body composition and build lean muscle mass may derive benefit from DHEA supplementation. If you're a middle-age adult with low levels of DHEA and/or hormones, this product may also be for you. However, due to its potential side effects, experts recommend supplementing with DHEA only under the supervision of a physician. People with Grave's disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, prostate or breast cancer should not supplement with DHEA.

Dosage and Directions

Take one capsule daily with a meal. Take DHEA only under the supervision of a physician. Discontinue use and call a physician immediately if you experience rapid heartbeat, blurred vision or other similar symptoms. Keep container closed in a cool, dry and dark place.

DHEA Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 1
  Amount Per Serving Daily Value
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) 50 mg *
*percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Other Ingredients: Each capsule Contains DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) Pharmaceutical Grade (50 mg). Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate, Gelatin and Magnesium Stearate.

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