Allergy Research Group® DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is micronized in a lipid base: the DHEA is reduced in size to tiny crystals and stabilized in a lipid matrix. This advanced system results in a product with optimized absorption characteristics.*
The Micronized Lipid Matrix tablet system allows DHEA to be directly presented to the systemic circulation via the lymph.* The lipid matrix protects the micronized DHEA crystals, which are less than 50 microns in size, from the harsh gastric juices, and then allows them to be absorbed via the lymph.* By avoiding the hepatic portal vein and the liver ‘first-pass effect’, higher levels of DHEA are available, for a longer time period.* Preparations (micronized or non-micronized) that do not use the Lipid Matrix system must first go through the portal vein system.
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Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, Micosolle®, vegetable oil, vegetable wax, Cab-o-sil®, magnesium stearate, vitamin E.
As a dietary supplement, for women ½ to 1 tablet per day; for men 1 tablet one or two times per day; or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Allergy Research Group® DHEA is soy-free and uses the plant wild yam as a starting material (non-GMO, non-irradiated, and non-ethylene-oxide-treated).
The body produces DHEA from the naturally occurring cholesterol metabolite pregnenolone, in the adrenal glands and to a smaller degree in the testes and ovaries. DHEA is a precursor to male and female sex hormones.* As with pregnenolone levels,
DHEA levels decrease with age, even more rapidly than does pregnenolone.*
Humans typically produce maximum levels of DHEA during our 30s, and then DHEA levels decrease as we age, 3.1% per year on average.*
It is recommended to measure hormone levels prior to starting DHEA and to check periodically while supplementing.