What is DHEA supplement used for?
People use DHEA as an anti-aging therapy and to improve physical performance. DHEA is also used to treat depression and symptoms of menopause.
What is a good DHEA level?
Normal Results Ages 20 to 29: 65 to 380 µg/dL or 1.75 to 10.26 µmol/L. Ages 30 to 39: 45 to 270 µg/dL or 1.22 to 7.29 µmol/L. Ages 40 to 49: 32 to 240 µg/dL or 0.86 to 6.48 µmol/L. Ages 50 to 59: 26 to 200 µg/dL or 0.70 to 5.40 µmol/L.
What are the side effects of DHEA?
Possible side effects of DHEA supplements can include:
- Oily skin and acne, as well as skin thickening.
- Hair loss.
- Stomach upset.
- High blood pressure.
- Changes in menstrual cycle.
- Facial hair in women.
- Deepening of the voice in women.
What causes high Dheas?
If your level of DHEA-S is high, it means that your body is making too much of the hormones. This excess may be related to adrenal cancer, tumors, or excess growth of adrenal hormone-producing tissue (hyperplasia). If your DHEA level is low, it may mean that your adrenal glands are not making enough hormones.
What is normal DHEA range?
For 30-something women, normal levels range from 45 to 270 mcg/dL, with levels further dropping to 32 to 240 mcg/dL in your 40s. Levels vary from 26 to 200 mcg/dL in your 50s, from 13 to 130 mcg/dL in your 60s and from 17 to 90 mcg/dL after age 69.
How long does it take for DHEA to work?
Of course, we all want a quick fix, but I coach women to give DHEA supplementation around 3 months, or three full menstrual cycles, to observe any changes. Since it takes an egg 90-120 days to fully develop, my fertility patients have seen improvements in just this short time frame.
What is the normal range of DHEA?
What is a normal DHEA level for a 50 year old woman?
In your 20s, DHEAS levels range between 65 and 380 mcg. For 30-something women, normal levels range from 45 to 270 mcg/dL, with levels further dropping to 32 to 240 mcg/dL in your 40s. Levels vary from 26 to 200 mcg/dL in your 50s, from 13 to 130 mcg/dL in your 60s and from 17 to 90 mcg/dL after age 69.
Should I take DHEA everyday?
It’s best to speak with a physician before beginning to take a DHEA supplement. Summary: A common daily dose is 25–50 mg. This dosage has been safely used for up to two years without severe side effects. However, you should speak with your physician prior to using this supplement.