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Sunday, March 21, 2010

DHEA Need = Adrenal Stress Disorder


Hormone Lesson #2

DHEA is a hormone that is made in the adrenal glands and is misunderstood most often in my opinion as much as it is used.


DHEA has many important functions on our health including:Immune Support, Brain and Memory Support, Fat Burning Support, Sleep, etc.


However, Often taking DHEA without proper testing and understanding CREATES MORE PROBLEMS than it helps.




When there is a true need for DHEA ,an ADRENAL Stress syndrome may exist.

Long term use of DHEA in Men will result in conversion of DHEA to Estrogen and elevation of testosterone on women.

Short term use of a sublingual form not to exceed 20 mg / day divided into 2- 3 doses, may be considered after understanding the cause of low levels and the best method of correcting the imbalance.

MOST CASES OF LOW DHEA ARE FROM ADRENAL DISORDERS THAT IN MY EXPERIENCE ARE FOUND AND CORRECTED ONLY WITH A COMPREHENSIVE UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROPER TESTS AND TREATMENTS.

The link below provides a guide to helping recover your get up and go that got up and went and now are replaced with Coffee, Nicotine, Sugar, Alcohol, excess carbohydrates, etc.
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DHEA should NEVER be used in doses above 20 mg a day for longer than a month. As a matter of fact , 10 mg is considered a safe standard for most people. Doses will vary from 5-20 mg based on the presenting symptoms and applying test results properly.


If you have taken this hormone in high dosages and for a prolonged time, consult your health professional before stopping use of this hormone. Your body has to be competently guided back to balance.
The use of Master Hormones like DHEA to have an impact on production of other hormones: Testosterone and Estrogen is important.


The hormones in the body should be made naturally. when they are not, the medical approach is often to replace them (without correcting the cause of their low levels.)


VitaminDoctor Tip : Test for low DHEA before using. A need is a Red Flag that a Stress Syndrome needs to be unraveled. Most cases of low DHEA are from Adrenal disorders. When the adrenals are over looked the biological process of the Pregnenolone steal takes place.


This means instead of making DHEA the body makes Cortisol.


Adrenal Stress Response: leads to Pregnenolone Steal--> creating Altered Hormone balance---> More Cortisol and low DHEA

(Typo below DEHA= DHEA)




When Needed , use only 5-20 mg. a day for 30 days or less of Sublingual DHEA.http://bit.ly/aUnDez


Sub-lingual is the safest and best form of delivery, see Hormone lesson #1.



Apex makes Sublingual DHEA , Progesterone and Pregnenolone
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The 5 primary barriers to repairing hormones are:
1. Low Adrenal function - check with StressCheck and Metabolic Assessment Form
2. Allergies and infections( See Blood Test-High Eosinophils ( over 3) and High WBC’s-(White Blood Cells-over 8 or under 5 with chronic infection)
3. Lack of Essential Fatty acids ( See Blood Test -Triglycerides less than ½ total Cholesterol value)
4. Liver and Gallbladder dysfunctions (See Blood Test- ALT and or AST above 26 and check with Metabolic Assessment Form
5. Inconsistencies taking vitamins (not taking them 2-3x daily )and not making lifestyle changes long enough to rebalance the system.
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