Why We Need DHEA To Make Testosterone
DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is the most abundant hormone in your body, made by several different tissues. It is secreted primarily by the adrenal glands and is responsible for maintaining an anabolic or protein building state. It reduces cardiovascular disease by decreasing visceral fat, it stimulates the immune system, restores sexual vitality, improves mood, decreases cholesterol and body fat. In elderly patients it improved memory, increases energy, and has anticancer properties by enhancing the immune system. Additionally it improves osteoporosis and atherosclerosis and reduces insulin requirements and/or insulin sensitizing drugs. Further, DHEA inhibits the synthesis of thromboxane A2, reduces plasminogen activator inhibitor, and tissue plasminogen activator which all decrease platelet aggregation and ischemia.