DHEA (50 mg)
Bioavailable, micronized form
Benefits and Features
DHEA is the most abundant androgen produced by the adrenal glands and supports many functions including:
- Healthy immune cell function†
- Emotional wellbeing†
- May promote a healthy ratio of lean muscle to fat mass†
Provides pure DHEA that has been micronized to very small particle sizes to facilitate absorption. Levels of this adrenal hormone begin to decline by your 30s.
|Serving Size 1 Capsule|
|Amount Per Capsule||% Daily Value|
|DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone, micronized)||50 mg||*|
|* Daily value not established|
Microcrystalline cellulose, vegetarian capsule (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water), and L-Leucine.
Adults: 1 capsule, 1 to 2 times daily with food or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Made without the following allergens: milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, gluten, soybeans, corn, yeast, and sesame. Contains no synthetic colors, flavors, or preservatives. Vegan and Non-GMO.
Not for use by individuals under the age of 18 years. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Consult a physician or licensed qualified healthcare professional before using this product if you or someone in your family history has cancer, prostate enlargement, high blood pressure or heart disease, or low HDL cholesterol, or if you are using any other dietary supplement, prescription drug, or over-the-counter drug. Do not exceed the recommended serving. Monitor liver enzymes if using long-term. Discontinue use and call a physician immediately if you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, blurred vision, or other similar symptoms. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
DHEA is an abbreviation for dehydroepiandrosterone, a hormone produced chiefly by the adrenal glands. The testes, ovaries, and brain can also make DHEA. As the most prevalent adrenal steroid in the body, DHEA serves as a precursor to the human sex steroid hormones, testosterone and estrogen.
Cholesterol is the starting material used to make all steroid hormones in the body. In the adrenal glands, cholesterol is converted to pregnenolone, and pregnenolone is converted into DHEA and other sex hormones, including the female hormones estrogen and progesterone, and the male hormone testosterone.
The starting source material for DHEA is a class of plant hormones called sterols extracted from wild yams that are grown commercially. The most common plant sterol is diosgenin that has a molecular structure very similar to DHEA. Diosgenin is converted to DHEA in the laboratory by removing several side chains through various chemical reactions.
No. Although DHEA can be synthesized in a laboratory using wild yam extract, the body cannot convert diosgenin from wild yam into DHEA. Claims that a wild yam product contains "natural DHEA" are inaccurate.
Although the production of most steroids in the body is controlled by a feedback loop that limits synthesis when hormone levels get too high, DHEA appears to be an exception to this rule. Using appropriate small, supplemental amounts of DHEA will not stop the body’s natural DHEA production.† However, supplementation with high amounts of DHEA for a long period may influence the body’s natural DHEA production.†
To assess blood levels of DHEA, DHEA is often measured in its sulfate form (DHEA-S) because of its greater stability. DHEA-S is formed in the liver by adding a sulfate (SO4) molecule to it. DHEA-S is cleared much more slowly by the kidneys, and blood levels of this metabolite remain much more stable throughout the day.
DHEA is a hormone and should only be used under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Do not use DHEA if you are pregnant or nursing. Do not use DHEA in individuals under 18 years of age. Consult a physician or licensed, qualified, healthcare professional before using DHEA if you are a woman under the age of 40; if you or someone in your family history has cancer, prostate enlargement, high blood pressure or heart disease, or low HDL ("good") cholesterol; or if you are using any other dietary supplement, prescription drug, or over-the-counter drug. Do not exceed the recommended serving. Exceeding the recommended serving may cause serious adverse health effects. Possible side effects include acne, hair loss, hair growth on the face (in women), aggressiveness, irritability, and increased levels of estrogen. Monitor liver enzymes if using DHEA long-term. Discontinue use and call a physician immediately if you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, blurred vision, or other similar symptoms. Keep out of reach of children.
DHEA by Klaire Labs™ is provided at 3 different serving levels: 10 mg, 25 mg, and 50 mg. For questions about dosage and whether supplementation with DHEA is appropriate, please consult a healthcare professional.