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Does anyone take DHEA regularly?

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Created March 14, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Does anyone take DHEA regularly? If so what brand and how has it helped or hindered?

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on September 07, 2013
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http://www.jackkruse.com/hormone-cpc-1-dhea/

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on July 25, 2013
at 01:26 PM

Thanks. I've been reading a ton on DHEA. My doctor (who is a very good doctor and one I trust and has helped me on my primal-style journey) believes I shouldn't experiment because (1) I am young and healthy; (2) My Testosterone is on the higher-end of "normal". I think giving him a list of tests that we can do together woudl help ease his mind.

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on July 21, 2013
at 03:23 AM

DHEA and DHEA-s with a full steroid panel to check T free and total total estrogens and E1,2,3 with SHBG. I also do the T metabolities if something is amiss.......It was six months ago but now I am back in the saddle.

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on July 17, 2013
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what type of tests do you do to ensure it's a safe dose?

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on March 16, 2011
at 03:43 AM

if you test it is very very safe.

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on March 15, 2011
at 01:24 AM

Generally speaking, DHEA supplementation is not looked upon as favorably as it seemed to be a decade or so ago. One of the biggest proponents, Dr. Ray Sahelian (who wrote a book on the potential advantages of supplementing this hormone) has in more recent times expressed concern about its potential effects on blood pressure in some individuals:

http://www.raysahelian.com/dhea.html

His book indicates doses of around 25 mg oral/day are effective, but these same levels have caused elevated blood pressure in some people.

More recently sublingual DHEA has become available and should be more bioavailable than oral dosing.

Men who take it need to watch their estradiol levels as raising DHEA and DHEA sulfate levels favors estradiol production. It would be worthwhile measuring serum DHEA and DHEA-S prior to and while taking this.

Hope this helps -

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on March 16, 2011
at 03:43 AM

if you test it is very very safe.

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Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on March 14, 2011
at 09:53 PM

I do. Take 50 mgs a day. But I also check my blood quarterly to adjust the dose.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on July 17, 2013
at 08:27 PM

what type of tests do you do to ensure it's a safe dose?

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25482)

on July 21, 2013
at 03:23 AM

DHEA and DHEA-s with a full steroid panel to check T free and total total estrogens and E1,2,3 with SHBG. I also do the T metabolities if something is amiss.......It was six months ago but now I am back in the saddle.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on July 25, 2013
at 01:26 PM

Thanks. I've been reading a ton on DHEA. My doctor (who is a very good doctor and one I trust and has helped me on my primal-style journey) believes I shouldn't experiment because (1) I am young and healthy; (2) My Testosterone is on the higher-end of "normal". I think giving him a list of tests that we can do together woudl help ease his mind.

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on March 14, 2011
at 02:55 PM

yep, i'm taking this one by natrol: http://is.gd/5gDqIR i usually take 25mg/day in the morning, which slightly improves mood, alertness, energy and libido. potential side effects can be acne, increased irritability, and hair loss. it's usually recommended not to take DEHA before the age of 40y. start with the lowest possible dose where you still feel the benefits. for example 10mg/day, and experiment until you find the optimal dose/side effects balance for you. usually one should not go over 50mg/day without consulting a doc or doing at least a DHEA-S blood test. the goal is, to restore a "youthful" DHEA level, but not to overdo it.

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