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Pregnenolone supplementing

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 29, 2011 at 11:45 PM

Does the time of day you take it have an effect one way or another?

I've been taking it in the morning but I'm curious if it matters.

I take the Biochem brand, it seems good and is super cheap.

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on November 01, 2011
at 05:44 PM

Its part of a combo deal -thyroid, progesterone...mostly for low thyroid, but that led to adrenal fatigue, low progesterone, and tummy issues. It might be a high dosage as I am also unsure on this, but no ill effects so far.

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on November 01, 2011
at 02:28 AM

I was only doing Pregnenolone but after reading some many people's reviews saying they take both I've been considering it. Seems like a bit of overkill but I'm not sure. I can't figure out WHY they are taking both. I need to do more research I suppose.

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on November 01, 2011
at 01:05 AM

wow after reading that Ray Peat article I really wanna up my dose! ha

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on November 01, 2011
at 12:54 AM

can I ask what prompted you to take it? That seems like a fairly high dose but I'm not certain.

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on November 01, 2011
at 12:53 AM

I'm not taking DHEA with it. The brand I mentioned comes in 30mg pills if that's helpful. Also, my thought was to take either DHEA or pregnenolone and I chose the latter.

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on November 01, 2011
at 12:52 AM

yeah I was a moderate carber with overtraining/stress. It is supposedly good to take after donating blood, and I also suspected a pregneolone steal. Interestingly, when I took the first round of it, I didn't feel that much. I also sorted out the overtraining issues. I was off it for a couple weeks and then started taking it again and felt like a million bucks! My guess is that it was keeping me at a fairly normal T level while curing the pregnenolone steal. Now that my cortisol stuff is better and I took it it's a T booster. I've backed off a little bit now.

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on November 01, 2011
at 12:01 AM

So this mitigates the effect of pregnenolone-steal, eh? I guess it would be beneficial for low-carbers with elevated cortisol.

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on October 31, 2011
at 11:40 PM

According to ray peat if your young and in good health you make more than enough but it has a wide range of benefits if your sick or stressed which most are over 40-45. http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/three-hormones.shtml

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on October 31, 2011
at 11:33 PM

I didn't know that people supplemented with this. What's the reason for believing that you're aren't synthesizing it from cholesterol?

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on October 30, 2011
at 04:20 PM

Just curious if you are also taking DHEA with it? It seems many do. I'm not currently on DHEA but am considering it.

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on October 30, 2011
at 04:15 PM

I saw that reference to 5mg/day too. I take 50mg. I first bought some a year or so ago and stopped taking them after just a few days because I was seriously concerned that the 50mg capsules were just too much. I started back on them a few months ago after seeing enough references to this level being safe. I have certainly not seen any side effects so I'm sticking with it. I think we're both in a safe range.

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on October 30, 2011
at 04:58 AM

how much are you taking? I saw one thing online not to take more than 5mg/day but Im taking 30 or 60

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98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

on October 30, 2011
at 02:43 AM

I don't think it matters. However I have heard some mention they notice some of the effect more when they take it in the am. I take mine at night.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on October 30, 2011
at 04:58 AM

how much are you taking? I saw one thing online not to take more than 5mg/day but Im taking 30 or 60

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on October 30, 2011
at 04:20 PM

Just curious if you are also taking DHEA with it? It seems many do. I'm not currently on DHEA but am considering it.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on October 30, 2011
at 04:15 PM

I saw that reference to 5mg/day too. I take 50mg. I first bought some a year or so ago and stopped taking them after just a few days because I was seriously concerned that the 50mg capsules were just too much. I started back on them a few months ago after seeing enough references to this level being safe. I have certainly not seen any side effects so I'm sticking with it. I think we're both in a safe range.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on November 01, 2011
at 02:28 AM

I was only doing Pregnenolone but after reading some many people's reviews saying they take both I've been considering it. Seems like a bit of overkill but I'm not sure. I can't figure out WHY they are taking both. I need to do more research I suppose.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on November 01, 2011
at 12:53 AM

I'm not taking DHEA with it. The brand I mentioned comes in 30mg pills if that's helpful. Also, my thought was to take either DHEA or pregnenolone and I chose the latter.

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F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

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on October 31, 2011
at 10:48 PM

I take it spaced out -1 50mg pill 3x a day -one with each meal. Its been a month with no side effects. (Timing per the nutritionist I am working with).

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

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on November 01, 2011
at 05:44 PM

Its part of a combo deal -thyroid, progesterone...mostly for low thyroid, but that led to adrenal fatigue, low progesterone, and tummy issues. It might be a high dosage as I am also unsure on this, but no ill effects so far.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on November 01, 2011
at 12:54 AM

can I ask what prompted you to take it? That seems like a fairly high dose but I'm not certain.

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