DHEA (DHEA) (eng. Dehydroepiandrosterone) is a natural steroid hormone, recognized as one of the main enemies of aging. In America DHEA is rightly called the “elixir of youth”. Meanwhile, it has a number of other positive qualities. What is this miracle hormone and what is its value for the organism? More about this can be found in this article.
DHEА is produced by the adrenal glands of humans and, in fact, is a precursor of sex hormones in the female body it turns into estrogens and in male — androgens. It is known that these hormones have a direct impact on the functioning of the whole organism and determine the biological age of a person. From the point of view of scientists, dehydroepiandrosterone plays a primary role in maintaining young looking man.
In the body, DHEA is mainly present in the liquid state, and its amount can be easily determined using the analysis of saliva.
It is known that the synthesis of DHEA occurs most actively at the age of 20-25 years, and then its output begins to decline. Moreover, in women this process is slower than in men. So by age 50 the synthesis of DHEA is reduced 2-fold in women and 2.5 fold in men and by 70 years of age to develop and DHEA is reduced to 31% of normal women and up to 22% of normal men. According to scientists, this fact explains the longer lifespan of the weaker sex.