I am 55 and feel like i am weaker each day in all area, and i read some articles about improving your health with HDEA, I don't know how safe it is. want to find out if anyone has taken it for a long period with any effects, good or bad.
Pohaku... at 55 taking 25 mg a day of DHEA is safe. You could go up to 50 mg a day if you wanted....In the mid 1990's Dhea and Growth Hormones were tha rage back then and there is some truth to their anti aging benefits. But of everything on earth that has been tested for anti aging only one thing has shown to work in laboratory's and that thing is........Calorie Restriction...Now none of us want to live that way so if people would just drop their calories to a lower level without starving or feeling weak and eat certain foods (blueberry's etc) your DNA would start to slowly kick in the anti aging Genes we all have. Add to that Antioxidants (resveratrol) and a Zest for life (centenarian studies) and i think that should make a difference .. Thats my knowledge on this.....
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Thanks you for your good advice, I am thinking just take 25mg once a week or every other day on the safe side, just to make sure I will be ok with this low dose, i do exercise and try to eat right, but i love to eat, that is the bad part. have quitted beer and smoking. trying to quit coffee too.
I have read that dhea is safe - except for people who have hormone-receptive cancers - as the dhea may convert into estrogen or testosterone. But dhea is as a cornerstone of many anti-aging programs for those whose dhea levels have dropped as they have aged. There is a comprehensive article on the theory behind dhea replacement and how to go about it on lifeextensionvitamins.com called 'DHEA Replacement Therapy.' The article starts out by saying that "A wealth of data indicates that DHEA is a vitally important hormone. DHEA appears to protect every part of the body against the ravages of aging. In fact, published studies link low levels of DHEA to aging and diseased states." - Cites studies. Might be worth a read.