DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone, is a naturally occurring hormone in the body that is secreted by the adrenal gland. It is a precursor for both male and female sex hormones. In other words the body converts DHEA into a hormone. With aging, DHEA levels in the body begin to decrease along with testosterone and estrogen production. DHEA is believed to increase these levels of hormones.
- Strengthening the immune system
- Slowing natural changes in the body that come with age
- Providing more energy
- Improving mood and memory
- Building up muscle strength and prevents osteoporosis
- Reduces insulin requirement
- Increases testosterone hormone levels
- Increases estrogen hormone levels
Melatonin is a hormone produced in the body is believed to influence the aging process. Melatonin is responsible in regulating your sleep cycle by improving your sleep pattern as well as depth and quality. When you wake up in the morning, melatonin levels decrease and at night these levels increase, making you sleepy and drowsy. It is known as a circadian rhythm hormone as well as improving immune function.
Pregnenolone is produced in the mitochondria throughout the body from cholesterol. Pregnenolone is a precursor for many hormones such as DHEA, progesterone, testosterone and estrogen. Studies have shown that it can block the effects of cortisol and stimulate NMDA receptors. NMDA receptors decline as we age and play a key role in the function of synapses and neurons, which are related to memory. As a result, pregnenolone is linked with cognitive ability. Increasing pregnenolone within the body has may reduce stress, reduce arthritic inflammation, maintain memory, reduce depression, improve mood, and balance sleep patterns.