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The Age-Old Question…
FACT: Your adrenal glands, the glands that sit on top of your kidneys, are responsible for manufacturing DHEA. Actually, the cascade of adrenal hormones starts with cholesterol, from which the brain hormone pregnenolone is made.
Pregnenolone is then transformed into DHEA. And DHEA serves as the raw material from which all other important adrenal hormones--including the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone and the stress hormone cortisol--are synthesized.
DHEA is the most abundant hormone in your body. But production of DHEA peaks at around age 20. From then on, your DHEA level decreases with age. By the time you reach 40, your body makes about half as much DHEA as it used to. By 65, output drops to 10 to 20 percent of optimum; by age 80, it plummets to less than 5 percent of optimum. So do you think you might want a little EXTRA?
Because DHEA has such broad-spectrum effects, declining production makes itself known in every system, every organ, and every tissue of your body. The immune system is especially sensitive to diminishing DHEA output, opening the door not just to viruses, bacteria, and other microbes but also to FREE radicals (the bad guys) and the Pandora's box of degenerative diseases they cause.
If levels of DHEA decline with us aging, can replacing the hormone reverse aging in humans? Nobody knows for sure. In studies, laboratory animals given DHEA live up to 50 percent longer than normal. A host of studies suggest that the lower a person's level of DHEA, the greater his risk of death from age-related disease. DHEA levels in 242 men between the ages of 50 and 79 were tracked for 12 years in a study by noted hormone researcher Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, M.D., professor and chairperson of the department of preventive medicine at the University of California, San Diego. The study found a close correlation between higher DHEA levels and reduced risk of death from all causes. The men who survived had three times the DHEA levels of the men who died.
Research has pinpointed low DHEA levels as a marker for many degenerative diseases and accelerated aging. Low levels of the hormone have been implicated as a contributing factor in a host of health problems, including Alzheimer's disease, autoimmune disease and other immunological disorders, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, memory problems, obesity, osteoporosis, and stress disorders.
What's more, the collective indirect evidence from more than 5,000 published studies overwhelmingly supports DHEA's anti-aging role. Scientists now have proof that DHEA:
How could any substance that protects us from virtually every major degenerative disease not protect us from aging as well? You can get your DHEA hormone crèmes at: www.drkadenantiaging.com today. It's a cream, so it's easy to use. You'll love it!
Frank E. Kaden, D.C.
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