DHEA is a naturally occurring steroid hormone produced in the adrenal glands by both men and women. Production of it decreases with age. DHEA is not recommended for people under 40 years of age, unless DHEA levels are known to be low (<130 mg/dl in women and <180 mg/dl in men). Therapeutic doses of 10-50mg of DHEA are used by many mature individuals (age 40+) for increase in perceived physical and psychological well-being (improved quality of sleep, more relaxed, increased energy, better ability to handle stress, improved depressive state)1. For men or women who have either adrenal insufficiency or hypopituitarism, although gluco-and mineralocorticosteroid replacement is needed, 50 mg a day of DHEA is sufficient for replacement2. Studies have shown no dangerous side effects from DHEA supplementation when taken in normal recommended therapeutic doses3. With respect to potential increase of the urinary testosterone/epitestosterone ratio (T/E) through DHEA supplementation, studies support DHEA use of 50mg/day or less having only slightly affected levels for a short period of time (2–5 h) without exceeding the 6:1 current acceptable ratio for NANBF and the IPE. DHEA’s effectiveness as an anabolic or energy-producing agent remains unproven.
Overall, the overwhelming data and information shows that a good natural test booster will provide incredibly positive and wonderful benefits without any negative side effects . If you look hard enough, you may find a corner case here or there of something minor or annoying, but we haven’t seen them on any consistent type basis and definitely nothing like some of things you may be hearing with testosterone replacement therapies like AndroGel (which is NOT a Test booster….but rather a outside injection of testosterone).That’s because with natural Test boosters, you’re not injecting your body with outside ’re taking natural supplements that trigger and cause your own body to produce more of it’s own testosterone – naturally!