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Dehydroepiandrosterone"Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is the most abundant steroid hormone in primates, which is predominantly synthesized in the adrenal cortex. A characteristic curve of growth and decline of its synthesis during life was observed, together with the corresponding formation of its sulphate ester (DHEAS). High levels of plasma circulating DHEA are suggested as a marker of human longevity, and various pathophysiological conditions lead to a decreased DHEA level, including adrenal insufficiency, severe systemic diseases, acute stress, and anorexia. More recent studies have established the importance of DHEA in the central nervous system (CNS)." Source.

When you do an online search on DHEA, you will find in the first few sentences very misleading warnings about "not using if you've had cancer of any kind," especially "hormonal cancers."  The truth is just the opposite.  I hope the substantial files below will help you understand the value of paying attention to your DHEA status.  Personally, I have been supplementing with DHEA on a daily basis for over 30 years and wouldn't be without it.

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