As people age, their bodies sometimes cannot manufacture enough of certain hormones to keep up with their needs. One such hormone – DHEA – is produced by the adrenal glands, which are located just above the kidneys and liver. Our bodies’ ability to naturally produce DHEA unfortunately may decline as the years pass. Furthermore, smoking, drinking and sudden stress also negatively impact a person’s production of DHEA.
Older adults can still enjoy the benefits of DHEA in the coming years, by using a DHEA supplement. Studies have shown that DHEA levels may be directly related to how the body metabolizes sugar.** One such study that was published in the highly respected Journal of the American Medical Association found that a daily 50 mg DHEA supplement helped promote sugar metabolism in mature adult adults.1
- DHEA may promote sugar metabolism**
- DHEA is a hormone naturally produced in the body
- Natural levels of DHEA can decline with age
1Villareal, D.. JAMA, 2004. vol.292