DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone that is produced by the adrenal glands (endocrine glands that produce a variety of hormones). DHEA is circulated through the blood stream and converted into other hormones such as testosterone and estrogen. The hormone improves immune system function, skin hydration, collagen thickness, and energy. However, the body’s production of DHEA reaches its peak between 20 and 30 years of age, after which it rapidly declines.
Pregnenolone’s primary function is to help the body produce hormones such as DHEA, progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone. It is made in the adrenal glands from cholesterol and maintains levels of key hormones while simultaneously promoting mood enhancement, improved energy levels, and enzyme activity.