A primary benefit of pregnenolone is its effect on brain function. As a neuroprotective agent, pregnenolone helps prevent damage to brain tissue, nerves, and neurons. Interestingly, studies show that unlike most other hormones, pregnenolone concentrations are highest in human brain tissue rather than the bloodstream. This makes sense as much of pregnenolone’s impact involves the brain and neurological function.
Apart from the brain, pregnenolone actively supports hormone balance.
Because pregnenolone may be is broken down into so many important hormones, increasing its prevalence can naturally resolve deficiencies and restore balance to a variety of systems. However, if the source of one’s imbalance is a conversion issue, adding additional pregnenolone can make a bad situation worse. With dysfunctional conversion, it is usually best to pursue specific hormone supplementation.