There is an increasing number of people today that are complaining of a lack of energy, unexplained weight gain, poor mood, depression and insomnia. So what are you supposed to do if you have these symptoms?
DHEA is the most abundant hormone in the body, produced in the adrenal gland, brain, and peaks around the age of 20. It has a broad spectrum of effects but it’s known for its important role in every system, organ and tissue in the body. Studies show DHEA decreases by as much as 50% by age 40 and loss of DHEA can result in wide reaching hormonal imbalances.
West Coast makes a cream called Youth Enhancement Cream which includes this valuable hormone. DHEA hormone supplementation with creams (if you’re deficient) may help you turn back the clock, as it were, as it can help:
- Lower fat storage through improved thyroid response
- Stimulate bone deposition
- Increase muscle tone
- Improve mood (including fighting depression)
- Fight cancer
Sub-optimal levels of DHEA have also been associated with many age-related degenerative conditions, including:
- Chronic inflammation
- Low libido
- Immune dysfunction
- Cognitive decline
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Increased risk of certain cancers
- Some complications of type II diabetes
The Stress Connection
Cortisol is the hormone your body produces in response to stress, real or imagined, which is why it’s commonly referred to as “the stress hormone”. So if you’re stressed, you’re producing cortisol.
Adrenal exhaustion from coping with chronic stress means your adrenal glands are overworked from manufacturing cortisol, and they simply can’t produce enough DHEA to support a healthy hormonal balance. The result? You feel exhausted, often depressed, and your muscle tone decreases while body fat increases (cortisol tells your body to store fat).
So with that said, symptoms of chronically elevated cortisol levels include:
- Increased abdominal fat
- Stomach ulcers
- Suppressed immune response
- Mild memory loss (words, names and numbers)
- Suppressed thyroid function
You hear all the time about how bad stress is for your body. Well now you’re looking at the actual hormone responsible for much of the damage. That’s why it’s so important that you learn more about your hormones and how to work with them.
Maintaining optimal DHEA levels may also be useful for:
- Athletes looking to improve performance
- Increasing sex drive
- Improving recovery time from stress and physical training
- Increasing sense of well being
- Weight loss
- Improving sleep
- Muscle gain
- Improving mood
There are many ways to “naturally” address homeopathic hormone replacement but one of the most common mistakes is to use oral hormones. If you swallow steroid hormones you seriously distort their natural metabolism, produce unwanted side effects and you only get 10-15% of the benefit.
If you or anyone you know currently use an oral DHEA supplement or any other oral hormone, I encourage you to strongly consider phasing them out and instead using a DHEA cream preparation that you administer on your skin daily.
When the skin is no longer being adequately supplied with DHEA, it can become dry, dull, sallow and wrinkled.
This reduced DHEA level is one of the principal causes of those unflattering brown aging spots as well as the general lack of elasticity in the skin. In short, the skin loses that young, smooth, healthy look and glow you once enjoyed. It has been scientifically demonstrated that the topical application of our Anti Aging Cream with DHEA helps in reversing the evidences aging and over exposure to the sun. Both men and women who have applied our moisturizing cream to both face and hands have reported the rapid fading of brown spots, the reduction and elimination of wrinkles, and generally softer, younger looking skin. Since there is an accumulative effect, continued use produces better results. Apply in the morning.
Interested in trying this product? You can purchase the Youth Enhancement Cream in our office.
Download the full DHEA Info Packet HERE.
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