What Is It?
DHEA, dehydroepiandrosterone, is the most abundant
adrenal steroid hormone in the body. After it is made by
the adrenal glands, it travels into cells throughout the
body where it is converted into androgens, estrogens and
other hormones. These hormones regulate fat and mineral
metabolism, endocrine and reproductive function, and
energy levels. The amount of each hormone that DHEA
converts to depends on an individual’s biochemistry,
age, and sex. DHEA levels peak around age 25 and then
Uses For DHEA
Immune Function: DHEA supplementation has been
shown to support healthy immune cell activity and immune
system function in several trials.*
Emotional Well-Being: Several studies suggest that DHEA
can enhance an overall sense of well-being. In one
randomized placebo-controlled cross-over trial, DHEA
supplementation for 6 months supported healthy physical
and psychological outlook in men and women between
the ages of 40-70 years.*
Lean Body Mass: Some studies involving men and
postmenopausal women suggest that DHEA administration
may support a healthy ratio of lean muscle to fat mass.*
Sexual Function Support: In a 6-month prospective,
double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study,
DHEA supplementation supported healthy male sexual
What Is The Source?
The compound diosgenin is extracted from wild yam and
undergoes a proprietary synthetic process to develop
DHEA. The human body cannot metabolize wild yam into
DHEA. This process can only take place in a laboratory.
Pure Encapsulations DHEA is micronized to increase absorption. It is made with 99.38% pure, pharmaceutical
grade DHEA. Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate) is derived
from corn dextrose fermentation and palm oil. Hypoallergenic
plant fiber is derived from pine cellulose.
• Pure Encapsulations recommends 5-25 mg per day,
in divided doses, with meals, or as directed by your healthcare
• DHEA should only be used under the direction and
supervision of a health care practitioner.
• Practitioners are advised to test DHEA levels before
making the decision to commence supplementation, and
to monitor levels if supplementation is initiated, ensuring
that proper levels are maintained.
• This product should not be taken by individuals with
healthy levels of DHEA.
• DHEA is best utilized by individuals above 40 years of
age, and should not be used to enhance athletic ability or
Are There Any Precautions Or Potential
• NOT FOR USE BY INDIVIDUALS UNDER THE AGE OF 18
• DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT OR NURSING.
• KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
• Consult a physician or licensed qualified healthcare
professional before using this product if you have, or have
a family history of, prostate cancer, prostate enlargement,
heart disease, low “good” cholesterol (HDL), or if you are
using any other dietary supplement, prescription drug, or
• Individuals with hypertension should avoid this product.
• Do not exceed the recommended serving. Exceeding
the recommended serving may cause serious adverse
• Possible side effects include acne, hair loss, hair growth
on the face (in women), aggressiveness, irritability, and
increased levels of estrogen.
• Discontinue use and call a physician or licensed qualified
health care professional immediately if you experience
rapid heartbeat, dizziness, blurred vision, or other similar
• To report any adverse event call 1–800–332–1088.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
Because calcium channel blockers may increase
DHEA levels in some individuals, concurrent DHEA
supplementation is not recommended unless closely
monitored by a healthcare professional.