What is DHEA?
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is one of the hormones made in the human body by the adrenal glands. DHEA circulates in the bloodstream as DHEA-sulfate and is converted as needed into other hormones. DHEA serves as the precursor to male and female sex hormones (androgens and estrogens).
The body’s natural production of DHEA begins to decrease after age 30. DHEA levels are reported to be low in some people with anorexia, end-stage kidney disease, type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent diabetes), adrenal insufficiency, and in the critically ill. DHEA levels may also be depleted by a number of drugs, including insulin, corticosteroids, opiates, and danazol. Pure DHEA that has been micronized to a very small particle size to facilitate absorption is provided in these 50 mg vegetarian capsules. This product is free of the following common allergens: milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat/gluten, corn, yeast, and soybeans. Contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
Suggested Use: 1 to 2 capsules daily.
What is Melatonin?
Melatonin is a natural hormone secreted by the pineal gland that regulates the human biological clock. Normally, the body makes melatonin for several hours per night, thus regulating the wake-sleep cycle. The body’s production of melatonin decreases with advancing age. Melatonin also has beneficial effects on immune function. Supplemental melatonin can help compensate for reduced body synthesis and regulate sleep patterns during times of disrupted quality of sleep, such as may occur with jet lag or other alterations of the body’s natural sleep patterns. However, because melatonin is a potent hormone, it should be taken only with the supervision of a doctor. This product contains pharmaceutically pure melatonin supplied in vegetarian capsules.
Suggested Use: 1 capsule 1 hour before bedtime as needed.