OPINION: Dr Ken Romeo 775-870-6942
DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) is the most abundant sex steroid. It is a precursor hormone used by athletes for performance enhancement as it can increase testosterone levels.
The potential effects of DHEA supplementation combined with exercise training on body composition, exercise performance, and hormone regulation are currently unclear.
Natural protocols in anti aging science do not work overnight, but they do work! In a recent study, six-week DHEA supplementation alone significantly increased body weight, muscle weight, testosterone level, and glycogen contents (liver and muscle) in mice.
DHEA supplementation alone had no negative impact on all tissue and biochemical profiles, but could not improve exercise performance which is strange. Although DHEA supplementation alone had no beneficial effect in the exercise performance of mice, the body weight, testosterone level and glycogen content significantly increased.
Perhaps given more time, the exercise levels would have improved. DHEA supplementation is usually an important part of any anti aging program for men.
As a parting thought, exercise in the short term may decrease the DHEA supplements absorptive capacity. A long study is necessary as testosterone levels did increase which usually equate to better exercise performance. Remember, natural anti aging and performance enhancing programs work….but they take time. In my experience, the lack of negative side effects far outweighs the risk of direct testosterone injections.
Yours in Health!
Dr. Ken Romeo
Dr. Ken Romeo is a Principal and Chief Clinical Data Coordinator for the Healthy Aging Research Foundation (HARF) in Reno, NV. He is an expert in Natural Anti-Aging protocols and Anti Inflammatory Sciences.
Though each article and/or opinion contained on this Blog is derived from published Clinical and Research data contained in various national and international databases with links provided, if used,
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Int J Med Sci. 2016 Sep 16;13(10):730-740. eCollection 2016.