What is DHEA?

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is an androgen precursor to estrogen, testosterone, and to a lesser extent, progesterone. This hormone is produced in our adrenal glands and declines significantly as we age. DHEA is considered our primary "anti-aging" hormone with peak levels occurring in our mid-twenties. Our natural decline is often exacerbated with chronic stress, which eventually leads to adrenal fatigue and hormone dysfunction.