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Best time to take dhea supplement

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
No: Dhea is metabolized to cortisone, estrogen and testosterone -- and you can't control which one is goes to. Also, there is no medical indication to tak... Read More
Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 20 years experience
Hormone replacement: Its never a good idea to take a hormone as a supplement unless there is a deficiency. Even in some hormone deficiencies, the drawbacks to replacement... Read More

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Cardiology 48 years experience
No: A healthy 20 yo male should not be on any supplements that have not been proven to treat or prevent anything, in this stage and age we try to practice... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
I cannot find a: reference as to when it should be taken regarding meals, so I would take it on an empty stomach or when convenient.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Not necessarily: Dhea is an adrenal androgen. If you are female it could cause virilization: chest/face hair, acne, irregular periods, etc. Otherwise, your adrenal gl... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Why?: The safety of the combo has never been studied. Why would you want to take these supplements which are not recommended as treatment for any human prob... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raul Hernandez
Urology 38 years experience
Not usually: Dhea is a precursor and the elevation of testosterone it causes is not substantial. On the other hand, you should measure your testosterone again and... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Hormone Supplements: Yes. It can lower your testosterone farther. One should never be on any kind of hormone booster or supplements without the specific oversight of a phy... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinaya Simha
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Safe, but ineffectiv: If you truly have adrenal insufficiency, dhea alone is not adequate replacement, and you will need additional hormones including glucocorticoids and m... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Adrenal support: Dhea provides precursor for adrenal hormones and improves endurance - for elderly very low dose is needed vs younger adults. It will help them partici... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: In women, dhea does convert to a small amount of testosterone. This can promote acne as well as possibly more male pattern hair growth.

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