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What Is The Difference Between Hgh And Dhea
The branding...: These 2 compounds are basically similar; and some even come in the same formulation/powder; so you can make shakes from it to enhance your workouts. Companies like twin-labs; now foods, etc. All have their own...And my sage advice on questions like this is let the buyer beware! Always ask your doctor before starting any new medication/supplement! ...Read more
Two wrongs: HGH bodybuilding pills are pricey mixes of stuff like arginine that is supposed to release HGH from your pituitary. The effects will be minimal. HGH injections are covert use a pharmaceutical to reproduce the extra muscle seen in acromegalics. It's probably at least somewhat unhealthy. I'd warn you away from both. The fun is in the culture, self-respect & just looking good. ...Read more
I am a 17 year old boy. I want to take HGH orally for my linear growth. What is the difference between this and an injection?
WOULDN'T WORK: For HGH to work, it must enter your bloodstream in one piece. It is a complex protein molecule that will be broken down by digestive action if you take it orally. A few fragments would be absorbed but it must be intact to work. Beware of supplements that promise to "boost" your HGH levels. As supplements they are not subject to the same safety and effectiveness standards as meds licensed by the FD A ...Read more
I'm taking 50mg of dhea ever other day to improve erection quality, i'd like to start taking lysine. Will lysine interfere with the conversion of dhea?
Adrenal disease?: Dhea is the precursor to sex hormones (estrogen and testosterone). Testosterone is also released by the testes, and estrogen is also released by the ovaries. Some have used dhea for premature ovarian failure to help libido in women. However, these are mostly off-label uses that poor-quality studies to back them. Other uses (memory, aging, muscles, etc) are not validated and can be unsafe. ...Read more
You can take it but.: Dhea can be bought in certain stores selling vitamins and nutritional supplements and it will raise your blood level. Problem is very few studies show any measurably benefit from doing so, except perhaps in people whose adrenals have stopped working. Lots of hype about various benefits (energy, immune system) but no hard data to show it helps. ...Read more
Uncertain at most:
If levels of dhea decline with age, can replacing the hormone reverse aging in humans? Nobody knows for sure. In studies, laboratory animals given dhea supplements live up to 50 percent longer than normal. But we humans metabolize dhea differently than animals, so these results don't necessarily apply to us.
http://www. Anti-agingmd. Com/dhea. Html#top. ...Read more
See answer: Elevated dheas can cause wide range of issues, from hair problems, acne, irregular or scant periods. Your lifestyle, diet and stress levels all contribute to the amount of dhea in your body. Reducing stress, losing weight, eating less carbs and meat, vitamin e, licorice, and saw palmetto have all been promoted to lower one's dhea. Latter claims are anecdotal rather than scientifically validated. ...Read more
Possible, but....: Athough theoretically possible, it would require suppression of the adrenal glands, which the body typically does a great job of regulating on its own. I have seen advertisements for "estrogen and testosterone binders" but these generally do not help, and can cause many side-effects... ...Read more
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 outweigh the benefits. While there is some limited evidence that dhea replacement can help specific groups (people with addison's disease for example), I am unaware of evidence for pregnenolone replacement. Endocrinologists have this knowledge. ...Read more
Probably nothing: If you are male, it is of little concern. Dheas is a much weaker androgen than testosterone. If you are female, it depends on how old you are, how high it is and what symptoms you have. Facial hair? Acne? No periods? Infertility? If you have no symptoms or if they are mild, I would not pursue further. If you are symptomatic, would talk to doc about checking adrenals or ovaries. ...Read more
While ACTH: Can stimulate dhea production, the exact mechanism of dhea regulation is unknown. Beware of junk you read on the internet re: dhea and it's significance in medical disease or use as a therapy. It is metabolized to estrogen, testosterone or cortisone -- and you can't control which it's converted into. Stay away from dhea supplements, most don't have much active ingredient anyway. ...Read more
Not really: For the general population the answer is no. If you have any kind of hormonal imbalance then you would want to check with your doctor 1st. More important is why would you want to take it? For men it mostly can cause breast enlargement and higher levels of estradiol, a female hormone. ...Read more
Most "DHEA": Pills don't have much dhea in them. Even if they did, it's not an approved treatment for any medical problem. Dhea is metabolized to estrogen, testosterone or cortisone -- and you can't choose which it goes to -- so yes, it can cause problems, including blood pressure elevation. ...Read more
Yes: Dhea is a male-type (androgenic) hormone from the adrenal glands which can be enzymatically converted to other androgens in your body, which can be converted to Estrogens by the hormone aromatase. Beware of marketing excesses that imply benefits from supplements which are unproven. ...Read more
It would take some time and space to answer that here.
I would try to find "Medicine Plus" on the internet and you will find a lot of readable, meaningful information.
If you don't have a computer take a visit to your local library and they will help you. ...Read more
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 take it in the first place, and most of the dhea supplements have little dhea in them. Don't get your medical advice from tv or the internet! ...Read more