I’ve heard conflicting information about the benefits and risks of dhea? Can I get some advice?

Safe With Proper Use. Dhea is a precursor to both male and female sex hormones, primarily testosterone and other androgens, and secondarily estrogen. Low dhea may lead to lower levels of testosterone and other hormonal imbalances. It has direct effects on short term memory, stress hormone levels, skin, muscle, and hair to name a few. Excessive dhea can lead to problems like oily skin or acne, or male pattern hair loss.