In one study conducted by D. Jakubowicz and colleagues, 22 men took 300 mg of DHEA nightly for 30 days. They surmise that IGF-1 levels were supported.*
Pure DHEA - Not Mexican Wild Yam
Because Mexican Wild Yam contains precursors to DHEA, many unscrupulous companies are trying to masquerade this herb for the real thing. Mexican Wild Yam does not contain any DHEA. Mexican Wild Yam has not been shown in any studies to have the positive effects that real DHEA has. AST Sports Science uses only high quality DHEA.
DHEA May Have an Influence on Positive Body*
Yet another study suggests that high dose DHEA supplementation helps support healthy body composition after 28 days.* This indicates a significant increase in lean body mass at the expense of body fat.*
DHEA May Cause Healthier - Leaner Eating Habits*
Another study suggested that DHEA may have an interesting effect on the choice of foods consumed.* A controlled animal study suggests those administered with DHEA, when given a choice, chose lean protein and carbohydrate foods as opposed to foods comprised of high fat.*
Questions And Answers
What's the relationship between DHEA and Vitamin E?
Apart from the well documented effects that vitamin E supports antioxidant activity, supplementation with vitamin E has recently been suggested to protect/preserve critical DHEA levels in the brain.*
Japanese researchers performed an elegant study on the effects of vitamin E on brain DHEA levels in rodents and published the results in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry (1998;9:339-343). The results suggested that a vitamin E deficient diet significantly reduced brain (adrenal) DHEA levels.* That in fact, not enough vitamin E in the diet does affect the amount of this vital compound in the brain. Also, more importantly, this study found that supplementation with vitamin E promoted healthy DHEA levels.* However, using more vitamin E did not increase adrenal DHEA levels beyond normal values, so mega dosing vitamin E is no good.
It does appear that the lipid-rich adrenals are very susceptible to free radical activity and the accumulation of lipid peroxidation products may decrease the production of DHEA as we age.*
When I take your DHEA 100 I get an incredible pump when I lift. I love it. Why does this happen?
Many people report this and some recent research may point to why this is happening. A recent study out of Japan suggests that DHEA supports glucose uptake.* Increasing muscle glucose uptake while training will noticeably increase the "pump" you feel both during and after training.*
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What's in AST DHEA 100
Directions For DHEA 100: As a dietary supplement, take one capsule one to two times daily.
Warnings: Consult your physician before taking this product. NOT FOR USE BY INDIVIDUALS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS. DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT OR NURSING. Consult a physician or licensed qualified health care professional before using this product if you have, or have a family history of, prostate cancer, prostate enlargement, heart disease, low "good" cholesterol (HDL), or if you are using any other dietary supplement, prescription drug, or over-the-counter drug. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Keep container tightly closed in a cool, dry and dark place.