DHEA levels decline by approximately 80% between the ages of 25 and 75.
Since DHEA is a mere two steps away from testosterone, it would seem that boosting levels back up to normal would help with muscle building and strength.
Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the case for most men.
Unless you're 60 or older, this prohormone isn't that effective. While DHEA works well as an occasional sex booster in younger men, as an androgen, or body building supplement, it's pretty weak
In my opinion, most men would be much better off using Natural Testosterone Boosters over DHEA.
In a study done at the University of Rochester, a group of healthy males were given 1600 mg of dehydroepiandrosterone for a 4 week period,. The researches found no improvement in lean body mass to bodyfat composition, showing that DHEA did not help at all with fat loss, or gains in muscle.
Considering that 1600 mg is a pretty hefty dose, the results of this study say a lot. I don't know about you, but I would never consider using any pro hormone in such a high of a dose for more than a day or so.
If you're interested in going beyond natural T boosters, you may want to take a look at pregnenolone. Sublingual pregnenolone combined with nettle root and chrysin is a potent combination that works very well to boost male androgen levels.
You can read more about it HERE
If you happen to be 60 plus, you may want to consider experimenting with DHEA.
In a recent study they took 60 older men and tested to see if DHEA supplementation would increase muscle mass and strength.
The subjects who took dehydroepiandrosterone by itself and did not weight train, saw no increase in muscle size or strength.
Those who took it combined with high intensity weight training, saw substantial increases in muscle mass and strength compared those who weight trained while taking a placebo.
Younger guys don't need it.
If you're over 60, it may be worth a shot!
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