DHEA, is an acronym for dehydroepiandrosterone; a naturally occurring pro-hormone produced by the adrenal glands, gonads and the skin – the dermis. DHEA is a base building block for hormones like testosterone and estrogen and about 50 other hormones. DHEA is the most abundant prohormone in the body. Hormones drive our energy, mood, muscle tone, fat, quality of sleep, mental sharpness, sex drive, and more. What happens to DHEA over the course of a human life? Humans produce more and more DHEA from birth through puberty to adulthood, when we are in our reproductive prime as humans.  But after about age 25 males and females alike make about 2% less each year for the rest of our lives   So, if DHEA levels are a base for hormones, and DHEA levels decline steadily after  age 25 at a rate of 2% per year, by age 35 people make about 20% less than they did at age 25, when at their best, or at their prime. By age 50 people make only half as much. Why does this matter? What are some things DHEA does? Men and women notice the gradual declines in hormones in many small subtle declines after about   Read more…