DHEA is your body's most abundant circulating hormone. Supplementing for healthy DHEA levels can help support immune function, circulatory health, mood and well being, healthy body weight and lean muscle mass, and more. DHEA Complete delivers both regular DHEA (25 mg) and 7 Keto DHEA (100 mg), plus resveratrol and antioxidant extracts from curcumin, green tea, and whole red grapes. 7 Keto DHEA has been shown to promote cells’ efficient use of stored energy sources and encourage healthy body composition. Body composition, mood, and more In a small randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 10 months of DHEA replacement therapy with 50 mg per day showed enhanced increases in fat-free mass in 18 elderly individuals.5 Other studies of DHEA regimens in women suggest beneficial effects on well-being and mood. Studies also show DHEA may alleviate melancholy and may also benefit the aging brain. Cardio, circulatory and structural health DHEA has the capacity to improve vascular health by a number of complex processes. One of them is increasing nitric oxide synthesis. DHEA has also been shown to support a healthy circulatory system and joint/bone health. In a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial, one year of DHEA supplementation (50 mg per day) helped protect lumbar spine bone mineral density in 225 healthy older women. Free radical-fighting plant extracts This formula also contains plant extracts known to protect against oxidative stress extracts because of the effect 7 Keto has in boosting mitochondrial oxidation. This includes extracts from green tea, resveratrol, and our proprietary Curcumin Elite turmeric extract. Curcumin Elite has high amounts of free curcuminoids, the active compound in curcumin that gives it its health benefits—including the ability to quench free radicals and fight back against oxidative stress at the cellular level. DHEA: usage and safety precautions When it comes to developing a personalized, effective DHEA regimen, regular blood testing is highly recommended both for dosage accuracy and blood level monitoring. Because of the overwhelming evidence connecting low levels of DHEA to age-related factors, Life Extension suggests that most people over age 40 begin DHEA supplementation. The starting supplemental dose of DHEA for most people is 15 to 25 mg a day, though some people will require higher doses to reach youthful levels. This product contains 25 mg of DHEA per capsule. Consult your healthcare practitioner before taking this product if you are at risk for or have been diagnosed with prostate or breast cancer. Dosage and Use Take one (1) capsule upon waking, and one (1) capsule before midday meal, preferably on an empty stomach, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. DHEA serum blood tests are suggested 3 to 6 weeks after initiating DHEA supplementation to optimize individual needs. Caution Consult your healthcare practitioner before taking this product if you are at risk for or have been diagnosed with prostate or breast cancer. Warning 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 breast cancer, 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. Do not exceed recommended serving. Exceeding recommended serving may cause serious adverse health effects. Possible side effects include acne, hair loss, hair growth on the face (in women), aggressiveness, irritability, and increased levels of estrogen. Discontinue use and call a physician or licensed qualified health care professional immediately if you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, blurred vision, or other similar symptoms. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Do not purchase if the outer seal is broken or damaged.