Products that claim they contain “Natural DHEA”

DHEA

What is it?
DHEA(dehydroepiandrosterone),is a hormone produced in the adrenal glands and assits in generating testosterone and estrogen.Related to growth hormone DHEA is taken as an antiaging therapy;it may also help with osteoporosis and depression.

Where Can You Get it?
It needs to be synthesized: Althrogh it’s in soy and wild yams,the body cannot convert this version to increase its DHEA levels.
How Much Is Enough?
Depending on the use,between 30 and 450 mg a day.

Any Concerns? 
Large doses or long term use can trigger dangerous side effects.Take it only under a doctor’s supervision.

ECHINACEA

What is it? 
Also known as cornflower,echinacea is a flowering plant used mainly to boost the immune system.it can be taken as a dietary supplement to the battle the common cold and other infections.
Where Can You Get it?
Echinacea is most commonly found in capsule or tablet form;however,the roots,leaves and flowers can be used either fresh or dried in teas and juices,as well as in external uses.
How Much is Enough?
Use in extract of 5ml,twice a day,for 10 days to treat to common cold.
Any Concerns? 
Echinacea is considered generally safe,but some people report fever,nausea,vomiting,stomach pain.diarrhea,sore throat,headache,dizziness.insomnia,disorientation and joint and muscle aches.

 

FANUGREEK

What is it? 
The plant looks like clover;the seeds can be helpful in managing blood sugar for diabetic.New moms have used to herb to stimulate milk production during breastfeeding.Although the research is preliminary,fanugreek has shown promiese as a dressing for wounds and for eczema.
Where Can You Get it? 
Fanugreek leaves and seeds can found in health food stores,it’s also in capsules teas and creams.
How Much is Enough?
In studies,5-50 grams of seed powder,taken with meals twice a day,have been used for diabetes.
Any Concerns? 
Pregnant women should avoid fanugreek,since it seems to trigger uterine contractions.Side effect may include diarrhea and other mild stomach upset;a sweet,maple smell to urine,breast milk and prespiration; and a worsening of asthma.

EVENING PROMISE OIL

What is it? 
Used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes,evening primrose oil is now used primarily to treat skin dosrders,such as eczema,psoriasis and acne,it can also be used to treat number of conditions including premenstrual syndrome (PMS) menopausal symptoms and rheaumatoid arthritis.
Where Can You Get it?
Evening primrose oil is extracted from the seeds of evening primrose plant and sold in capsule form.
How Much is Enough? 
There is no RDA,but 3-4 grams per day have been used for breast pain.
Any Concerns?
When taken in short intervals,evening primrose oil is considered safe for most people,some side effects reported are headaches and upset stomach,Results on the safety of using it for long periods of time are unclear,so consult your doctor before using.

FEVERFEW

What is it? 
Historically used to treat fevers,headaches,constipation,diarrhea and dizziness,scientists have found that feverfew may be most effective for preventing migraines. Feverfew leaves contain many different chemicals,including one called parthenolide,which has been shown to decrease factors in the body that may cause migraine headaches.

Where Can You Get it?
Supplements can be found in most drugstores.
How Much is Enough?
Try 50-150mg of feverfew for four months.
Any Concern? 
No serious side effects.

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