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    Best DHEA supplement?

    Recently started supplementing DHEA when I discovered mine was sitting at a 74. I picked up some at a health food store, is any better than the others? Those of you that have a brand that you like, please let me know.

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    I get mine from a compounding pharmacy.
    https://www.defymedicalstore.com/cat...result/?q=DHEA

    Before that I used 50 mg/day from PURE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titus1531 View Post
    Recently started supplementing DHEA when I discovered mine was sitting at a 74. I picked up some at a health food store, is any better than the others? Those of you that have a brand that you like, please let me know.
    I like this one because it is sublingual and it works for me...25mg a day raised my levels from 116 to 464 and over range in 5 weeks. Have now backed off to 1/2 a pill daily.

    Anabol Naturals DHEA-RejuvapleX 60 Peppermint Sublingual Tablets: 25mg DHEA, 175mg L-Glutamine, 50mcg Sublingual B12 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005GN8EKE..._5gdkAb0KQKP7V

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    DHEA is one of those things that need to not be "treated" because of a number on a test that is low. DHEA can EASILY aromatase to Estrogen or even spur some conversion in the T4-T3 hormones. Go low dose...5-10mg and use oral micronized capsules, transdermal, or even sublingual. Any of those methods will either bypass the liver (aromatase) or minimize any conversion. Even 25mg is too much to start with. Do NOT use the cheap DHEA tablets you can find on the shelf of any chain store.

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    Well, out of desperation to help my lifting I recently went to a higher dose. And it seems to be working. This is the one I like at 100 mg: http://amzn.to/2nzx72F

    When I was doing lower dose, I liked: http://amzn.to/2j1bw1M

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    Pure encapsulations or Douglas Labs are the best. Have used both and labwork is great (same as much more expensive compounded DHEA)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FeelingLost View Post
    I get mine from a compounding pharmacy.
    https://www.defymedicalstore.com/cat...result/?q=DHEA

    Before that I used 50 mg/day from PURE.
    I'm just wondering, have you notice anything different between the two? Do you have a preference.
    I am not a medical practitioner. Any suggestions I provide are not medical recommendations and are just my opinions. Please consult with your physician on any matters concerning your health.

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    Help me understand Vince, I'm still learning. I have read quite a bit saying that we should "backfill" DHEA and pregnenolone. The reason I was concerned is two-fold; I crashed my e2 with adex and wanted to repair my estrogen, and my recent blood work shows that my DHEA was at 74. You say I shouldn't worry about my DHEA levels if they are low. Thanks for the response. I appreciate you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince View Post
    I'm just wondering, have you notice anything different between the two? Do you have a preference.
    Hi Vince,
    I have blood test for both.
    But I am not sure if they can be compared. The 50mg PURE gave me a 330ng/dL DHEA and the prescription from Defy 25mg gave me a 254ng/dL
    I am now taking 2 of the Defy pills so 50 mg and will be getting new bloods in a month to checkup on my new injection protocol. So I will ask for DHEA on that small test.
    Last edited by FeelingLost; 12-07-2017 at 10:04 AM.

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    My natural DHEA-S is very low so my MD told me to start supplementing DHEA caplets. So I started at 10mg and checked my labs and eventually my MD got me to 50mg daily. It's over range but many Hormone experts do this. Anyways I feel great on high levels of DHEA, much better than when I was low. I also buy the cheapest caplets and it works great. This is what I buy:
    https://www.vitacost.com/vitacost-dh...300-capsules-1
    That's 300 days worth for $22. I haven't tried any other brands because this brand works well. Actually I use a lot of vitacost supps and I find they all work well. I don't consider this a chain store. I consider chain stores... pharmacies, sams club, walmart etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titus1531 View Post
    Help me understand Vince, I'm still learning. I have read quite a bit saying that we should "backfill" DHEA and pregnenolone. The reason I was concerned is two-fold; I crashed my e2 with adex and wanted to repair my estrogen, and my recent blood work shows that my DHEA was at 74. You say I shouldn't worry about my DHEA levels if they are low. Thanks for the response. I appreciate you.
    Its just an experienced opinion, you can split about 50/50 the population on EM that likes DHEA and then others that can't tolerate it even tiny doses under 5mg/D. The real problem is how your body will or won't aromatase DHEA. Better to start low and titrate upward and judge your tolerance. We typically follow a fair saying that because there's a number on a lab test isn't necessarily a reason to treat it.

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    I get that. Thanks for reaching out.

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