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Aside from direct supplementation – how to increase levels of DHEA?

  • Stop doing things that deplete DHEA or block its production (statin drugs deplete DHEA, high insulin levels block production)
  • Deal with adrenal stress first
  • Address low cholesterol as DHEA is synthesized from cholesterol. If low cholesterol, consider assessing diet to make sure there is enough healthy fat.
  • Correct Vitamin D insufficiency as D is involved in DHEA synthesis
  • Get adequate sleep
  • Exercise regularly
  • Use adaptogenic herbs

Personally, I recommend DHEA supplementation but start low and build up.