Increase Your Muscle Mass Naturally with this Natural Supplement
Ready Nutrition Guys and Gals, we’re going to discuss a supplement that I have been using regularly for a few years called by its acronym DHEA
, short for Dehydroepiandrosterone
. Wow, a $20 word if ever there was one! The good thing is that DHEA is less than that amount and can do a great deal for you. Let’s get into the meat and potatoes and give you some facts.
DHEA is the most abundant hormone found in mammals, humans included. It is absolutely essential in many different biological and metabolic functions, and our bodies produce it naturally from cholesterol. Boy, I’ll bet eyes widened on that one! Seriously, DHEA is used extensively by our immune systems in fighting disease. It is also used to maintain hormones (growth, sex, etc.) and is a major basic component of those hormones.
When people have low levels of DHEA (to the deficient level), this leads to disease. Among those ailments are diabetes, cancer, CAD (coronary artery disease), high blood pressure, and illnesses of the immune system to name a few. So let’s jump over to its origin within the body. Cholesterol is converted by the body into a hormone called pegnenolone, and from this hormone comes DHEA and progesterone.
DHEA is responsible in aiding glucose metabolism, and it also plays a major role in stress response. Optimal levels of DHEA are 750-1250 ng/dL (nanograms per deciliter) for males and 550-980 ng/dL for women. This can be measured by a blood test, of which you may ask your physician for help with.
The supplementation of DHEA in men and women helps to reduce body fat mass while simultaneously increasing muscle mass. That is a key point. It does this while lowering HDL (the “bad” cholesterol) and helping to prevent atherosclerosis. It is an exceptional supplement for athletes and those who follow training and exercise regimens. It is an OTC (over the counter), natural steroid.
Yes, indeed, it can be purchased in many health aisles at your local stores. You take 1 per day with a meal. After three to four months, discontinue taking it for about 2 to 4 weeks before starting it again.
There are no contraindications to using DHEA, except that sometimes it causes a slight increase in acne, and mild facial hair growth. It is not recommended to take by those who have suffered any type of prostate, breast, ovarian, or uterine cancers, as those are hormonally influenced and the DHEA may contribute to it. As with all things, consult with your family physician prior to utilizing DHEA and any information provided in this article.
I have found it to be very useful, especially regarding weightlifting and exercise. It is very economical with no side effects, and is great in addition to the protein powders for packing on the beef regarding muscular development. It helps to reduce stress (short-term and chronic), and is easy to use along with any other vitamins and supplements in your daily routine. Consider stocking up on it and incorporating it with your physical fitness program. You have a great day and keep up that good fight! JJ out!
Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson was a Special Forces Medic, EMT and ACLS-certified, with comprehensive training in wilderness survival, rescue, and patient-extraction. He is a Certified Master Herbalist and a graduate of the Global College of Natural Medicine of Santa Ana, CA. A graduate of the U.S. Army’s survival course of SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), Mr. Johnson also successfully completed the Montana Master Food Preserver Course for home-canning, smoking, and dehydrating foods.
Mr. Johnson dries and tinctures a wide variety of medicinal herbs taken by wild crafting and cultivation, in addition to preserving and canning his own food. An expert in land navigation, survival, mountaineering, and parachuting as trained by the United States Army, Mr. Johnson is an ardent advocate for preparedness, self-sufficiency, and long-term disaster sustainability for families. He and his wife survived Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Cross-trained as a Special Forces Engineer, he is an expert in supply, logistics, transport, and long-term storage of perishable materials, having incorporated many of these techniques plus some unique innovations in his own homestead.
Mr. Johnson brings practical, tested experience firmly rooted in formal education to his writings and to our team. He and his wife live in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with their three cats.
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