DHEA is the most common steroid hormone in the body. As with other hormones, our bodies produce progressively less DHEA as we age. DHEA has been proven to have many health benefits, while low levels have been connected to various life-threatening diseases. Depleted DHEA levels can cause . . .
Testosterone is produced in both men and women. It enhances mental well-being and clarity of thought. However, this hormone decreases with age, leading to depression, fatigue and poor muscle tone or endurance. A lack of testosterone can result in:
Decreased: Bone density, strength and endurance, exercise tolerance, muscle mass, libido and sexual performance
Increased: Fat, cholesterol, intra media arterial wall thickness, diseases of aging and insulin resistance
Lessened: Lean muscle mass, healing and skin tone
Vulnerability to: Alzheimer’s disease, depression, osteoporosis, skin atrophy and tendon and joint degeneration
Weakened: cardiovascular system, neurological system, muscles and bones
Lowered: Memory, sense of well-being, psychological status and sexual function
If your thyroid output is low, you usually won’t have much energy. You can have trouble losing weight and feel tired more often than usual. An under-active thyroid that is secreting little or no thyroid hormones can lead to:
Decreased: Energy, motivation, cognitive reaction, metabolism and ability to lose weight
Presence of: Weakness, cold hands and feet, thin skin, fragile hair, brittle nails and depression
Increased: Fatigue, weight gain, body fat, mental slowness and constipation
Melatonin is an endogenous hormone that works to maintain our natural circadian rhythm, which determines our wake and sleep cycles. As we age, production of this hormone decreases. A lack of melatonin often . . .
Disrupts: Sleep, immune function, energy and a positive mood