Pure Encapsulations Pregnenolone is a hormone precursor to support the immune system, mood, and memory*
Pregnenolone, 3-beta-hydroxy-5-pregnen-20-one, is a natural steroid hormone produced in the body from cholesterol. Pregnenolone has been linked with positive support of the immune system, mood and memory. In the body, it is converted to DHEA and/or progesterone. It is likely that the body will convert pregnenolone appropriately, according to its needs. Studies show that the body makes 60% less of this hormone at age 75 than it does at age 35.*
DHEA is the most widespread adrenal steroid hormone found with the human body. After it’s produced by the adrenal glands‚ DHEA is transported to cells throughout the body in order for it to be transformed into androgens‚ estrogens‚ and other hormones. These hormones work to regulate mineral and fat metabolism‚ endocrine and reproductive function‚ and energy levels. Unfortunately‚ plasma levels of DHEA begin to decline progressively with age—starting at around age 40‚ DHEA levels drop until at age 70‚ at which point they’re usually only 20 percent as high as they are in young adults. Supplementing with a predecessor to DHEA stimulates production‚ and is is associated with supporting cardiovascular health and carbohydrate metabolism; it also helps enhance weight management‚ cognitive function‚ and immune health.
Cortisol is another extremely important hormone‚ also secreted by the adrenal glands. Cortisol is involved in bodily functions such as the proper metabolism of glucose‚ regulation of blood pressure‚ maintenance of insulin release for blood sugar‚ preservation of healthy immune function‚ and strengthening of the inflammatory response.
• Supports the immune system, mood and memory health*
• Helps support hormones in the body*
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