Fight Depression with DHEA
Hormones drive many aspects of our lives:
- how we feel
- energy levels
- muscle tone
- sex drive
- how productive we are and more.
Many of the unpleasant signs we are getting older are driven by declining hormone levels as we age.
The naturally occurring pro-hormone DHEA is the most abundant foundation or base from which the body makes hormones. Levels of DHEA made by the body gradually increase until about age 25, when we are “in our prime” and gradually decrease thereafter. In fact, after age 25 people make about 2% less DHEA each year.
So by age 35 people make approximately 20% less DHEA than when they were 25; by age 50 people make 50% as much DHEA as when they were healthiest. DHEA is a base for estrogen, testosterone, and 50 other hormones. It is also the base for sebum, or skin oil.
Most DHEA metabolism actually occurs in the largest organ of the body, the dermis, the skin.
Research studies show that higher levels of DHEA make people
- more productive
People have more energy, get more done and are in a better mood.
So rather than taking anti-depressant drugs, the first and easiest way to fight midlife depression is to take DHEA as a daily supplement cream.
Providing the body with adequate levels of the pro-hormone, DHEA, after age 35 makes sense.
Every year, about 10% of the U.S. adult population, about 20 million people, have depression. Women are affected two times as much as men as they go through premenopause (starting at about age 35). Depression is characterized by a loss of enthusiasm, feeling washed out or “blah”such that simple everyday tasks seem difficult, and a feeling that everyday pleasures are gone. Life seems overwhelming and hopeless.
Yet, when hormone levels are maintained, that zest for life and enjoyment of life can be maintained.
Clinical research studies now show that DHEA can help relieve depression that starts in middle age people. In fact DHEA reduced depression symptoms in half of the study participants. (“DHEA May Help Midlife Depression” WebMD Health News. Scmidt P., Archives of General Psychiatry, Feb. 2005; vol 62: pp 154-162. WebMD Medical News: “Hormone Protects Against Diseases of Aging”. News release.)
The reason DHEA has these anti-depressant effects
is because DHEA is the most abundant pro-hormone in the body – a base building block for hormones produced. The right DHEA supplement provided the right way, as a cream absorbed in the skin, can fight off many declines in physical fitness, mood and drive as we get older.
It turns out supplementing DHEA in the skin is the most natural and beneficial way to use DHEA because much DHEA metabolism actually occurs in the skin.
Oral DHEA supplements are eliminated by the liver, and what little DHEA does enter the bloodstream is DHEA sulfate not DHEA. DHEA-S is good, but not near as good as beneficial as DHEA. DHEA is actually processed by the body in the skin. So DHEA absorbed through the skin is something the body can use applied where the body uses it.
That is why daily use of bioidentical DHEA cream Twist 25 is beneficial in many ways for people 35 and up; but DHEA must be used as a properly made cream to work.
Twist 25® DHEA cream is DHEA the right way and tested for proper mix and strength.
Twist 25 cream provides noticeable results people feel and notice improvements in just a few weeks.
- sleep better
- feel more focused and happy
- have more energy
- better mood
- be more active, eat less
- lose weight
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