DHEA sourcing and dose...

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DHEA sourcing and dose...

Postby clansing1 » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:53 pm

I was wondering where other people with Addison's buy their DHEA and what size dose do they take?

I'm 34, Male and take 25 MG daily of DHEA that I buy from GNC in the time release pill.
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Postby Wanda » Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:08 am

I am not a fan of GNC DHEA. Did you have your levels checked before & after taking it for about 4 to 6 weeks?

I tried GNC first & it did not increase my DHEA level. I use Schiff brand now. It works.

It is important to keep your DHEA levels within the range. Being over the range is not good.

I only take 12.5mg to avoid symptoms of pimples, facial hair & under arm odor. If you have any of these symptoms you know you are taking too much. Best thing is to get your level checked to see where you are.
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Postby pawstalker » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:44 pm

I get mine at Costco. I take 25mg/day. I think the brand is Schiff.

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Postby NJ » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:52 pm

I have always used the Natrol brand. If I start to see pimples...it's time to cut back for a while.
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Postby clansing1 » Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:24 am

I had my DHEA levels checked last summer when I was taking 25 mg of the GNC brand and they were within the allowable range according to my Endo.

I've taken the Schiff brand in the past, but switched to the GNC brand when I saw that they had a time release capsule.

I've got another lab test coming up and I'll have them add the DHEA test to verify my levels again.

Thanks for the responses.
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