What is DHEA?

DHEA is produced by the adrenals and ovaries/testes. DHEA serves as a precursor/promoter for other hormones including testosterone and estrogen.

Why is it included in the Balance Score?

DHEA levels give a glimpse into hormone health given its connection with testosterone and estrogen. It serves as a good indicator of overall adrenal function. [1]

How can I better understand my results?

Normal Ranges by Age

  • Age 20-29: 280-640 ug/dL
  • Age 30-39: 120-520 ug/dL
  • Age 40-49: 95-530 ug/dL
  • Age 50-59: 70-310 ug/dL
  • Age 60-69: 42-290 ug/dL

Where can I learn more?

Andrew Huberman touches on DHEA in this episode on testosterone

Mount Sinai has great educational material on DHEA