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DHEA mega dosages
Jun 8, 2008
DHEA mega dosages how much of a dose should a man of 55 years of age take to start a work out program to build lean muscle and lose weight?
Not sure about that... but if you take too much you will get greasy skin and acne (and that can just be on 25 to 50mg).
DHEA is a percursor hormone to estrogen and testosterone. Depending on your body - you may increase the levels of one or the other (you cannot choose) and you may also get unwanted side effects like gynomastia (breast growth), hair growth, more male or female characteristics.
Really... not something you want to mess with.
sorry tried to edit and it posted twice.
Yes, you don't want to fool with megadoses of DHEA or testosterone injections.
DHEA tends to break down into excess estrogen in men. When that happens, Sex hormone binding globulin goes up and doesn't allow as much testosterone to be available to use. Another thing to be worried about is the DHEA causing increased growth of prostate cancer cells. At your age it's possible you could have a few barely detectable cells, add a lot of DHEA and wham the cells multiply real fast. You should have PSA tested before starting DHEA or TRT. 25 mg is the most I think men should consider.

For any hormone therapy, you better research real good. They are nothing to be fooling with blindly.
[QUOTE=ronz2010;3600219]DHEA mega dosages how much of a dose should a man of 55 years of age take to start a work out program to build lean muscle and lose weight?[/QUOTE]

DHEA will not help build muscle or lose weight. It's main effect is to act to mediate the effects of cortisol. It can also improve lung function and increase immune function, both of which can help with exercise capacity. Taking more than 50 mg/d is not a good idea because DHEA does convert to many other hormones, some of which are not good in excess, like estrogens.

If you are feeling like you are losing muscle mass then its time for a doc appointment to have your testosterone checked.





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