DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is
a steroid hormone
secreted mainly by the adrenal cortex.
It seems to play a large number of roles
in the body, most of which are unknown.
It is the "precursor
Soon after we hit our 20s, the levels
of DHEA start to diminsh.
Some studies show, however, that restoring DHEA
to youthful levels can increase
energy and vigor, boost the immune system,
and lower the risk of cancer
and heart attacks, but it can also
introduce previously unseen mood swings.
As with any medication, consult your doctor
before taking it.