Are You Deficient in this Master Hormone?

10684352_sOf all the hormones in the body there are a select few that are absolutely essential for overall health.

That’s because a select few hormones in your body are precursor hormones, meaning they’re responsible for the production and formation of many of the body’s other hormones

Of the precursor hormones, it can be argued none is more important than pregnenolone. And if you are over the age of 30, it’s likely your body has begun to experience a general drop-off in the amount of pregnenolone produced.

By the age of 75 it’s estimated that most people have 60% less pregnenolone than they did before the age of 30. Diminished amounts of pregnenolone could cause some serious health complications if not treated.

Pregnenolone is a steroidal hormone. And pregnenolone is “the most important hormone” in that all other steroidal hormones are made from it. These include:

  • DHEA
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • Estrogens
  • Cortisol

Without steroidal hormones your body would not grow, experience sexual urges, adapt to stress, recover from injury, and much more.

That’s why pregnenolone is so important.

Now as you age and your body begins to see lower levels of pregnenolone, it becomes imperative that you rectify the lower levels through supplementation.

Fortunately, there are natural forms of pregnenolone derived from wild yams that you can take in pill form to experience a boost in health.

When you begin to supplement you’ll experience positive health effects in the following ways:

Enhanced Memory: In study after study, pregnenolone has been found to substantially increase memory, even being 100 times more effective than any other steroidal.

Superior Brain Function: Pregnenolone makes you smarter. It is able to do this by raising levels of acetylcholine. When acetylcholine levels are normal it can fight diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia. Plus, it encourages the proper function of neuron firing for better brain activity.

Fewer PMS Symptoms: Women who suffer from PMS will be relieved to know that pregnenolone can help alleviate symptoms associated with PMS and menopause. Expect to see a reduction in hot flashes.

Increased Sex Drive: As pregnenolone is responsible for the production of testosterone and estrogen, it can help boost a sagging sex drive.

Plus much more.

If you are over 30 and want to know if your pregnenolone levels are low, a simple blood test at your physician’s office will provide the information you need.

Key Point: It’s important to find out what your pregnenolone levels are before supplementing. You should only consider supplementation if your levels are low. Pregnenolone is not safe in high doses, and the maximum amount taken should be at most 5-10 mg a day.

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