I've just received my test results and they are:
Sample 1 - 8.00 (5.56 - 22.20) within range
Sample 2 - 3.80 (2.45 - 8.12) within range
Sample 3 - 1.20 (1.54 - 5.56) Low
Sample 4 - 2.50 (1.17 - 3.18) within range
DHEA Mean Sample 2 - 0.24 (0.25 - 2.22)
Sample 3 - 0.24 (0.25 - 2.22)
"DHEA is below the reference range....... Low DHEA levels are indicative of lowered capacity to endure physiological or psychological stress/trauma/injury and may present with abnormal immune response, with increased incidence of autoimmune disease".
Does this mean I will have to supplement with DHEA? Can someone advise me as I'm not happy with taking DHEA as one of it's side effects is hair loss.
I've read about pregnenolone as the precurser to DHEA and cortisol and can be taken instead of DHEA. Pregnenolone does not have side effects. If there is anyone there who can advise me I would appreciate any input.