DHEA is a controversial hormone supplement touted for anti-aging effects, with many other potential applications. But what can it really do? What are DHEA side effects? How safe is DHEA? And which products deliver the DHEA they promise? ConsumerLab.com answers these and other questions.
ConsumerLab.com found one DHEA supplement had only 14.7% of its listed amount of DHEA. Other DHEA supplements passed testing, but the cost to obtain an equal amount (25 mg) of DHEA from these products varied by over 10 times, from as little as 4 cents to as much as 46 cents.
You must subscribe to get the full test results for DHEA supplements along with ConsumerLab.com recommendations and quality ratings. You will get results for ten DHEA supplements selected by ConsumerLab.com and for two others that passed voluntary certification testing (as well as information about a supplement similar to another that passed testing but sold under a different brand name).
In this comprehensive report, you'll discover:
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- Which DHEA supplements failed testing and which passed
- Which DHEA supplements we rated were most economical and which were most expensive
- The evidence for or against DHEA to improve aging skin, sexual function, athletic performance, osteoporosis, lupus, and other conditions.
- DHEA dosage for specific uses
- Side effects,cautions, and potential drug interactions with DHEA