Country Health Wire
Did you know DHEA is a banned substance in college athletes by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
So, what is DHEA?
It is a hormone! A steroid precursor found in plants from the yam family that is mainly secreted by the adrenal glands but also by the testes. Both men and women make this hormone naturally! DHEA plays an essential role in hundreds of metabolic functions. It has been nicknamed the parent hormone because it is the precursor to many other hormones. DHEA is converted into androgens and estrogens (depending on the person’s gender) and may raise the blood level of a precursor of the human growth hormone (Woo & Robinson, 2016). So many athletes will use this hormone to help with muscle growth because its benefits can be very strong.
The benefits include:
- Immune system enhancement
- Lower inflammation (Root cause of most disease processes)
- Prevention of osteoporosis
- Antineoplastic, which means to prevent, inhibit or halt the development of a neoplasm (Woo & Robinson, 2016)
- Weigh loss
- Improved libido
- Antidepressant (Needs to be taken longer than a month)
Serum levels should be checked, with an expected level of 3,600 ng/mL for men and 3,000 ng/mL for women. Taking more DHEA is not always better. People in their twenties usually produce 40 to 70 milligrams daily of DHEA, so supplements should be taken in relatively small doses and then possibly increased from there.
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*It can have some side effects such as hair growth (hirsutism). Avoid if you are being treated for cancer, if you’re under the age of 30, or have insomnia. You should always consult your physician before taking DHEA incase you have an underlying condition.
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EO #9 Cedarwood (Virginia)
Cedar wood Virginian is an important ornamental and timber tree of eastern North America whose fragrant wood is made into cabinets, fence posts, and pencils. It is also used by Native American Indians to treat respiratory infections. A decoction of the leaves, bark, twigs and fruits, is said to help with menstrual delay, rheumatism, arthritis, skin rashes, and kidney infections.
Cedar wood Virginian calms nervous tension and states of anxiety. It is an expectorant and useful in treating hemorrhoids, deterring moths and other insects, and will act as a mild astringent. It is a very powerful antiseptic, fungicidal and anti-seborrheic (helps with dandruff, hair loss and oily hair). Consumers will also see it in men’s toiletries, in products used to combat acne, and in products designed to relieve muscle and joint pain.
Cedar wood oil’s great benefit lies in its ability to calm and sooth nerves. It relieves skin and hair problems and is important in easing conditions of a respiratory nature. It also clears urinary infections, rheumatism and arthritis.
Burners and vaporizers – In vapor therapy, cedar wood oil can be used for arthritis, bronchitis, rheumatism, respiratory problems, as a general tonic and as an insect repellant.
Blended massage oil or in the bath – Cedar wood can be used in a blended massage oil, or diluted in the bath to assist with asthma, bronchitis, respiratory problems, catarrh, cystitis, painful joints, oily skin and dandruff. Care must be taken that it does not cause irritation to the mucus membranes.
In a cream – When diluted in a cream, cedar wood oil is of great value to combat oily skin and related problems, as well as dermatitis and psoriasis, while bringing relief to the scalp from dandruff.
“Because of growing concerns about the toxicity of naphthalene (moth balls) and high concentrations of Deet (active ingredient in many bug blocks), the market for Cedarwood oil products is expected to grow.”
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5 drops EO#21 Eucalyptus Globus
10 drops EO #27 Geranium Bourbon
10 drops EO#09 Cedarwood Virginia
¼ tsp EO S#86 Natural conditioner
¼ cup tap water
Mix oils in conditioner, then add to the water and shake well. May be used in a sprayer and applied to hair, skin, or clothing.
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