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Pregnenolone

Product Name: Pregnenolone
Product Number: VNV251
Product Count: 60/CT
Product Form: Capsules
Sizes Available: 60 Capsules

Overview
Pregnenolone is a steroid hormone and a precursor (or building block) for all other steroid hormones in the body. Made from cholesterol, it is produced naturally in the adrenal glands and in small amounts by many other organs and tissues including the brain, skin, liver, and retina. Pregnenolone's role in human biology cannot be understated as it is converted directly into DHEA which then converts to testosterone and estrogens. Pregnenolone also converts directly into progesterone which upon conversion produces estrogens, cortisol, and aldosterone - hormones necessary for basic metabolic processes throughout the body.

Early studies of pregnenolone showed its benefits to be an energizing, anti-stress agent for the body. When given to factory workers and pilots, they reported less fatigue as well as an enhanced sense of happiness and well-being. Further studies corroborate these early findings and show additional benefits to include memory enhancement, mental clarity, and mood elevation. Pregnenolone modulates two key nerve receptors in the brain: NMDA receptors and GABA receptors. It enhances NMDA receptor function which is involved in alertness, memory, and learning functions. It also inhibits GABA receptors responsible for relaxation, mental slowing, sedation, and sleep. Thus, too little NMDA response combined with too much GABA action promotes mental sluggishness and depression. Conversely, by raising NMDA activity and lowering excessive GABA activity, pregnenolone acts as a natural antidepressant.

Research Indicates
  • May improve well-being and support a healthy mood
  • May offer support for those suffering from depression
  • May improve memory function and mental alertness
  • May promote healthy energy levels
Recommended Dosage
  • Take 1 capsule daily.
Cautions
  • If you are pregnant or lactating, consult a health care practitioner prior to using this product.
  • Prolonged use of this product may cause higher than normal levels of androgens and estrogens in the body which theoretically may increase the risk of prostate, breast, ovarian, and other hormone-related cancers.
  • It is not recommended to use this product for continued use without supervision by your professional healthcare provider.


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