Caution about using DHEA for peri-menopause symptoms – Maximum DHEA dosage important to know about for women in peri-menopause
by Neva J. Howell unless otherwise noted
Risks of DHEA for Peri-Menopausal Women:
In my opinion, and from my own research on DHEA supplementation, I feel women should not ever take over 25 mg of dhea unless they are, for some reason, evaluated and thought to need more DHEA.
I think it is typically unsafe to take more DHEA than 25 mg per day, for women.
Nor do I feel women who are not peri-menopausal or menopausal should take dhea at all.
Also, those with a history of estogen-dominant cancer should carefully review the warnings on that situation before taking dhea at any dose.Having said that, I started with only 10 mg and it was still too much.
How do I know I was taking too much DHEA? I ended up with jittery nerves and the start of my period again after I thought that was over. Cramps, pms, the whole thing.
I did well with only 10 mg every 3 days but any more frequently, I got a little too much of an energy burst to be comfortable.
So, be careful with dhea. One last note….be sure you use only PURE DHEA, in micronized form. The micronization is important for effective results.