DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone produced in humans by the adrenal glands and liver which can be converted into both male and female hormones.
Studies show that supplementing with DHEA enhances female fertility by supporting ovarian health, egg quality, and improving pregnancy/treatment outcomes.*
Who it's For:
Females (especially those with diminished ovarian reserve or of "advanced" maternal age) actively trying to get pregnant naturally or with treatments like IUI or IVF
When to Take it:
Eggs take around 90 days to develop prior to ovulation and as such should be taken at least 30 (but ideally 90 days) prior to attempting to conceive naturally or with the help of fertility treatments.
- The effect of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) supplementation on women with diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) in IVF cycle
- A meta-analysis of dehydroepiandrosterone supplementation among women with diminished ovarian reserve undergoing in vitro fertilization
- The Effect of Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Supplementation on IVF or ICSI