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Dehydroepiandrosterone Dosage

The safest and most effective dosage of dehydroepiandrosterone has not been determined at this time. Vague dosing information is available based on clinical studies; doses ranging from 25 mg up to 2.5 grams daily have been used in these studies. Since the best dose has not been clearly established, however, it is recommended to follow the dosing directions on the label of your particular product.

What Is the Correct Dosage for Dehydroepiandrosterone?

The best dose for dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) for any use has not yet been determined. Because dehydroepiandrosterone is a dietary supplement (not a drug) there is little information available to provide guidance about safe and effective dehydroepiandrosterone dosages.

Reasonable Dosing

Studies have used a wide range of dehydroepiandrosterone dosages, ranging from 25 mg up to 2.5 grams (2500 mg) daily. Keep in mind that these dosages were used in a controlled, clinical environment with close supervision and careful selection of the individuals in the studies. These dosages (even 25 mg a day) are probably much too high for use without your healthcare provider's supervision. After all, dehydroepiandrosterone is a hormone and could potentially severely disrupt the delicate balances of your hormones. In fact, it is advisable that you use dehydroepiandrosterone only with your healthcare provider's approval and supervision, no matter what dosage.
The best dehydroepiandrosterone dosage has not been clearly established for any use. It is reasonable to follow the directions on the label of your particular dehydroepiandrosterone product. Do not exceed these recommendations unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Lastly, it should be noted that there is some concern that high dehydroepiandrosterone dosages, especially when used chronically, may be quite dangerous and might increase the risk of various cancers.
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