Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)

Does dehydroepiandrosterone (dhea) work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)

The overall effectiveness rating for dehydroepiandrosterone (dhea) is 1 out of 3. This rating means there is little to no evidence dehydroepiandrosterone (dhea) does what it claims. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results.

Overall Confidence Rating for Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)

There is one study in the database on dehydroepiandrosterone (dhea); the confidence rating is 20. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this rating is for dehydroepiandrosterone (dhea) as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about dehydroepiandrosterone (dhea). Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
increase muscle mass

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
increase strength

Hormone Function Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
increase testosterone


Title of Study
Effect of oral DHEA on serum testosterone and adaptations to resistance training in young men