The overall rating for dehydroepiandrosterone (dhea) is 1.4 out of 3 meaning there is little if any evidence that this supplement does what it claims to do. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results.

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. Dosing
  8. References

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Simple Report

  • Supplement: Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
  • Supplement Category: hormones
  • Number of Products Containing Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA): 6
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.4 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 29 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 8
  • Number of Claims: 14
  • Effective Dosage Range: 25 - 100 milligrams per day

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for dehydroepiandrosterone (dhea) is 1.4 out of 3. This rating means there is little to no evidence to back the supplement's use. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for dehydroepiandrosterone (dhea) as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)

There are 8 studies in the database on dehydroepiandrosterone (dhea); the research rating is 29. 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 research rating is for dehydroepiandrosterone (dhea) as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)

Products Names Amount of Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
Red Wolf 50mg
Alpha-AF 30mg
He-Man Pre Workout Amount not listed.
Mdrive Prime 5mg
Keto Therm 100mg
Full list of all 6 products containing Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).

Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.

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

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve cardiovascular endurance
improve muscular endurance
increase strength

Hormone Function Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
decrease cortisol levels
increase testosterone

Cardiovascular Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
lower total cholesterol levels

Mental Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve cognitive ability
improve memory
improve mood
decrease feelings of depression

General Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve insulin sensitivity
improve glucose control

Dosing

The Supplement Database includes 8 studies on dehydroepiandrosterone (dhea) dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose ranges from 25 to 100 milligrams per day, the average dose being 50 milligrams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).

References

Title of Study
Dehydroepiandrosterone Supplementation Improves Endothelial Function and Insulin Sensitivity in Men
DHEA in Elderly Women and DHEA or Testosterone in Elderly Men
Effect of oral DHEA on serum testosterone and adaptations to resistance training in young men
Effects of Dehydroepiandrosterone Replacement in Elderly Men on Event-Related Potentials, Memory, and Well-Being
Effects of Dehydroepiandrosterone Supplementation on Cognitive Function and Quality of Life: The DHEA and Well‐Ness (DAWN) Trial
Effects of dehydroepiandrosterone vs androstenedione supplementation in men
Supplementation with DHEA: Effect on Muscle Size, Strength, Quality of Life, and Lipids
The effect of six months treatment with a 100 mg daily dose of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) on circulating sex steroids, body composition and muscle strength in age‐advanced men and women