DHEA has helped many people overcome sexual dysfunctions such as loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, hormonal imbalances, and menopause symptoms like vaginal dryness.
Research demonstrates that lower levels of DHEA occur in men with erectile dysfunction. Thus DHEA supplements may show its benefits in improving libido thus improving sexual function.
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DHEA As Support For Female Libido And Fertility
In a one year randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial (RDBPCT), a population of 280 men and women ranging in age from 60 to 79 years were given 50 mg of DHEA or placebo daily for a year. With supplementation, DHEA-S levels were restored to “normal youthful levels” in both sexes. In women, DHEA supplementation also led to a significant increase in both testosterone and estradiol levels.
In this study, numerous clinical parameters were also assessed. Changes were most noteworthy in the women, particularly those over 70 years of age. In women over age 70, DHEA significantly improved most parameters related to libido. DHEA supplementation also positively affected bone health, decreasing bone turnover in this age group of the women, and improved skin hydration and sebum levels in all individuals as well. No adverse effects associated with DHEA supplementation were noted.
In addition to the findings in women age 70 and older, DHEA may improve libido in younger females as well.
In post-menopausal women age 50 to 60, DHEA at the low dose of only 10 mg a day for 12 months was shown to significantly improve sexual function and frequency compared to the control intervention (400 IU of vitamin D).
In a population of men and women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder, at a dose of 100 mg/day for six weeks, treatment with DHEA significantly improved sexual arousal and satisfaction in women, however, in the men no improvements were seen.