Pregnenolone is a precursor to all other hormones. It is involved in cellular repair, especially in the brain and nervous system. Pregnenolone protects cerebral function and protects against neuronal injury.
Benefits of Pregnenolone Replacement
Potential Side Effects of Pregnenolone
Who Should NOT Use Pregnenolone?
There are no contraindications to pregnenolone use.
Who Might Consider Pregnenolone Use?
Anyone who would like to protect neuronal function or has memory problems, especially if they are already on the other hormones.
How is Pregnenolone supplied?
Pregnenolone is a sustained release capsule in a micronized form taken orally. The typical dosage is 100mg daily.
Can’t I Get Some of These Products at a Health Food Store or Costco?
Yes. You can. However, these medications may have several problems.
1) The dose available Over-The-Counter (OTC) is often much lower than that of the prescribed variety. That’s why they don’t require a prescription and are available OTC. These lower doses don’t produce a measurable difference in blood tests.
2) The OTC medications may be larger in size and not absorbed as well. The pure pharmaceutical grade ingredients from the compounding pharmacy are micronized, which is fine grain and is well absorbed.
3) The OTC products may be quick-release, quick-acting, and/or poorly absorbed. These are dosed multiple times per day. The natural hormones from a compounding pharmacy can be prescribed as a long-acting, or Sustained Release version, which gives a steady release over the course of 24 hours.
4) The quality of the OTC medications may be substandard as the base ingredients are often obtained overseas.
5) The actual amount of the OTC ingredients may vary considerably from the amount stated on the label.
6) The OTC products come in standard dosages, while those from a compounding pharmacy can be customized to your specific needs.