DHEA, dehydroepiandrosterone, is the most abundant adrenal
steroid hormone in the body. After it is made by the adrenal glands,
it travels into cells throughout the body where it is converted
into androgens, estrogens and other hormones. These hormones
regulate fat and mineral metabolism, endocrine and reproductive
function, and energy levels. The amount of each hormone to which
DHEA converts to depends on an individual’s biochemistry, age, and
sex. DHEA levels peak around age 25 and then decline steadily.