increase fertility with DHEA

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By the time a woman reaches 30, over 90% of her ovarian reserve is gone. According to the study published by the University of St.Andrews and Edinburgh University in Schotland, 95% of women have less that 12% eggs left by age 30 and only 3% by the age 40.

Most women are aware of this natural decline in fertility. So how can be explained that they don’t do anything to counteract it?

In 2005, a study published in Fertility and Sterility found that DHEA can help older women undergoing IVF treatments improve egg and embryo quality. Now – a decade later and several dosen studies more with DHEA, research shows that not just older women in treatments, but all women in advanced reproductive age who are trying to get pregnant can benefit from DHEA supplements (like this one for example).

Please continue reading the article here: How to win your fertility back with DHEA


Scientific reports on DHEA improving egg and embryo quality:

  • Barad D, Gleicher N. Effect of dehydroepiandrosterone on oocyte and embryo yields, embryo grade and cell number in IVF. Hum Reprod . 2006 Nov;21(11):2845-9.
  • Barad DH, Gleicher N. Increased oocyte production after treatment with dehydroepiandrosterone. Fertil Steril. 2005 Sep;84(3):756.
  • Gleicher N, Barad DH. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) supplementation in diminished ovarian reserve (DOR). Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2011 May 17;9:67.
  • Morales AJ, Haubrich RH, Hwang JY, Asakura H, Yen SS. 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.Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 1998 Oct;49(4):421-32.
  • Tummala S, Svec F. Correlation between the administered dose of DHEA and serum levels of DHEA and DHEA-S in human volunteers: analysis of published data. Clin Biochem. 1999 Jul;32(5):355-61.