Pregnenolone is a pro-hormone that is synthesized in the brain and adrenals, but also in the liver, skin, brain, testicles, ovaries and retina. As a biochemical precursor to DHEA and progesterone, pregnenolone helps to keep a normal balance between these hormones in the body and as a result, helps to modulate the cortisol-driven stress response system, support nerve cell growth and modulate mood. Specifically, when a high-stress lifestyle pushes the stress response system into overdrive, the rise in cortisol can ultimately cause the depletion of pregnenolone and a reduced availability of DHEA and progesterone. This phenomenon is known as "pregnenolone steal," and supplementing pregnenolone can help to replace this needed precursor.
Pregnenolone has been shown to support a balanced mood and promote cognitive health by modulating the transmission of messages between neurons, influencing learning and memory processes. Since there is strong evidence that pregnenolone levels diminish with advancing age, restoring these levels may also help support overall brain function and sense of well-being. Each capsule of the Pregneolone formula includes 10 mg of pregnenolone in a scored, quick-dissolve tablet, allowing for incremental dosing as needed. Pregnenolone supplementation is particularly important for those who have been found to have deficient hormone levels through testing, as well as those who need cortisol to DHEA ratio support.
1 or more tablets at bedtime or as recommended by your health care professional