25 mg 60 tablets: Douglas Laboratories, Item# 17110
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Pregnenolone is biochemically the “mother hormone.” It is made directly from cholesterol within the mitochondria of the adrenal glands and, to a lesser degree, the nervous system, with the help of the cholesterol side chain cleavage enzyme, p450scc. Pregnenolone is a precursor to various hormones, such as progesterone, mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids, androgens, and estrogens. So it can help the body maintain normal hormone levels, which in turn helps numerous body functions.1-4
1. J Neurochem. 2008 Oct;107(2):510-21.
2. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 1992 Mar 1;89(5):1567-71.
3. Horm Metab Res. 1998 Jan;30(1):16-28.
4. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1994 Dec 6;91(25):12308-12.
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Not for use by individuals under the age of 18 years. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Consult a physician or licensed qualified health care professional before using this product if you have or have a family history of breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, prostate enlargement, heart disease, low HDL cholesterol ("Good cholesterol"), or if you are using any other dietary supplement, prescription drug, or over-the-counter drug. Do not exceed the recommended serving. Exceeding the recommended serving may cause serious adverse health effects. Possible side effects include changes in liver function, acne, hair loss, hair growth on the face (in women), aggressiveness, irritability, and increased levels of estrogen. Discontinue use and call a physician or licensed qualified health care professional immediately if you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, blurred vision, or other similar symptoms. Keep out of reach of children.