August 12, 2023

"Why are we so sick?"

Continuing the series, "Why are we so sick?"


Last week I started talking about


MISSING HORMONES


and, specifically,


DHEA


This week I turn my attention to another vital "prohormone"


PREGNENOLONE


What it is, what it does, and how you might benefit by adding it to your health regimen.


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Today - in the spotlight: PREGNENOLONE

(Take note of the vital importance of cholesterol here...)

Pregnenolone, sometimes referred to as the 'mother of hormones,' is a steroid hormone synthesized from cholesterol and used as a precursor for all steroid hormones. Pregnenolone is primarily synthesized in the adrenal glands, brain, and gonads (testes and ovaries). Steroidogenesis, the process of synthesizing steroid hormones, relies on the availability of cholesterol and is regulated by another type of hormone referred to as tropic hormones. For this process, cholesterol can be sourced from cholesterol-carrying lipoprotein particles in the blood and obtained or produced from different processes in the cell. In the cell’s mitochondria, cholesterol is converted to pregnenolone with the assistance of an enzyme called cytochrome P450 side-chain cleavage enzyme.”


"Studies show that this compound may have a role in regulating the mechanisms of anxiety and depression. There’s also evidence to suggest that pregnenolone administration is associated with improved performance on cognitive tasks and aging-related impairments."


11 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Pregnenolone


Many of the benefits provided by pregnenolone are due to its ability to trigger the production of other hormones.


Regardless of its mechanism, research is showing that there are a vast array of benefits that are associated with PREG production in the body in both animal and human studies.


  1. Improves sleep
  2. Regulates immune function
  3. Stabilizes mood
  4. May relieve anxiety
5 Benefits of Pregnenolone - Life Extension Magazine

"We now know pregnenolone may help prevent or ease many of the effects of aging. For some, improved memory, increased energy levels, or elevated mood may be just what the doctor ordered. For others, preventing the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, or coronary heart disease are important health goals."

5. Reduces symptoms of schizophrenia

6. Increases libido

7. Increases memory & learning

8. Increases cognitive functioning and provides nootropic benefits

9. Protects brain cells from the effects of Cannabis intoxification

10. Destroys brain cancer cells

11. May help reduce alcohol intake

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"Lower levels of pregnenolone have been noted in neuroinflammatory diseases like depression, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease), and may thus play a role in both preventing and managing these conditions."

Pregnenolone & Memory

Pregnenolone Supplements I Use & Recommend

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