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How does DHEA work?

DHEA is a hormone produced naturally by the body, it is a precursor for the sex hormones androgen and estrogen. Although some practitioners promote using DHEA supplements to treat a variety of conditions, exactly how DHEA may work in relation to any of these conditions is unknown. As a topical cream, DHEA appears to produce oils, collagen, and protein, allowing for a reduction in wrinkles.

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