Pregnenolone is a prohormone 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 maintain 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.
In addition to its function as a prohormone, pregnenolone is a neurosteroid that is found in high concentrations in the brain where it protects neurons, enhances myelination and supports cognitive health and memory. 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.
What is Pregnenolone?
Pregnenolone plays a key role in hormonal balance as a key precursor to cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and progesterone, and helps to maintain balance in the body’s stress response system. In addition, 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 serving includes 10 mg of pregnenolone in a scored, quickdissolved tablet, allowing for incremental dosing as needed.