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Pregnenolone is a steroid hormone manufactured from cholesterol by cellular mitochondria. It’s found in the tissues of your nervous system, including your skin, adrenal glands, eye retinas, the brain, and the testicles of men and ovaries in women.
Pregnenolone can exist in your bloodstream as just pregnenolone or as the more stable version known as pregnenolone-sulfate.
Pregnenolone is classed as a prohormone.
In both men and women, pregnenolone produced in the adrenal glands has a high probability (but not 100%) of making a conversion into alderstone, DHEA, or cortisol. In males, pregnenolone that is produced in the testicles has a high chance of converting into testosterone, while the pregnenolone created in the ovaries can possibly be converted into estrogen.
Aside from being consumed and used a hormone booster, pregnenolone is used to maintain a healthy immune system and maintain levels of stress that are considered healthy and normal. It’s believed that pregnenolone helps improve energy levels, counters stress, and improves length of sleep and quality.
Additionally, pregnenolone helps to improve your mental functioning. It’s shown to have an effect in both short-term and long-term memory, as well as an increased motivation to learn more information and retain that information.
Men and women of all ages can benefit from pregnenolone.
It varies depending on the supplement – follow label directions. Pregnenolone comes with a very low level of toxicity and is more than safe for usage by humans.
Do not use if you suffer from seizure disorders, as pregnenolone can suppress GABA activity, resulting in an increase in central nervous system activity which may lead to seizures in those with epilepsy.
You also shouldn’t use pregnenolone if you are supplementing DHEA.