Hope this can help some readers…
Further information from umbilicaltapeworm had me doing a bit more research. What I have found is if you have a family history of breast cancer or colon cancer, you should avoid dhea. younger folks (under 30) generally don’t need this to supplement naturally occuring levels. ages over 45 or so can take this at low levels (25mg daily) as replacement for diminishing natural levels with little chance of side effects. some sources recommend higher levels, I feel comfortable at the 25 mg level.
I am age 22, 193 pounds. I take 50-175 mg of DHEA about 15 days out of 30. I take it with Diindolemethane, Indole 3 Carbinol, 3,4-Divanillyltetrahydrofuran, and Protodioscin. I purchase all of these inexpensively, primarily from HerbMart.
im 23 and blood and urine dhea levels were on the low end of the scale. my doctor wants me to start taking 15mg/day of Life-flow DHEA cream. He said oral dhea can lead to estradiol (E2). hopefully this helps me get my energy levels to where they should be.