Side effects only occur with doses over 50mg per day. Normal dosages appear
There are no studies that have investigated long term supplementation, because
it is just too new a substance.
There are many considerations to be made when taking a hormone, some of which
extend well beyond the realm of "side effects", and they are not to
be taken lightly.
Use DHEA under the supervision of a qualified medical professional
Do not use if you are pregnant, nursing, or have prior ovarian, adrenal or
Women should not take DHEA just prior to menopause because their levels
typically increase right around that time anyway
Side effects include acne, irritability, fatigue, accelerated growth of facial
hair and hirsutism in women.
No consistent relationship has been demonstrated between levels of DHEA and
risk of cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, or immune function. Insufficient
evidence exists to support using DHEA for acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
High levels of DHEA are associated with adverse effects, such as increased risk
of breast and ovarian cancer at certain ages and reduced levels of high-density
lipoprotein cholesterol. Learn more about DHEA.