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DHEA and TRT Protocol

I think I remember reading somewhere that supplementing with DHEA while on TRT was a waste of time & $$$$. Said really no big need for it since “test” was being supplied from an external source.

Thoughts - Opinions ???

Since DHEA is a prohormone, it makes logical sense that if you’re getting your hormones from some other pathway, it is pointless to try boosting natural production, especially if your HPTA has already shut down natural production.

However, theory and practice don’t always line up as we’d like and there are those on TRT who say they also take DHEA and they feel better because of it.

Bottom line… try it and see for yourself how it effects you.

My experience with most supplements is that they almost never have a pronounced effect and whether or not they are really helping is always a guessing game. As always, your mileage may vary.