Why not Pregnenolone

by to

If Pregnenolone is the precursor to testosterone, progesterone, cortisol, estrogen, etc.... why not take that instead of Progesterone? Thx

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Jun 14, 2019
Why not Pregnenolone
by: Joy

Hi to

I see no point in pregnenolone, as it has to be converted into progesterone, but it is converted into DHEA too, which no woman needs more of. See here and here. The Steroidogenic Pathways explains in detail.

Jun 14, 2019
by: To

Thank you for your reply. I'm a man, so same thoughts? Is there more of a chance of DHEA turning into estrogen?

Jun 21, 2019
Pregnenalone Not Needed
by: Susan in Oakville

When adrenal fatigue is present, and cortisol is low in the body...supplemental Pregnenalone will convert to cortisol production NOT progesterone in the body. So you would end up with no improvement in progesterone levels. This is called the pregnenalone steal!

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