Measures Pregnenolone levels in the blood
Pregnenolone is a precursor hormone that is associated with DHEA, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and other androgens. Common with many hormones, Pregnenolone decreases as we age. Low levels of the hormone may reduce energy and cognitive abilities. High levels may result in insomnia, irritability and virilization symptoms in women.
Testing Pregnenolone levels can also be useful in infants with undefined sexual organs. It is also useful for those already taking Pregnenolone in order to gauge and monitor their levels.
Recommended with Pregnenolone
Is Fasting Required? No
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