By now, you are probably well aware of the main hormones for men and women; estrogen, progesterone, thyroid and testosterone to name a few. While all the hormones can make significant improvements in overall health and memory, there is one hormone (also known as the “mother of all hormones”) that is most effective with memory- Pregnenolone.
Just like all hormones, pregnenolone declines as we age. This decline will cause you to have moments where you can’t remember where you put your keys, when your anniversary is or what you walked into a room for. Seen as it is also the precursor to many other hormones, you may start to experience other symptoms such as poor moods, inability to sleep well, a loss in sex drive, and more!
Wondering how it all works? Well, pregnenolone helps to:
- Stimulate the formation of new brain cells. Because of its ability to increase brain cell growth, it has proven to be effective in treating memory loss, mental health disorders, spinal cord injuries and more.
- Block an over production of GABA. This non-essential amino acid is great for individuals with insomnia, migraines or seizures, as it keeps the brain calm and prevents neurons in the brain from firing, however, an over-production can cause the brain to become sluggish.
- Protect brain cells by increasing the production of Acetylcholine. A deficiency in Acetylcholine is often found in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Optimal levels will significantly improve memory and sleep cycles.
If you’ve noticed that you haven’t been able to completely alleviate symptoms of depression or short-term memory loss with thyroid supplementation, pregnenolone is worth considering and speaking to your physician about. It may just be the missing link to your balance!
If you have questions about pregnenolone, you can call one of our friendly pharmacy staff members at 281-828-9088 and we’ll be happy to assist you.