Pregnenolone - Steroid hormone precursor with potential neurological applications
Pregnenolone, sometimes called the “mother steroid,” is the natural precursor of all steroid hormones, including androgens, estrogens, corticosteroids, and others. Pregnenolone also acts on GABA receptors in the brain.
Oral pregnenolone supports normal psychomotor performance in stressful environments, and may have cognitive and neuroprotective effects as well.
Pregnenolone is a hormone manufactured from cholesterol in the mitochondria. Pregnenolone levels decline with age, although this hormone is an essential precursor for many other steroids and neurosteroids. Optimal pregnenolone levels are associated with optimal energy levels and cognitive performance.
Uses For Pregnenolone
- Memory Support: Animal studies have reported that pregnenolone may help to enhance memory by modulating N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) and gamma aminobutyrate (GABA) (A) receptor activity in the brain. One study suggested that pregnenolone helped promote post-training task learning and memory.*
- Immune Health: One study indicated that the 7-hydroxy metaboites from pregnenolone may help promote healthy immune system response.*
- Mood Support: Pregnenolone has been reported to help promote feelings of emotional well-being. One study suggested that pregnenolone supported mood and feelings of motivation by mediating dopamine release.*
As when taking any hormones, Dr. Forrest recommends testing for actual hormone need.
Are you taking too much estrogens, too much progesterone? Is your DHEA hormone in balance? What about your testosterone levels? Are they too high or too low? How are your adrenal glands functioning? Is cortisol in balance? Taking these products is safe. But, in the long run you need to be aware of your hormonal needs and balances in order to gain the best results.
Hormones are important part of good health. They work best when they are in balance with each other. For this reason Dr. Forrest recommends Saliva testing, female and male hormonal testing done right in your home. Saliva testing is an inexpensive, accurate, easy to perform, accurate way to determine almost all your hormonal levels.
You can easily save hundreds of dollars over conventional blood or urine testing. A test kit is sent to your home. You do the test and then mail it off to the lab. It's that simple. When results are received, Dr. Forrest can schedule a consultation with you to review the tests results (consults are charged by time.)
Not Certain What To Do Next?
If you are uncertain as to which products or programs to use or which tests to take; or, if you would like additional help:
- Contact us with a brief question.
- Arrange a phone consultation with Dr. Forrest.
Call ( 408) 354-4262
Consultation with Dr. Forrest - Dr. Forrest, MA, MH, DC, is a licensed chiropractor in California. His is available for in-office visits and informational/educational phone/Skype consultations and Zyto and EVOX Biometric Body Scans. You are welcome to draw on his over 28 years of clinical experience.*(hide)
DHEA Plus 15 2 oz | AllVia - Natural, healthy balance cream with DHEA. Measured pump takes the guesswork out of application: each press of the pump provides about 15 mg of natural DHEA.*
This item is not available for shipment to Canada or Norway. *(hide)
DUTCH Complete 24hr Hormone Test - State of the art comprehensive hormone testing for men and woman of all ages. Includes Dutch Sex Hormone Metabolites + Adrenal with Melatonin*(hide)
DUTCH Sex Hormone Test - State of the art sex hormone testing for men and woman of all ages. The ultimate test for HRT monitoring and great for baseline measurements as well.*(hide)
Pregnenolone 10 mg 60/180 vcaps | Pure Encapsulations - Pregnenolone has been linked with positive support of the immune system, mood and memory.*(hide)
Pregnenolone 100 mg Micronized Lipid Matrix 60 Scored Tabs | Allergy Research Group - Optimized Pregnenolone*
Pregnenolone 15 2 oz | AllVia - Each full press of the pump contains 15 mg of natural Pregnenolone whiich is used to suport adrenal function as well as estrogen and testosterone.*(hide)
Pregnenolone 150 mg Micronized Lipid Matrix 60 Scored Tabs | Allergy Research Group - Optimized Pregnenolone*
Pregnenolone 30 mg | Pure Encapsulations - Pregnenolone is a hormone precursor to over 150 steroid hormones for energy and vitality.*(hide)
Pregnenolone 5 mg 100 tabs | Douglas Laboratories - Pregnenolone by Douglas Laboratories®, contain highest purity pregnenolone and are produced under strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards.*(hide)
Pregnenolone 50 mg Micronized Lipid Matrix 60 Scored Tabs - An Optimized Pregnenolone*
Pregnenolone 50 mg 120 caps | Karuna Health - the natural precursor of all steroid hormones, including androgens, estrogens, corticosteroids, and others*(hide)
Pregnenolone CRT™ 60 tabs | Designs for Health - features a controlled release technology that provides a very slow (10-12 hour) continuous release of pregnenolone in a very uniform manner, helping to eliminate the spikes, surges, and unwanted side effects found in other immediate release pregnenolone delivery systems.*(hide)
Pregnenolone Nature's Balancing Cream 4 fl oz | Emerita -
This product has been discontinued. An alternative is http://www.forresthealth.com/pregnenolone-15.html
BioMatrix Pregnenolone | BioMatrix Bioidentical Pregnenolone liquid. Pregnenolone is a purified extracts of Mexican wild yams (Dioscorea villoa).*
Progensa Complete 4 oz | AllVia - This cream contains 480 mg of Progesterone, 360 mg of Pregnenolone, and 360 mg of 7-Keto DHEA Acetate per ounce*(hide)
Progensa Mist 1 oz | AllVia - Three (3) sprays of the pump provide around 20 mg of natural progesterone USP. This progesterone spray is formulated to have 1120 mg of progesterone per one fluid ounce*(hide)
Progensa Plus 4 oz | AllVia - provides approximately 20 mg of natural Progesterone USP and 25 mg of natural phytoestrogene*
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