Pregnenolone is a chemical that is found in our bodies and can also be made in a laboratory.
Because the body uses pregnenolone to make many hormones, pregnenolone was studied for stress, fatigue, and arthritis in the 1940s before lab-made hormones became available.
Pregnenolone has been used for a wide variety of issues:
Pregnenolone is used for fatigue and increasing energy; trauma and injuries; as well as stress and improving immunity; Alzheimer’s disease and enhancing memory.
It is also is used for skin disorders including psoriasis and scleroderma.
Women use pregnenolone for symptoms of menopause, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS), lumpy breasts (fibrocystic breast disease), a disorder of the lining of the uterus (endometriosis),
Some people use pregnenolone for slowing or reversing aging, arthritis, and depression. It is also used for strengthening the heart, allergic reactions, “detoxification,” lupus, multiple sclerosis (MS), prostate problems, and seizures.
How does it work?
In the body, pregnenolone is used to make all steroid hormones. There isn't enough information to know how pregnenolone supplements might work.
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