What does DHEA do for female fertility? Watch our expert mini Q&A

Emma Harpham, in partnership with Ovaterra  |   14 Jun 2024

The DHEA female fertility link, explained

DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone, is a hormone that plays a crucial role in reproductive health. But what does DHEA do for female fertility? And, how is it prescribed to those who are looking for fertility support?

Watch as we explore these questions and more with the expert team at Ovaterra, shedding light on how DHEA supplements might enhance your fertility journey.

Ovaterra creates science-backed, doctor-approved supplements with key ingredients to help you meet your fertility health needs – no matter where you are in your journey.

Keen to get going? Skip straight to Ovaterra and get 15% off the entire range – including TRB founder Eloise’s go-to Fertinatal® DHEA – with code TRB15.

Whether you’re trying to conceive or just curious, this mini Q&A is a must-watch.

What is DHEA?

Team Ovaterra explains;

“DHEA is a hormone naturally produced by the adrenal glands.

Supplementing with DHEA increases the levels of androgens in our body, which are then converted into other hormones such as testosterone and estrogen.”

What does DHEA do for female fertility?

The DHEA female fertility connection is well-researched. The team explains;

“DHEA acts by influencing the hormonal environment necessary for egg development in the ovarian follicles and therefore potentially increasing fertility outcomes, both naturally and during IVF.”

How is DHEA prescribed for female fertility?

“It’s crucial to have a detailed discussion with a fertility specialist who evaluates your health history, your current condition and your blood test results.

They should provide a personalised approach on the dosage and the duration of DHEA.”

A quick note for our UK readers – DHEA is not currently prescribed on the NHS, but you may be able to get a private prescription for it – check with your doctor if you’re based in the UK.

Up next – is DHEA the right choice for you?

That’s a wrap! The expert mini Q&A on the important role DHEA can play in female fertility.

Understanding how DHEA supports reproductive health and how it is prescribed is super important if you’re on a fertility journey – and we’d like to caveat that, if you’re considering DHEA supplements, you should always chat with your healthcare professional to make sure it’s the right choice for you.

Stay tuned for more insightful discussions and expert advice on fertility and reproductive health from Ovaterra, including a deep dive into TRB Founder Eloise’s Fertinatal® DHEA she used for IVF cycle 5.

Want to try it out for yourself? Get 15% off with code TRB15.

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