DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands and is a precursor to both androgens and estrogens. Androgens and estrogens help regulate fat metabolism and stabilize energy levels. Additionally, normal androgen and estrogen levels are the keystone to healthy endocrine and reproductive function. Multiple dosage forms are offered because the amount of DHEA needed to restore normal hormone levels can be dependent on individual biochemistry, age, and gender. Nutrascriptives® DHEA is micronized, meaning it has been ground to a very small size to improve absorption by the body. DHEA is fat-soluble, so this supplement should be consumed with fat to maximize absorption. Nutrascriptives® DHEA-SR is a micronized sustained release formula that has been formulated to maintain DHEA levels throughout the day.