Note: We’ve had overwhelming requests to update and reprint this blog originally from March 2012. So here it is!
The one natural remedy that almost nobody knows about.
If you are experiencing hormone-related weight gain, anxiety, fatigue, or even arthritis and osteoporosis, there is one simple hormonal solution that you should know about.
It’s called pregnenolone, and the testimonials keep pouring in…
- “Pregnenolone—I don’t understand what it is or how it works, but it completely stopped the perimenopause symptoms I’ve been suffering with! I started taking it, and 4 days later I noticed a huge change—no more moodiness or edginess and my libido resurfaced. I am totally amazed. If I forget to take it, I notice the difference!”
–Monique S., Pennsylvania
- “I can see a big difference in my attitude! I’m not cranky anymore, and it helps to regulate my cycle.”
–Annette C., Virginia
- “This really works. I suffered from mild hot flashes and aching knee joints before taking this. Now, I don’t have hot flashes nor do my knees hurt. I will continue to use pregnenolone.” –Michelle, Texas
- “Pregnenolone worked for me after about a couple months. I was happier, didn’t cry as often as I used to, and my mood and attitude was much better.” –Adele L., New Jersey
- “I’ve been following Ann Louise Gittleman’s regimens for a number of years and rave in a most unseemly manner about the efficacy. I started taking UNI KEY’s Pregnenolone and can happily attest that it’s taken my health and vitality to another phase—transformative. Well worth considering, even if The Fat Flush Plan is already working for you.” –Claudia, Online Community Member
Mother of All Hormones
Pregnenolone is the one hormone that the body uses to make all the others—like DHEA, cortisol, estrogen, and testosterone. However, unlike its more highly publicized “daughter” dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), it can also transform itself into progesterone, for which it has a biochemical bias.
This puts pregnenolone in a league of its own because it can also offset excess estrogen, which like a magnet, can “attract” and stockpile more fat and water in the body along with side effects like depression, a lowered sex drive, upset blood sugar balance, headaches, and a higher risk for cancer by stimulating breast and uterine cell growth.
Here’s the scoop:
Back in the 1940s Dr. Hans Selye, the father of the “fight or flight” theory of stress, studied the benefits of pregnenolone in terms of anxiety and fatigue. In the 1950s, pregnenolone was also researched for its ability to control pain and swelling in cases of rheumatoid arthritis. The most exciting result was that it caused absolutely no metabolic side effects.
The problem with pregnenolone was that the medical establishment could not patent this natural substance. So research was redirected toward some of pregnenolone’s offspring like cortisol and its many synthetic corticosteroid derivatives such as prednisone and other similar medications.
From there, the so called “miracle drugs” were born. And, so were all of the adverse side effects associated with these pregnenolone wannabes: high blood pressure, weight retention, and the “moon face” facial puffiness.
Luckily, most doctors now hesitate to prescribe corticosteroid drugs over the long term because they recognize that the treatment is usually worse than the original disease.
And thus, pregnenolone is being rediscovered. In fact, some researchers are heralding it as a most powerful memory enhancer, most likely due to its ability to cross the blood-brain barrier.
While pregnenolone comes in varying strengths, I generally recommend that people start with one 5 mg tablet of pregnenolone daily and slowly work their way up to 10 mg max.
Pregnenolone is a remarkable adaptogen that seems to work for just about everybody!