Ultimate Nutrition Platinum Series DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone) 100 mg. - 100 Capsules
For many years DHEA, or dehydroepiandosterone, was considered a "junk" hormone since researchers could not attribute to it any specific function. In the past few years, DHEA's image has been totally refurbished. DHEA is the most abundant hormone in humans and other mammals and DHEA plays a critical role in many different bodily functions. The body produces DHEA in the adrenal gland using cholesterol as the starting material. DHEA levels peak in the second or third decade of life, after which decline begins. Roughly one-half of DHEA is lost in men by age 40. Reduced levels of DHEA signify reduced amounts of androstenedione, testosterone and other steroid hormone metabolites. Thus, the importance of DHEA in intense exercise and endurance training can hardly be overemphasized.
Ultimate Nutrition was founded in 1979 by Victor H. Rubino. At the time Victor was one of the top amateur power lifters in the United States. Driven by a goal to become the best, Victor knew that supplements were the key to improving his performance through increased strength and faster recovery. Not satisfied with the current supplements that were available to him the 1970's and being a biochemist himself, Victor decided to launch his own company Ultimate Nutrition. Victor's goal was to create high quality, thoroughly researched products at an affordable price for everyone.
In the late 1970's and early 1980's Ultimate Nutrition was among the first companies to have Amino Acid tablets, protein powders, carbohydrate powders, and various types of Fat Burners. By the late 1980's and early 1990's Ultimate Nutrition launched several legendary products such as Sports Energizer, an electrolyte fueled ready to drink beverage that came in 10 flavors and in a glass bottle.
By the mid 1990's Ultimate Nutrition again was on the cutting edge as they were one of the first companies to come out with Whey Protein powder in a bottle. Sadly, Victor Rubino passed away in March 2003 at 48 years young. However, Ultimate Nutrition is still owned and operated by the Rubino family to this day. Ultimate Nutrition's commitment to Victor's vision remains the same, to create high quality, highly researched products at an affordable price for everyone.