Pregnenolone is the first hormone produced from cholesterol. From pregnenolone, all other steroid hormones are then created (DHEA, testosterone, estradiol, progesterone, etc.). If there is a deficiency in pregnenolone, there can be a cascade of deficiencies in these other important hormones. Pregnenolone itself is a powerful hormone. It has been shown to decrease inflammation, improve memory, and counteract the effects of high stress.
Functions of Pregnenolone
Precursor to many important hormones
Boosts memory and brain function
Fights the effects of stress
Improves the immune system