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I have two related questions about pregnenolone.

By Anonymous October 21, 2010 - 4:08am
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As I have Alzheimer's disease, I need to take an Ashwagandha herbal extract because it cured one specific short-term memory problem until I discovered that it lowers the cortisol level which is destructive for me as I have Addison's disease. Pregnenolone raises the cortisol level. Could it raise it enough in order to cancel out the cortisol loss from Ashwagandha use?
The second question involves the dose of pregnenolone in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. I know that pregnenolone is good for memory loss as many years ago when I had a different memory problem, it cured the problem according to subsequent memory tests. I've read that for AD it's possible take a dose of 300 mg. or 500 mg./day, but I just can't remember where I read this and I was stupid not to make a note of it. Do you know anything about this and the possible side effects at such a high dose of pregnenolone?

I should be very grateful for your assistance as I'm in a terrible Catch-22.
For a new liberty and a long life,
Z. Ben-Dror
Clinical Nutritionist

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Hi Anonymous

You would be much better off discussing this with your health care team. Just as we could not prescribe or dose traditional Western medicines, we cannot prescribe or dose supplements for you.

As a clinical nutritionist you probably have far more resources with specific answers to these questions than I do. I appreciate your questions, I am happy you found us here at EmpowHER, but I am sorry I cannot really address your specific questions here.

Good luck to you and thank you so much for writing.

October 21, 2010 - 6:59am
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