DHEA has been said to give back what is lost as men age, however there seems to be a lot of kick back saying not only does it not do anything beneficial, but also could have negative side effects.
My metabolism hit a friggin brick wall ten years ago (I'm 40 now), and I'm looking for any help I can get. I work out nearly every day now, no less than 30 minutes cardio and then alternating days of weight lifting (lower body one day, upper the next), and I'm just not seeing a ton of movement. I also am on a 1500 calorie diet, low fat.
Thoughts? I'm not looking to be The Rock; I just want to feel better. Being diagnosed with Crohns last year has really sucked, but I do feel better since I've started working out. I just think it could be better.
I tried it a few years ago and I didn't notice a single thing, but there are some days that people have told me I had too much testosterone, so there's that.
I will say something though; two things immediately jump at me about your plan: 1500 calories and low fat. I have known people to get stuck in a major "skinny-fat" zone on the 1500 calorie low fat diet. They've up calories and fat and had astonishing body composition transformations. Also, are you working with a personal trainer? What is the cardio and weight lifting routine?
I've tried a lot of things and honestly there are no magic bullets. We've had guys at crossfit completely come off of all supplements and they are still crushing it. I still stick to some basics and incorporate supplementation of caffeine/bcaa/protein but most importantly is the proper workouts and the proper "what to eat when" meal plan.