Ray and Terry’s vitamins: DHEA

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Excerpt: “The most abundant steroid hormone in the human body-DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone-is primarily produced by the adrenal glands and eventually converted into male and female hormones (androgens and estrogens) by your cells. Although it is a precursor to other hormones, it has now been shown to have its own physiological effects.”

Price (on 9/29/14): $12.75 for 25mg x 90 capsules (2250 mg).

Walmart price (on 9/29/14): $7.82 for 50 mg x 50 pills (2500 mg).

My comment: The two primary metabolites of DHEA are the ketone: androsterone, and etiocholanolone.  The idea of “Ketone bodies as signaling metabolites” can be traced back to Margolese, M.S. (1970) Homosexuality: A new endocrine correlate. Hormones and Behavior, 1, 151‑155. The endocrine correlate was the androsterone/etiocholanolone ratio.

Can Ray and Terry’s DHEA supplement be compared to the less expensive supplement in the context of the endocrine correlate? If the effect on the  androsterone/etiocholanolone was the same, and the increased ratio was subsequently shown to be an indicator of masculinity, an increase in the signal of masculinity would cost less at WalMart.  Alternatively, use of the androsterone/androstenol mixture in the Scent of Eros product for men, enables application of a controlled amount of what is probably a pheromone-enhanced


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James Vaughn Kohl was the first to accurately conceptualize human pheromones, and began presenting his findings to the scientific community in 1992. He continues to present to, and publish for, diverse scientific and lay audiences, while constantly monitoring the scientific presses for new information that is relevant to the development of his initial and ongoing conceptualization of human pheromones. Recently, Kohl integrated scientific evidence that pinpoints the evolved neurophysiological mechanism that links olfactory/pheromonal input to genes in hormone-secreting cells of tissue in a specific area of the brain that is primarily involved in the sensory integration of olfactory and visual input, and in the development of human sexual preferences. His award-winning 2007 article/book chapter on multisensory integration: The Mind’s Eyes: Human pheromones, neuroscience, and male sexual preferences followed an award winning 2001 publication: Human pheromones: integrating neuroendocrinology and ethology, which was coauthored by disinguished researchers from Vienna. Rarely do researchers win awards in multiple disciplines, but Kohl’s 2001 award was for neuroscience, and his 2007 “Reiss Theory” award was for social science. Kohl has worked as a medical laboratory scientist since 1974, and he has devoted more than twenty-five years to researching the relationship between the sense of smell and the development of human sexual preferences. Unlike many researchers who work with non-human subjects, medical laboratory scientists use the latest technology from many scientific disciplines to perform a variety of specialized diagnostic medical testing on people. James V. Kohl is certified with: * American Society for Clinical Pathology * American Medical Technologists James V. Kohl is a member of: * Society for Neuroscience * Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology * Association for Chemoreception Sciences * Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality * International Society for Human Ethology * American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science * Mensa, the international high IQ society