DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), is being touted miracle nutrient that is said to touch just about every aspect of our physical bodies. We are told that DHEA helps fight disease, improves mood, improves energy, boosts sexual drive, influences longevity, lowers cholesterol, increases immune system, aids in arhtritis, and is used for diabetes, burns, oseoporosis, exersise, pregnancy and labor, weight reduction and cancer, says Ray Sahalian, MD. Can this impressive list be true and does this nutrient that all of a sudden shows up at our door step actually prove worthy of further consideration? And, if only half were true about DHEA, we must stand back and take a serious look at a wonderful nutrient. DHEA is actually a hormone produced by the adrenal glands. Scientists have known about this hormone since around 1934, hence it is not a new discovery. However, it has only been in the recent past that most of the human studies have been researched and compiled. The adrenal glands which produce DHEA rest on the top side of the kidneys.