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Depression, arthritis, and menopause are a few of the conditions that pregnenolone is claimed to treat. Pregnenolone is a hormone that is produced naturally within the body, but is also available in the form of dietary supplements. As a supplement (not a drug), pregnenolone does not require testing to prove its effectiveness or safety. Human studies on this supplement are lacking, however, so it's unclear if the product actually works.
 
You may be more likely than others to experience problems with pregnenolone if you have any of the following conditions:
 
  • Endometriosis
  • Cancer (or a history of cancer)
  • Epilepsy.
 
If you have any of these conditions, make sure your healthcare provider has this information before you start taking pregnenolone supplements.
 
(For more information, click Pregnenolone. This article talks about this supplement in more detail, exploring other safety concerns, how it is thought to work, and possible side effects.)
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