may positively impact three key functions in the body:
DHEA (3-acetyl-7-oxo-dehydroepiandrosterone) is a naturally occurring metabolite
(breakdown product) of the hormone DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone). 7-Keto DHEA
is the most abundant of the adrenal steroid hormones and serves as a
precursor for sex hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone. It was
developed by researchers who were looking for biologically active
metabolites of DHEA that could not be converted to the potentially
cancer-causing sex steroids (e.g., estrogen and testosterone).
Tests in animals and test
tubes were performed in the areas of immune modulation, memory enhancement,
and thermogenesis (the process the body uses to convert stored calories into
energy). In all cases, the effects of 7-Keto were stronger than those
produced by DHEA.
The capacity of 7-Keto to
promote weight loss in overweight people been investigated in a double-blind
Participants in the study were advised to exercise three times per
week for 45 minutes and to eat an 1,800-calorie per day diet. Each person
was given either a placebo or 100 mg of
7-Keto twice daily. After eight weeks, those receiving
7-Keto had lost an
average of 6.34 pounds, compared with 2.13 pounds in the placebo group (a
statistically significant difference). In addition, the percentage body fat
decreased by 1.8% in the 7-Keto group, compared with only 0.57% in the
placebo group. The increased weight loss in the 7-Keto group was associated
with a significant increase in levels of T3
(a thyroid hormone that plays a
major role in determining a person’s metabolic rate), although the levels of
T3 did not exceed the normal range.
7 Keto DHEA is an analog to
classical DHEA, which cannot be metabolized to active androgenic or
estrogenic hormones but retains and enhances the immunologic,
memory-enhancing and thermogenic effects of DHEA. Supplemental dehydroepiandosterone (DHEA) has been postulated to have
beneficial effects on heart disease, immune function and well-being.
However, conversion of DHEA to sex hormones may cause unwanted side effects.
7-Keto DHEA is a naturally occurring metabolite which has DHEA activity,
but is not converted to sex hormones in vivo.
It also improves memory.
7-Keto is a metabolite of DHEA that WILL NOT convert into testosterone and
That means it provides all the advantages of DHEA (such as a
strengthened immune system, enhanced memory,
and other support that's
beneficial to people as they age) without the safety concerns associated
with sex hormones.
While this factor is important for all who use 7-Keto DHEA,
is especially important for women. 7-KETO is a clinically studied, safe form
Each tablet contains 50 mg of 7-keto-Dehydroepiandrosterone Acetate. Small easy-to-swallow tablets
Primary Uses: Anti-aging & longevity, mood, and libido.
Cardiovascular health, immune support, bone health.
scientific research proofs: DHEA may be effective for mid-life depression
According to the results of a placebo-controlled, randomized trial,
published in the February issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry,
dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) was found to be effective for midlife-onset
minor and major depression.
Research conducted at the National Institutes of Mental Health found that
DHEA supplements reduced depression in half of the men and women taking it
during a six-week study. (Barclay, L.MD, Medscape Med News, 2005)