Information About 7-keto DHEA
7-keto DHEA (a.k.a. 7-Oxo-Dehydroepiandrosterone, or 7-Oxo-DHEA) is a metabolite of DHEA, a steroid* hormone produced by the adrenal glands. First introduced to the public in 1998, 7-keto DHEA remains a popular dietary supplement for those who wish to receive some of the benefits of DHEA without DHEA’s hormonal implications. Although its exact role in the body is not fully understood, 7-keto DHEA is reputed to have such benefits as increased thermogenic activity, and enhanced memory and immunity.
*"Steroid" in this sense either means made from cholesterol. As natural hormones already present in and manufactured by the body, neither 7-keto nor DHEA should be confused with the 'steroids' that have been the center of controversy in many professional sports. Those 'steroids' are entirely artificial hormones with
significant toxicity and safety issues that do not apply to 7-keto or DHEA.
Health Benefits of 7-keto DHEA
Although its exact role in the body is not fully understood, 7-keto DHEA is believed to increase thermogenic activity, enhance memory and possibly improve immunity. The vast majority of people who use 7-keto DHEA, however, do so to support their weight loss program. 7-keto DHEA is not a stimulant or a hormone itself but, like some stimulants and hormones, is believed to affect metabolism in such a way that maximizes the body’s response to diet and exercise.
Consistent sales including many repeat orders and those from long term users strongly suggest that 7-keto DHEA works very well for at least some people in terms of helping them get lean and stay lean.
Using 7-keto DHEA
Follow manufacturer’s directions. 7-keto DHEA is available in capsule form.
Side-effects and Cautions:
None noted, Consult your physician before beginning the use of this or any other dietary supplement.