- Derived from DHEA – known as the ‘fountain of youth hormone’.
- Used for its anti-ageing effects.
- Positive effect on weight loss and fat mass reduction.
- May reduce symptoms of depression.
7-Keto DHEA (3-acetyl-7-oxo dehydroepiandrosterone or 7-oxo DHEA), commonly known as 7-Keto, is a natural metabolite of DHEA which can safely stimulate immune function and reduce body fat mass. Unlike DHEA, 7-Keto is not converted into oestrogens or progesterone.
Structurally, 7-Keto is almost identical to DHEA from which it is derived through a natural process of enzymatic conversion. Levels of 7-Keto seem to follow the same pattern over time as those of DHEA: blood concentrations have almost halved by the age of 50. This reduction may be linked to the increases in fat mass and total body weight and impaired immune function seen with advancing age.
7-Keto is significantly more potent than DHEA. At the same dose, it is almost 2.5 times more powerful, and with no side-effects. In fact, 7-Keto may actually be responsible for the majority of the benefits attributed to DHEA. It is more effective at improving memory, as well as inducing, boosting or regulating thermogenesis. It has all the advantages and none of the disadvantages of DHEA and is also safer, thus constituting a real alternative to DHEA.
Research into 7-Keto has been conducted over the last 10 years or more by Professor Henry A. Lardy and his team at Wisconsin University's Dept of Biochemistry. He has 9 patents-pending on the applications of 7-Keto in strengthening and regulating the immune system, as an aid to treatment of Alzheimer's disease and in promoting weight loss. In particular, his studies have found that:
7-Keto is neither converted into oestrogen nor progesterone and is significantly safer than DHEA. Doses as high as 500 mg/kg have been given to primates with no harmful side-effects observed. This equates to much higher doses than those recommended for humans. One human toxicity study also showed that a daily dose of 200 mg of 7-Keto had no effect on blood or urinary profiles and was very well-tolerated.
|Daily serving: 2 capsules
Number of servings per bottle: 30
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|Other ingredients: Acacia gum, rice flour.|