7 Keto DHEA Effects and Benefits

7-KETO, short for 3-acetyl-7-oxo-dehydroepiandrosterone, is a naturally occurring metabolite of the dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), a hormone produced by the body. DHEA is the most abundant of the adrenal steroid hormones and functions as a precursor for many important sex hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone.

While claims have not be conclusively substantiated by clinical trials, many individuals who have taken 7-KETO in conjunction with proper diet and exercise report that it has promoted weight loss. Some medical professional believe that only those who have been tested and found to be low in DHEA should consider taking 7-KETO as a supplement. Many also believe it may improve metabolism and energy levels.


While there is no recommended dosage of 7-KETO for dieters you may consider the following information: In a double-blind trial in which participants were required to exercise three times per week for 45 minutes and reduce their caloric intake, those who were administered 100 mg 7-KETO twice daily lost more weight than those who only exercised and reduced their caloric intake. While other factors may have played into the discrepancy, many professionals do believe that 100 mg of 7-KETO taken twice daily in conjunction with a good diet and exercise can promote weight loss.

Side Effects

For those taking 200 mg or less of 7-KETO daily, no major side effects are known.