4H-1-benzopyran-4-one, 7-methoxy-2-phenyl, 7-methoxy-2-phenylchromen-4-one, 7-MF.


Overview Information

7-methoxyflavone is a chemical found in certain plants. It can also be produced in a laboratory. Some athletes and body builders are interested in 7-methoxyflavone for increasing testosterone levels, building muscle, and improving athletic performance.

How does it work?

7-methoxyflavone might change how the body breaks down chemicals called hormones. Some people think this might cause the body to have more of the hormone called testosterone. Testosterone can help build muscle, but can also cause serious side effects.


Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Athletic performance.
  • Boosting testosterone.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate 7-methoxyflavone for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

There isn't enough reliable information to know if 7-methoxyflavone is safe of what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking 7-methoxyflavone if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Enlarged prostate: 7-methoxyflavone might cause the body to have more of a hormone called testosterone. This hormone might worsen symptoms of an enlarged prostate.



We currently have no information for 7-METHOXYFLAVONE Interactions.



The appropriate dose of 7-methoxyflavone depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for 7-methoxyflavone. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References


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  • da Silva AD, Cavalcante-Silva LH, da Matta CB, et al. Antinociceptive effect of 7-methoxyflavone isolated from Zornia brasilensis. Nat Prod Res 2013;27(18):1695-9. View abstract.
  • Kellis JT Jr, Vickery LE. Inhibition of human estrogen synthetase (aromatase) by flavones. Science 1984;225:1032-4. View abstract.
  • Ta N, Walle T. Aromatase inhibition by bioavailable flavones. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 2007;107(1-2):127-9. View abstract.
  • Wen X, Walle T. Methylated flavones have greatly improved intestinal absorption and metabolic stability. Drug Metab Dispos 2006;34(10):1786-92. View abstract.

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