Overview

7-keto-DHEA is formed from dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in the body. DHEA is a "parent hormone" produced by glands near the kidneys. But unlike DHEA, 7-keto-DHEA is not converted to steroid hormones such as androgen and estrogen. Taking 7-keto-DHEA by mouth or applying it to the skin does not increase the level of steroid hormones in the blood.

People take 7-keto-DHEA for obesity, muscle strength, anxiety, depression, and other conditions. But there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

7-keto-DHEA might promote weight loss by speeding up the body's metabolism and converting more energy to heat instead of storing it as fat.

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