What other names is 7-alpha-hydroxy-dhea known by?

3-beta-7-alpha-dihydroxy-5-androstene-17-one, 7-Alfa-Hidroxi-DHEA, 7-Alpha-Hydroxy-Dehydroepiandrosterone, 7-Alpha-Hydroxy-DHEA, 7-Alpha-OH-DHEA, 7-Hydroxy-Dehydroepiandrosterone, 7-Hydroxy DHEA, 7-OH-DHEA.

What is 7-alpha-hydroxy-dhea?

7-alpha-hydroxy-DHEA is a by-product of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) that is formed in the body. DHEA is a "parent" hormone produced by glands near the kidneys.

People take 7-alpha-hydroxy-DHEA to lose weight, increase lean body mass and muscle, boost the immune system, improve memory, and prevent aging.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Promoting weight loss.
  • Increasing lean body mass.
  • Building muscle.
  • Boosting the activity of the immune system.
  • Improving memory.
  • Preventing aging.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of 7-alpha-hydroxy-DHEA for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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