- What other names is 7-keto-dhea known by?
- What is 7-keto-dhea?
- How does 7-keto-dhea work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for 7-keto-dhea.
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 to speed up the metabolism and heat production to promote weight loss. 7-keto-DHEA is also used to improve lean body mass and build muscle, increase the activity of the thyroid gland, boost the immune system, enhance memory, and slow aging.
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- Promoting weight loss. Developing research suggests that 7-keto-DHEA might significantly help obese women lose weight and fat.
- Improving lean body mass.
- Building muscle.
- Increasing activity of the thyroid gland.
- Boosting the immune system.
- Enhancing memory.
- Reducing signs of aging.
- Other conditions.
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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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of 7-keto-DHEA during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011