7-Keto DHEA is a safer and more potent form of DHEA,
the well-known "mother hormone", a substance known to ameliorate the effects of aging on many body
functions. 7 Keto is NOT DHEA. It is a natural metabolite of DHEA meaning that our bodies eventually
convert DHEA into 7 Keto DHEA in the skin and kidneys before going on to fortify us.
Summary of 7-Keto's actions and benefits:
Helpful in reducing body fat for safe weight loss
Strengthens immune function
Helps balance thyroid function
Enhances the liver enzyme catalase
Enhances IGF-1 (Growth Hormone) hormone production
Improves cognitive function and enhances memory
May be helpful in Alzheimer's disease
Helpful for overcoming insulin resistance in type II
Has anti-aging benefits
Helps lower stress-induced high blood pressure and
may be beneficial for other heart-related diseases.
Increases muscle mass
Eases inflammatory conditions like lupus and
May help prevent HIV wasting
May be advantageous in helping to fight Parkinson's
Boosts energy and relieves fatigue
Prevents skin from wrinkling
Fights allergic reactions
Helpful for Asthma
Perhaps the most fundamental difference between DHEA
and 7 Keto DHEA is that 7 Keto DHEA is already converted DHEA, thus it will NOT dangerously spike
estrogen and testosterone as does old fashioned DHEA. In fact, studies have shown that "Old Fashioned" DHEA
can raise blood levels of testosterone by much as 10 times above normal.
Since 7-Keto does not convert into testosterone or estrogens, it is a one-hundred percent safe
alternative to its parent compound. (Elevated testosterone can put beards on women's faces or
cultivate prostate cancer in men. Moreover, high levels of testosterone may convert into estrogen in
men. Women taking regular DHEA should be especially aware of the possibility of clitoral enlargement, and
7 Keto is non-toxic. Liver and blood hormone levels have shown it to be "Completely innocuous," says
Henry Lardy, Chairman Emeritus of the Enzyme Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "No-one has found any adverse side effects."
7 Keto DHEA has been proven to promote greater weight loss than DHEA. One clinical trial published in the
Journal of Exercise Physiology Online looked at 30 obese people who took a placebo or 7-KETO, a
commercial version of 7 Keto that's sold as a food supplement. Both groups took three one-hour sessions
of aerobic and anaerobic exercise per week. At the end of the eight-week study, the 7-KETO group had
lost 1.8 percent of body fat, compared to 0.57 percent among the placebo exercisers. Their overall
weight loss was 2.88 kilos, about three times the loss among those who took the placebo.
There are signs that 7 Keto DHEA helps the body loose weight by mimicking thyroid hormones which cause the
body to make more heat, thus burning more calories without really doing anything. Quite simply this
means that by increasing thyroid enzymes it is a thermogenic.
7 Keto lends greater support to the immune system by increasing IL-2 production in human lymphocytes. IL-2
is the key cytokine regulator of T-helper cells which helps activate the immune system against invading
7 Keto helps to reduce cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone associated with stress as well as chronic
mood disorders and aging.
7-Keto DHEA is more potent than DHEA. Anyone suffering any serious disease or hormonal condition
should only use DHEA under competent medical supervision. On the other hand, 7 Keto may be
effective at doses as low as 5-10 mg/per day with 25-50 mgs per day being adequate for use in disease
treatment under medical supervision.
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