- Produces the same positive effects as DHEA without the potential disadvantages that may result from the transformation into sex hormones
- Supports a strong, healthy immune system
- Supports healthy weight maintenance
- Protects against premature aging of the skin
- Promotes optimal memory
7 Keto DHEA
7 Keto DHEA is a natural metabolite of DHEA which, unlike DHEA, is not transformed into sex hormones. 7 Keto DHEA produces the same positive effects as DHEA with none of its potential disadvantages.
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DHEA (DeHydroEpiAndrosterone) is currently one of the most important natural substances in anti-aging medicine. Because of its numerous effects within the endocrine system – and therefore on the immune system as well as on the aging process of the brain – it is increasingly being used to manage diminished capacity in old age. DHEA has been shown to exert a strong harmonizing effect on the psyche, enhance stress tolerance and may also be protective against neuronal degeneration.
In several experiments, it was found that DHEA may provide effective protection against cardiovascular concerns, as it controls cortisol levels, regulates metabolic systems and supports healthy blood coagulation. Further investigations have shown that DHEA significantly improves memory, bolsters the natural effectiveness of the immune system, supports the healthy degradation of body fat and encourages optimal estrogen and testosterone production, thereby helping to enhance libido.
7 Keto DHEA, or 3-acetyl-7-oxo-DeHydro-EpiAndrosterone, is a natural metabolite of DHEA. It produces similar effects as DHEA but is not transformed into the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone. Studies have shown that 7 Keto DHEA can serve as an alternative to DHEA in successfully managing specific effects of the aging process. It appears to be especially effective in counteracting the challenges in maintaining a healthy weight which are associated with advanced age.
The production of DHEA declines rapidly after age 40, co-leading to the gradual cessation of estrogen production and the start of menopause in women. Likewise, this decreased production of DHEA is responsible for the age-related drop in the production of testosterone in men. In fact, it has been clearly proven that men with androgenic diseases and women who have entered into menopause have very low DHEA levels. Additionally, reduced production of estrogen and/or testosterone is also associated with disturbed production of cortisol. This leads to the altered cortisol / DHEA ratio which is associated with several diseases. In these cases, the stress-bearing ability of affected individuals is also dramatically reduced because the production of DHEA has fallen and / or the cortisol / DHEA ratio has risen.
7 Keto DHEA is one of more than 150 metabolites of DHEA and is termed the «ultimate DHEA light» by some researchers. It is nearly as effective as DHEA and produces the same beneficial effects, but is not transformed into sex hormones. The advantage is obvious: Because it is not transformed into testosterone or estrogen, 7 Keto DHEA produces none of the potential disadvantages which could result from a surplus of these sex hormones.
It is suspected that 7 Keto DHEA binds to the same receptors as the stress hormone cortisol and therefore suppresses this stress inducer, which tends to be formed to a greater extent in old age. Among their other effects, stress hormones suppress immune reactions in the body. Blood levels of stress hormones may become so high with advancing age that they may impair the immune system – one of the numerous problems of aging.
Furthermore, experiments discovered that 7 Keto DHEA might normalize serum levels of the thyroid hormone T3 (triiodothyronine), which is also reduced by the aging process. This is significant because T3 plays an important role in energy metabolism. With advancing age the human metabolism slows down. Ingested calories are not burned and transformed into energy, but instead are deposited in the form of fat. The result is often an increase in weight and the problems associated with this increase (cardiovascular concerns, disrupted fat metabolism, calcification of the blood vessels, etc.). T3 is one of the most important hormones for a healthy metabolism – the lower the serum levels of this substance, the less the energy turnover within the body. The energy turnover can be boosted by promoting normal T3 levels with 7 Keto DHEA, which can help to maintain a healthy weight.
Healthy weight maintenance: 7 Keto DHEA supports the healthy activity of the thyroid hormone T3; a substance that stimulates thermogenesis (the production of warmth in the body) and metabolism. This causes more energy to be consumed and promotes healthy weight maintenance; a phenomenon confirmed by several studies. Maximum success was achieved when study participants simultaneously exercised three times a week and maintained a healthy calorie intake.
Cardiovascular system health: Low DHEA levels are often associated with an elevated risk of cardiovascular concerns, independent of other risk factors. In several trials, it was found that 7 Keto DHEA produced a favorable effect on the cardiovascular system that was similar to certain standard therapies employed in cases of cardiovascular concerns.
Autoimmune concerns: Many dermal maladies are caused by autoimmune processes in which the body’s own tissue is destroyed by an overactive immune system. The joints, internal organs and central nervous system may also be affected and the individual may experience dramatic effects on his / her quality of life. In these types of cases, the intake of 7 Keto DHEA helped to maintain the patients’ general wellbeing.
Extremely low DHEA, and therefore 7 Keto DHEA levels, have been observed in persons with unhealthy blood pressure, poor memory and concentration, disturbed fat metabolism, chronic fatigue syndrome, high cortisol levels, neuronal degeneration and other systemic alterations. Low DHEA / 7Keto DHEA levels were also found in the presence of some bone metabolism disorders, mood- and respiratory alterations.
Glucose metabolism: 7 Keto DHEA supports healthy insulin sensitivity in the body, thereby helping to maintain healthy blood sugar levels within normal ranges.
Immune system health: 7 Keto DHEA supports the healthy functioning of specific lymphocytes, the CD-4 cells (T-helper cells). These lymphocytes are important for counteracting viruses, parasites and some types of unhealthy cell growth. Patients with low CD-4 levels who supplemented with 7 Keto DHEA experienced healthier levels of these important immune cells. Furthermore, since 7 Keto DHEA supports a healthy immune system, it might enhance the individual’s natural defenses against all infections.
Healthy aging of the skin: 7 Keto DHEA appears to be important for normal hair growth, the healthy physiological function of sebaceous glands and skin elasticity. In any case, the skin ages more quickly in the presence of low 7 Keto DHEA levels. According to preliminary studies, this could mean that normal 7 Keto-DHEA levels may protect against the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promote healthy skin elasticity.
Memory: In observational studies, it was found that 7 Keto DHEA supports optimal spatial memory – even more so than DHEA supplementation.
One capsule (clear) contains 5 mg or 25 mg 7 Keto DHEA (7 Keto DeHydroEpiAndrosterone).
Other ingredients: rice flour, magnesium stearate.
The product is vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose-free, not genetically modified.
Capsule shell vegan.
The exact dosage of 7 Keto DHEA can only be decided after an individual’s hormone status has been determined. If blood levels are low and symptoms of discomfort are present, intake may be started from the age of 25 years.
The following suggested dosage should be used as a guideline:
Women: 5 – 25 mg
Men: 25 – 100 mg
7 Keto DHEA should be taken in the morning on an empty stomach, about 30 minutes before breakfast with plenty of fluid.
Food supplements are not intended as a substitute for a balanced and varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed the recommended daily intake.
Keep out of the reach of children. Store protected from light and dry at room temperature. The published information is not a cure
and is not intended as a request or suggestion for self-medication. Errors and typographical errors excepted.
Not suited for pregnant or lactating women.
In a few countries the intake of DHEA is strongly regulated for professional athletes.