7-Keto DHEA is a nutritional supplement favored by bodybuilders but also used to increase weight loss, rev up the body's metabolism, and provide immune and age-related benefits. It is a prohormone that can be converted into testosterone and other metabolic proteins.
As a steroid, use of 7-Keto DHEA should be carefully considered and monitored; however, extensive toxicology studies have been completed without any evidence of negative health effects from 7-Keto DHEA supplementation. It is currently being studied as a thermogenic compound with potentially significant effects as a dietary aid, but studies are yet preliminary.
Home Remedies: 7-Keto DHEA is often used to increase muscle mass, as a weight loss supplement, and to improve both mood and memory capacity.
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Long Term Use of 7-Keto Dhea
04/02/2013: Loren from Queens, Ny: "Hey EC.... Can anyone tell me if 7-keto dhea is safe to use long term? There are so many good reviews on line about this product but there are some scary ones too. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank guys."
Loss of Well Being
[YEA] 06/20/2010: Jackie from Grand Rapids, Minnesota: "Loss of Well Being - 7-keto dhea is helping me with this problem. i am 63 yrs old and well past menopause. i took no supplements or hrt during that time even though i had bad hot flashes. as of late i just have an almost complete lack of confidence. i'm terrible at remembering names and i have memory lapses more than i would like. i start to talk and i stammer. i don't feel relaxed around people. i tire very easily, get frustrated, poor tolerance to any stress. it takes me ages to make a decision and do poorly at keeping my house, car organized and clean. i guess that's poor focus. decided to research on the internet people have told me they have great success at bioidentical hormones. well i ran across the dhea supplement and bought some. it says after a week you start noticing better well being, better sleep. i felt better after the first pill instantly more relaxed, more focused. i have been blessed with great health and don't want to take something that will jeopardize it, but everything i've read claims 25 mg dose is ok.i should mention i bought the 7-keta dhea brand not just dhea. i feel like this is something i should have been taking a long time ago.this is foolish to post so soon after starting a supplement, but just had to tell someone.(this is the 2nd day)"Replies
[YEA] 08/09/2010: Rob from Manhattan, New York replies: "Yes, it is powerful stuff... I've been experimenting with only around 6mg/day..(cut a pill into quarters) and notice it's effects. I've been taking it for adrenal fatigue along with other herbs, Ashwaganda, Rhodiola. (Dr. Ray Sahelian recommends only 5mg with breaks as he is concerned about long term effects)For your memory you may want to try Phosphatidylserine. Though a little on the pricey side I've found its effects positive so far.. There is much research on its ability to improve brain function/memory & reduce cortisol."
01/11/2011: Fbk227 from Long Island, Ny replies: "Hi, I only found the 100mg capsules. Is that too much?"
05/03/2011: Kal from Poitiers, France replies: "I see you experienced adrenal fatigue, I have it and I wonder how you have processed to heal it, it's difficult to work hard with AF, it's not marvelous at all."
10/19/2011: Nohard from Aristomenis, Greece replies: "DHEA you should start low and build it up to the leval that suits you the best.
I'm on it for ED and to help push up my libido, which it has done, and I'm on 75mg a day, I take 50mg first thing in the morning, I read on a site about dosage that it's best to take then.
There is a good piece on webmd, just put DHEA in their search box, you should also find out about its side effects."