7-Keto DHEA is a patented derivative of the hormone dehydroepiandrostenedione (DHEA) that can help support healthy hormone production and body composition in males and females. 7-Keto DHEA works to help regulate the body’s production of key hormones such as thyronine (T3) and cortisol without directly altering sex steroids. In turn, 7-Keto DHEA has a multitude of functions in the body, including, but not limited to: supporting metabolic rate, stress levels, body composition, and cognitive function.
Normally, DHEA can be converted to both testosterone and androstenedione (the principal androgen in females), as well as estrogens. Contrarily, 7-Keto DHEA does not convert into the sex steroids, meaning it can have many of the benefits of DHEA, such as healthy energy levels and mood, without unwanted hormonal side effects. Moreover, DHEA has been shown to counter the actions of cortisol, which is the primary stress hormone in humans and is highly catabolic (breaks down tissues).
7-Keto DHEA may also support levels of the thyroid hormone T3 (thyronine). In turn, this can help support healthy metabolism and body composition.
Given the importance of proper endocrine balance and function, individuals stand to benefit from 7-Keto DHEA in a variety of ways. Below are some of the most pertinent researched-backed benefits derived from its use:
● Support healthy body composition
● Support healthy thyroid hormone production and metabolic rate
● Support cortisol rhythms and mood
● Support cognitive function