7-Keto DHEA is a supplement that is heavily promoted as metabolism booster. There are even some claims that 7-Keto may boost your immune system, improve memory, improve lean body mass and even help you build muscle. Even Dr.Oz has jumped on the 7-Keto train and named it as one of his “best belly-blasting supplements”. [1] How does 7-Keto DHEA work? Is it safe? Does 7-KETO work? Is 7-Keto DHEA a supplement that you should be taking? These are questions that I’ll answer for you in this article. Before we can get to those questions though, we first need to know what DHEA and 7-Keto DHEA are. So let’s take a closer look at this “belly blasting” supplement.

What is DHEA?

DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone, is the most abundant hormone found in the human body. It is the body’s source of the sex hormones. According to the Mayo Clinic, the body converts DHEA to androgens in males and estrogens in females. So your body’s ability to produce DHEA is important to your overall health. Unfortunately for us, DHEA levels decrease after the age of 30. The effects are a slower metabolism which makes it easy to gain weight and harder to lose it. No bueno!

What is 7-Keto DHEA?

7-Keto DHEA is a natural byproduct of DHEA. Although the supplement 7-Keto DHEA is derived from DHEA it has no affect on the level of sex hormones your body produces. Instead 7-Keto DHEA increases the production of white blood cells, which improve your immune system. It also activates liver enzymes that increase your body’s thermogenis (the process by which your body burns fat as energy).

How Does 7-Keto DHEA Work?

7-Keto works by stimulating your thyroid to enhance the activity of fat burning enzymes. The up-regulation of these key enzymes helps to raise your resting metabolic rate. When your metabolism is higher, your body burns more fat faster. The result is less weight gain and more weight loss. Now when combined with a diet and exercise program the results are accelerated.

In a recent study, weight decreased and fat loss increased by 200% over the same period of time compared to comperable dieting and exercise while taking a placebo pill. [2]

Will 7-Keto DHEA Help You Lose Weight?

Everyone’s body reacts differently to diet supplements. What works for me may not work for you. There are tons of variable to consider. BUT that’s where clinical research comes into play. If you want clinical proof about the efficacy of 7-Keto DHEA and weight loss, then there is plenty! I was able to find 3 different clinical trials performed on 7-Keto for weight loss. All of the trials were double-blind and placebo-controlled. Two of the studies were confirmed to be statistically significant. [2,3,4] Let’s take a brief look at these clinical studies.

Clinical Proof

In the first study published back in 2000, participants that received 7-Keto lost 3 times more body weight over the 8 week period. This equates to a rate of loss that is 200% faster than those that received the placebo pills. Equally interesting is the finding that 80% of the weight lost by those taking 7-Keto was body fat. No adverse effects were reported throughout the study. [2]

A second clinical study was performed to study the effects of 7-Keto on body weight and fat loss when compared to diet and exercise alone. Of 35 healthy, overweight adults enrolled, 33 completed the study (12 men, 21 women, age, 40-69 years). Patients taking the 7-Keto formula lost three times more weight after 8 weeks than those taking the placebo. And again, the vast majority of weight loss (90%) was from fat. [3]

In a third double-blind study, the addition of 7-Keto to a restricted calorie diet produced a statistically significant 5.4% increase in daily metabolism when compared to a calorie restricted diet. This can mean an extra 100-150 calories per day will be burned if you take 7-Keto. [4]

Is 7-Keto DHEA Safe?

In all of the studies performed on 7-Keto DHEA no adverse or negative side effects were reported. As far as safety is concerned I would have no problem recommending 7-Keto DHEA to my grandma. That’s how safe it is.

Final Thoughts – Should You Take 7-Keto DHEA?

I have heard of 7-Keto DHEA, it is used in a variety of diet and sports supplements, but to be honest, I never really knew why. Now I do. The clinical studies speak for themselves. I am 35. It is harder for me to lose weight than it was 5 or 10 years ago. It is definitely way easier to gain weight! After reading the studies and scouring the internet for all things related to 7-Keto DHEA, I am going to add it to my supplement regimen. I’ve got some belly fat that needs some busting!

This is one man’s research based opinion. What really matters is how well 7-Keto DHEA works for all of you. Please use our form below to share what your experiences have been with 7-Keto DHEA. Please include the product(s) you have used, side effects, benefits, dosage, and let us all know if you think 7-Keto DHEA is a good value or not.


[1] – http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/best-belly-blasting-supplements

[2] – -Keto® Reduces Weight 200% Faster than Diet and Exercise Alone – http://www.my7keto.com/ittrium/reference/A1x1447x1x9ey1x145bx1x74y1x1639x1x65y1x164fx1x65y1x168bx1x65y1x178bx1x91y8x168dx8x1

[3] – 7-Keto® Confirmed to Accelerate Weight and Fat Loss – http://www.my7keto.com/ittrium/reference/A1x1447x1x9ey1x145bx1x74y1x1639x1x65y1x164fx1x65y1x168bx1x65y1x178bx1x91y8x168ex8x1/51.TheEffectsof7-KetoNaturaleanonWeightLossARandomized,DoubleBlind,Placebo-ControlledTrial.pdf

[4] – 7-Keto® Increases Metabolism – http://www.my7keto.com/ittrium/reference/A1x1447x1x9ey1x145bx1x74y1x1639x1x65y1x164fx1x65y1x168bx1x65y1x178bx1x91y8x1698x8x1/61.HUM5007,ANovelCombinationofThermogenicCompoundsand3-Acetyl-7-Oxo-DehydroepiandrosteroneEachIncreasestheRestingMetabolicRateofOverweightAdults.pdf

About The Author

Brian E. is from southern California and has worked for names like GNC and Vitamin Shoppe as a supplement expert and consultant. He currently lives in Utah and is studying marketing.

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