7-KETO is a natural substance produced by the body in our adrenal glands. Scientists and physicians believe 7-KETO plays an important role in up-regulating key thermogenic enzymes in the body, thereby enhancing resting metabolic rate. It has extensive clinical evidence supporting its ability to aid in weight loss, improve metabolic rate and body mass index. Other evidence points to the positive effects that 7-KETO may have on immune and brain function.
In the body, 7-KETO DHEA is responsible for activating enzymes responsible for fatty acid and carbohydrate metabolism. The body's production of 7-KETO DHEA declines with age, which is directly correlated with a decline on metabolic rate.
The recommended 7-KETO dose for weight loss is 100 mg per serving. Many companies offer less potent 25 mg capsules, they might seem cheaper but you'll need 4 capsules to get the beneficial dose. NutraBio's 7-KETO contains the full therapeutic 100 mg in 1 capsule.
What is the difference between 7-KETO and DHEA? 7-KETO is a natural metabolite that is produced in the body from DHEA. Research scientists at the University of Wisconsin isolated the 7-oxo metabolite of DHEA and developed a method to produce it. Like DHEA, the levels of 7-KETO decline with age. 7-KETO is chemically distinct from DHEA and they are two completely different chemical entities. After 7-KETO is derived from DHEA, it cannot convert back to DHEA in the body. The chief difference between 7-KETO and DHEA is that 7-KETO cannot convert to other steroid hormones in the body.
No, 7-KETO is not a hormone. Hormones are chemical substances produced by the body that have a specific regulatory effect on the activity of a certain organ; usually through the interaction of the hormone with a specific receptor. Our research reveals that 7-KETO has no known receptor in the human body and no specific regulatory function.
As we age our natural production of this metabolite declines. This decline is most dramatic after the age of 30. By age 40, we produce only half as much 7-KETO as we did at age 20. This decline continues throughout the rest of our lives. Where does 7-KETO come from? 7-KETO is made from plant sources. It is manufactured to a very high level of purity to look exactly like the 7-KETO your body produces.