Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) 7-keto Supplements Side Effects, Levels, Benefits - Dose

Welcome To
SmartBodyz Nutrition
Your Online Source for Nutritional Supplements and Related Research

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) 7-keto Benefits/Side Effects DHEA 7 Keto Metabolite - 60 Vegetarian Caps 100mg
Home Products
Amazon Shopping Terms and Conditions MX GuardDog Spam Blocker View Cart
Live Search
Buy anything from eBay!

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) 7-Keto Supplements Side Effects, Levels, Benefits

DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) 7-Keto -- 25 mg and 100 mg

Among DHEA's many metabolites, one has attracted significant attention for its unique ability to lower cholesterol, burn fat, and improve the immune system.  This metabolite, known at 7-Keto DHEA, is not converted into estrogen or testosterone, so it may be safely used among people with hormone-dependent diseases, including canc.

Scientific studies have shown that 7-Keto can help people burn fat through a process known as thermogenesis.  This means the body's metabolic rate is accelerated, generating heat and energy that consumes calories and burns fat.  7-Keto accomplishes this by boosting the levels of three liver enzymes that stimulate fatty acid oxidation.

In one study of 30 overweight adults, study subjects either received 100 mg of 7-Keto twice daily or placebo.  They also participated in a supervised exercise and diet program.  At the end of the study, those taking 7-Keto had lost 6.3 pounds on average, versus 2.1 pounds for the control group (Kalman DS et al 2000).

7-Keto has also been studied for its immune-boosting and cholesterol-lowering properties.  In a study on cholesterol levels, human volunteers applied a gel containing 25 mg of 7-Keto for five consecutive days.  At the end of the study, the subjects taking 7-Keto had experienced a rise in good HDL cholesterol and a slight reduction in harmful LDL cholesterol (Sulcova J et al 2001).

Another study looking at immune function found that four weeks of 7-Keto supplementation improved immune function in elderly men and women. In this study, subjects over age 65 took 100 mg of 7-Keto twice daily or placebo. The subjects on 7-Keto experienced a significant decrease in immune suppressor cells and an increase in immune helper cells (Zenk JL et al 2004).

Because 7-Keto is not converted into estrogen or testosterone, it may be the perfect complement to DHEA therapy, as well as providing an option for people who have hormone dependent cancs. In some women, high doses of DHEA may cause the growth of unwanted hair or acne. By adding 7-Keto to a daily program, it may be possible to lower the dosage of DHEA.

In 1981, the Life Extension Foundation introduced DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) through an article that described the multiple benefits it might produce virtually side effects free.  However, the general public did not learn about DHEA until 1996, when the benefits of DHEA 7-keto were touted by the news media and in several popular books.

It has been shown that DHEA often declines 80-90% by age 70 or later, leading to imbalances that can affect ones quality of life.  Peak blood levels of DHEA occur at approximately age 25, decreasing progressively thereafter.  Thus, scientists have been looking at ways of restoring DHEA benefits to youthful levels.  People over age 40 usually have serum levels below 200 and many are below 100.

Life Extension DHEA 7-keto supplements conform to the following specifications:

  • 99.9% purity,
  • Micronized (for maximum absorption and utilization),
  • Manufactured under GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) conditions.

DHEA Dosing and Safety Precautions Information
The Life Extension Foundation has been investigating DHEA for more than 20 years.  Life Extension's DHEA directions for use are specially drafted to provide optimal and side effects free safe dosing.   A DHEA-S (dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate) blood test may be taken three to six weeks after initiating DHEA supplementation regimen to help determine optimal dosing.  When having your blood tested for DHEA, blood should be drawn three to four hours after the last dose for the most benefits.  DHEA testing may save you money if it shows that you can take less DHEA to maintain serum levels.

The standard blood test to evaluate DHEA status is one that measures DHEA-S.  The DHEAS is calculated in micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dL) of blood.

The ranges of DHEA are as follows (mcg/dL):  Men; 400-560.  Women; 350-430

For Men, when taking DHEA 7-keto, it may be prudent to consider taking the following other nutrients to maintain a healthy balance.

Vitamin E Succinate (natural)

400-800 IU daily

Selenium (a mineral included in Life Extension Mix)

200 mcg daily

Mega Soy Extract (40% isoflavone extract from the soy bean plant)

135 mcg twice daily

Lycopene Extract (the red pigment found in tomatoes and several fruits -- included in Natural Prostate and Life Extension Mix)

20-30 mg daily

Saw Palmetto Extract (an extract form a form of palm tree)

160 mg twice daily

Pygeum Extract (an herb included in Natural Prostate)

50 mg twice daily

Nettle Extract (an herb included in Natural Prostate)

120 mg twice daily

Gamma tocopherol (a form of vitamin E)

200 mg daily

Boron (a mineral included in Life Extension Mix)

3-10 mg daily

For Women, when taking DHEA 7-keto it may be prudent to consider taking the following other nutrients to maintain a healthy balance.


300 mcg to 3 mg nightly

Vitamin E Succinate (natural)

400-800 IU daily

Mega Soy Extract (40% isoflavone extract)

135 mg twice daily

Indole-3-carbinol (I3C)

200 mg two to four times daily

Vitamin D3

1000-1400 IU daily

Gamma tocopherol

200 mg daily


Supplements Facts Information for 7-Keto, 25 mg:

 Serving Size - 1 Capsule.  Servings Per Container - 100.

Amount Per Serving

DHEA (3-acetyl-7-oxo-dehydroepiandrosterone) 7-keto

25 mg

Other ingredients: Rice flour, gelatin, vegetable stearate. Contains rice. This product contains NO milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten, or corn. Contains NO sugar, and no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives. 7-Keto is a registered trademark of Humanetics Corp.

Supplements Facts Information for 7-Keto, 100 mg:

 Serving Size - 1 Vegetarian Capsule.  Servings Per Container - 60.

Amount Per Serving

DHEA (3-acetyl-7-oxo-dehydroepiandrosterone) 7-keto

100 mg

Ascorbyl palmitate

25 mg

BCM-95 Bio-Curcumin (Curcuma longa) 25:1 extract (root) [std. to 95% Total Curcuminoids Complex with Essential Oils of Turmeric Rhizome by HPLC (23.75 mg)]

25 mg

Green tea (Camellia sinensis) decaffeinated extract (leaf) [standardized to 98% polyphenols (24.5 mg)]

25 mg

Polygonum cuspidatum (root) and whole red grape (Vitis vinifera) extract [std. to 35% trans-resveratrol (1 mg)]

3 mg

Other ingredients: Rice flour, vegetable cellulose (capsule), vegetable stearate.

Dosage and Use InformationGenerally, take one to four capsules in the morning and/or afternoon.  Taking DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) with fat or an oil based capsule (such as flax seed or krill oil) enhances absorption.  DHEA serum blood tests are suggested 3 to 6 weeks after initiating DHEA replacement therapy to optimize individual dosing.  Do not take in the evening as it could interfere with sleep.

Warnings Information:

  • Keep out of reach of children,

  • Do not exceed recommended dose for maximum benefits,

  • If you have a bad reaction or side effects, discontinue use immediately,

  • When using DHEA 7-keto dehydroepiandrosterone supplements, please inform your physician.

  • What Is DHEA? Pg 1 | What Is DHEA? Pg 2 | What Is DHEA? Pg 3 | What Is DHEA? Pg 4 | What Is DHEA? Pg 5 |
    What Is DHEA? References | DHEA and Stress

    Pay it Forward - Give You and Your Loved Ones the Gift of Health!
    Sale - In addition to your 25% off, you get another 10% automatic volume discount at checkout on orders of $25 or more ... all items apply (including super sale items).  Just place your items in your shopping cart and it will calculate everything for you. Then, you can call us 817-335-1982 and we will complete the transaction for you via our secure credit card platform.  Or, you can print the completed form and send it with your check or money order.

    Warning to Australian residents:  It has been reported to us that in 2001 some 1000 people were charged with importation of illegal drugs bought on the Internet with DHEA as one of the substances.  As a result, we will not send anything with DHEA 7-keto in it to Australia.

    All major credit cards accepted! or, .
    Or , or send a check, money order, or cashiers check with completed order form.


    Enjoy the benefits of our flat rate shipping and handling!  You receive the same great service for the same shipping price whether you order one item or one hundred!

    $5.97 - Within USA only - US Post Office  5-9 business days.

    $29.77 - To Canada only (see warning information here) 5-9 business days to customs check point (the only way we ship - US Post Office).

    $49.77 - Outside USA only (see warning
    here) 7-10 business days to your country's customs check point (the only way we ship - US Post Office).

    Save 8.25% on all purchases - Texans and everyone!

    It's all tax free!  You will be able to review all charges before they are charged to you.

    At checkout (after you click the Add button on any of the order pages), the billing address you enter must match the address where you receive your credit card (security effects).  The shipping address you enter does not have to match.

    All orders placed by Noon Central Standard Time (CST) are shipped the same day.  PO Boxes Okay.

    Payment by credit card is immediate.  Payment by check adds a few more business days -- as soon as funds clear.

    We do not sell the information you give us to anyone.

    Protecting Your Personal Information
    We pledge a safe and worry-free shopping experience using the industry standard for Internet security, 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption (see an online payments diagram).  SSL scrambles your personal and credit card information as it travels the Internet during the checkout process.  We utilize the Authorize.Net payment gateway.  Your credit card information is encrypted and sent to an Authorize.Net transaction server.  This server sends the data through the network to the card's bank, using a secure, proprietary connection.  When complete, you will receive an approval or decline response.  At no point is your credit card information stored on our server.

    For additional information regarding the privacy of your sensitive cardholder data, please read the Authorize.Net Privacy Policy.

    SmartBodyz Nutrition Home Page
    1000 West 10th, Suite 218
    Fort Worth, Texas 76102
    Local Telephone: 817-335-1982
    Email: DG[at] - replace [at] with @
    (helps prevent spam)
    Copyright 1996-2018, SmartBodyz Nutrition -- all rights reserved.

    Credit Card Processing

    Credit Card Processing

    You can shop here with safety and confidence.  We have partnered with Authorize.Net, a leading payment gateway since 1996, to offer safe and secure credit card transactions.

    The information and statements made throughout this web site have not been endorsed/evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration or any other governmental authority, unless otherwise specifically noted.  We do not offer products or services for the benefits or purpose of diagnosis, prescription for, treatment of, or claims to prevent, mitigate or cure any viral or disease condition or be free from side effects.  Please, seek the advice of a competent medical professional about anything you read on our site.

    BlogBlogLinks | Testimonials | Privacy | RSS Feed