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7-Keto DHEA

Uses

What is 7-Keto-DHEA used for?

7-Keto DHEA is commonly used for:

  • Promoting weight loss
  • Improving lean body mass
  • Building muscle
  • Increasing activity of the thyroid gland
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Enhancing memory
  • Reducing signs of aging

How does it work?

Under the same mechanism of ketogenic diets and supplements, 7-Keto DHEA works by shifting the body’s metabolism from fat storing to fat burning. Ketone bodies are a by-product of fat catabolism in the absence of glucose or carbohydrate energy sources.

Precautions & Warnings

What should I know before using 7-Keto DHEA?

Despite being advertised as “all-natural” or “safe,” natural or food supplements must be treated as conventional medication. Certain herbal preparations can interact with other medications you are taking, increasing the risk of adverse drug reactions and toxicity.

Before using this medication, inform your doctor if:

  • You have ever had an allergic reaction to ketones.
  • You have a history of allergy to other medications, food, or other substances.
  • You are taking other medications.
  • You have underlying health conditions.

How safe is 7-Keto DHEA?

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using this supplement during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.

Side Effects

What side effects can occur with 7-Keto DHEA?

All supplements have the potential to elicit side effects even with normal use. Many side effects are dose-related and will resolve when it is adjusted or at the end of therapy.

Potential side effects while using this supplement include:

  • Gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Lightheadedness
  • Headaches
  • “Fruity” odor breath
  • Appetite suppression

You may experience some, none, or other side effects not mentioned above. If you have any concerns about a side effect or it becomes bothersome, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What interactions may I have with 7-Keto DHEA?

This supplement should be taken with caution if you have any of the following conditions or risk factors:

  • A family history of breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Hormone-sensitive diseases
  • Allergy to any of the ingredients

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns regarding specific health conditions.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for medical advice. ALWAYS consult your pharmacist or doctor before using this medication.

What is the usual dose for 7-Keto DHEA?

A typical supplemental dosage

Take one (1) capsule in the morning on an empty stomach, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.

The dose for this supplement may be different for every patient. The dose that you take depends on your age, health, and several other conditions. Supplements are not always safe. Please discuss with your pharmacist or doctor for your appropriate dosage.

What form does 7-Keto DHEA come in?

This supplement may be available in the following dosage forms:

  • 7-Keto DHEA capsule 25mg

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of this supplement, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

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Sources
https://academic.oup.com/advances/article/11/2/412/5581738 Utility of Ketone Supplementation to Enhance Physical Performance: A Systematic Review,  https://academic.oup.com/advances/article/11/2/412/5581738, Accessed Aug 17, 2020
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Written by Stephanie Nera, RPh, PharmD Updated Aug 18, 2020
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