Produced from cholesterol by way of pregnenolone, DHEA is an androgen that is
metabolized to form androstenedione, which begets testosterone which begets estradiol
and then estrone, and finally, estriol.
It stands to reason that reduced DHEA levels can translate into reduction of these other
hormones, particularly the other androgens, androstenedione and testosterone. And while
reduction in the hormones derived from DHEA will have numerous well-documented
effects on health, many of which we have already discussed, it is now becoming apparent
that a low level of DHEA itself can be detrimental.
Low levels of DHEA are associated with:
Obesity, Type 2 diabetes
Depression and loss of well-being
Low libido, Erectile dysfunction
7-Keto DHEA is a compound produced by the metabolism of the steroid prohormone
dyhydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). However, unlike DHEA, it is not directly converted
into testosterone or estrogen thus preventing any unwanted androgenic side effects in
women. It is biologically active and has been said that 7-keto can help with weight loss
through increasing metabolism. The way 7-Keto works in its ability to increase fat loss,
is by increasing the body’s resting metabolic rate, possibly by increase thyroid hormone
production. 7-keto-DHEA is also used to improve lean body mass and build muscle,
increase the activity of the thyroid gland, boost the immune system, enhance memory,
and slow aging.
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