7-KETO is a metabolite for the hormone dehydroepiandrosterone, also known as DHEA. As a metabolite, 7-KETO helps break down DHEA to be used in the body. DHEA is a precursor to testosterone and estrogen hormones.
While 7-KETO has been studied (and supported as a weight loss supplement in such studies), we hope to see more research performed in order to have more definitive answers in regards to its effectiveness in weight loss. One study found that subjects who took 7-Keto twice a day and exercised 3 times a week lost an average of 6.34 pounds as opposed to the subjects who took a placebo under the same circumstances who only lost 2.13 pounds. The amounts used were 100 mg per dose. According to this study, 7-KETO seems pretty effective.
Again, we wish that there were more studies done on 7-KETO. Some that have taken 7-KETO complain of heart palpitations. Also, some studies suggest a maximum dosage of only 5 mg. As such, we suggest that you take caution when considering taking 7-KETO as its full effects have not been fully discovered.