As discussed in the Product Review of Weight Loss Supplements, clinical studies suggest that 7-keto DHEA may help you lose weight -- but the evidence is preliminary. People in these studies were put on reduced-calorie diets (and, in one study, an exercise program). Those taking 7-keto DHEA lost more weight than those who took a placebo. 7-keto DHEA appears to increase metabolism, allowing the subjects in the studies (all of whom were obese or overweight) to burn more calories.
However, questions remain for 7-keto DHEA: 1) The clinical studies have been short -- just 1 week to 8 weeks, so the long-term effects are not known, and 2) although 7-keto DHEA has generally appeared safe in these short studies, the long-term side-effects of 7-keto DHEA are not known. Some changes in thyroid function have been noted and one patient experienced a decrease in red blood cells.
For more information about the dosage and side-effects of 7-keto DHEA, as well as quality ratings for two different 7-keto DHEA supplements we purchased, see the Product Review of Weight Loss Supplements, which also includes information about many other supplements for weight loss.
Learn More About Supplements for Weight Loss:
Can raspberry ketone help me lose weight? >>
Can white kidney bean extract really help me lose weight? >>
Can supplements help me lose weight? >>