7-Keto DHEA a safe and natural metabolite of DHEA, was the subject of research for over a decade at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Of over 150 DHEA compounds tested, 7-Keto® proved to be the most promising form. Researchers discovered that 7-Keto® does not convert to testosterone or estrogen, minimizing androgenic activity, and supports various physiological processes. It is several times more potent than DHEA in stimulating the thermogenic enzymes of the liver, promotes basal metabolism, and helps to increase the lean/adipose ratio. These actions safely support a leaner BMI (Body Mass Index) and healthy weight control as part of a healthy lifestyle with a reduced calorie diet and regular exercise. In a double-blind study involving 30 overweight adults, 7-Keto® supported healthy body composition and BMI when combined with exercise. 7-KETO® DHEA is also known as DHEA-Acetate-7-one, 3-acetoxy-androst-5-ene-7, 17-dione, or 3-acetyl-7-oxodehydroepiandrosterone.