7-Keto DHEA is a naturally occurring metabolite of DHEA that is unable to metabolize into sex hormones; therefore it can provide many of the benefits of DHEA without the side effects. It is responsible for activating enzymes responsible for fatty acid and carbohydrate metabolism. Since the body’s natural 7-Keto DHEA decreases with age, taking a 7-Keto DHEA supplement can increase the metabolic rate and improve body mass index.* *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.