This is a review of Now Foods’ 7-Keto 100mg veg capsules. 7-Keto is a supplement that is widely believed to assist with reducing body fat by raising your metabolism.
7 Keto DHEA. a naturally occurring substance that is created when DHEA dehydroepiandrosterone, better known as DHEA, is metabolised in the body. DHEA itself is a hormone that is produced in the body’s adrenal glands. Production of DHEA is said to peak
7-Keto-DHEA is said to be important for many biological functions including the cellular production of heat, which is known as thermogenesis. Because our body’s ability to produce DHEA declines as we get older, our production of 7-Keto-DHEA also decreases and our metabolism slows. that’s one of the reasons why weight gain becomes more common as we get older – and why it becomes so much more difficult to lose weight.
Taking 7-Keto as a supplement is therefore believed to reduce body fat and increase your metabolism. Having leaner body tissue and a faster metabolism will enable you to burn calories more efficiently, making it easier not only to lose weight, but to keep it off.
There are several brands of 7-Keto supplements on the market. This review examines Now Food’s 100mg offering. Now Foods also makes 25mg 7-Keto version of the supplement.
7-Keto (DHEA Acetate-7-one) – 100mg
Other ingredients: Rice flour; Cellulose (capsule); Magnesium Stearate and Silica
Magnesium Stearate is widely used in the manufacturing process of medication capsules and is generally considered safe, but many supplement manufacturers avoid using it believing that it has some negative effects on health and that its benefits in the manufacturing process (improved quality control) are outweighed by the potential detriments.
Silica food additive and is used as a filler in medicines and vitamin capsules and there is also some controversy about whether this should be used in products that are deemed to be health promoting.
The recommended dosage for Now Foods 7-Keto 100mg Veg Capsules is pretty standard for this type of product: one capsule twice daily. Now Foods recommends that each capsule be taken with food.
- 30 capsules – $21.99
- 60 capsules – $39.99
- 120 capsules – $69.99
This pricing appears to be somewhat higher than similar products currently available.
The manufacturer’s website does not set out a specific guarantee on this product. There is, however, a standard return policy set out for all Now Foods products: new, unopened items that were purchased through the Now Foods’ sales site, now-2-u.com can be returned within 60 days for a full refund, less any shipping charges.
Now Foods 7-Keto 100mg Veg Capsules Review – Conclusion
Now Foods was one of the first manufacturers to seek GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certification in 2000 and continues to retain this, giving consumers an assurance that the products are manufactured in accordance with the highest standards. The products also come with a range of other certifications including organic and non-GMO certifications.
However, their 7-Keto 100mg veg capsules contain two substances that could be of concern to those who prefer their food supplements to be pure. If you prefer your supplements to be free of fillers and additives, such as silica and Magnesium Stearate, there are alternatives on the market.
We were also a little concerned about the fact that Now Foods does not specifically guarantee this product, and will only accept returns of product it sells. If you choose to purchase the product elsewhere, you should check out that supplier’s returns policy.
It has only a 3-star rating on Amazon.