Originally these patches were branded as a supplement for Fat Loss, but under closer inspection, I realized this formula contains the highest level of DHEA available in patch form. 7-Keto is a naturally occurring metabolite of DHEA, providing the same benefits as DHEA without the associated side effects.
7-oxodehydroepiandrosterone, or 7-oxo DHEA and more commonly known as the brand name 7-keto, is one of three oxygenated metabolites of Dehydroepiandrosterone. These three oxygenated metabolites interconvert with one another, but do not convert back into parent DHEA. 7-keto supplementation is a way to get these three oxygenated metabolites without using DHEA supplementation. DHEA may form androgenic and estrogenic hormones via an alternate metabolic pathway, which 7-keto does not participate.
7-keto appears to be a promising non-hormonal fat burning agent, but requires more evidence on both of these claims.
7-keto supplementation is mostly known to be non-hormonal. It can interact with steroid metabolism, but the exact manner in which it does it not fully known. It does appear; however, to have anti-cortisol mechanisms as the enzymes that activate cortisol (from the relatively inactive precursors of cortisone and corticosterone) are the same that interconvert these oxygenated metabolites.
Hydroxycitric acid (HCA), is a derivative of citric acid and is found primarily in a small, sweet, purple fruit called the Malabar Tamarind or, as it is most commonly known, the Garcinia Cambogia. Test tube and animal research suggests that HCA may be helpful in weight loss because of its effects on metabolism; however, studies in humans have found mixed results.
Each patch contains:
7 Keto DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) 35mg, Garcinia Cambogia 10mg, Tyr-Somatostatin 10mg, L-Tyrosine 5mg, T2 (3, 5 Diiodo-L Thryronine) 2mg, Selenium 2mg, Iodotyrosine Deiodinase 1mg, Potassium Iodide 1mg
Adults: Apply one patch daily or as recommended by a healthcare professional.
Sources: U.S. National Library of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center Garcinia Cambogia Info