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DHEA Complete
100 mg 7-Keto® DHEA & 25 mg DHEA 60 vegetarian capsules
Item Catalog Number: 01478

DHEA Complete provides both bioidentical DHEA and the more targeted 7-Keto® DHEA metabolite. The 7-Keto® DHEA form has been shown to safely increase thermogenesis, and help maintain healthy body weight and body fat when combined with a diet and exercise program.17-19 A clinical study indicated that 7-Keto® DHEA increases the resting metabolic rate of adults.20 Antioxidants are added based on the effect 7-Keto® has in boosting mitochondrial oxidation.

It has been shown that the serum hormone DHEA often declines by 75%–80% from peak levels by age 70, leading to hormonal imbalances that can affect one’s quality of life.1-4 Peak blood levels of DHEA occur at approximately age 25, decreasing progressively thereafter.3 The marked decline in serum DHEA with age is believed to play a role in health problems associated with aging. Thus, scientists have been looking at ways of restoring DHEA to youthful levels to prevent or reverse those health issues, and are now discovering mechanisms by which DHEA protects against age-related decline.

Since 1981, several thousand studies have been published on DHEA’s various benefits, including immunomodulatory properties as well as positive effects on mood, quality of life, and body composition. It has been proposed that restoring the circulating levels of DHEA to those found in young people may improve well-being and sexual function. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, ten months of DHEA replacement therapy showed a beneficial effect of enhancing the increases in muscle mass and strength with the addition of resistance exercise in elderly individuals.4 The studies of DHEA therapy in women with adrenal insufficiency also suggest beneficial effects on well-being, mood, and sexuality.5 DHEA could be of benefit to the normal aging brain.6-8 Some studies have reported DHEA may improve mood and alleviate melancholy.9 In addition, recent studies have shown that DHEA has the capacity to improve vascular health by a number of complex processes.10-12 One of them is increasing nitric oxide synthesis.10

In a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial, DHEA replacement therapy for one year helped protect hip bone mineral density in older adults and spine bone mineral density in older women.13 DHEA has also been shown to support a healthy circulatory system and joint/bone health.10-12,14,15

DHEA usage and safety precautions

Life Extension has been investigating DHEA for over 30 years. Life Extension’s DHEA directions for use are specially drafted to provide optimal, but safe dosing.

The standard blood test to evaluate DHEA status is one that measures DHEA sulfate levels (dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate or DHEA-S). The DHEA-S is calculated in micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL) of blood. A DHEA-S blood test may be taken three to six weeks after initiating a DHEA supplementation regimen to help determine optimal dosing. DHEA testing may save you money if it shows you can take less DHEA to maintain youthful DHEA serum levels.

Because of the overwhelming evidence connecting low levels of DHEA to problems associated with aging, Life Extension suggests that all people over age 40 begin DHEA therapy. For most people, the starting dose of DHEA is between 15–75 mg, taken in one daily dose. Many studies have used a daily dose of 50 mg.

Since almost everyone over age 35–40 has lower than optimal levels of DHEA, most people begin supplementation ... and then test their blood DHEA levels later to make sure they are taking the proper dose. Normal serum reference ranges and ideal ranges of DHEA-S are:

Normal
(depending on age)
Ideal
Men
16.2-492 µg/dL
350-500 µg/dL
Women
12-407 µg/dL
275-400 µg/dL

People over age 40 who do not supplement with DHEA usually have serum levels below 200 µg/dL, and many are below 100 µg/dL since a steady decline takes place after the third decade in life.1,16

There are different precautions for men and women that should be observed.

DHEA precautions for men

Before attempting to restore DHEA to youthful levels, men should know their serum PSA (prostate specific antigen) level. Men with prostate cancer or severe benign prostate disease are advised to avoid DHEA since it can be converted into testosterone (and estrogen). Therefore, men are advised to have a PSA and digital rectal exam before initiating DHEA to rule out existing prostate disease.

When taking DHEA we also recommend taking the following other nutrients daily:

Vitamin D 5,000 – 10,000 IU
Vitamin E
(D-alpha tocopheryl succinate)
400 IU
Selenium 200 mcg
Gamma E Tocopherol
with Sesame Lignans
200 mg
Lycopene Extract 10 – 40 mg
Boron 3 – 10 mg
Cruciferous Vegetable Extracts
(as found in Triple Action Cruciferous Vegetable Extract)
500 – 1000 mg

It is important for men over 40 to have a physician check their PSA and DHEA-S serum levels every six to twelve months thereafter. Men should also periodically check their blood levels for free testosterone and estrogen to make sure that DHEA is following a youthful metabolic pathway.

See the Male Hormone Restoration protocol or the Male Hormone Modulation chapter in the Disease Prevention & Treatment book for additional hormone balance testing that can be done at the same time serum DHEA-S and PSA levels are being tested.

DHEA precautions for women

Women should consider estrogen and testosterone testing when they take their DHEA blood test in order to evaluate DHEA’s effect on their blood levels of these hormones.

Women who have been diagnosed with an estrogen-dependent cancer should consult their physicians before beginning the DHEA restoration process.

When taking DHEA we also recommend taking the following other nutrients to maintain a healthy balance each day:

Melatonin 300 mcg – 3 mg (nightly)
Vitamin E
(D-alpha tocopheryl succinate)
400 IU
Broccoli Extract
(as found in Triple Action Cruciferous Vegetable Extract)
400 mg
Indole-3-carbinol
(as found in Triple Action Cruciferous Vegetable Extract)
80 – 160 mg
Vitamin D3 5,000 – 10,000 IU
Gamma Tocopherol
with Sesame Lignans
200 mg

Women taking DHEA should refer to the Female Hormone Restoration protocol or the Female Hormone Modulation chapter in the Disease Prevention & Treatment book for information about restoring youthful hormone balance.

This supplement should be taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise program. Results may vary.

References
Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 vegetarian capsule

Servings Per Container 60

Amount Per Serving

Vitamin C (as ascorbyl palmitate)

11 mg

7-Keto® DHEA (3-acetyl-7-oxo-dehydroepiandrosterone)

100 mg

Ascorbyl palmitate

25 mg

BCM-95® Bio-Curcumin® (Curcuma longa) 25:1 extract (root) [std. to 95% Total Curcuminoids Complex with Essential Oils of Turmeric Rhizome by HPLC (23.75 mg)]

25 mg

DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone)

25 mg

Green tea (Camellia sinensis) decaffeinated extract (leaf) [Standardized to 98% polyphenols (24.5 mg)]

25 mg

Polygonum cuspidatum (root) and whole red grape (Vitis vinifera) extracts [std. to 35% trans-resveratrol (1 mg)]

3 mg

Other ingredients: rice flour, vegetable cellulose (capsule), vegetable stearate.

Contains rice.

7-Keto® is a registered trademark of Humanetics Corporation.
Bio-Curcumin® and BCM-95® are registered trademarks of Dolcas-Biotech, LLC. U.S. Patent Nos. 7,883,728, 7,736,679 and 7,879,373.

Dosage and Use
  • Take one capsule upon waking and one capsule before midday meal, preferably on an empty stomach or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Caution

Do not use DHEA if you are at risk for or have been diagnosed as having any type of hormonal cancer, such as prostate or breast cancer.

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Life ExtensionDHEA Complete, 60 vegetarian capsules
 
4.6

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Produces results (12)
  • Simple to take (11)
  • No side effects (10)
  • Acts quickly (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (12)
    • Men (9)
    • Women (7)
    • Older people (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Regular user (10), Health conscious (8), First time user (3), Medical professional (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Dhea sulfate testing results were high

    I started using Dhea complete for the last two months when my blood lab results for DHEA sulfate result was at 143. The optimal range is 275-400.
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    I started using Dhea complete for the last two months when my blood lab results for DHEA sulfate result was at 143. The optimal range is 275-400.
    After two months of use taking one pill a day in the morning, my DHEA sulfate result was at 905! I plan to continue use but change up daily dosing to every other day. I have noticed my body mass getting more lean along with greater endurance in my workouts. I also have more mental focus.

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    Complete But No Flexibility In Dosing

    You make the most complete DHEA with all the KETO ingredients for optimal performance. But a standardized dose of DHEA is not for everyone. I took it for three months and my DHEA-S score...Read complete review

    You make the most complete DHEA with all the KETO ingredients for optimal performance. But a standardized dose of DHEA is not for everyone. I took it for three months and my DHEA-S score was inthe 800's. So I went two days on one day off, very confusing to keep track of, and got back down to acceptable levels. This complete formula needs to come in different strenghths. Otherwise it is potentially doing a great disservice.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Facets of DHEA

    By HealthyAgingMan

    from Central PA

    About Me Health Conscious, Regular User

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • No Side Effects
    • Produces Results

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Men
      • Older People

      Comments about Life Extension DHEA Complete, 60 vegetarian capsules:

      This formulation has key components both for boosting DHEA - that drops as we age - and 7Keto DHEA plus green tea extract, both important for weight management. Fold in Turmeric extract (BCM95) and Resveratrol for cellular protection and one has the perfect supplement companion to Super Mira Forte.

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Dhea sulfate testing results were high

      By Christine

      from St Louis, MO

      About Me First Time User

      Pros

      • No Side Effects
      • Produces Results
      • Simple To Take

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Women

        Comments about Life Extension DHEA Complete, 60 vegetarian capsules:

        I started using Dhea complete for the last two months when my blood lab results for DHEA sulfate result was at 143. The optimal range is 275-400.
        After two months of use taking one pill a day in the morning, my DHEA sulfate result was at 905! I plan to continue use but change up daily dosing to every other day. I have noticed my body mass getting more lean along with greater endurance in my workouts. I also have more mental focus.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        DHEA COMPLETE For weight control

        By cenk

        from Alabama

        About Me Health Conscious, Medical Professional, Regular User

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Simple To Take

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Men
          • Older People

          Comments about Life Extension DHEA Complete, 60 vegetarian capsules:

          I use it the first thing in the morning to mimick the bodys natural hormonal cycles. As one gets older it is not possible to stay skinny as a teenager without proper hormone replacement supplements such as DHEA complete. It is one of several stradigies I use to stay healthy. I live in Alabama, one of the fattest states in the United States. People here in Alabama have not heard about these kind of natural health supplements.

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          (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          dhea yeah

          By Bernie

          from woodbridge, CT

          About Me Health Conscious, Medical Professional, Regular User

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          Pros

          • No Side Effects
          • Produces Results
          • Simple To Take

          Cons

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            • Daily Use
            • Men
            • Older People
            • Women

            Comments about Life Extension DHEA Complete, 60 vegetarian capsules:

            i am more attracrive, sexy, better gas mileage, warmer house and making better stock market trades

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            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Complete But No Flexibility In Dosing

            By Number One Retail Customer of LE

            from Lauderdale by the Sea, Fl

            About Me Health Conscious

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            Pros

            • Acts Quickly
            • Good Taste
            • No Side Effects
            • Produces Results
            • Simple To Take

            Cons

            • Results Lessen Over Time

            Best Uses

              Comments about Life Extension DHEA Complete, 60 vegetarian capsules:

              You make the most complete DHEA with all the KETO ingredients for optimal performance. But a standardized dose of DHEA is not for everyone. I took it for three months and my DHEA-S score was inthe 800's. So I went two days on one day off, very confusing to keep track of, and got back down to acceptable levels. This complete formula needs to come in different strenghths. Otherwise it is potentially doing a great disservice.

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              DHEA complete

              By Billie

              from Catheys Valley

              About Me Health Conscious, Regular User

              Pros

              • No Side Effects
              • Simple To Take

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Life Extension DHEA Complete, 60 vegetarian capsules:

                i feel i am getting all i need in one pill before breakfast

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Increases DHEA in Older Individuals

                By Sourdough Sue

                from Royal Oak, MI

                About Me Health Conscious, Regular User

                Pros

                • Acts Quickly
                • No Side Effects
                • Produces Results
                • Simple To Take

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Men
                  • Older People
                  • Women

                  Comments about Life Extension DHEA Complete, 60 vegetarian capsules:

                  My DHEA is quite low by nature. This product took my DHEA up to optimum levels even though I am over 55. I have had no side effects and no digestive issues from this product.

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                  5.0

                  This product is quite effective

                  By Jackie

                  from Reno, nv

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                  Pros

                  • No Side Effects
                  • Produces Results
                  • Simple To Take

                  Cons

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                    • Daily Use
                    • Men
                    • Women

                    Comments about Life Extension DHEA Complete, 60 vegetarian capsules:

                    I use this product at least twice a day

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I like the completeness of this product!

                    By the bicyclist

                    from amherst; n.h.

                    About Me Medical Professional, Regular User, Very aware of my health

                    Pros

                    • Acts Quickly
                    • No Side Effects
                    • Produces Results
                    • Simple To Take

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Men
                      • Older People
                      • Women

                      Comments about Life Extension DHEA Complete, 60 vegetarian capsules:

                      I love dhea complete! I am happy to to take a superior complete product. It is more asimiliable because of the quality synergistic ingredients.

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                      5.0

                      YOUTH POTENTIAL

                      By RAW

                      from MICHIGAN

                      About Me Health Conscious, Regular User

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                      Pros

                      • Produces Results

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                        • Daily Use
                        • Men

                        Comments about Life Extension DHEA Complete, 60 vegetarian capsules:

                        Keeps up youth!

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