Are you Ready for the Andro Series?

The release of the Andro Series Project is right around the corner and is going to be a steroidal breakthrough in the supplement industry. Each compound is a Metabolic Steroid and will elicit a host of effects such as; improved metabolic rate for losing body fat, increased anabolism for accruing lean muscle mass, heightened sexual prowess for intimacy, and improved self-confidence. What there won’t be are numerous hazardous side effects that are commonly seen with the current line of designer steroids and illegal anabolic steroids. The Andro Series has been meticulously formulated to avoid excessive stress on the liver, kidneys and heart. However, please don’t mistake a lack of side effects for a lack of results. Delivery is everything when it comes to a product being active and effective, and we have established the best in oral delivery and bio-availability.

Stack AndroMASS with AndroHARD for extreme muscular weight gain

I would like to prepare you for how to optimize and maximize your experience when incorporating the Andro Series products into your nutrition and training regimen. I would advise anyone who has experienced a training layoff due to injury, illness or laziness to first get back into the swing of things before utilizing hormonal supplementation. You will be growing regardless so it would give Andro Series a false sense of effectiveness. Once you have hit a training and nutrition plateau then it is time to implement a steroid cycle. Depending on your goals, whether it is ultimate muscle gain or extreme fat-loss you must choose the proper products to accommodate your target goal. For extreme muscular weight gain, stacking Andro Mass with Andro Hard would provide an ideal hormonal environment. The Andro Mass would be the “meat and potatoes” of the stack, yielding high conversions to Testosterone and DihydroBoldenone. Testosterone needs no description as it is the most widely used steroid available. It is known to enhance muscle mass, increase fat-loss, and raise sex drive. DihydroBoldenone is a 5-aplha-reduced form of the steroid boldenone. It elicits mild androgenic traits and is a potent anabolic. It has been reported to bind aggressively to the androgen receptor eliciting minimal androgenic side effects and substantial transcriptional gene activity that induces extreme muscle growth. The Andro Hard will convert into DHT at a high rate, so androgenic effects will be achieved. Andro Hard displays powerful characteristics such as: an increase in strength, sex drive, and mental focus for rigorous training sessions.

AndroMASS will induce –

  • High anabolic activity
  • No toxic side effects
  • Increased muscle hardness
  • Muscular weight gain
  • Superior delivery of hormones

AndroHARD will induce –

  • Profound vascularity
  • Gyno protection
  • Magnified sex drive
  • Increased aggression
  • Superior delivery of hormones

What is the optimal nutrition plan for this mass gaining cycle?

Now that you know how these 2 products can help you in your plight for extreme mass gaining, it is on you to implement proper training and nutrition to potentiate the effects of the steroid cycle. I will not expand too much on the nutritional aspect of utilizing this stack for muscular weight gain, but I will briefly touch base on a few key dieting recommendations. Make sure to structure your meals and plan ahead so you can stay consistent with no excuses. Create a nutrition plan that coincides with your body type. Meaning, if you are an ectomorph, you can get by with a higher influx of carbohydrates (400-600 grams) and dietary fat than an endomorphic body type. The mesomorph and endomorph would benefit greatly from a modest allotment of quality carbohydrates (150-300 grams) and using essential fatty acids for their fat sources. All body types would need to adjust their protein intake depending on body weight and their carbohydrate and dietary fat requirements. A good rule of thumb for mass gaining is to ingest 1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight. You may ask, “Why only 1.5 grams?” That is because you have adequate fat and carbohydrates to spare the protein.

Which body type are you?


Next, we will go over the goal of extreme fat-loss. Andro Hard stacked with Andro Lean would be the weapons of choice to accomplish such a goal. The Andro Lean is equipped with Super-7-Dhea, which will increase fat loss 3 times more than diet and exercise alone. Super-7-Dhea will increase fat oxidation through the mitochondria from increased thyroid output from elevated T3 levels. However, thyroid stimulating hormone and T4 levels will remain unchanged, so thyroid suppression is not an issue. Super-5-Dhea is also included to keep testosterone levels elevated for muscle preservation and increased sex drive when going on a reduced calorie diet. The ectomorph body type once again can have more liberty with their carbohydrate allotment (200-300 grams) while cutting, but keep dietary fat lower so calories are in a deficit. Cardio is usually something ectomorphs don’t have to worry about, but for general health, it is recommended 3-4 times a week for at least 20 minutes. The mesomorph would diet best on medium to low carbohydrates (100-200 grams) incorporated around training, while ingesting protein with essential fatty acids at other meals of the day. Cardio performed 5 times a week, starting at 20 minutes a day is recommended. The endomorphic body type usually responds well to very low carbohydrate intake (30-75 grams) while keeping essential fatty acids in the diet. Cardio will be a key factor in getting lean with endomorph’s, so I would recommend starting off with 30 minutes a day, 6-7 times a week. When starting a cutting phase, protein intake should get ramped up since carbohydrates and fats are reduced. I recommend 2 grams of protein per pound of body weight and adjust accordingly from there. As far as weight training is concerned, I like to see people whether dieting or bulking to base their workouts around basic free weight movements. Squats, (back and front) dead lifts, (all variations) Incline barbell and dumb bell bench presses, standing barbell curls, and bent over barbell rows should all be staples if you have no injuries inhibiting you from executing such crucial exercises.

AndroLEAN will induce –

  • Increased active thyroid output (T3)
  • Increased fatty acid uncoupling
  • Mild conversions to testosterone
  • Non stimulant thermogenesis
  • Superior delivery of hormones

It should be no surprise that having your Post Cycle Therapy planned ahead of time is always recommended. You should never start a steroid cycle without having all ancillary products and post cycle products in your possession from the beginning. There are some very effective products that stand out when choosing a proper PCT protocol. If you choose a pharmaceutical, Toremifene would be a good choice. D-aspartic-acid also has proven itself effective alongside a natural SERM-like supplement, such as Trans-Resveratrol. I would recommend running your Post Cycle Therapy for at least 4 weeks to ensure adequate recovery of natural hormones.

Toremifene molecular structure shown above:

In closing, please understand that you need to plan your steroid cycles carefully and never go into it and “wing it.” Plot out your nutrition protocol, training regimen, and PCT accordingly. Keep in mind you are suppressing your endogenous production of natural hormones so make the absolute most of your next cycle.

References:

1.)Friedel A, Geyer H, Kamber M, Laudenbach-Leschowsky U, Schanzer W, Thevis M, Voller G, Zierau O, Diel P. 17beta-hydroxy-5alpha-androst-1-en-3-one(1-testosterone) is a potent androgen with anabolic properties, Toxicol Lett. 2006 Aug 20;165(2):129-55.
 

2.)Lam P. Ly, Mark Jimenez, Tian N. Zhuang, David S. Celermajer, Ann J. Conway, and David J. Handelsman,A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Clinical Trial of Transdermal Dihydrotestosterone Gel on Muscular Strength, Mobility, and Quality of Life in Older Men with Partial Androgen Deficiency. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab., Sep 2001; 86: 4078 – 4088.

3.) Christos S Mantzoros, Emmanuel I Georgiadis, head, Endocrine Unita, Dimitrios Trichopoulos, professor and chiefb, Contribution of dihydrotestosterone to male sexual behavior. BMJ 1995; 310 : 1289 (Published 20 May 1995)

4.)Bobyleva V, Bellei M, Lardy H. The effects of the ergosteroid 7-oxo-dehydroepiandrosterone on mitochondrial membrane potential: Possible relationship to thermogenesis. Arch Biochem Biophys 1997;341:122-128.

5.)Bosy TZ, Moore KA, Poklis A. The effect of oral dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) on theurine testosterone/epitestosterone (T/E) ratio in human male volunteers. J Anal Toxicol 1998;22:455-459.


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Stanozolol THP

Diagram of molecule

Chemical Name(s):
[3,2-c]pyrazole-5alpha-etioallocholane-17b-tetrahydropyranol
Chemical Formula: C25H38N2O2
Molecular Weight: 399
CAS: NA
Q Qatio: NA
Anabolic #: NA
Androgenic #: NA
Oral Bioavailability: Estimated at 15%
AR Binding Affinity: NA
SHBG Binding Affinity: Medium
Half Life: 4-6 hours
Legal Status (US): Not listed as a controlled substance
Average Dose:
200-300mg/day standalone
100-200mg/day when stacked
Average Cycle Length: 4-6 weeks
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Stanozolol THP is the same compound as the illegal anabolic steroid stanozolol (Winstrol) except it is not 17aa methylated, and instead has a THP ether attached on the 17b position.

The conversion rate for this compound is very low, expected to be less than 15%. Knowing this, users are better off taking doses in the 150-250mg range. The downfall to this is the high cost.

Stanozolol THP does not aromatize and also has very minimal bloat. It has a moderately potent androgenic activity, giving it a fairly low risk for gyno or negative effects on the libido. However its androgenic effects may pose a problem for users prone to androgenic related hair loss.

Once the Stanozolol THP reaches the stomach, most of the THP-ether is probably removed by the stomach acid to form stanozolol (the non-methylated version). Therefore, topical delivery of this compound is probably not worthwhile.

Overall this compound produces mild gains, but the side-effects are very mild too. Noticeable gains in lean muscle mass and strength are not likely going to be achieved unless doses of at least 200mg/day are used. Stanozolol THP is going to produce very little water retention, therefore it should produce a lean and vascular appearance. Big increases in weight are not likely to happen with this steroid either, so increased blood pressure and painful back pumps should not be a problem.

This compound would work well for cutting cycles and would stack well almost any other steroid depending on the goals.

Common Clones:

WinZstrol by Juggarnaught Nutrition
Prostanzonol by Juggarnaught Nutrition
Prostanozol by Generic Labs
Prostanozol by Anabolic Xtreme
P-Stanz by Competitive Edge Labs (CEL)
Orastan-E by Gaspari Nutrition


Related Discussion

The Official Stanozolol THP Thread
Posted by Eric

References

“Metabolism and excretion of anabolic steroids in doping control—New steroids and new insights”

Peter Van Eenoo and Frans T. Delbeke

The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Volume 101, Issues 4-5, November
2006, Pages 161-178

Methylepitiostanol (Epistane)

Diagram of molecule

Chemical Name(s):

2a,3a-epithio-17a-methyl-etioallocholan-17b-ol
2a,3a-epithio-17a-methyl-5a-androstan-17b-ol
Chemical Formula: C20H30OS
Molecular Weight: 320.5
CAS: NA
Q Qatio: 12
Anabolic #: 1,100
Androgenic #: 91
Oral Bioavailability: Estimated at 40%
AR Binding Affinity: NA
SHBG Binding Affinity: NA
Half Life: ~6 hours
Legal Status (US): Not listed as a controlled substance
Average Dose:
40-50mg/day standalone
10-20mg/day when stacked
Average Cycle Length: 4-6 weeks
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Methylepitiostanol is a methylated version of the steroid Epitiostanol. It is readily active and does not require conversion. Under the influence of heat methylepitiostanol readily breaks down to 17a-Methyl-androstan-2-en-17b-ol (DMT), a now illegal anabolic steroid.

It does not aromatize, however it is possible that methylepitiostanol may offset estrogen and testosterone from SHBG thus increase the risk of gyno for certain individuals with high SHBG levels. Gyno symptoms from this compound may also be a result of this compounds inability to form a potent androgen such as DHT (to antagonize the effects of estrogen). However, in other cases methylepitiostanol can be used to prevent or reduce gynecomastia from an estrogenic steroid by acting as an aromatase inhibitor to keep estrogen down.

It is a DHT derivative with a fairly moderate androgenic value so the chances of hair loss may be increased in certain sensitive users. Swelling of the prostate may also become an issue. The powerful estrogen suppressing action of this steroid and its 17aa stucture will cause it to negatively influence the cholesterol profile by lowering HDL and increasing LDL. It has also been reported to cause stiff joints, possibly related to its suppressive effect on estrogen levels.

Anecdotal reports of appetite suppression and general fatigue would lead one to believe that the liver stress from this 17aa compound is rather severe. For this reason it is recommended to use a liver protecting supplement prior to and during the use of this steroid.

Methylepitiostanol has a strong anabolic action that will lead to quick gains in lean muscle mass and strength with very little bloat. The gains will appear with minimal fat gain and increased vascularity.

Because methylepitiostanol can negatively affect joint comfort it is recommended to be stacked with an aromatizing or progestational compound. However, it is not recommended to stack this steroid with another 17aa oral.

Common Clones:

Epistane by Innovative Body Enhancement (IBE)
Havoc by Primaforce
Havoc by Recomp Performance Nutrition (RPN)
Epi-MAX by Anabolic Formulations
M14-E by Purus Labs
Methyl-E by Engineered Sports Technology (EST)
E-Max by Juggernaut Nutrition
E-Stane by Competitive Edge Labs (CEL)
Hemaguno by Spectra Force Research
Hemapolin by Starmark Labs
Epi-Mass by Armour Nutrition
Epidrol by Genera Labs
Methyl Freak by Rockhard Formulations
Epistrong by Mrsupps


Related Discussion

The Official Methylepitiostanol (Epistane) Thread
Posted by Eric

References

“2{alpha},3{alpha}-Epithio-5{alpha}-androstan-17ß-yl 1-Methoxycyclopentyl Ether in the Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer —A Preliminary Clinical Trial”

SOICHI KUMAOKA, M.D., OSAMU TAKATANI, M.D., MINORU YOSHIDA, M.D., SHIGETO MIURA, M.D., TETSUTO TAKAO, M.D., YÜJI HAMANAKA, M.D., MASARU IZUO, M.D. and TADAKAZU OKADA, M.D.
Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology 4:65-68 (1974)

“Inhibited growth in vivo of a mouse pregnancy-dependent mammary tumor (TPDMT-4) by an antiestrogen, 2alpha, 3alpha-epithio-5alpha-androstan-17beta-ol (10275-S).”
Matsuzawa A, Yamamoto T.Cancer Res. 1976 May;36(5):1598-606.

“Antitumor Effect of Two Oral Steroids, Mepitiostane and Fluoxymesterone, on a Pregnancy-dependent Mouse Mammary Tumor (TPDMT-4)1”
Akio Matsuzawa and Tadashi Yamamoto
Cancer Research 37, 4408-4415, December 1, 1977

Furazabol THP

Diagram of molecule

Chemical Name(s):
5a-androstano[2,3-c]furazan-17b-tetrahydropyranol ether
Chemical Formula: C24H36N2O3
Molecular Weight: 401
CAS: NA
Q Qatio: NA
Anabolic #: NA
Androgenic #: NA
Oral Bioavailability: Estimated at 15%
AR Binding Affinity: NA
SHBG Binding Affinity: NA
Half Life: 2-4 hours
Legal Status (US): Not listed as a controlled substance
Average Dose:
200-300mg/day standalone
100-200mg/day when stacked
Average Cycle Length: 4-6 weeks
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Furazabol THP is the same compound as the illegal anabolic steroid furazabol except it is not 17aa methylated, and instead has a THP ether attached on the 17b position.

Furazabol does not aromatize and also has very minimal bloat. It has a moderately potent androgenic activity, giving it a fairly low risk for gyno or negative effects on the libido. However its androgenic effects may pose a problem for users prone to androgenic related hair loss.

Once the Furazabol THP reaches the stomach, most of the THP-ether is removed by the stomach acid to form the active Furazabol (the non-methylated version). Therefore, topical delivery of this compound is probably not worthwhile. Furazabol has a similar structure to the illegal anabolic steroid stanozolol (Winstrol). The only difference is the pyrazole ring has been replaced with a furazan ring. There is rumor that this compound has benefits for cholesterol levels. While some evidence proves that it can lower total cholesterol, it should be noted that the decrease in cholesterol is mostly due to a decrease in HDL. Therefore, your LDL/HDL ratio would become worse.

Overall this compound produces mild gains, but the side-effects are very mild too. Noticeable gains in lean muscle mass and strength are likely not going to be achieved unless doses of at least 200mg/day are used. Furazabol is going to produce very little water retention, therefore it should produce a lean and vascular appearance. Big increases in weight are not likely to happen with this steroid either, so increased blood pressure and painful back pumps should not be a problem.

The half-life of this compound is short, so dosages should be taken every few hours to keep blood levels stable. Although furazabol can successfully be used as a standalone it can be stacked with other compounds depending on the users goals.

Common Clones:

Furazadrol by Axis Labs
FURUZA-A by Competitive Edge Labs (CEL)
Orastan A by Competitive Edge Labs (CEL)
Winadrol by CTD Labs
Winabol by Generation X Labs
Chlomadrol-50 by German American Technologies (G.A.T.)
Furaguno by Spectra Force


Related Discussion

The Official Furazabol THP Thread
Posted by Eric

References

“Enhancement of fibrinolytic and thrombolytic potential in the rat by treatment with an anabolic steroid, furazabol.”

Kumada T, Abiko Y.
Thromb Haemost. 1976 Nov 30;36(2):451-64.

Halodrol

Diagram of molecule

Chemical Name(s):
4-chloro-17a-methyl-androst-1,4-diene-3b,17b-diol
Chemical Formula: C20H29C1O2
Molecular Weight: 337
CAS: NA
Q Qatio: 2.6
Anabolic #: 74
Androgenic #: 28
Oral Bioavailability: Estimated at 40%
AR Binding Affinity: NA
SHBG Binding Affinity: NA
Half Life: ~16 hours
Legal Status (US): Not listed as a controlled substance
Average Dose:
100-150mg/day standalone
50-100mg/day when stacking
Average Cycle Length: 4-6 weeks
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Halodrol is a 17aa steroid that converts to the steroid oral Turinabol after interaction with 3b-HSD at an estimated rate of about 5%.

Because of this low conversion, doses must be higher than other 17aa pro-steroids. However, it is suspected that Halodrol has decent potency without conversion as good results are seen despite the relatively low conversion to Turinabol. Based on Vida’s data Halodrol appears to be about as potent as testosterone, and significantly less androgenic.

Because of the 4-chloro group, halodrol has no progestational effects, it cannot interact with the aromatase enzyme, and it produces inactive 4-chloro-DHT metabolites. This makes androgenic side-effects such as hair loss, high blood pressure, acne and prostate enlargement less likely. Anecdotal reports would also have us believe that side-effects with this compound are fairly mild.

Although caution would still need to be had, the low androgenic value of this compound would also make it one of the more appropriate anabolic steroids for women wishing increase lean mass yet avoid a deeper voice, increased hair growth, acne and clitoral growth. (Oral Turinabol was actually the preferred steroid for Olympic female athletes in East Germany)

The lack of androgenic potency might be expected to create problems with gyno, however the low SHBG binding affinity has minimal interference with SHBG levels and/or freely circuiting estrogen and testosterone. It does not appear that halodrol has a significant gyno risk.

Because halodrol must be used at such a high dose to see noticeable effects, liver toxicity may become an issue. Therefore it is recommended to use a liver protecting supplement before and during halodrol cycles.

Gains from Halodrol generally take a few weeks to notice, but users can expect solid increases in strength, lean muscle mass, improved vascularity and minimal water retention. This allows some of the gains to be kept after the cycle if good diet and training are continued. Quick dramatic gains in size and strength are not generally noticed with Halodrol.

It is used successfully as a standalone, but would be expected to stack well with most other steroids, except 17aa oral due to liver toxicity concerns.

Common Clones:

Halo-MASS by Anabolic Formulations
HD-1 by Performance Design
H-Drol by Competitive Edge Labs (CEL)
Halovar by Purus Labs
Hemadrol by Engineered Sports Technology (EST)
Halodrol-50 by Gaspari Nutrition
Oral Turinadrol by Juggernaut Nutrition
Super Halo by Black China Labs
H-Drol by Nutracoastal
Helladrol by Mrsupps


Related Discussion

The Official Halodrol Thread
Posted by Eric

References

“Hepatotoxicity Associated With Dietary Supplements Containing Anabolic Steroids”

Michel I. Kafrouni, Robert A. Anders and Sumita Verma
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Volume 5, Issue 7, July 2007, Pages 809-812

norDHEA

Diagram of molecule

Chemical Name(s):

5-estren-3b-ol-17-one
Nordehydroepiandrosterone
Chemical Formula: C18H26O2
Molecular Weight: 274
CAS: NA
Q Qatio: NA
Anabolic #: NA
Androgenic #: NA
Oral Bioavailability: Estimated at 4%
AR Binding Affinity: NA
SHBG Binding Affinity: NA
Half Life: NA
Legal Status (US): Not listed as a controlled substance
Average Dose:
300-600mg/day standalone
200-300mg/day when stacked
Average Cycle Length: 4-6 weeks
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norDHEA is a non-methylated (non-17aa) pro-steroid. (naturally occurring in trace amounts in humans)

norDHEA can convert to the illegal anabolic steroid nandrolone by converting to norandrostenediol/norandrostenedione, and then to nandrolone. Nandrolone is known to have stronger anabolic effects than testosterone, yet weaker androgenic effects.

norDHEA will aromatize to estrogen less than regular DHEA, but because it is a nor compound it lacks strong androgenic metabolites. For instance, after nandrolone interacts with 5a-reductase, the metabolite dihydronandrolone (DHN) is formed, which is a weaker nor-version of DHT.

Ironically, the lack of estrogen conversion from norDHEA is probably balanced by the lack of androgenic potency and progestational effects, which makes the possibility of bloating and experiencing gyno about as likely as with regular DHEA.

One difference between norDHEA and DHEA that should be considered is the fact that norDHEA will have less androgenic effects, which may pose less risk of androgenic related hair loss and/or acne. This may be a smart choice for some men, and a decent choice for women looking for a moderately anabolic compound without much androgenic effect. (to avoid masculinizing side-effects)

Because of the low bio-availability, high doses must be used to notice gains in lean muscle mass and strength. Even with higher doses, the gains will be mild to moderate. Some bloat should be expected from the estrogenic and progestational effects of the nor-steroids. Because this steroid is non-17aa there should be less concern about it negatively affecting the HDL/LDL ratio.

Like the other DHEA derivatives, norDHEA would be useful in a transdermal application since the enzymes needed for the conversions to more powerful metabolites are concentrated in the skin and absorption through the skin using a good transdermal delivery cream could allow for 5-10x higher absorption than oral.

This compound would stack well with almost any other steroid, except those with progestational activity.

Common Clones:

Decavol by Advanced Muscle Science (AMS)


Related Discussion

The Official norDHEA Thread
Posted by Eric

References

Anabolic Pharmacology
Seth Roberts (2009)

1-Androsterone

Diagram of molecule

Chemical Name(s):

1-androsten-3b-ol-17-one
1-Dehydroepiandrosterone
Chemical Formula: C19H28O2
Molecular Weight: NA
CAS: NA
Q Qatio: NA
Anabolic #: NA
Androgenic #: NA
Oral Bioavailability: Estimated at 8%
AR Binding Affinity: NA
SHBG Binding Affinity: NA
Half Life: NA
Legal Status (US): Not listed as a controlled substance
Average Dose:
200-300mg/day Transdermally
400-600mg/day standalone (oral)
200-400mg/day when stacking (oral)
Average Cycle Length: 4-6 weeks

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1- Androsteronetm (1-DHEA) is a non-methylated (non 17aa) pro-steroid that must convert to 1-androstenediol (1-AD), 1-androstenedione (original 1-AD) and/or 1-testosterone to be active. The double bond in the 1st position seems to slightly enhance its ability to resist excretion by the liver.

1-Androsterone occurs naturally in the body, and is a naturally occurring metabolite of DHEA. (2) The 17b-HSD enzyme converts 1-Androsterone to 1-Androstenediol, and the 3b-HSD converts it to 1-Androstenedione. Both of these 1-AD metabolites can then be converted to 1-Testosterone. Although the 1-AD metabolites are known to have some anabolic and androgenic effects on their own, 1-Testosterone is probably where most of the effects come from with this steroid.

There is no conversion to estrogen so users will not experience bloat with this compound, nor will it have a dramatic effect on blood pressure. However one unique side effect that users have reported with this compound is a feeling of lethargy. (It appears that stacking 1-Androsterone with a nuero-active hormone such as DHEA can help reverse this effect)

1-Androsterone (and primarily its metabolites) have relatively potent androgenic effects, therefore gyno is almost never an issue. However, because of the androgenic potency, this compound could pose a mild hair loss risk for those prone to MPB. Because this steroid is non-17aa there should be less concern about it negatively affecting the HDL/LDL ratio.

Results from this compound generally take a couple weeks to be realized. Moderate gains of lean muscle mass and strength can be expected, but users should not expect rapid increases in size or weight with this compound since extra-cellular and intra-cellular water retention are very minimal. This makes the gains from this steroid fairly easy to maintain post cycle.

1-Androsterone will stack well with almost any compound. For more dramatic gains in size and strength it is recommended to stack this compound with an aromatizing steroid or possibly one of the progestational compounds listed elsewhere.

Common Clones:

1-T by Primordial Performance
1-Androsterone by Advanced Muscle Science (AMS)

Related Discussion

The Official 1-Androsterone Thread
Posted by Eric

References

1. 17beta-hydroxy-5alpha-androst-1-en-3-one (1-testosterone) is a potent androgen with anabolic properties.

A Friedel, et al.
Toxicol Lett, Aug 2006; 165(2): 149-55.

2. “Metabolism of 1-Dehydroandrostanes in Man”
Galletti and Gardi, et al.
J Steroid Biochem, 3 (1972), 933-936

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