FAQ: What is Androstenediol?
Androstenediol came after Androstenedione. They
differ in the way they're converted into testosterone. Link -dione,
-diol is also only 1 step away from testosterone. Read about Androstenedione
and Androstenediol in this article.
FAQ: What does Andro do?
Taking Androstenedione or Androstenediol increases
your level of testosterone, leading to greater strength, muscle
development, more energy, and enhanced growth.
FAQ: Should I take Andro?
Well, that's really hard to answer. It really
depends on you, how badly you want your gains, and whether you
can deal with the potential side effects. If you're under 18,
then definitely no. You're better off with creatine
and supplementing with whey
proteins. If you're considering taking Andro, understand it
fully. Read all the articles we have here on prohormones.
FAQ: What are the side effects of Andro?
Because Androstenedione and Androstenediol are
relatively new, no thorough studies have demonstrated long term
effects; however, this does NOT mean there's no side effects.
Some side effects you may experience include acne, premature balding,
moodiness, shrinking testes. Read our Andro
side effects article for details.
FAQ: What's the difference between Andro
Andro has a hydrogen atom missing in the 17th
position. When it's processed by the liver, a hydrogen is added
to make it into testosterone. A Norandro is missing the 17th hydrogen
and the 19th carbon. When it's processed by the liver, a hydrogen
is added, but not a carbon.
FAQ: Can Andro affect my hormone production
in the long run?
Yes it can. If you continuously take Androstenedione
or -diol, your natural hormone production systems will suffer,
which is why testes shrinkage is a side effect. Most recommend
you cycle with 6 weeks on and 2 weeks off; however, I think it's
best to take your off period as long as your on period. This gives
your natural systems more time to recover.
FAQ: When's the best time to take Andro?
In the morning, 30 to 60 minutes before a workout,
and before you go to bed.
FAQ: What's better, Androstenedione
or Androstenediol (4-AD)?
Most agree that Androstenediol is better than
Androstenedione. Androstenediol can't directly convert into estrogen,
have 15% conversion rate, and doesn't convert directly to DHT.
You can read about this in detail in this article
on the differences between Androstenedione and Androstenediol.
AST makes one of the more popular Androstenediol
products: AST 4-diol-250. Each tablet contains 250mg of Androstenediol.