We have some new information and research conducted
on Androstenedione, and you might be interested to read about.
Andro Research 1:
In a study investigating the effects of Androstenedione
on 42 healthy males between 20 to 40 years of age, subjects received
either 100mg per day (group 1), or 300mg per day (group 2), or
placebo for 7 days (group 3). The results found group 2 (300mg)
had significantly higher levels of testosterone than both group
1 and 3. However, they also found that estrogen levels were also
significantly higher in group 2, and also in group 1, who did
not show significant increase in testosterone.
Andro Study 2:
In a study involving 20 young males, 8 weeks
of resistance training and 300mg of andro was administered (group
1), and a placebo given to the control group (group 3). There
were also 10 males who were given 100mg of andro per day (group
2). Results showed that andro effects on testosterone were minimal,
but estrogen levels were increased by more than 50%.
Also, by the end of 8 weeks, the researchers
found no difference in muscle and strength gains between the placebo
group and the andro groups. They also found in the andro groups,
HDL cholesterol (the good kind) declined, while the control group's
Andro Research 3:
In another study published by American Medical
Association Journal, they found similar results as the 2 studies
above. They found that supplementing androstenedione had very
little effects on testosterone levels, and also HDL cholesterol
decreased while LDL (bad) cholesterol levels increased by 12%.
They also found estrogen levels increased in the participants
who took androstenedione.
The Final Decision - Should You Use Andro?
I'm not telling you whether you should use andro
or not, but rather provide you with unbiased and accurate information
(to the best of my knowledge) so that you can make a better, informed
With the above research in mind, you're gonna
have to decide if its worth the risks or not to use Androstenedione.
But one thing is for sure, pro-longed used of Andro or any prohormone
can cause some serious health issues and adverse side effects.
I have many articles on this site about prohormones, and highly
recommend you read through them for a better understanding of
Unlike most other bodybuilding supplements,
prohormones are a very new area, and lack significant and long
term research to test its full and long term effects. Research
does suggest Androstenediol supplements have more value and are
more effective than Androstenedione supplements. Read about it
in the article links provided above.
If you're planning to purchase prohormones to
enhance your workouts, consider buying online, and save some money.
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