1-Androstene-3b-ol, 17-one, (AKA 1-Androsterone and 1-DHEA) is a non-methylated pro-steroid that must convert to 1-androstenediol (1-AD), 1-androstenedione (original 1-AD) and/or 1-testosterone in order to be active.
1-Androsterone is a naturally occurring metabolite of DHEA. In the body, 1-Androsterone is converted to 1-Androstenediol and 1-Androstenedione. Both of these metabolites can then be converted to 1-Testosterone, which is where most of the effects come from. There is no conversion to estrogen.
1-Androsterone and 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 male pattern baldness. Because this steroid is non-17aa there should be less concern about it negatively affecting the liver or cholesterol level.
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 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.
Note; dosage information is only for scientific reference purposes. SARMs Central, does not condone the human consumption or use of this substance outside of a controlled scientific environment (i.e. a lab).
For new and intermediate users: Take the lowest suggested dose. Start with 300 mg to 600 mg a day for 6 weeks.
For advanced users: Take up to 1,000 mg for 6 to 8 weeks.
Potential Side Effects
As with any other prohormone, this prohormone contains little to no side effects. Here are some common (but temporary) side effects to watch for:
- Back pumps
- Increased blood pressure
- Reduced sex drive
- Mild hair loss