1-DHEA is a strong prohormone as konw as 1-Testosterone,
1-Dihydroboldenone,1-Androsterone, with full chemical name as
It is commonly sold under the brand name of 1-Andro”
(1-Androsterone) and 1-DHEA.1-Andro(1-DHEA) is a non 17-aa
prohormone requiring two steps in its conversion to 1-Test.
Reduction of the 17-ketone functional group by 17b-HSD produces
1-Androstenediol while oxidation of the 3-hydroxyl group by 3a-HSD
produces 1-Androstenedione. Both of these metabolites may have some
intrinsic anabolic/androgenic properties, but it is their further
conversion to 1-Testosterone that produces the anabolic muscle
building effects seen from 1-Andro.1-Andro appears weak
structurally. It requires two enzymatic conversions to become the
target hormone 1-Testosterone. Throw in the fact that it is
technically a DHEA” molecule, and most would believe it to be weak
prohormone. However, a new study performed by West Texas A&M
University shows otherwise.9 males with an average of 5 years
experience in resistance training and an average bodyfat of 13%
were given 330 mg of 1-Andro daily for 4 weeks while completing a
structured resistance training program. Data was collected
pre-cycle and post-cycle on: lean mass, strength, lipids, and
cardiac metabolic function. Studies like these are the holy grail
of prohormone studies.
Effects / Benefits / Uses
1-Dehydroepiandrosterone (1-DHEA) is a hormone alternative to
standard DHEA supplements that is more geared for men who wish to
look and feel their best.According to scientific information 1-ene
hormones like 1-DHEA may in fact be preferred to standard DHEA
(5-DHEA) for men who wish to use the anti-aging benefits. Standard
5-DHEA found on many store shelves can have estrogenic side effects
that men do not need nor want.
In our society men are overloaded on estrogen from chemicals like
BPA, pesticides and others. 5-DHEA therapy further adds to this
estrogen load while the benefit of 1-DHEA is that it does not.
1-DHEA actually may restore the natural androgen/estrogen ratio in
men! This may translate into an overall health benefit that one
can’t get with standard DHEA therapy.
1-Androsterone(1-DHEA), may appear under the nomenclature
1-androsten-3b-ol-17-one. 1-Androsterone is currently available
over the counter,1-Androsterone (1-DHEA) is a true prohormone,
converting to 1-testosterone (dihydroboldenone). Orally,
1-Androsterone(1-DHEA) has about a 10% conversion rate to
1-testosterone. Using this prohormone as a sublingual (absorbed
through the tissues under the tongue) or as a transdermal (absorbed
through the skin) may improve boiavailability, yielding more total
1-testosterone delivered to the body. 1-Androsterone(1-DHEA) is
great for gains in both strength and size. It does not convert to
estrogen so it is great for cutting cycles or for stacking with
compounds that do have estrogenic activity during a bulking phase.
Because 1-Androsterone is non-methylated, it can be stacked with
methylated steroids or prohormones without putting additional
stress on the liver.
Because 1-Androsterone(1-DHEA) does not convert to estrogen,
estrogenic side effects will not be a big concern.
1-Androsterone(1-DHEA) does not convert to DHT either, keeping
androgenic side effects low. The lack of DHT conversion can,
however, make lethargy and libido loss an issue. These side effects
are dose dependent, and are mostly only seen in users taking doses
higher than what is recommended by the manufacturer. Being
non-methylated, 1-androsterone is not liver toxic like many other
prohormones and steroids currently available.