1-Androsterone (1-dehydroepiandrosterone or 1-androsten-3b-ol-17-one) is a prohormone that undergoes a two step conversion through the enzymes 3b-hsd and 17b-hsd to become the potent androgen 1-Testosterone. 1-Testosterone is a DHT derivative, therefore this compound or its converted forms can not convert to estrogens. Once in its final form this compound has about twice the anabolic potency of testosterone with similar androgenicity (200/100 vs 100/100 in vida).
The dosing one chooses to work with varies greatly on whether they are stacking this compound with other anabolics or running it solo. Generally with 1-Androsterone 300-600mg a day is the most popular dosage, however experienced users with past pro-hormone or designer steroid experience can experiment with dosages in upwards of 700-1000mg. The added benefit may be negligible at this dosage and the likely-hood of side effects sharply increases..
Since this compound is not as hard on your body cycles can be extended up to 8 weeks in length with 6 weeks being the most common. Most users will begin to notice the effects by the third week in the form of muscle hardness/increased strength. Novice users should always stay within the general dosing amounts and not exceed 6 weeks in cycle length, although more experienced users can safely run 1-Androsterone for 8 weeks.
You should split up your dosages into 2-3 different times throughout the day, ideally separated by 5-6 hours (or 8 hours if two daily dosages). For the ideal results, take your largest dosage 45 minutes to one hour before your workout session.
Results will vary based upon the dosage, however at most dosages 1-Androsterone will slightly assist with decreasing bodyfat, increase muscle hardness, enhance recovery and promote more intensive workouts.
Gains in the realm of 5-9lbs with a loss of 1-2% bodyfat are not unheard of with a 6 week cycle @ 600mg/day of this compound. Its very hard to quantify results because 1-Androsterone is often used to stack on top of other substances, but it does produce lean visible results if diet, training, and dosing are spot on.
1-Androsterone side effects
Side effects with 1-Androsterone aren’t common when used stand alone, however many users experience marked lethargy from this compound. Due to it having significant androgenic potency and the inability to convert to estrogen, water retention and gynecomastia are rarely reported. The level of androgenicity this compound has may also pose as a hair loss risk for users prone to male pattern baldness, however reports of this are not many. With any designer steroid or pro-hormone side effects can occur and in most cases they’re avoidable by following proper on-cycle support guidelines. The following are a listing of some other possible side effects with 1-Androsterone:
- Decreased Libido/Sexual Function
- Anxiety / Stimulated Feeling
- Slightly increased Blood Pressure
- Back Pumps (Dull pain in back after/during workouts)
1-Androsterone is a popular stacker, this is because it’s relatively mild and non-methylated which allows users to stack this substance with popular methylated prohormones such as Halodrol. Typically users would want to stack this compound with lower androgenicl substances to provide a balanced anabolic/androgenic effect. 1-Androsterone can be utilized during either a bulk or a cut. Below is a short list of several anabolics 1-Androsterone is commonly stacked with:
- Methylated prohormones (H-Drol, P-mag, Superdrol, etc)
- Non-Methylated prohormones (11-OXO, 4-DHEA, Furazadrol, M-LMG, etc)
Source: Tuned sports