ANDRO (DHEA) INFO PAGE
What are Andro (DHEA) compounds and what do they do?
1-Andro (converts into 1-testosterone) - High anabolic activity which can provide lean muscle gains, improvements in strength and recovery, as well as fat loss support. In turn 1-Andro can have suppressive effects on natural testosterone. It is very likely to reduce libido/sex drive, however many users have offset these drawbacks when they supplement a 4-andro test base (such as Andro the Giant by Hard Rock Supplements).
4-Andro (converts into testosterone) - Primarily used as a test base and stacked with other compounds for more optimized results. Great for boosting libido, building muscle mass, providing a euphoric alpha male feel during training, and improving strength and recovery. Slightly lower anabolic activity in comparison to 1-Andro. Converts into a synthetic form of testosterone which can mimic the effects of the same form of testosterone that is naturally produced by the human body. Has a slight estrogen conversion, for users who are estrogen sensitive or gyno prone, adding an estrogen blocker during the course of the cycle can help to offset these undesirable effects.
Epi-Androsterone (converts into dihydrotestosterone) - Very effective in recomp/cutting cycles. Helps support fat loss, improve strength/enhance performance, and build lean/dry muscle. Low anabolic activity, High androgenic activity. Can either yield lean dry muscle building effects when used in a caloric surplus or can help accelerate or support fat loss when used in a caloric deficit or maintenance.
Androsterone aka R-Andro (5-DHEA) (converts into dihydrotestosterone) - Slightly stronger/more efficient form of Epi-Androsterone. Has a better conversion rate and thus has slightly more noticeable effects for users. Similar overall results to Epi Andro (fat loss, body recompositioning, strength improvement, and athletic performance enhancement). DHT compound such as R-Andro and Epi-Andro are primarily used for supporting fat loss, body recompositioning, strength improvement, and overall performance enhancement.
19-Nor DHEA (converts into nor-testosterone) - Great compounds for lean bulking. Similar effects and results in comparison to the popular AAS known as Deca. More anabolic than Epi Andro but only has a slight conversion to DHT and Estrogen. Primarily used during a bulking phase for its amazing ability to help pack on lean muscle mass, raise IGF-1, increase protein synthesis, improve joint health, and increase appetite.
How long can I use these Andro Supplements for?
Epi-Andro and Androsterone can be used for up to 6 to 8 weeks by novice users and up to 12 weeks by experienced users
19-NOR, 1-Andro, and 4-Andro are generally used for up to 6 weeks max by novice users and up to 8 weeks max by experienced users.
Can I use them year-round or all year without having to cycle off?
No, all prohormones require proper cycling in order to be used both safely and effectively. Stick to the suggested cycle durations listed above.
Are there side effects associated with these supplements?
Since these ingredients convert into hormones, there are risks of side effects involved.
These supplements are generally only suggested for competitive bodybuilders or advanced athletes as they require a proper diet, training regimen, and dosing protocol in order to use them safely and effectively.
Side effects can include: acne, aggression, decreased sex drive, lethargy, gynecomastia, increased cholesterol, increased blood pressure, and hair loss.
What are the dosing “sweet spots” for these ingredients or compounds?
19-Nor Andro, 1-Andro and 4-andro have a sweet spot between 330 to 550 mg per day
Epi-Andro and Androsterone have a sweet spot between 400 to 600 mg per day
What else do I need to take when using these Andro supplements?
All Andro prohormones will require on-cycle support such as Blockade by Assault Labs, an estrogen blocker/aromatase inhibitor such as Estro Strike 2.0 by Assault Labs, and a strong PCT such as K1ngs Blood or Post Cycle 3X for optimal recovery.
Blockade helps support your liver, prostate, joints, and blood pressure during the course of your andro cycle.
Estro Strike 2.0 assists prevent your hormones from converting into estrogen and helps optimize your results while reducing risks of estrogenic side effects.
K1ngs Blood, PCT3x or a strong over the counter PCT is taken after completing your cycle in order to help you maintain your results when coming off of the hormones and to help you restore your body’s natural hormonal balance back to optimal levels.
Blockade and Estro Strike 2.0 are taken during the cycle and PCT is taken after completing the PH cycle itself.
What is the active half life of these compounds (how long do they stay active in my system)?
These compounds have an average half life of about 6 to 8 hours. This means that each of the doses need to be spread out accordingly. Most users split up their doses into 3 servings spaced out about 6 hours apart (8am, 2pm, and 8pm taken with meals for example) or 2 servings spaced out 8 hours apart (8am and 4pm for example).
What Andro Supplements have the above mentioned ingredients in them?
1-Andro products include:
4-Andro products include:
Epi-Andro products include:
Androsterone products include:
19-Nor products include:
What is the Best Prohormone?
That ultimately depends on you! If you have never done a cycle before, the best prohormone for you will be one that is a single compound, meaning a product that has just one prohormone in it.
If you an experienced prohormone user, you may need a two compound prohormone or more! You may need to try a different prohormone compound to see if your body responds better.
You need to ask yourself one question first!
What is my goal in taking prohormones?
Bulking Prohormones - I Want To Get HUGE!
So you are looking to add on 10-15 lbs? If you are looking to bulk up and add on lean mass, check out our Top 10 Bulking Prohormones. This list ranks the top bulking prohormones in the industry based on customer feedback, prohormone logger results, our pro support team’s experience, and repeat sales.
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Cutting Prohormones - I Want to Get Shredded!
So you are looking to shred that layer of fat and show off your physique? Then check out our Top 10 Cutting Prohormones. This again is another list that ranks the top cutting prohormones in the industry based on customer feedback, prohormone logger results, our pro support team’s experience, and repeat sales.
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Prohormone Stacks - I Want It All!
So you want us to hand you it all on a silver platter? Well we have done it! Our prohormone stacks have all been carefully engineered for optimal results, and we have rated them for you with the Top 5 Prohormones Stacks.
If you want to see more than just the Top 5, check out our Prohormones Stacks Category.
What else do I need when taking Prohormones?
On Cycle Support
During any cycle it is necessary to take an on cycle support to help protect your body during your cycle. Prohormones are toxic and your body will be working extremely hard to process everything.
Post Cycle Therapy
Every cycle needs to be followed by Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) to help normalize your hormone levels, rejuvenate your body and help you keep your gains.
In some cases it is necessary to take an estrogen blocker to prevent negative side effects. Check out our Estrogen Blocker Information page to learn when it is right for you.
You are always welcome to Contact Our Pros for support with your cycle!