19-nor-DHEA / 19 NorAndro, also known as: NorAndrost-4-ene-3b-ol, 17-one | 19-norandrost-4-ene-3b-ol 17-one | 19-norandrostenedione | 19-norandrosterone | 19-norandrostenedione | 19-norandrost-4-ene-3b-ol 17-one | 19-norandrostenedione | 19-norandrostenediol, is a prohormone which converts to nandrolone.
You can find very little data on this hormone and still fewer studies even though there are a lot of supplements containing the 19-nor-DHEA component on the sports supplement market.
Well, concerning the available data received during early research efforts on this compound, the most positive reviews were received from adult men (age 50+) who underwent testosterone replacement therapy.
Perhaps, those who once tried Deco — an anabolic steroid — could be interested in this supplement. However, as long as data on the 19-Nor-Andro studies are scarce, we would not recommend beginner bodybuilders to take it.
For seasoned and experienced bodybuilders, who practice fitness for a long time and have tried a lot of products, it would be easier to compare this new supplement with others but not for beginners. We repeat, beginners will find it practical to use the 1-Andro prohormone, which we describe in the respective article, and the 1-AD supplement, which contains this component in small doses suitable just for beginners.
There is some positive feedback from those athletes recovering from injuries or those concerned about hair loss and androgenic alopecia. The truth is that we recommend beginners to start with small doses of the 1-Andro (1-DHEA) prohormone than to take 19-nor-DHEA.
Once again, this component converts to nandrolone.
Nandrolone (Deca Durabolin, Retabolil)
Deca used to be favored back at its time. The Deca+Dianabol (Methane) cycle was popular. However, later on, other anabolic steroids — supplements with less pronounced side effects — replaced them.
According to its structure, nandrolone differs from testosterone with no carbon atom in position 19 (that is how the name 19-nortestosterone has appeared)
Prohormones that contain 19-nor-DHEA (19 NorAndro):
- Osta-Plex by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals
- Abnormal by Blackstone Labs
- Decabolin by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals