Athletes sometimes call this supplement 4-Androstene-3b-ol,17-one. All processes taking place in the body look like follows — first, 4-DHEA converts to Androstenedione and to Androstenediol, and then, to testosterone. An additional advantage of using this supplement is that 4-Androstenolone easily converts not to 5-androstenediol but to 4-Androstenediol. The feature like this is crucial as it makes 4-Andro a better probolic than conventional DHEA. In addition, 4-Androstenolone conversion rate to testosterone is a lot higher. Athletes can use 4-Andro as a cutting steroid or bulking prohormone, depending on a diet and the training program objective.
Alternative names: 4-Androsterone | 4-Andro | 4-DHEA | 4DHEA | 4-Dehydroepiandrosterone | 4-androstene-3b-ol-17-one | 3b-Hydroxy-4-androsten-17-one | 3β-hydroxyandrost-4-en-17-one | 3β-hydroxy-D4-androsten-17-one
First of all, let’s learn more about Androsterone
Androsterone or 3α-hydroxy-5α-androstan-17-one belongs to steroid hormones released by the liver due to testosterone metabolism. In its turn, testosterone, being the most important androgen, is a substance responsible for body masculine features development and preservation, including muscle mass growth.
The compound called 4-Andro is a synthetic non-methylated prohormone with a high metabolic rate that can serve as an additive to 1-Andro. Mind that 1-Andro actually does not convert to DHT or estrogen. No doubt, that is an advantage, but in fact, you also have to keep in mind that you have to take some other supplement along with it to help your body balance the steroid hormones ratio.
Consequently, 4-Andro and 1-Andro perfectly complement each other. First, 4-Andro converts to 4-Androstenediol and after that to testosterone. Athletes believe 4-Andro to be more suitable for gaining muscles and strength because it takes much less time for 4-Andro to convert to testosterone.
This means that 4-Andro converts to little amounts of DHT and estrogen. It perfectly balances the effects provided by 1-Andro.
To put it simply, the 4-Andro compound with anabolic properties kicks in faster than conventional ANDRO supplements.
When testosterone levels are increased in your body, you receive lots of benefits, including:
- Faster muscle gains and huge pumps when training;
- High libido/sex drive;
- Improved energy and concentration levels;
- Better erection;
- Higher sleep quality;
- Better appetite;
- A sense of confidence, vitality, and motivation.
Prohormones like 4-Andro and/or 1-Andro will benefit male athletes when they are 21 years old or older (say 25 or even 30). Healthy males’ bodies release normal/adequate amounts of testosterone up until the person is 20, and then these hormone production levels gradually decline.
Consequently, when males reach the age of 30, their blood shows low testosterone levels. This condition is clinically called hypogonadism, andropause, or androgen deficiency.
Low test levels in your body will manifest themselves through such symptoms and signs:
- Slumberous feeling and fatigue even if your bedtime was sufficient;
- Sex impotence, erectile dysfunction, and infertility;
- Low libido;
- Feeling depressed and anxious;
- Strength and muscle mass loss;
- Inability to concentrate (brain fog);
- Body and pubic hair loss;
- Small or shrunk testes;
- Feeling malaise and having brittle bones;
- Insufficient red blood cell count (anemia);
- Sudden body fat gain;
- Breast tissue development (gynecomastia);
- Sleep apnea (or other sleep disorders).
However, it would be better to get an appropriate blood test done rather than just rely on low testosterone symptoms to be quite sure, especially when it comes to using 1-Andro and 4-Andro supplements.
4-Andro dosage and cycle method
The 4-Andro prohormone is orally active and has to be consumed in a cyclical manner to reduce the risk of getting side effects caused by hormonal imbalance. Even though this supplement provides unquestioned advantages for increasing athletic performance and gaining lean muscle mass, you should not take it for longer periods as it may lead to serious side effects and even lower your life quality.
In most cases, it is best to take 4-Andro from 6 to 8 weeks at a time and then take a break for the same period of time, as well as get proper post-cycle therapy.
We recommend you to take 200 to 400 mg of 4-Andro daily during your prohormone cycle. It is best to split the dose into two equal parts. Consume one dose in the morning and the other one in the afternoon or evening.
In case you are currently taking both 1-Andro and 4-Andro simultaneously, we recommend you to half the dose of each and find out how your body responds to these supplements before taking a higher dosage, as both supplements have synergistic effects.
Where to buy the 4-Andro (4-DHEA) prohormone ?
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