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Methyl-1-Alpha, also known by its acronym M1A has one main ingredient called Epietiocholanolone. Sounds like some obscure chemical right? Well chances are youíve heard it called by its other name, Andro. Yes, thatís right; Epietiocholanolone and Andro are in fact, almost the same compound. Legal Gear, the company now infamous for creating M1T has perfected the practice of modifying illegal compounds (like Testosterone in M1T, and Prohoromones in M1A) into legal ones. So those of you who miss Andro may be quite pleased with this product. So we will now investigate the effectiveness, mechanism, and possible side of effects of this chemical.
Androstenedione is a prohoromone. Prohormones are compounds that can be converted by the body into hormones, in this case, in a single step. Most prohormones are banned at this time, but Methyl-1-Alpha has managed to get around this, at least for the time being. While the following effects are not attributed to M1A, itís reasonable to imply the effects of M1A would be very similar to those of Andro. The people who would benefit most from using Androstenedione bodybuilders, weight trainers, and participants of demanding sports. Due to its incredible testosterone producing capability (as it is chemically only one step away from Testosterone), Andro has emerged as a very popular and controversial supplement.
The producers of supplements often claim their compound can spur incredible growth, boost testosterone, etc. Unfortunately, they often lack numbers to back up these claims. This, however, is not the case with Andro. According to 3 studies compiled by bodybuilding for you, elevated levels of testosterone were found in males receive Andro orally when compared to those receiving a placebo. For more information on the trials, check the link in the works cited section of this page.
But Andro is not controversial as to whether or not it works. Its controversial aspects are the possible negative impact it could have on ones health. There are a number of serious side effects related to Andro use. Because it is a prohormone, possible side effects include: the inhibition of natural testosterone production (shrinking balls), increased estrogen and DHT production (grow boobies and go bald), acne, and elevated risks of some cancers