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1-AD Question!!!!

I certainly think it is an interesting compound. Certainly, the compound it partially converts to, 17b-hydroxyandrost-1-ene-3-one, is an interesting one. It is the 1-ene form of DHT (meaning, it is identical to DHT except for having a double bond in the 1 position, which is an important difference and makes it more like Primobolan or stenbolone than DHT) and so is reasonably called DHT-1-ene. It is not, by the way, any form of testosterone. It has advantages of not being aromatizable or being able to be reduced by 5a-reductase.

DHT-1-ene tests as twice as potent as testosterone in causing the levator ani muscle of the rat to grow. (Not seven times.) This muscle is not a skeletal muscle, it responds somewhat differently to androgen, and there’s no exercise involved, but while the results of this test are not very accurate in predicting potency in athletic use, almost no compounds that are significantly potent in this
test are ineffective as an anabolic, and the exceptions are exceptions for a reason that doesn’t apply to DHT-1-ene.

Now the product being sold, 1-androstenedione (1-adione),
only converts somewhat to DHT-1-ene. We really don’t know, and the references cited don’t show, how much DHT-1-ene you may be able to get into the blood from oral administration of 1-adione.

I do think it is an interesting product, and worth trying, for the curious, at such time as the product gets cleaned up, if it does.