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Androstenedione vs. Androstenediol

Some people are claiming that the “DIONE” causes greater elevation of testosterone levels than the “DIOL.” Is there any truth to this? If so, why are others claiming “DIOL” gives 3 times the amount of testosterone compared to the “DIONE?” I realize it probably doesn’t matter, because androstenediol is active, and doesn’t need to convert into anything. But I’m just curious. Moreover, is it true that androstenediol converts into androstenedione?

dione converts to testosterone in women very well. Most times companies show a study that increased testosterone by 300%, this was in women. Diol is anaboliic by itself. I’m not sure about its conversion.