Prohormone & Supplement Ingredients:

3-beta-hydroxyetioallocholan-5-ene-17-one (DHEA)

3-beta-hydroxyetioallocholan-5-ene-17-one should actually be 3-beta-hydroxyetioallocholen-5-ene-17-one and is the compound nomenclature for DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone). DHEA dhea is a a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands and a precursor to androstenedione. It can convert into the androgen testosterone, but it also can convert into estrone, and estradiol. It's too weak to really make a difference in absolute testosterone levels.

DHEA has therapeutic uses and is an unlikely candidate for abuse, as research has demonstrated that it's not much of a muscle-builder. Although DHEA can be converted to testosterone in the body, it's not a primary source of the hormone in men.

DHEA might fit the description of "the ONLY real PROHORMONE still available today," but will it give you "extreme gains in strength and size" or "skyrocketing testosterone levels" as suggested in ads for Methyl 1-D? Not likely. Even in large doses, these effects have never been demonstrated.

"The dietary supplements androstenedione, dehydroepiandrosterone, and androstenediol are precursors in the endogenous production of testosterone. The efficacy and safety of these prohormones are not well established but are promoted to have the same androgenic effects on building muscle mass and strength as anabolic-androgenic steroids. Studies have demonstrated repeatedly that acute and long-term administration of these oral testosterone precursors does not effectively increase serum testosterone levels and fails to produce any significant changes in lean body mass, muscle strength, or performance improvement compared with placebo." (Pediatr Clin North Am. 2007 Aug;54(4):787-96).
Supplements with this ingredient:
Methyl 1-D (Test Boosters/Hormone Regulation)
Stage II Evolution PCT Rejuvenation (Post Cycle Support)

Links to additional information on 3-beta-hydroxyetioallocholan-5-ene-17-one (DHEA)
National Library of Medicine-Dehydroepiandrosterone (Added on 1/10/2011)
Pediatr Clin North Am. 2007 Aug;54(4):787-96 (Added on 1/10/2011)
Dehydroepiandrosterone and its metabolites: differential effects on androgen receptor (Added on 1/10/2011)
Honest DHEA Supplement Information (Added on 1/10/2011)
Information on DHEA from the Mayo Clinic (Added on 1/10/2011)

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