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Androstenedione: Androstenedione is a steroid supplement that has been available in the past over-the-counter in supplements to enhance athletic performance. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration officially warned the public that androstenedione poses significant health risks, similar to those of anabolic steroids. Androstenedione is now a controlled substance and is only available by prescription.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Androstenedione

Adequate amounts of Androstenedione are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

  • Improved athletic performance

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Androstenedione

Adequate amounts of Androstenedione are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Androstenedione

Excessive intake of Androstenedione may involve the following risks:

  • Shrinkage of testicles
  • Enlargement of male breasts
  • Impotence
  • Male pattern baldness in women
  • Increased facial hair in women
  • Increased risk of breast cancer
  • Increased risk of blood clots for women
  • Increased risk of endometrial cancer
  • Acne in youths
  • Early star of puberty
  • Stunted growth
  • Possible allergic reaction and/or rash in some people
  • Possible interactions with other supplements and medications
  • Consult with your healthcare provider before using any supplements, herbal remedies, and alternative therapies

Descriptions of Androstenedione

Androstenedione : delta-4 C19 steroid that is produced in the testes, ovaries and adrenal cortex and can serve as a precursor to testosterone as well as estrone and estradiol.
Source: CRISP

Androstenedione: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Androstenedione) include:

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