4-ANDROSTERONE Overview Information
4-Androsterone is a type of chemical known as a "prohormone." These chemicals are changed by the body to other "muscle-building" hormones such as testosterone. Very little is known about the safety of 4-androsterone. There is concern it might cause serious side effects similar to those caused by other "muscle-building" hormones.
4-Androsterone is included as an ingredient in a variety of supplements marketed to athletes and bodybuilders.
How does it work?
After 4-androsterone is taken, the body is thought to change it into other chemicals called hormones. Some of these hormones include testosterone. Testosterone can help build muscle, but can also cause dangerous side effects.
- Athletic performance.
- Other conditions.
4-ANDROSTERONE Side Effects & Safety
When taken by mouth: 4-Androsterone is POSSIBLY UNSAFE. 4-Androsterone is changed by the body to other "muscle building" hormones such as testosterone. There is concern 4-androsterone might cause serious side effects similar to those caused by other "muscle-building" hormones. These serious side effects might include liver damage, kidney damage, and also stroke.
Special Precautions and Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking 4-androsterone if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Heart disease: 4-Androsterone might worsen heart disease in some patients.
Liver problems: 4-Androsterone might worsen liver problems in some patients.
The appropriate dose of 4-androsterone depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for 4-androsterone. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.