Overview

19-nor-DHEA 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 19-nor-DHEA. There is concern it might cause serious side effects similar to those caused by other "muscle-building" hormones.

19-nor-DHEA is included as an ingredient in a variety of supplements marketed to athletes and bodybuilders.

How does it work ?

After 19-nor-DHEA is taken, the body is thought to change it into other chemicals called hormones. Some of these hormones include chemicals that are similar to testosterone. Testosterone and similar hormones can help build muscle, but can also cause dangerous side effects.

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