If you’re trying to add size and increase strength, the prohormone 1-Andro is one of the most effective legal supplements you can use to help you achieve those goals. However, this is a hardcore product that you should not rush into using. Take the time to understand the proper way to use 1-Andro, or any prohormone, correctly.
What Is 1-Andro?
1-Andro, also known as 1-DHEA, is a legal prohormone that undergoes a two-step conversion process in the body. This process converts 1-Andro into 1-Tesosterone. Also, 1-Andro is non-methylated which means it doesn't convert into estrogen or DHT. Therefore, you won’t experience any unwanted side effects such as bloating or gyno. Additionally, there’s little to no liver toxicity.
Is 1-Andro Legal?
1-Andro is still completely legal in 2020.
What Can You Expect From Using 1-Andro?
The typical user can gain as much as 5-10lbs of muscle during a cycle with no water retention. Your body fat levels will also decrease.
How Long Is A Typical Cycle?
A cycle usually last 6-8 weeks. Once your cycle is over, you should follow a PCT (post-cycle therapy) program. This is part of understanding what goes into using prohormones such as 1-Andro. It’s not as simple as buying a bottle and you’re good to go. You may need 2 bottles to last an entire cycle. At the end of your cycle, you should consider a good 4-week PCT program to help reduce any potential side effects and help restart your body’s own natural production of testosterone. To keep as much of your gains as possible, using a PCT program that supports organ health and boosts your natural production of testosterone is crucial. Of course, you can add to your program by using other products such as creatine or even BCAA/EAAs to support your mass gains.
What Is The Suggested Dose?
The typical dose ranges from 50mg to as high as 100 mg. Also, experienced users will often stack 1-Andro with other prohormone products. If you are a beginner, this is not recommended.
What Are The Side Effects?
Prohormones are the most powerful legal products you can use. As such, some side effects are to be expected. Some possible side effects may include:
- Some Potential Hair Loss
- Enlarged Prostate
- High Blood Pressure
It’s important to note that after you finish a cycle, most of these side effects will go away. As discussed above, you should follow a good PCT program.
Are There Any Special Training Or Nutritional Guidelines?
It’s important to keep your protein intake high. While you should always watch your sugar intake, don’t be afraid of carbohydrates while using 1-Andro. In other words, eat for size. Eat clean of course, but eat to gain. As far as training, you can use a good mass program that emphasizes progressive overload and heavy, basic exercises. It’s not going to hurt to include some intensity techniques as well. I would suggest techniques such as rest-pause and partial reps.
If you’re a serious bodybuilder that’s trying to increase muscle size and strength, a prohormone such as 1-Andro can be a great addition to a mass gaining cycle. However, they are not for everybody. You and you alone have to decide if they are worth it. As I stated in the beginning of this article, the most important thing you can do, especially if you’re new to a product such as 1-Andro, is to make sure you understand what is involved. Bottom line, don’t rush into a cycle. However, once you’ve educated yourself, start your cycle, and get ready for some serious gains!
by Jim Brewster