What is androstenediol (Sold as OSMO Androdiol)?
Androstenediol (4-AD) is a natural occurring androgen metabolite, found in all animals (meat),
and is a direct precursor and metabolite to testosterone. It is a very obscure compound that is
not widely discussed
in the literature like other androgens are. In all mammals, 4-AD is produced in the gonads and adrenal glands.
The oral form of 4-AD is metabolized in the liver to become testosterone via an enzymatic pathway.
What does Androdiol do?
While 4-AD doesn't have commonly known functions like testosterone does, supplementation
with 4-AD supplies the body with the immediate precursor and metabolite to testosterone for optimal
natural production of the body's own testosterone. Remember that testosterone is a hormone
that is crucially necessary for healthy muscle mass, strength, and energy. Optimal levels
of the body's own natural testosterone help keep red blood cells healthy, sex drive vital,
protein production rapid, and immune system operations in balance. 4-AD supplementation
can help the body be robust and hardy, by supporting optimal natrual testosterone production. 4-AD converts
to testosterone much more efficiently than Androstene via a different enzyme. The limiting factor in converting
both Androstene and Androdiol to testosterone, is the prevalence and ability of the body to replenish
the enzymes. Thus, Androstene and Androdiol when utilized together, produce an additive increase
in testosterone. So, it just makes sense to "STACK" the two, which ensures availability of the enzyme to do
4-AD, when taken orally, may increase blood levels of both 4-AD and testosterone significantly.
Secondary to these improvements, possible effects are feelings of increased energy, and
enhanced recovery and repair after exercise. Some individuals report feelings of heightened
sexual arousal, as well as a greater sense of well being.
Is Androdiol like anabolic steroids?
No. 4-AD occurs naturally in the human body and feeds natural healthy testosterone production
safely. Anabolic steroids are synthetic derivatives of testosterone, which over time, can have
a strong negative impact on your endocrine system and down regulate the production of your own
natural testosterone. 4-AD, used according to label instructions, is natural, safe, and legal,
while anabolic steroids are illegal and may over time cause some permanent inhibition of the
body's natural healthy production. 4-AD is the single best "food" available to support the natural
healthy production of your body's own testosterone.
Is there any reason not to take Androdiol?
Men who have prostate problems and women who may have a predisposition towards breast cancer
should only take Androdiol under the care of their doctor. Therefore, we advise you to tell
your doctor that you are supplementing with 4-AD and because 4-AD supplementation may increase
the body's natural production of these hormones, have your doctor monitor your levels
of testosterone and estrogen when taking 4-AD for any changes. Because 4-AD is an androgen
(male hormone), women should watch for signs of masculinization, such as increased growth of facial
hair, and if this occurs, decrease supplementation of 4-AD.
How do I take Androdiol?
Males should take one 100 milligram capsule once or twice daily, 1 hour prior to
strenuous physical activity, like weightlifting. Females may take one capsule 1 hour
Taken this way, blood levels of 4-AD are raised during exercise, at a time when blood flow
to muscles is optimized. This is the best time to make sure that your body has a ready
supply of Androdiol, the most efficient building block for robust testosterone production. Men may also take
one 4-AD capsule three times a day to support more consistent natural daily production
of testosterone. Women should take one 4-AD
capsule no more than once per day.