July 1, 2016

Androstenetrione

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What other names is Androstenetrione known by?

4-androstene-3,6,17-trione, 6-OXO, ADT, Androst-4- ene-3,6,17-trione, Androstenetriona, Androsténétrione.

What is Androstenetrione?

Androstenetrione is a steroid. Despite serious safety concerns, it is used for improving athletic performance.

Androstenetrione is promoted as an alternative to "prohormones" such as androstenedione. Marketers claim that androstenetrione increases the body's natural testosterone levels and therefore is free from the negative side effects of prohormones. There is no reliable evidence to back these claims.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Improving athletic performance.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of androstenetrione for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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