19 Norandrostenedione (also known as Norandro, 19 Nor and 19 3 Andro Nor) is so new that no human
studies exist yet. However, as Androstenedione has demonstrated its
effectiveness at increasing muscularity, vascularity, endurance, and strength,
Norandrostenedione does all the above with the seemingly added benefit of
improved lipolysis or increased fat mobilization. In addition to these
attributes, norandrostenedione has far fewer potential side effects than its
According to famous steroid guru Dan Duchaine,
"19-nortestosterone is a testosterone molecule without a carbon molecule at
the 19th position. So nor-Androstenedione is simply an Androstenedione molecule
without any carbon at the 19th
position...The interesting thing about nor-Androstenedione is that the
dehydrogenase enzyme in the liver won't add any carbon at the 19th position. It
adds only a hydrogen at the 17th position. So, without any carbon added, the
Norandrostenedione won't be converted to testosterone. It's converted to
nor-testosterone instead. In basic terms: nor-Androstenedione is converted to
nandrolone in the liver."
The highly anabolic properties of nandrolone are undisputed. Nandrolone easily
binds to the body's steroid receptors and remains attached even longer than
testosterone. Nandrolones are preferable to testosterones because of poor
conversion to undesirable estrogenic compounds, and because the androgenic side
effects like acne, increased body-hair growth and acceleration of male pattern
baldness are not as prevalent. Unfortunately, Norandrostenedione may cause a
false positive on a steroid test for nandrolone.
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diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
1. What is it and where does it come from? Note: In the US Norandrostenedione is against the law and no longer legal to buy or use.
19-Norandrostenedione is basically an androstene molecule with a carbon atom
missing in the 19th position. I know, I know youíd have to be a chemistry
major to figure that out. Well, to save you the trouble itís basically this:
19-norandrostenedione is converted by an enzyme (17-beta hydroxysteroid
dehydrogenase) into nandrolone in the bodyís liver.
2. What does it do and what scientific studies give evidence to support this?
Working much like its cousin, testosterone, 19-norandrostenedione studies show
that 19-norandrostene may be even better than any other legal testosterone
precursor because it does not carry the same side effects as more highly
anabolic hormones. Some of the benefits of supplementing with
19-norandrostenedione include avoiding the effects of DHT problems (male pattern
balding and prostate enlargement). This is great news for those who want the
muscle gains without the hormonal side effects!!! This is because of the
conversion to nandrolone instead of testosterone directly. Also, since
19-norandrostenedione uses the same enzyme to convert as androstenedione, they
work very well together which conserves your bodyís enzyme use and maximizes
your hormonal conversion efficiency. Studies conducted on nandrolone show that
it is highly efficient compared to testosterone because it attaches to steroid
receptors easier and stays attached longer. The conversion rate (to testosterone
effects) is 5.61%, the same as androstenedione, but less than pure testosterone
(illegal). So, the trade-offs are: getting a little less anabolic steroid,
19-norandrostendione, but still getting awesome results with a much much lower
chance of side effects such as DHT problems, as compared to direct precursor.
3. Who needs it and what are some symptoms of deficiency?
You know who needs it bodybuilders, muscle men, and all out normal dudes who
want to experience HUGE gains, BIG results, and AWESOME power! Seriously, this
is a supplement that works. Itís chemically proven (as testosteroneís
cousin) to increase muscle mass and overall size of muscles very quickly and
effectively. Because it is not an essential nutrient, deficiency is not an
4. How much should be taken? Are there any side effects?
Androgenic products should only be supplemented by healthy males 21 years old or
older. Because women may be sensitive to androgens, it is not recommended for
women. Anyone with pre-existing hormonal dependencies (breast, prostate, etc.)
should check with a physician before supplementing with 19-norandrostendione.
Research indicates that best results are observed with 100 mg twice per day (not
to exceed). Because this is such new territory, no long-term studies have been
conducted on 19-norandrostendione