You mention that it may still be
available through a doctor / RX. I have been searching and can't see to find where
or who may prescribe it and where to buy androstenedione. Can you be more specific?
Androstenedione is available through compounding pharmacies, you can do an internet search for them and then you need a doctor's prescription to get it filled in order to buy it. These are special pharmacies.
Androstenediol administered sublingually with cyclodextrin bypasses first-pass hepatic catabolism and increases serum androstenedione, free testosterone, total testosterone, and estradiol concentrations.
Prohormones and sport.
J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2002.
Several precursors of testosterone and nandrolone introduced on the nutritional supplement market as performance enhancing drugs are banned in sports. Until now they are legally sold without a prescription in the US. Results of excretion studies with related compounds including 7-keto-DHEA and 1-androstenediol are presented. The main metabolites of 7-keto-DHEA are 7-hydroxylated compounds. The commercial 1-androstenediol preparation was contaminated with several other anabolic steroids. Oxidation of 1-androstenediol to 1-androstenedione seems to be the major renal metabolic pathway. Additionally contaminated nutritional supplements containing banned substances not indicated on the label were administered. The results of the excretion studies indicate that after the intake of amounts substantially lower than the recommended dose athletes can fail a doping test for periods up to 120 h.
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