1,4-andro, 4 weeks to kick in? To me, that's a misconception...

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  1. 1,4-andro, 4 weeks to kick in? To me, that's a misconception...


    hello,

    I've used the search function several times and I've seen many many posts which state that 1,4-andro needs to be taken at least for 4 weeks in order for it to kick in... I don't see why a fast acting oral would take time to kick in, I could understand that if we are talking about a long acting ester such as Deca or equipoise ... but with an oral? I just don't get it. I'd really like that someone shed light on this and explained the theory behind it...

    Thank you.


  2. I am interested in hearing some feedback on this as well
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  3. Probably because EQ is somewhat weaker than test/deca on a standalone roid cycle (I've not done those) and so we can't expect 1,4ad to outperform 4ad or 1-test as a standalone cycle unless you extend the cycle time.

  4. I think it takes time for it to build up in your system. From my understanding the liver breaks down anything new for about 2 weeks. After 2 weeks it starts to let more and more through from what I've heard and read. So that may be the reason but I am not 100% sure.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by shadow_manifest
    I think it takes time for it to build up in your system. From my understanding the liver breaks down anything new for about 2 weeks. After 2 weeks it starts to let more and more through from what I've heard and read. So that may be the reason but I am not 100% sure.
    I don't really think that's the reason, for, when using orals, blood hormone levels climb sharply in a matter of hours. So you have high blood hormone levels from the very first day, so I think the idea of 1,4-andro taking weeks to kick in stems from the fact that EQ takes weeks to quick in due to its very long ester.
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  6. ItriedtoripoffBobosonowIamgonehaveaniceday
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    I think if you take a good dose of 600-1200 a day with something like 1test it should be a good cycle. It shoud definitle overcome the side of appetite suppression. I might try it really soon.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by MarcusG
    Probably because EQ is somewhat weaker than test/deca on a standalone roid cycle (I've not done those) and so we can't expect 1,4ad to outperform 4ad or 1-test as a standalone cycle unless you extend the cycle time.

    mmmm interesting

    any other feedback anyone?

  8. Quote Originally Posted by neurotic
    I don't really think that's the reason, for, when using orals, blood hormone levels climb sharply in a matter of hours. So you have high blood hormone levels from the very first day, so I think the idea of 1,4-andro taking weeks to kick in stems from the fact that EQ takes weeks to quick in due to its very long ester.
    Did i miss something? 1,4-andro does not have an ester.

    it does have everything to do with your liver recognizing it as a foreign substance. Oral testosterone cycles work fast because your liver knows what it is and doesn't go after it, boldenone is NOT a natural human hormone, so your body will take a couple of weeks to adjust to it being there.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by neurotic
    I don't really think that's the reason, for, when using orals, blood hormone levels climb sharply in a matter of hours. So you have high blood hormone levels from the very first day, so I think the idea of 1,4-andro taking weeks to kick in stems from the fact that EQ takes weeks to quick in due to its very long ester.

    Well the difference would be bioavailability compared to other orals (methylated). Blood hormone levels do rise rapidly but also dimimsh rapidly unless otherwise methyalted. BUt I tihnk your right in assuming that since EQ takes a while to have any effect, the consensus was that 1,4 andro wouold do the same. I agree that it shouldn't take that much time to have an effect. It should be equivalent to maybe 1AD.
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  10. IMO, the effects from 1,4 should present within a week or two (aromatization, appetite, etc.) but the 4 week recommendation is to help illicit the generally mild anabolic response.

    Chemo

  11. Quote Originally Posted by Jeff
    Did i miss something? 1,4-andro does not have an ester.

    it does have everything to do with your liver recognizing it as a foreign substance. Oral testosterone cycles work fast because your liver knows what it is and doesn't go after it, boldenone is NOT a natural human hormone, so your body will take a couple of weeks to adjust to it being there.
    It has nothing to do with it being natural. Oral testosterone is either methyalted or lymphatically absorbed (Andriol) so therfore bioavailabilty is increased.
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  12. If you can do 2-weekers with other oral prohormones, you can also do them with 1,4-andro ... even better, because 1,4-andro has the highest oral bioavailability of all oral prohormones ---> around 40%.

  13. You could, but its relatively mild so I'm not sure how much you would gain from it. Its still a far cry from 17 alpha-alkylated orals in terms of bioavailibility so I tihnk the positive effects of such a short cycle would be minimal at best.
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  14. Quote Originally Posted by Bobo
    You could, but its relatively mild so I'm not sure how much you would gain from it. Its still a far cry from 17 alpha-alkylated orals in terms of bioavailibility so I tihnk the positive effects of such a short cycle would be minimal at best.
    Oral bioavailability is lower than that of 17AA orals, but you take higher doses in order to make up for that.
    If 2-weekers using test and tren are effective, so will be 2-weekers using high doses of oral 1,4-andro y conjunction with high doses of transdermal 4-diol and cyclo 1-test.

  15. Lower? Yeah its more than 50% lower. And comparing Test and tren to 1,4andro isn't exactly wise. ITs apples and oranges. Actually its apples and watermelons. The difference is very drastic.

    I'm not saying you won't see results, but it won't be that much and you have to take a lot of it to see anything. I would rather use something else thats more effective, like more 4AD or 1-Test. Just seems like a waste of money to me, but to each his own.
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  16. Hmm, if you were to compare the Anabolic potency of testosterone to that of boldenone, miligram per miligram, what number would you get?

  17. No clue. Boldenone is good, but not as good as Test. Thats just from personal experience. They do stack well together because there anabolic effects are mediated differently but overall nothing is as good as Test in terms of gains.
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  18. Quote Originally Posted by Bobo
    but overall nothing is as good as Test in terms of gains.
    I don't think Nandi12 would agree with you ...
    There are steroids with an anabolic potency miligram per miligram bigger than that of test ... tren and 1-test come to my mind.
    Take into account that I'm speaking about SKELETAL MUSCLE GAINS ... if you are talking about muscle + WATER gains then... welll... perhaps nothing is as good as test in that case.

  19. The he can disagree. Ask most AAS users what they like the best and the majority of the time its Test. I don't care about mg to mg or whatever Vida ratio you can give me, as far as results, Test is king IMO. Vida's ratios are based on what dosages should be. If we went by ratios all the time then methyltrienolone would be king and its not. Methyltest would be the best oral out there and it sucks. Ratios are a guideline for doisages compared to a standard. Test will always be the best IMO, and thats from experience. I've gained more off of Test than anything and I've done several tren cycles along with Drol, Dbol, 1-test, M1T, Winny, etc...

    1-test better than Test? In your dreams...


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  20. Quote Originally Posted by neurotic
    There are steroids with an anabolic potency miligram per miligram bigger than that of test ... tren and 1-test come to my mind.
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    Your too hung up on ratios.
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  21. Studies show that, when administered by IM injection, 1-test is 7 times more anabolic than testosterone base and 2 times more anabolic than test propionate.
    If we cannot rely on ratios and/or studies, how do we know which steroids are more anabolic and which are more androgenic? It's what we have: studies and ratios. Other than that... anecdotal reports... but I very much doubt we can conclude anecdotal reports are EVIDENCE, they will never be.
    Then if we cannot trust studies and/or ratios anyone might come up saying "To me, Anavar is more androgenic than test" and no one could antagonize his point of view, don't you think?

  22. **** Bobo, don't you ever sleep? Insomnia is a bitch, isn't it...LOL.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by neurotic
    Studies show that, when administered by IM injection, 1-test is 7 times more anabolic than testosterone base and 2 times more anabolic than test propionate.
    If we cannot rely on ratios and/or studies, how do we know which steroids are more anabolic and which are more androgenic? It's what we have: studies and ratios. Other than that... anecdotal reports... but I very much doubt we can conclude anecdotal reports are EVIDENCE, they will never be.
    Then if we cannot trust studies and/or ratios anyone might come up saying "To me, Anavar is more androgenic than test" and no one could antagonize his point of view, don't you think?
    Your ratios are based on the effect on rat organs, not humans. They don't even show metabolic effects. Its a simple comparison of organ and muscle effcts in rats, thats it. I'll look it up tomorrow but the process of how they determined ratios back in the 60's was used to determine dosages compared to a standard hormone. Thats it.
    The point is, we don't know which ones will be good. You have to look past the ratios and at the actual substance itself. I HAVE taken high doses of 1-test and its not close to Test.

    Actually I found it.


    "To determine the A/A ratio, scientists utilized a test called the Rat Levator Ani Assay. In this test, scientists use two groups of castrated rats. The rats are castrated to remove any interfering influence from fluctuating natural androgen levels. The first group of rats are a control group that receives a placebo, while the second group receives the steroid (either by injection or orally). After a period of time (several days to weeks) the rats are sacrificed. Researchers then isolate three organs from each of the rats the seminal vesicles, ventral prostate, and levator ani muscle. These organs are all weighed and a comparison of the active group to the placebo groups is made. The differences in weights for the seminal vesicles and ventral prostate represent androgenic activity, while the difference in the weight of the levator ani muscles in the control and active group represent anabolic activity.

    To give a landmark against which to gauge the relative activities of each steroid in this assay, a standard is used in some of the rats in the active group. This standard is usually testosterone, testosterone propionate, or 17alpha-methyltestosterone (MT) and the results obtained from the rats given this standard are designated an arbitrary number of 1 for anabolic activity and 1 for androgenic activity. Therefore these standard androgens are said to have an A/A ratio of 1.

    Summary

    Just because something is 1000 times as potent as d-bol does not mean that it will get you 1000 times as big as d-bol at the same dose. No, what it means is that it takes a dose 1/1000th that of a given dose dbol to get the same result. In fact, if you took d-bol like doses of one of those monster steroids in the Ugly section you probably would not get any gains. You would probably just end up sick.


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  24. Quote Originally Posted by Bobo
    Just because something is 1000 times as potent as d-bol does not mean that it will get you 1000 times as big as d-bol at the same dose. No, what it means is that it takes a dose 1/1000th that of a given dose dbol to get the same result. In fact, if you took d-bol like doses of one of those monster steroids in the Ugly section you probably would not get any gains. You would probably just end up sick.
    That's something I know and it doesn't antagonize what I said... which is that it would take 1/7th the dose you take of test to obtain the same results taking 1-test ... which means that you should obtain the same anabolic effect taking 700 mg of test prop weekly or taking 100 mg of 1-test prop weekly.

  25. neurotic,

    What is the point of your discussion on this thread? The principles you are expounding have been mature for years...decades or longer.

    You originally asked about 1,4 and now have taken the topic to something not even in the same ballpark. Is 1-test better than test? You're out of your mind. Does 1-test have its uses? Of course it does. That is the very basis for stacking agents to illicit their unique characteristics.

    So, to refocus this thread into a productive discussion: what is your question or point??

    Chemo
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