4-AD by AMS...any good?
- 10-10-2006, 01:09 PM
4-AD by AMS...any good?
I got an email from a retailer that i have purchased from before stating:
"Ahhh...The good old days. When Andro ruled the world. Ergopharm's Androdiol, VPX's Paradeca and 4-Test, Biotest's Mag-10, AST's 4-Diol 250. What did all these have in common? They all contained the first legal anabolic that was at the core of the prohormone revolution, 4-Androstenediol. The mother of all prohormones that directly converted to testosterone in the body. Well, they came and went and we've been starving for this androgenic/anabolic replacement ever since...
The wait is finally over! AMS has reproduced this formula to pefection in a perfectly legal and safer of a compound than its predecessors. The product is called 4-AD and has a higher conversion efficiency to testosterone than the older andros. Better yet, the main ingredient is found naturally in several tissues of the body and does not convert to estrogen or DHT."
Anyhow....looked up the product and here are the specs:
4-AD Ingredients: Diandrone Ethyl Ester (150mg), Beta Sitosterol (100mg), Quercetin (50mg), ), 1,4,6 etioallocholan-dione (3mg) 4-AD Other Ingredients:Pyrolsate acetate, gelatin, magnesium stearate, silica.
4-AD Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, take one (1) to three (3) capsules per day in divided doses with food. Use in cycles of 4 to 6 weeks. Do not exceed three (3) capsules per day.
My question is based on the specs does this product have any legitimacy or is it just a clever way of marketing?
Thanks in advance.
- 10-10-2006, 01:11 PM
Originally Posted by Flexfx
- 10-10-2006, 01:39 PM
Actual 4-AD is now illegal for retail sale. Diandrone is another name for DHEA. It also has a tiny amount of ATD in it (1,4,6 etioallocholan-dione).
There are much better "test-boosters" on the market. Not to sound like a commercial, but... check our Board Sponsors.
10-10-2006, 01:44 PM
10-10-2006, 01:53 PM
I checked this out yesterday and this product is a scam to say the least. The company used a combination of different names and nomenclatures to describe its main active ingredient...DHEA...what a joke! Their write up is pretty misleading and it sounds like they have come up with a legal 4AD, but don't fall for it.Originally Posted by Mass_69
EDIT: THIS WAS MY FIRST OPINION ON THIS PRODUCT AFTER DOING SOME RESEARCH ON THE INGREDIENTS. PLEASE DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH AND COME TO YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS. DIANDRONE IS LISTED AS AN INGREDIENT AND IS A FANCY WORD FOR DHEA...THIS LEAD ME TO MY CONCLUSIONS...YOU BE THE JUDGE (I COULD BE WRONG).
Last edited by stxnas; 10-16-2006 at 04:44 PM.
10-10-2006, 01:54 PM
I just hate when companies triy to pull a fast one over on people. I might have paid $50 for some DHEA !!!
10-10-2006, 06:06 PM
u guys i dont think this is actually dhea....
i really think they found a loophole in the lagal system and this is legit
10-10-2006, 06:23 PM
10-11-2006, 02:52 AM
Second that...it is DHEA, just some kind of ethyl derivative.
Now, the problem here is not just the ethics of selling a DHEA derivative claiming that it will be anabolic.
An equally troubling issue is with this diandrone ethyl ester. I wonder if they even know what they're doing. I'll explain (hopefully without boring everybody with a chem lesson). An ester is the product, at least in structurally, between an acid and an alcohol. For instance, with test prop the alcohol is testosterone and the acid is propionic acid. So here, DHEA (diandrone) is the alcohol, so how can it have an ethyl ester? Since ethyl ester means a derivative of ethyl alcohol, we're missing our acid here.
Perhaps they mean it's an ethyl ether, that is possible, but such a basic mistake is a little scary. Isn't it bad enough that we have designers where we don't know what's in them? Well now, we can take stuff where the manufacturer doesn't even know what the hell it is.
OK, rant over. Bottom line, the stuff is probably not a whole lot better - even with it's ester, ether, or whatever - than those first androstenedione products.
10-11-2006, 03:49 PM
Another one their selling is 1, 2-Dehydroisoandrosterone , under the name something like 1-AD
1-Androsterone Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving
1, 2-Dehydroisoandrosterone 100mg
Milk Thistle 50mg
Ok,.. now I found this on another board. It just saound like they made a 4-dhea to convert to 4-AD, and a ... well,.. you'll see.
Oh I agree. I think 4-AD itself was kind of ****.
The dione has 15% based on the 1,4 andro studies. I don't believe there is anything on the diol. I am more excited about the 1-Dione, no the 4-AD piece, but they made a good stack since the 4-AD added the "wet" factor to the dry 1-Adione.
So in a nutshell:
600mg of 4-AD should convert to 90mg of Testosterone IN THEORY then the addition of ATD should help even more.
400mg of 1-Androsterone should convert to 60mg of 1-Testosterone IN THEORY
Good product for people that won't take methyls...
Characterization of boldione and its metabolites in human urine by liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization mass spectrometry and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry.Kim Y, Jun M, Lee W.
Doping Control Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 131, Cheongryang, Seoul, Korea. [email protected]
Boldione (1,4-androstadiene-3,17-dione) is a direct precursor (prohormone) to the anabolic steroid boldenone (1,4-androstadiene-17beta-ol-3-one). It is advertised as a highly anabolic/androgenic compound promoting muscularity, enhancing strength and overall physical performance, and is available on the Internet and in health stores. This work was undertaken to determine and characterize boldione and its metabolites in human urine, using both liquid chromatography with electrospray ionization mass spectrometry and gas chromatography with mass spectrometry and derivatization. Boldione and its three metabolites were detected in dosed human urine after dosing a healthy volunteer with 100 mg boldione. The excretion studies showed that boldione and its metabolites were detectable in urine for 48 h after oral administration, with maximum excretion rates after 1.8 and 3.6 h (boldenone case). The amounts of boldione and boldenone excreted in urine from this 100 mg dose were 34.45 and 15.95 mg, respectively. (c) 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Now the interesting thing about this study is that the levels of conversion are probably MUCH higher, since the estrogen conversion and other excretion pathways are not factored in and with that you STILL get 15% in the urine.
10-11-2006, 05:15 PM
So what does this exactly mean? Does it actually have anabolic properties?Originally Posted by xtraflossy
10-11-2006, 06:03 PM
I thought that other product was an Anti-E...???Originally Posted by joebo
Edit: I didn't realize they had a product claiming to be 1-AD. I was referring to their product called Arom-X.
Last edited by stxnas; 10-11-2006 at 07:56 PM.
10-11-2006, 06:08 PM
the owner posted something over at bb.com
everyone over there was bashing it as well untill he gave his input
somehow they found a loophole in the regulation
10-11-2006, 08:02 PM
I'm going to go look around over there and see what I can find...I'm betting that they are going to say that their product is a by-product that is naturally occuring (IE Cow Poop or Elephant Urine. LOL.)Originally Posted by ECTOmorph
10-11-2006, 08:40 PM
10-11-2006, 08:57 PM
As a beloved friend of mine once said, "Good grief!"
I just read through the manufacturer's webiste and BB.com for about an hour. I still don't see anything conclusive one way or the other. There is too much arguing and name calling back and forth amongst some good intellectual debating about what this stuff could be. We'll just have to wait and see. Apparently these products are from one or more X employees of a very reputable company...that's the only thing that makes me want to keep an eye on this.
10-11-2006, 10:01 PM
10-11-2006, 10:28 PM
Dude - ethanoic acid??????Originally Posted by bigSMokey
I think people just got lazy or whatever when they started calling everything "ethyl ester" instead of "ethanoate" - meaning they make the ester with ethanoic acid (i.e. where the ethyl comes from).
I agree with your premise though - POOR nomenclature.
10-11-2006, 10:43 PM
yah the person that came out w this was with ergopharm a couple years agoOriginally Posted by stxnas
10-11-2006, 11:07 PM
10-13-2006, 02:16 PM
Ya, his name is David Cannoy.
Quotes from David
"Thanks for the interest. They are DHEA derived. Keep in mind that they are from AMS - not ErgoPharm. The names clearly are products from AMS. 1-Androsterone, 4-AD and Arom-X. Take care"
1-DHEA is an intermediate between 1-Adiol and 1-ADione
4-DHEA is an intermediate between 4-Adiol and 4-ADione
"99% of the 1-DHEA will turn into 1-ADione in the liver. If you remember 1-Dione was the first product released and was VERY effective. This product will be MORE effective than the 1-Diol or 1-Dione of the past and is a VERY potent muscle builder. 4-DHEA will 99% convert into 4-Dione in the liver, the added AI will slow conversion to estrogen and give you the same effect of the old "andro". New ideas that are amazing always are cursed in the beginning. Finally, the delivery method is FAR superior to the old prohormones, which gives you a product BETTER than the originals."
10-13-2006, 05:12 PM
So, who wants to be the guinea pig? lol I would offer but I'm in the midst of another Superdrol cycleOriginally Posted by BillyB
10-13-2006, 08:01 PM
10-13-2006, 08:15 PM
10-16-2006, 04:14 PM
hmmmOriginally Posted by BillyB
I thought 4-Dione(Andro) was a crappy compound anyway? And I don't even know what 1-Dione was.
The 1-Androsterone writeup says it converts to 1-Test.
Neither product actually lists 1-DHEA or 4-DHEA in their ingredients list.
I'm not gonna bash 'em too hard yet though. They're not methyls so they're supposed to be non-toxic. According to them, they'll stack well together (& their 4AD product contains an added ATD) and their 3rd product(Arom-X) is for post cycle therapy. So hopefully at least uninformed customers will buy all 3, use as recommended, and not get all fukt up.
10-16-2006, 04:37 PM
subbed. hope someone can give some feedback. I think it will work but i dont have the money for that so i'll wait til someone does. I was interested when i saw the 4ad because people used it with m1t to combat lethargy i believe, and i was going to finish the bottle of m1t i have had for over 2 years.
10-16-2006, 05:17 PM
The actual original 4AD (4-androstenediol) was good for pretty much everything cause it converts to test. It was very weak in oral form though, so everyone used transdermals.
This new AMS 4AD though (that SUPPOSEDLY converts to 4-dione) probably won't be anything like it.
10-25-2006, 03:38 PM
10-25-2006, 03:42 PM
10-25-2006, 06:02 PM
I have tried a lot of other products out there....SDI Labs, it was expensive but it worked pretty well. I don't think it worked as well as I wanted. I was on the original 1-AD 4-AD ....VPX Sports Paradeca, 1Test and Decavar. Other than that all of those are off the shelves so I am just trying different things to see what works best for me. I am hopin this is like the original. I will let you all know.
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