What Is a 2a 17a Dimethyl Etiocholan 3 One 17b Ol?


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2a,17a-dimethyl-5a-androst-3-one-17b-ol is an anabolic steroid, also known as Superdrol, Methasterone or Methyldrostanolone. It's taken by body builders and athletes to hormonally enhance the effects of training. People who use Superdol experience greater muscle growth.

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It's similar to Drostanolone, another steroid, except it contains seventeen alpha-dimethyl groups whereas Drostanolone contains none. It became popular in 2005 because it was similar to Drostanolone but wouldn't be picked up in drug tests for athletic competitions. The extra dimethyl groups also make Superdol more potent than Drostanolone (aka Masteron); however they make it much more toxic to the liver. Both Superdrol and Drostanolone are derived from the natural hormone DHT. DHT, unlike straight testosterone, doesn't convert to estrogen when levels become excessive in the body. Because Superdol can't convert to estrogen, its effects are seen as appealing to body builders and athletes even though it represents danger to the liver.

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