Ecdysterone

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What other names is Ecdysterone known by?

20-Hydroxy-Ecdysterone, 20-Hydroxyecdysone, 20-Hydroxy-Beta-Ecdysterone, Alfa-ecdysone, Beta-ecdysone, Beta Ecdysterone, Commisterone, Ecdisten, Ecdysone, Ecdystérone, Ecdysterona, Hydroxyecdysterone, Isoinokosterone, Suma.

What is Ecdysterone?

Ecdysterone is a chemical found in insects, some animals that live in water, and some plants. People use it for medicine.

Ecdysterone is used to increase muscle mass and improve athletic performance.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Muscle building.
  • Improving athletic performance.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of ecdysterone for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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How does Ecdysterone work?

Ecdysterone is similar in structure to the male hormone testosterone, but there's no evidence that it works like testosterone in people.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough reliable information available about ecdysterone to know if it is safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of ecdysterone during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for Ecdysterone.

The appropriate dose of ecdysterone depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for ecdysterone. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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Reviewed on 3/29/2011 12:35:40 PM

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