Epiandrosterone converts to DHT in the body. DHT is a male sex hormone. It can cause increases in strength and help maintain muscle mass. DHT helps inhibit estrogen conversion and will help dry out the user. This gives the impression of a loss of body fat, since water is shed from within cells. Another benefit is its ability to bind to SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin), leading to a greater ratio of free testosterone to total testosterone. At the end of the day, it is this 'free testosterone' that really matters, not the total testosterone.
When using Epiandrosterone, estrogen is not an issue. There is no water retention when using Epiandrosterone Because of this, there is no worries of gynecomastia because Epiandrosterone does not aromatize. Possible side effects of DHT inlude possible hair loss and joint discomfort. Although it is tempting to use such DHT inhibitors (5a reductase inhibitor) to help protect the hair, one must keep in mind that inhibiting this hormone brings along the risk of short and long term sexual dysfunction.