Rubrosterone - Glossary


An ecdysteroid isolated from Achyranthes rubrofusca – a traditional medicinal herb.  Rubrosterone differs from other ecdysteroids used in bodybuilding supplements, as it lacks the side chain present in 20-hydroxyecdysone and its analogs.

There is virtually no accessible human or animal research on the effects of rubrosterone in isolation – thus, claims that rubrosterone is “more active” than other ecdysteroids are premature, at best. One study demonstrated Achyranthes rubrofusca extracts exerted hypolipidemic effects in rats, although what contribution – if any – made by rubrosterone is unknown.

Author: elissa

Elissa is a former research associate with the University of California at Davis, and the author/co-author of over a dozen articles published in scientific journals. Currently a freelance writer and researcher, Elissa brings her multidisciplinary education and training to her writing on nutrition and supplements.

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