Prohormone Info - What are prohormones?
What are Prohormones?
A prohormone is a precurser to a hormone, usually having little health risk and minimal side effects. The primary use and function of a prohormone is for the enhancement and strengthening of a hormone that already exists in the body.
Whats the difference between a Ster*oid and a Prohormone?
The first adds hormones and prohormones do not. Prohormones enhance already existent hormones.
Who uses Prohormones?
Bodybuilders, athletes, and serious weight lifters and previous non medical Roid users. People who take prohormones are generally looking to increase strength, size, endurance, muscle size, add lean muscle mass, reduce body fat and speed up recovery times. If you have any kind of pre-existing health conditions, consult your physician prior to taking any prohormones. Consulting with a sports doctor is always best as they have actualy experience with these kind of dietary supplements.
How old should I be before taking prohormones?
We suggest that you wait until you are at least the age of 21 before taking prohormones. This is because prior to the age of 21, your body is still growing, and your body's natural production of testosterone is massively high. Even after the age of 21, your body's natural testosterone production is still very high. People most commonly use prohormones after their body has finished growing and essentially hit its genetic potential.
What is the intent of Prohormone use?
The intent of taking a prohormone is to provide the great benefits of taking anabolic gear without the usual legal and health risks. Prohormones are usually taken to to later be converted to full active hormones through an enzymatic process that occurs during metabolism.
What kind of risks and side effects may one face during Prohormone use, and how does one off set these sides successfully?
Dependent on the users tolerance and experience one may face side effects such as acne, hair loss, and breast tissue enlargement and or sensitivity. Many users do what's called "post cycle therapy," to off set these side effects. Post cycle therapy will boost the testosterone levels back to where they need to be and clean the toxins from the liver. Prohormones are processed through the liver so an On Cycle Support product is highly suggested during your cycle to help reduce the stress on your liver and to help keep your blood pressure down.
What is the best Prohormone?
The best prohormone can vary, as goals vary for the person. Many people who ask this question are also asking, whats the strongest prohormone? In this case we always ask what is your goal. For the the sake of the majority of our clients goals being to add muscle size and bulk up there are a few options for you.
Single Compound Formulas and Multiple Stacking Formulas. What this means is supplements with one prohoromone in it or a supplement with 2+ prohormones in it. Obviously a multiple prohoromone formula will be stronger. However no one that is doing their first cycle should use a multiple compound formula. These formulas are for advance users who have successfully completed previous prohormone cycles in the past and want to take it to the next level. All of the prohormones should be taken with On Cycle liver support and followed with Post Cycle Therapy.
- As far as single compound formulas for adding muscle and size, the strongest prohormone compounds are:
After single compound formulas comes double formula prohormone, what this means is 2 prohoromes in one supplement. This is a step up from the single formula formulas.
- The Strongest dual prohormone compound supplements are:
- The last category and of course strongest prohormone stacked supplements have 3+ prohrmones in them, the following are the strongest prohormone stacks:
For Single Compound Prohormone Formulas:
There is also levels of strength based on your experience level. Many would say that jumping from the entry level to intermediate or experienced without having even done one cycle in the past is dangerous and if not done properly can lead to problems.
There are 3 categories that we can use to describe the strength and level of the prohormone.
- Beginner (B)
- Intermediate (I)
- Experienced/Advanced (E)
Here are a breakdown of prohormones for all levels;
Good for beginners:
Intermediate Prohormone Supplements:
Advanced/Experienced Prohormone Supplements:
Multi Compound Prohormone Stacks
Q. How Do I take a prohormone?
A. Assuming you are above the age of 21, we first strongly suggest that you take On Cycle Support with your prohormone, as prohormones are liver toxic and will add stress to you body. Most prohormones have a half life of 6 hours, which means that when you take a prohormone it takes roughly 6 hours before the strength of that dosage cuts in half. What this means, is that the ideal time to take your next dosage would be at that 6 hour mark. The suggested dosage for most prohormones is 2 servings a day, so with this we suggest taking one serving of your on cycle support and one serving of your prohormone in the morning, and do the same 6 hours later.
DO NOT take a prohormone within 6 hours of going to sleep, the dosage will still be highly active and make it very difficult to fall asleep.
If you are an experienced user, and want to increase your dosage beyond 2 servings a day, the best way to do this based on customer feedback, is to spread your dosages out evenly thoughout the day, take your on cycle support with your first and last dosages of the day, and make sure that last serving is not within the last 6 hours of going to sleep.
To make sense of this, lets say you sleep 8 hours a day, which means that you have 16 hours a day for which you are awake. Since you do not want to take a prohormone within 6 hours of going to sleep, you are left with the first 10 hours of your day for which you can ingest a prohormone. So you have a 10 hour windown daily during your cycle for which you can take your prohormone, you just want to spread these out evenly and make sure your next dosage is no more than 6 hours later. Let's assume you want to move your prohormone dosage up to 3 servings, and you are taking your on cycle support twice a day. For the example, let's say you get up at 8am, at 8am you will take one serving of your prohormone and one serving of your on cycle support. At 1:00pm, 5 hours later you will take your second serving of your prohormone, and 5 hours later at 6:00pm you will take your last serving of your prohormone and last serving of your on cycle support.
Q. I just finished my cycle and pct and I want to start another cycle immediately should I?
- No alcohol
- Drink Plenty of water
- Up your caloric intake
- Sleep a full cycle nightly
- Workout & Train Hard
- Do add On Cycle Liver Support
- Do a good Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) afterward
Q. Do Prohormones come up positive on a Drug Test?
Q. Are Prohormones Legal?
Q. Can I take other supplements while taking a prohormone?
A. Yes you can, however it depends on the supplement.
Multi-Vitamins are good to take.
Fish oils are good to take.
Creatine is fine, however one must drink more water as a result so that creatine does not leave free radicals in the body.
Protein is good to take.
Q. How long does a bottle last, what is the shelf life of a prohormone supplement?
A. The average shelf life of a bottle is 2-3 years. Your supplements should be kept in a cool dark place. As a result of scaricty in the market of good products many people stock up on prohormones when they find one that they like. Please keep the shelf life in mind when doing this.
Q. What are the main prohormone compounds:
A. Below find the compounds and their nomenclature, click on them to read more about them.