Prohormone Guide 2024

How Do Prohormones Work?

Prohormones are precursors to active hormones in the body. They work by increasing your testosterone levels and increasing anabolism.

Most Popular Prohormones

The different forms of 1-Andro, 4-Andro, and Super DMZ are the most popular, but here is a list of the top selling prohormones in 2023:

Are Prohormones Safe?

Prohormones may present a myriad of side effects that vary on an individual basis. Prohormones should be used as directed and one must consider the possibility of side effects from a given compound, therefore one should do their research and proceed with caution. If you are looking for non-methylated prohormones, check out this list.


Have some questions that you need to find answers to? Here are some popular questions to help.

I'm 18, At What Age Can You Start Taking Prohormones?

Prohormones are not recommended for anyone under 21 years of age.

Will Prohormones Increase/Decrease Your Libido?

This depends upon the compound. Some compounds will decrease your libido while others may not have any effect or may increase your libido. This also varies on an individual basis.

Will Prohormones Shut You Down?

Prohormones may shut down your natural testosterone production. They also may lower sperm count. These effects usually subside after the cycle. A pct supplement can help get your body back to normal. Click Here

Will Prohormones Shrink Your Testicles?

Prohormones may shrink your testicles due to the shutdown they cause. This should subside after the cycle. A pct supplement can help get your body back to normal. Click here to see.

Will Prohormones Make You Taller Or Stunt Your Growth?

Prohormones will not make you taller and nor will they stunt your growth if taken in adulthood.

Will Prohormones Make You Run Faster?

Prohormones may increase muscle growth which may lead to an increase in speed but they do not directly make you faster.

Why Do Prohormones Make You Lethargic/Tired?

This is a common side effect among prohormones.

Why Do Prohormones Cause Back Pumps?

Prohormones may increase blood flow to the kidneys causing a swelling. Taurine is a popular remedy for back pumps. Click Here

Do Prohormones Affect Your Heart?

Prohormones can increase your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. As long as they are taken for a short period of time these effects should subside and there shouldn’t be a risk of an enlarged heart. Many customers take a cycle support supplement for this, click here.

Do Prohormones Raise Your Blood Pressure?

Prohormones do raise your blood pressure. This is one reason to take a cycle support supplement.

Do Prohormones Make You Hungry?

This depends upon the compound. Some prohormones may kill your appetite while others may increase it. This varies on an individual basis as well.

Do Prohormones Give You Energy?

Prohormones are not stimulatory and may actually cause lethargy.

Why Are So Many Prohormones Banned?

Yes, many were banned in 2012. This is why many new prohormones came out in 2015 that are 100% legal. This is what we sell.

How Old Should You Be To Take Prohormones?

Prohormones are not recommended for anyone under 21 years of age.

Can Women Take Prohormones?

Women should not take prohormones. Women do not naturally have high testosterone levels and taking prohormones could cause serious side effects.

Will I Get Bitch Tits/Gyno From Taking Prohormones?

This varies from compound to compound and also if your are prone to it. Many take AI 3 weeks into their PCT. To be safe you can have an AI on hand.

What Prohormones Won't Increase Estrogen/Cause Gyno?

The incidence of gyno varies from person to person. Certain compounds may be less likely to cause gyno but if you are prone to it you may still get it.  To be safe you can have an AI on hand.

Are Prohormones Legal?

The prohormones that we sell are 100% legal and DHEA based.

Which Prohormones Are Non-Methylated?

Any prohormone that does not include the word “methyl” in its nomenclature is not considered methylated. You can find a list here.

Are There Any Liquid Prohormones?

There are no liquid prohormones currently on the market but the preferred delivery method is capsule.

Are There Any Injectable Prohormones?

Prohormones are not intended to be injected.

When Should I Take Prohormones?

Prohormone dosing should be done according to the directions on the bottle. It is best to take each dose with a meal.

Can I Take Prohormones When I am Sick?

If you are not in the gym for a prolonged period of time due to illness it is not advised that you take prohormones.

When Do Prohormones Expire?

Be sure to check the expiration on the bottle and make sure it is not expired before taking.

When Will My Prohormones Start To Work?

Typically results are seen and felt within the first 10 days.

I See Some Prohormones Say For Beginners & Some For Advanced Users, What's The Difference?

Some prohormones are stronger and can come with more side effects and these are generally recommended for advanced users.

Do You Keep Your Prohormone Gains Or Lose Them?

If a proper PCT follows your prohormone cycle you should be able to keep most of your gains.

How Long Do Prohormones Stay In The Body After Cycling Off?

This varies from compound to compound and unfortunately this is not known for all compounds. The range can be from 24 hours to 12 months.

Recommended prohormones for beginners?

Recommended prohormones for advanced users?

Can Prohormones Cause Testicular Cancer?

Long-term usage of prohormones and steroids might increase the risk of developing cancer.

Can Prohormones Cause Diabetes?

Prohormones do not cause diabetes.

Are There Any Supplements That Increase The Effectiveness Of Prohormones?

Yes. 6 7-dihydroxybergamottin (DHB) increases oral bioavailability and absorption of prohormones. More details on DHB can be found here.

Is Halodrol A Good Prohormone For Beginners?

Yes. Halodrol (No longer available - banned) has low toxicity and no aromatization (estrogen conversion). Another great option for beginners is Epistane. (No longer available - banned)

Is Androsterone A Sex Hormone?

Yes. Androsterone is believed to influence human behavior. It's true strength is increasing strength while supporting fat loss. It is non-methylated and has little to no water retention.

Are Alpha-1 & Methyl-1 The Same Prohormone?

Yes. Methyl-1 and Alpha-1 are the nomenclature for methyl-1-etiocholenolol-epietiocholanolone, a popular bulking prohormone. Both are now banned.

What Is The Most Popular Mentabolan Product?

The most popular Mentabolan product is Galaxy Supplements eStrength. Both are now banned.

Besides Prohormones What Other Products Do You Recommend For Getting Cut?

Ephedra products are exceptionally effective at helping users burn fat and suppress appetite. We created a Ephedra Weight Loss Guide if you have any questions about Ephedra and weight loss. All are 100% legal.

Where Can I Find Out More Information About 1-Andro?

We created a 1-Andro Guide for anyone looking to learn more about the benefits of supplementing with this popular, 100% legal, non-methylated prohormone.

Where Can I Find Out More About 4-Andro?

We also created a 4-Andro Guide for anyone looking to learn more about the benefits of supplementing with this popular, 100% legal, non-methylated prohormone.

How Should I Space Out My Prohormone Use Throughout The Day?

When you purchase a prohormone, on the bottle it should state whether to take with or without food. Overall though, it is recommended that prohormones are taken with food, with preferably a little fat at least, to increase absorption.

How Should I Space Out My Prohormone Use Throughout The Day?

It is recommended to take your prohormone evenly spaced out through the day. If yours calls for 3 per day, take 1 capsule every 8 hours. If it calls for 2 per day, space it 12 hours apart...and so on.

Where Can I Find Out More Information About Post Cycle Therapy?

We created a Post Cycle Therapy Guide to answer any questions you may have about PCT's.

Can I Take A Protein Supplement While On Prohormones?

Yes, you can continue to take a protein supplement (why, casein egg, soy etc) while on your cycle.

Can I Take Creatine With Prohormones?

Yes, you can supplement Creatine while you are on your prohormone cycle.

Recommended Dose/Cycle For Prohormones

A complete cycle would depend upon the compound you are taking.

In general you would take the prohormone for 4-8 weeks followed by PCT for 4 weeks.

First 4-8 Weeks


Week 9-12

Take PCT


An average prohormone cycle is 4-8 weeks. It is not advised to take more than 3 cycles a year.

Do I Need A PCT & Why?

PCT is required after a prohormone cycle to kick start your natural testosterone production. Prohormones can shut down your natural production of testosterone and a PCT is important to help get your testosterone levels to normal.

Without a PCT you can get water retention, gynecomastia, and even an enlargement of the prostate. These supplements help suppress the body's estrogen production, a must when taking a Prohormone. Here is a list.

What Side Effects Will I Experience?

Usually these effects subside after the cycle is discontinued. Take a cycle support supplement to help reduce these side effects. For things like gynecomastia (bitch tits) take an AI supplement.

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Increased Cholesterol Levels
  • Low Libido
  • Lethargy
  • Acne
  • Increased Liver Enzymes
  • Hair Loss
  • Gynecomastia

Will Prohormones Make You Fail A Drug Test?

If you are being tested for prohormone metabolites or increased testosterone levels (generally these tests are only done by athletic governing bodies) then there is a chance you may test positive, this will vary from compound to compound. If you are unsure then you should discontinue use to avoid failing a test.

Can I Stack Different Prohormones?

Certain prohormones may be stacked but this is not advised as prohormones can present many side effects and stacking them only makes these effects more apparent. It is better stack non-methylated prohormones than methylated prohormones.

Prohormones That Were Used For Cutting That Are Now Banned

Some of the popular cutting compounds were Halodrol, Stano, and Epistane. Some prohormones for cutting that are now banned are Halo Extreme, Stano 200, Epi 2A3A, Epi-Tren, and eStrength.

Available Prohormones For Cutting:

Prohormones That Were Used For Strength That Are Now Banned

M-Sten and Halo were great strength building compounds. Some prohormones for building strength that are now banned include Assault Labs M-Sten, Halo Extreme, Halo-V, and eStrength.

Available Prohormones For Strength:

Prohormones That Were Used For Gaining Mass That Are Now Banned

Tren, Super DMZ, and M-Sten were great bulking compounds. Some prohormones for bulking that are now banned include Assault Labs M-Sten, Super DMZ 2.0, Super DMZ 3.0, Tren 13-Ethyl, and Tren Attack.

Available Prohormones For Gaining Mass:

Prohormones That Were Used For Building Muscle That Are Now Banned

M-Sten, Super DMZ, and Tren were great muscle building compounds. Some prohormones for building muscle that are now banned include Assault Labs M-Sten, Super DMZ 2.0, Super DMZ 3.0, Tren 13-Ethyl, and Tren Attack.

Available Prohormones For Muscle Building:

Where Can I Find Out More Information About Estrogen Blockers?

We created the Estrogen Blockers Guide to address questions users have regarding SARMS and Estrogen Blockers.

Where Can I Find Out More Information About SARMS and Ostarine?

Read about the benefits in our Ostarine/Sarms Guide.

Strong Prohormones

One of the strongest prohormones is Superdrol. Many customers used to get great results from M-Sten and Super DMZ. Some of the strongest supplements that are now banned include Assault Labs M-Sten, Super DMZ 2.0, and Super DMZ 3.0.

Strongest Prohormones That Are Available:

What Are The Most Commonly Stacked Prohormones?

Tren and Epistane are often stacked together. (BANNED) These are the two most popular new prohormones that are stacked:

  1. Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Androdiol 4-Andro
  2. Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals 1-AD 1-Andro

What Is Laxogenin?

Laxogenin is a new supplement that has similar results to prohormones without affecting hormone levels. The most popular Laxogenin product is Anongenin.

Users will notice increased size and strength, but although its simiilar to the popular Anavar, there are no side effects!

For more information you can read up in our Laxogenin Guide.


Were All Prohormones Eliminated In The 2014 Prohormone Ban Bill?

No. My Supplement Store still sells numerous prohormones, but are all DHEA based and 100% legal. We wrote a lengthy blog post about the 2014 Prohormone Ban dealing with the top 10 questions about the ban. 1-Andro and 4-Andro are the most popular products that are still legal.

If you are looking for natural test boosters, we created a Natural Test Boosters Guide to talk about what supplements can help you increase test naturally and some other tips that you should find helpful.