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Prohormone Guide 2016
How do prohormones work?
Prohormones are precursors to active hormones in the body. They work by increasing your testosterone levels and increasing anabolism.
What are the most popular prohormones you have right now?
The different forms of 1-andro, 4-andro and Super DMZ are the most popular, but here is a top prohormones selling in 2016:
- IML 1-Andro
- IML 4-Andro
- IML Super DMZ
- Hi-Tech Anavar
- IML Epi-Andro
- Hi-Tech Dianabol
- IML Nor Andro
- Blackstone Labs Chosen 1
- Blackstone Labs Brutal 4ce
- Blackstone Labs AbNORmal
Are prohormones safe?
Prohormones may present a myriad of side effects that vary on an individual basis. Prohomones 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. Looking for non-methylated prohormones, check out our list here.
I’m 18, can I take prohormones? At what age can I?
Prohormones are not recommended for anyone under 21 years of age.
Are prohormones steroids?
Some prohormones are considered designer steroids and thus are steroids. In general though prohormones are precursors to steroids.
Will steroids 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? Will they make you sterile or lower sperm count?
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.
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.
Will prohormones make you fail a drug test? Will they make you test positive for steroids?
If you are being tested for steroid 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.
Will prohormones make you taller? 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 and steroids may increase blood flow to the kidneys causing a swelling. Taurine is a popular remedy for back pumps.
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.
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 your 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 many prohormones banned?
Prohormones and designer steroids in the end are or convert to steroids. This is why many new prohormones came out in 2015 to get around the ban.
I am going to take a prohormone, what should my complete cycle look like?
What side effects will I experience?
Common side effects are high blood pressure, increased cholesterol levels, low libido, lethargy, acne, increased liver enzymes, hair loss, and gynecomastia. 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. Want a prohormone with less, side effects? Check out non-methylated prohormones.
How old should you be to take prohormones?
Prohormones are not recommended for anyone under 21 years of age.
Can women take prohormones? (Why/Why Not)
Women should not take prohormones. Women do not naturally have high testosterone levels and taking prohormones could cause serious side effects.
How long can I take prohormones?
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 and why?
PCT is required after a prohormone cycle to kickstart 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.
Do I need to take cycle support/liver support?
Many prohormones are methylated and can put stress on your liver, kidneys and other organs. It is important to take a liver and cycle support to minimize these effects.
We created an On Cycle Support Guide to address any questions you may have about cycle/liver support.
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.
What is the best prohormone for cutting?
Some popular cutting compunds are Halodrol, Stano and Epistane.
Here are the prohormones we have for cutting (BANNED):
Here are the prohormones we have for cutting (AVAILABLE):
I am trying to get stronger, what prohomone should I use?
M-Sten and Halo are great strength building compounds (BANNED):
Here are the ones still available for strength:
I am trying to build muscle, what prohormone should I use?
M-Sten, Super DMZ and Tren are great muscle building compounds. (BANNED)
Here are the best for building muscle that are available:
I am bulking and want to gain mass, what prohormone should I use?
Tren, Super DMZ and M-Sten are great bulking compounds. (BANNED)
Here are the best for building mass that are available:
Do I need to take a serm?
A SERM is often used as part of the PCT to help your body return to normal testosterone production.
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 an 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.
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.
Are prohormones legal?
Prohormones are legal.
What is the strongest prohormone?
The consensus for strongest prohormone is Superdrol. Many customers also get amazing results from M-Sten and Super DMZ.
THESE ARE ALL BANNED:
Here are the strongest that are available:
What is the safest prohormone?
While all prohormones may cause side effects the best beginners prohormone would he halodrol. If looking for prohormones that are less taxing on the body, try non-methylated prohormones.
Here are the best for building muscle that are available:
What More Information on Epistane?
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 some 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 (during the day)?
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 prohormone start to work?
Typically results are seen and felt within the first 10 days.
I see some prohormones say for beginners and 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.
Recommended prohormones for beginners?
Recommended prohormones for advanced users?
Do you keep your prohormones gains or lose them?
If a proper PCT follows your prohormone cycle you should be able to keep most of your gains.
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.
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.
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.
What are the Most Commonly Stacked Prohormones?
These are the two most popular new prohormones that are stacked:
What type of Gains Can I expect on Methylstenbolone?
Methylstenbolone (M-Sten) is a popular mass-builing prohormone that has little to no water retention. Users typically see about 10 lbs of lean muscle during a 4 week cycle.
What is Bolandiol?
Bolandiol is a metabolic precursor to Nandrolone that has been shown to be ineffective in users gaining size and strength in clinical studies.
Is Halodrol a Good Prohormone for Beginners?
Are There Any Products Similar to Winstrol?
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 and Methyl-1 the Same Prohormone?
Yes. Methyl-1 and Alpha-1 are the nomenclature for methyl-1-etiocholenolol-epietiocholanolone, a popular bulking prohormone.
What is the Most Popular Mentabolan Product?
Besides Prohormones What Other Products Do Your Recommend for Getting Cut?
What is the Most Popular Tren Product?
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 Information 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.
Is There A Product Similar to 1,4 Andro Maxx?
Yes! NRG-X Labs 1,4 Andro Maxx was discotinued. IronMag Labs 1-Andro Rx contains a similar ingredient profile, which can help you with cutting or bulking depending on your diet.
You can read a more detailed explanation of the benefits and side effects of 1,4 Andro here.
Should I take my Prohormone with or without food?
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.
Can I take Creatine with Prohormones?
Yes, you can supplement Creatine while you are on your prohormone cycle.
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.
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.
Where Can I Find Out More Information About Post Cycle Therapy Products?
We created a Post Cycle Therapy Guide to answer any questions you may have about PCT's.
Were All Prohormones Eliminated in the 2014 Prohormone Ban Bill?
No. My Supplement Store still sells numerous prohormones. 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.
We have some new prohormones available since the ban:
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.