Buff The term prohormone has been used to refer to compounds that convert in the body into active hormones, providing the benefit of anabolic steroids without the legal risks associated with possessing and using something illegal. Some prohormones are actually steroid compounds not yet prohibited by laws governing steroid use and possession. These are also called 'designer steroids'.

Prohormones and designer steroids use is popular among bodybuilders, since the effects can be similar to those achieved through the use of synthetic anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS), including gains in muscular strength and hypertrophy (muscle growth).

Prohormones and designer steroids can have the same side effects as 'real' steroids. The potential for these side effects can be reduced if one uses proper precautionary measures such as on-cycle support supplements and post cycle therapy (PCT).

Prohormone/Designer Steroids Articles and Information

The following are links to various articles with information about prohormones; availability, legality, usage and general information

A typical prohormone is intended to be a precursor of an anabolic steroid like testosterone, which is taken in order to boost the body's available hormone supply. These precursors are intended to be converted to full, active hormones via an enzymatic process that occurs during metabolism, typically resulting in the addition of whichever atoms happen to be missing from the chemical structure of the compound.

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Amino acids are essential to the human body. Bodybuilders can especially benefit from supplementing amino acids because they aid in repair, growth, and development of muscle tissue. The body, through assimilation of amino acids, produces over 50,000 proteins and over 15,000 enzymes. Amino acids are not only responsible for the production of all the body's enzymes (including digestive enzymes), but they also play a key role in normalizing moods, concentration, aggression, attention, and sleep. After protein is consumed, it is broken down into amino acids. Then, individual amino acids are used to create necessary body proteins and enzymes. Digestive enzymes break down the proteins a person consumes into amino acids. Scientists, experts, and medical professionals agree that getting enough amino acids in one's diet is an important factor in maintaining good nutrition.

Refers to supplements taken during nad after a course of hormone affecting compounds to help protect body organs and metabolic functions that might be adversly affected. Many muscle building compounds are processed through the liver, and are thus hepatoxic. Support supplements to protect the liver are among the most common.

Pre-workout supplements are aimed at increasing blood flow through a process called vasodilation-the dilation of blood vessels. Along with this comes improved blood flow, improved nutrient uptake, and improved muscle metabolism waste product removal. Pre-workout supplements are intended to help the athlete prepare for the by helping to improve/maintain strength and endurance.

Testosterone is a steroid hormone primarily secreted in the testes of males and the ovaries of females. It is the principal male sex hormone and an anabolic steroid. Testosterone boosters are used to raise testosterone levels. Many prohormone and steroid users apply testosterone boosters to help restore natural testosterone levels after completing a prohomone or steroid cycle.

Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) is a term used to describe the supplement regimen used by individuals after completing a cycle of an anabolics or prohormones for the purpose of quickly restoring the body's natural production of hormones. PCT is one of the most important yet overlooked aspects of a complete, successful anabolic/prohormone cycle.