Prohormone & Designer Steroid Articles

What are Prohormones?

Prohormones are compounds that are claimed to improve the body's response to exercise, specifically resistance exercise, by rapidily increasing the rate at which the body can build muscle and process nutrients, resultih in rapid gains in mass and strength and, depending on the compound, a reduction in bodyfat. A prohormone compound is a compound that converts to a hormone once ingested, hence the prefix "pro". When you take a prohormone compound, your body, when processing it, converts it to a compound that increases your hormone levels, thus resulting in great and faster mass and strength gains.

In simpliest terms, prohormones are substances that are enzymatically converted to anabolic hormones via liver enzymes in the body. These anabolic hormones raise the levels of the male hormones testosterone and 19-nortestosterone. It is these male hormones that govern the processes that build muscle and burn fat.

Prohormones are available on a variety of forms, including pills, capsules, liquid or even dermal patches. Dosages vary on the specific prohormone compound.

What do prohormones do?

Although results vary according to the specific prohormone compound, the results users see from their use are similar to results seen from steroids: that mainly being increased muscle mass and strength. Depending on which specific compound is being taken, prohormones can also decrease body fat. Prohormones, like steroids, often have potential negative side effects that go along with the good.

Who should use prohormones?

Prohoromes are sutiable to be used by anyone 25 years of age or older who is seeking to increase muscle mass and strength. Many prohormone compounds can have negative side effects when taken by females. If you're a female considering taking a prohormone, you should do research to determine which prohormone will provide the greatest potential benefit with the least amount of negative side effects.

Prohormones are not suitable for people whose endocrine system has not yet matured (some say 21 years of age, I recommend 25) or people with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart disease, liver or kidney problems, or diabetes. Some hormones are significantly more powerful than others, and, depending on their specific structure, can have a detrimental effect on the body when used improperly.

What are some of the side effects of prohormones?

Side effects from prohormones are very compound specific. Hair loss, libido fluctuations, mood changes, lethargy, liver and/or other organ damage are only some of the potential sides. Artificially increasing your body's level of male hormones can also cause a cooresponding rise in estrogen related hormones as well, which, in men, can lead to a condition known as "gynecomastia", or feminized development of the breast tissue. Post cycle therapy -- the use of drugs to restore the body's hormonal balance -- is a requirement for the vast majority of prohormones.

When used properly, prohormones have a great capability to enhance a user's capability to make muscular gains. This enhancement doesn't come without a price, however. Making the decision to use a prohormone is a serious consideration that requires careful thought and thorough research to choose the best prohormone depending on your age, goals, and experience.
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