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Prohormones: “Steroid Like” Muscle Gains?

Safe & Legal?

Posted by Scott_Herman - November 13th, 2018

Today we’re going to be talking about Prohormones, which is a topic you’ve been suggesting ever since I started this series with Tren, Clen and Steroids.  Now, if you missed any of those videos I will link to them in the HERE. But today I want to do my best to explain what prohormones are, how they compare to actual steroids, what their main benefits and risks are and most importantly, whether or not they are worth those risks when it comes to building an aesthetic physique.



Prohormones are by far the most powerful “SUPPLEMENT” you can take. And notice the key-word SUPPLEMENT. That’s because compared to stuff like creatine or beta-alanine, Prohormones are in an entirely different league. That’s because Prohormones are precursor molecules from which actual anabolic hormones such as testosterone can be produced. To put it another way, your body is already producing certain hormones such as testosterone and insulin. Now, prohormones might not directly introduce synthetic hormones to your body but they do enhance the availability of these hormones, especially testosterone. That’s why Prohormones are sometimes also referred to as “natural steroids”.



How Do Prohormones Compare To Actual Steroids?

In a nutshell, instead of injecting testosterone directly into your body, you simply take a Prohormone and just let your body increase its production and availability of testosterone. The main difference is that actual steroids are almost always illegal anywhere you go, whereas Prohormones are generally legal in most countries and can be purchased over the counter or online.


However, most “enhanced” bodybuilders will recommend taking steroids instead of Prohormones because you usually get better results with the same side effects. Therefore, it’s safe to say that the only reason why the Prohormones industry even exists is because steroids are illegal! Prohormones are basically a convenient way to get around the legality of the situation. And to answer the age-old question “are you a natural lifter if you choose to use Prohormones?” No, you most certainly are not. So, don’t buy into all that BS that is being said out there!


Why Would Someone Get On A Prohormone Cycle?

More specifically, what are the potential benefits? Well, the benefits include:



Take note that these benefits are almost identical to using traditional anabolic steroids because prohormones are forcefully increasing the production of hormones in the body.


So what’s the catch? Well, before I dive in understand that I’m not advocating for the use of prohormones. In fact I’m HIGHLY against using any kind of drugs. But in order for you to make informed decisions about what goes into your body, I think it’s important for you to base those decisions off of substance and not just “because Scott says Drugs are bad mmmkay”.


How Prohormones Deceive You

First off, prohormones are always deceivingly cheap and the key word here is “deceivingly”. Yes, you’ll probably be able to get a bottle of your preferred prohormone for $30 or $40 which is enough for one cycle and you can probably get your entire years’ worth of prohormones for around $150, but that’s just half of the equation. You actually NEED to buy three additional components to fortify your health during your cycle and post cycle! These components are:

  1. Cycle Support
  2. Liver Protection
  3. Post Cycle Therapy

And then there is the ignorant youth comments of: “I’m young, I won’t have any health issues”, but that is just stupidity at its best. Side effects WILL occur; it’s just a matter of how intense they’re going to be. In some individuals, they are very mild and in other cases, extremely severe. You’ll never know what it will be like for you. Just like those commercials you see on TV for depression medication like Latuda.  The entire commercial is basically showing a story of someone being depressed and unable to do anything and then all of a sudden is spending time happily with their friends and family. Life is great!  But while all this visual stimulation is going on the narrator of the commercial is saying all the horrible things that can happen to you as “potential” side effects of taking the drug. One of them even being increased risk of suicidal thoughts!  The very thing the drug is supposed to prevent. And I’m only saying this to show you that even “LEGAL” drugs are not safe, because most people think anything they can buy legally is safe for them.


Now back on track! During your cycle you’ll need to protect your liver and treat your high cholesterol, high BP levels and liver toxicity which is about another $600 per year. And THEN you need to take care of your post cycle therapy.


For those of you not familiar with these types of drugs, which I hope is ALL OF YOU, post cycle therapy is the steps you have to take to help your body get back to normal once your cycle is over. This is because when you stop using prohormones, your body doesn’t really know how to maintain normal hormonal levels anymore and therefore your testosterone and estrogen ratios will be kind of out of control, which can lead to some serious side effects. Basically, for one month after your cycle and until your body has returned to its normal state, you’ll need about another $250 – 400$ worth of products and that that leaves us with a grand total close to about $1000 per year.



Prohormone Side Effects

Now let’s get REAL. I know you all already did the math and are going to say $1,000 divided by 12 months is only about $83 bucks a month and I can EASILY afford that. So why shouldn’t I take them? Here’s why. Prohormones, like anabolic steroids, are responsible for a wide range of devastating side effects. Yes, there are ways to avoid these side effects, or at least minimize their impact. However, it’s rare for someone to totally avoid all Prohormone side effects even if they’re very careful with their dosage, usage, and post cycle therapy. Especially since most people tend to stack two, three or even four Prohormones together!


And if you are one of these RIDICULOUSLY ignorant people who are going to comment below “If you do it RIGHT you’ll be OK!”, I’d like for you to just repeatedly punch yourself in the face until you knock some common sense into your brain.


Here are the side effects while cycling on and off Prohormones:



And worst of all, since Prohormones are considered “hepatotoxic”, they can severely damage the liver. That’s why it’s recommended that you cycle on and off Prohormones.


Should You Take Prohormones?

Alright, so the final verdict. Is it worth investing in Prohormones? Well, carefully think about the following points before making a decision:




But even if you could get around all of that, you can never get around the fact that Prohormone-induced results typically do not last. Also, if you didn’t cycle correctly, then your body could stop producing testosterone altogether, which means you could be much worse off than you were before jumping on the Prohormones. And what about the gains you DID make? Well, 80 – 100 % of your gains will most likely be lost since the ONLY reason they occurred in the first place was the Prohormones.



So ask yourself the following question. Is it worth spending your money on something that could wreck your health and your life, just to make some fleeting gains that will disappear once your cycle has ended?


Let’s talk about the last piece of this equation. As I am sure you’ve already guessed many physique athletes and fitness competitors tend to think that the Prohormones’ benefits outweigh their side effects, especially since their fame and income depends on it.


As much as you don’t want to hear it, a lot of your favorite “natural” athletes you follow online are taking low dosages of drugs to maintain their lean and “natural” look all year round and to fool you into buying their programs and invest in their careers. It’s like most people don’t realize that steroids come in many different forms and they do not all lead to that freakishly bulky physique we’ve come to perceive as the “steroid physique”.



Conclusion

So if you’re looking into Prohormones, or someone like this is talking about Prohormones and how they’re not like steroids and how they’re more of a natural solution to making gains, and they’re easy to do and to follow, as you should know by now, they’re not. They actually have quite a bit of maintenance with them, you have to cycle on and off there’s post-cycle therapy and there are some serious risks involved with doing Prohormones. If you’re looking into them and think it’s a walk in the park, you have to understand that it’s not.


Fitness isn’t hard. All you need to succeed is consistency with your training and your diet. Period. Each and every single one of you reading this article can build the body of your dreams and it has been and always will be my goal to help you do it.



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