Prohormone is a word that gets used a lot in the bodybuilding world and for those looking to pack on extra lean muscle tissue. Prohormone by definition is a precursor to a hormone. There are multiple types of prohormones though as it relates to bodybuilding the prohormone supplements the term if normally referring to are precursors to testosterone. (1)
Prohormones for Sale
For those fitness enthusiasts and bodybuilders looking to buy legal prohormones, Racer Ephedra has a large selection of the most cutting-edge prohormone supplements on the market. Find the best products for sale from the leading brands like Hi-Tech, LG Sciences, EPG, and Foundation Nutriceuticals.
The Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004 made the sale and production of any compound that chemically or pharmaceutically effected hormone balance especially as it related to testosterone illegal. Popular prohormones that were effected in 2004 were Androstanedione (5 alpha;-androstan-3,17-dione), 1-Androstenediol (3 alpha;,17 beta;-dihydroxy-5 alpha;-androst-1-ene), 4-Androstenediol (3 beta;,17 beta;-dihydroxy-androst-4-ene), 5-Androstenediol (3 beta;,17 beta;-dihydroxy-androst-5-ene), 1-Androstenedione (5 alpha;-androst-1-en-3,17-dione), and 4-Androstenedione (androst-4-en-3,17-dione).
The Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014 increased the list of prohormone supplements that are now illegal and added criminal charges and fines for those producing what are considered illegal steroids.
The legal prohormones available today come from plants, often called plant steroids. This is the key distinction from the banned listed of prohormones. As naturally occurring metabolites of testosterone, the prohormones available to buy today are considered safer though not as hard core. That doesn't mean the legal prohormones don't achieve results though more important serious health issues associated with earlier prohormones and steroids seem to not be present.
Racer Ephedra offers for sale many legal prohormones including 1-Andro, 4-Androsterone, Epiandrosterone, and more. (2)
Benefits of Prohormones
Research is lacking on many of the new prohormones and the effectiveness as it relates to bodybuilding results. Earlier research has shown the positive relationship free testosterone has in the development of lean muscle tissue. Also, the vital role protein synthesis plays. (3)
The common referred to benefits that are possible for taking prohormones are increases in hard lean muscle tissue, increases in weightlifting strength, maintaining muscle development, and cutting fat loss. (4)
Prohormones vs SARMS
Prohormones and SARMS are completely chemically different. Prohormones are precursors to hormones while SARMS (selective androgen receptor modulators) bind to androgen receptors directly in muscle and bone tissue. SARMS have become more popular over the years through lower known or listed side effects from consumption. Today's legal prohormones and SARMS are listed to have mild side effects. Most of the side effect issues associated with bodybuilding products were part of the bans in 2004 and 2014.
Prohormone Side Effects
The legal prohormones today are considered relatively safe. The key factors for increasing chances of successful cycles include staying within directed daily dosages, following cycle lengths as directed per product, and use Post Cycle Therapy products when needed.
Prohormones Legal for Sports
The World Anti Doping Agency WADA has a list of banned substances including prohormones and steroids. Though the products sold at Racer Ephdra are legal to buy that doesn't mean they are legal for individual sports. Each participant who takes these products is taking them at their own risk. (5)