Prohormones are the
one type of supplement that is not so easy to find in natural food sources. There is a plethora of cost-effective prohormones
on the market, however.
Caution should be employed
when taking prohormones. Some are safer and more effective than others. Overuse of prohormones has also been known to cause
steroid-like side effects, including excessive irritability, compromise of the body’s own natural testosterone production,
and gynecomastia resulting from the backlash of the body producing estrogen to compensate for unsafe testosterone levels.
The classic prohormone
is androstenodione, though many new prohormones now supposedly have equally potent testosterone release without any of the
There is no question
that these prohormones are converted by the body into mass-building testosterone. Be advised, however, that they are banned
by the IFBB, AAU, and many other bodybuilding and athletic organizations. They will produce a high enough testosterone to
epitestosterone level to show up on drug tests.
If you do choose to
utilize these supplements despite these warnings, consult your physician beforehand, thoroughly research what you are taking,
and proceed with caution at your own risk. Prohormones are definitely contraindicated for those with a history of psychiatric
or emotional problems.