Legal Steroids or Prohormones Learn the Difference
If you are into bodybuilding you probably are always looking for ways to gain muscle fast. When we think big muscles the first thing that comes to mind is steroids.
After all, that's what all the pros use right?
Yes, it is true that bodybuilders do take steroids, however many of them have trained hard for many years before they even considered taking steroids.
So why are so many young men and women so eager to use them?
There is a strong belief that steroids will make you massive, and they can. The truth is they are only as good as your training.
I grew up watching bodybuilders like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Reg Park, and Lou Ferrigno, they all had incredible looking physiques but none of them looked puffy and bloated like the bodybuilders of today.
That just goes to show you that steroids are not the magic potion. If you don't have good genetics and are not willing to train hard steroids are not going to do much for you.
Over the last couple of years, things have changed, more young men and women are realizing that steroid use is not what its cracked up to be.
There is no more Ms. Olympia and even the Mr.Olympia shows have become very boring.
It seems now that classic physique is where many young bodybuilders want to compete.
While some classic physique competitors may still use steroids, many of them are choosing natural methods.
Believe it or not, there are ways you can gain muscle and be natty at the same time.
Today many young men and women are choosing prohormones and legal steroids over anabolics.
Legal steroids are a term that many popular supplement companies have adopted, the problem with many of these products is that due to regulation in some countries, many legal steroids start off with strong ingredients, eventually, they reduce their potency so they can sell to a broader market around the world.
Some legal steroids also contain prohormones, for example, Marine Muscle is a legal steroid that contains DHEA.
Legal steroids that contain DHEA are usually only available in the US where it is still legal.
Most other brand legal steroids do not contain prohormones and are available in most countries.
How legal steroids work
Legal steroids contain substances to help boost testosterone, they also contain other ingredients that can help increase nitrogen retention and red blood cell count. This alone can help reduce fatigue and allow you to train with more intensity.
Legal steroids mimic the effects of anabolic steroids without the side effects.
The issue here is that not all legal steroids offer the same quality.
Legal steroids with prohormones will offer better results, however many of the better ones are only available in the U.S.
Benefits of legal steroids:
- Increase strength
- Gain muscle mass fast
- Boost energy and stamina
- Speed up muscle recovery
- Will not affect the liver or kidneys
- Can be used by men and women 18 or older
- No PCT (post cycle treatment required)
- Cheaper than prohormones
As you can see there are some positive benefits from taking legal steroids, they are effective and there are no side effects.
Legal steroids tend to be much cheaper than prohormones, a 30-day stack of the best selling legal steroids usually cost less than $200.00 whereas a prohormone stack can cost $300.00 or more.
Do legal steroids work?
Yes, legal steroids can be effective when used with a proper training regimen and diet.
The best legal steroids are those which contain DHEA, creatine, protein and plant sterols, these help boost testosterone production.
One of the benefits of legal steroids is the fact that they can be used by men and women age 18 or older and do not have any adverse side effects on your liver or kidneys.
Prohormones are different than legal steroids and much stronger.
If used properly prohormones can help you gain muscle mass and drastically increase strength.
The very first time you take a prohormone you will notice more energy, strength, and endurance.
Prohormones can be considered the next best thing to steroids, well…. actually, prohormones are a type of steroid and should be treated as so.
How do prohormones work?
Prohormones are a precursor to hormones, a prohormone delivers an unnatural form of testosterone into your body. When you do this you are telling your body to stop producing testosterone on its own.
Benefits of prohormones:
- Increase muscle mass
- Fast muscle recovery
- Superior Strength and Endurance
- A powerful alternative to anabolic steroids
- Cheaper than anabolic steroids
- Increase sex drive
- No prescription required
- No injections required
Prohormones are widely available in many countries, they are legally sold in the U.S, however, countries like Canada and the UK do have certain restrictions and regulate their use.
Just because prohormones are considered legal in many countries does not mean they are safe, taking prohormones can cause side effects.
Common side effects from prohormones:
- Mild to severe headaches
- Hair loss
- Man boobs (Gyno)
- Possible liver and kidney damage
- Enlarged prostate
As you can see some of the side effects from taking prohormones have similar side effects to those of anabolic steroids, while often touted as safer than steroids they really aren't.
Since taking prohormones can cause possible liver and kidney damage it is recommended that you take some sort of PCT (post cycle therapy) to avoid organ damage.
Due to the potency of most prohormones men younger than 21 years of age should avoid them.
Prohormones tend to be more expensive, a quality prohormone cycle can cost over 300.00 I have seen some stacks that cost more than $500.00.
Legal steroids and prohormones are an effective way to increase lean muscle mass, boost strength, and improve training intensity.
From my own perspective, legal steroids are much safer, prohormones, on the other hand, are stronger but the side effects from taking them are similar to those of anabolic steroids.