What is a Prohormone?
Prohormone is a term used to refer to compounds that while in the body convert into active hormones providing similar benefits to anabolic steroids without the legal risks of possessing illegal anabolics. Several prohormones are actually steroidal compounds that just have not been banned or prohibited by the government and their laws referring to steroid use and possession. These types of prohormone compounds are called ‘designer steroids’.
Prohormones as well as designer steroids are popular among bodybuilders, athletes and the day to day gym goer because it helps them achieve results and effects similar to anabolic androgenic steroids. These results can include increased muscle mass, increased muscle strength and increased muscle hypertrophy.
Common Prohormones Available for Purchase
What is Hexadrone?
6-chloro-androst-4-ene-3-one-17b-ol, aka Hexadrone is the next generation legal androgen. Hexadrone provides extremely effective dry lean muscle gains and is not methylated. Hexadrone stacks well with most other prohormones and is more than adequate to run as a standalone.
- Powerful anabolic rated at 300 (anabolic:androgenic) vs. Testosterone
- Cannot convert to estrogen. Hexadrone is immune to the effects of aromatase
- Intrinsically active compound with no conversion in the body required
- Non Methylated
In terms of results, this 6-chlorinated compound is equal to harsher androgens such as M1, 4ADD and Halodrol. In terms of toxicity, this compound cannot even be compared to them. It’s much safer and much milder.
What is Dymethazine?
17b-hydroxy-2a, 17b-dimethyl-5a-androstan-3-one-azine, aka Dymethazine is an azine, two superdrol molecules attached to each other by a nitrogen atom. When digested stomach acid separates the two superdrol molecules from one another allowing them to travel to the androgen receptors.
Dymethazine prohormone is nearly identical to Superdrol but the one advantage it does have over superdrol is the greater manageability of potential side effects. DMZ is a powerful and potent compound carrying the same risks as other powerful anabolic steroids or prohormones.
Studies in which patients were given Dymethazine prohormone for 45+ days show liver values did not change in 50% of patients and patients that did experience changes in liver values were only a modest increase. While DMZ can increase liver values it is not as harsh as the other strong methylated prohormones currently available.
Dymethazine features 0% ability to aromatize and expresses an extremely weak androgenic activity. This means Dymethazine will produce gain with little to no liver impact and will cause no estrogen related side effects.
What is Methylstenbolone?
2, 17a-methyl-5a-androsta-1-en-17b-ol-3-0ne, aka Methylstenbolone is an active an orally bioavailable prohormone compound engineered to be resistant to metabolic breakdown.
- Exceptional Potency
- Does not Aromatize to estrogenic compounds
- No affinity for the progesterone receptor making estrogen and progesterone receptor mediated side effects of no concern
An active and orally-bioavailable compound engineered to resist metabolic breakdown on both the A and D rings, precisely where other active hormonal molecules typically degrade into estrogenic or biologically-inactive metabolites.
What is Mentabolan?
7a-methyl-19-norandrostenedione, aka Mentabolan, MENT dione, and Trestione is a 19-nor or nandrolone derivative differing from nandrolone with a 17-ketone as opposed to a 17b-hydroxy function. MENT also has the addition of a 7a-methyl group where as nandrolone does not.
The effects of MENT should be similar to the injectable trestolone acetate, a strongly anabolic and moderately androgenic compound eliciting significant gains and strength and muscle mass.
MENTabolan side effects may include slight increases in blood pressure, acne, hair growth issues and shifts in lipoprotein subfractions. This product should not be used by women. There is some evidence to aromatization of some degree so the gyno prone user may wish to avoid taking MENT or take in conjunction with an aromatase inhibitor or SERM.
This is a “dione” prohormone. In the body, the ketone at C17 will be hydrolysed by 17b-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (17b-HSD1) into the active compound trestolone (MENT). Trestolone itself has been shown to be roughly 6 times as anabolic as methyl test by oral administration, and around 2.5 times as androgenic.
The addition of the 7a-methyl group has a flattening effect on the molecule which improves androgen receptor binding. MENT is a strong compound for several reasons, but the primary reason for its strength is the increased androgen receptor affinity caused by the conformational changes of the 7a-methyl group.
What is Methyl 1-AD?
Methyl-1-Etiocholenolol-Epietiocholanolone, aka Methyl 1-AD, M1A, or Alpha One is one of the strongest designer steroid/prohormone compounds on the market. Due to its strength cycles are usually shorter than normal with 3 weeks being the most common length of cycle
Methyl 1-AD is known to have conversion to M1T as it is a precursor. Regardless of conversion Methyl 1-AD is an already active steroid and plenty sufficient on its own. Methyl 1-AD is not for the first time prohormone user due to its superior strength
Alpha One is an oral pro-hormone processed by the liver. Alpha One is methylated, which puts additional strain on the liver. This harsh compounds will negatively impact blood pressure, lipid values, cholesterol levels and will stress your endocrine system.
What is Cyanostane?
2-cyano-17a-methyl-17b-hydroxy-androst-3-one, aka Cyanostane is a highly powerful anabolic compound with incredibly low androgenic action. This makes Cyanostane similar to Oxandrolone or Methenolone (primobolan) in its effects. Cyanostane does not aromatize meaning no estrogen mediated side effects will occur. In addition, its high degree of anabolic action makes Cyanostane the perfect compound for athletes wanting to maintain an increase muscle mass while losing body fat.
Blood work shows Cynostane has a less detrimental effect on blood lipids, and liver values than Superdrol. The combination of low androgenic action, lack of aromatization to estrogen, and low level of general health effects, makes cynostane an intriguing compound.
What is 1-Androsterone?
1-Androstene-3b-ol, 17-one, aka 1-Androsterone and 1-DHEA is a non-methylated prohormone that in order to be active must be converted to 1-AD (1-androstenediol), 1-androstenedione (original 1-AD) or 1-testosterone.
1-Androsterone is a naturally occuring DHEA metabolite that inside the body is converted to to its active form. Once the metabolite is formed it can than be converted to 1-Testosterone which is where a majority of its pro-steroid effects come from. There is no conversion of estrogen with 1-Androsterone.
1-Androsterone and its metabolites are potent adrogens with strong androgenic effects therefore the risk of gyno is almost never an issue. Because of its androgenic potency however the compound does pose a mild hair loss risk to those prone to male pattern baldness.
Users who take 1-Androsterone can experience moderate gains in lean muscle mass and strength but should not expect rapid increases in size and weight with this compound due to minimal water retention. This has its benefits in that it makes gain from this prohormone fairly easy to maintain post cycle.
1-Androsterone will stack well with almost any compound. For more dramatic gains in size and strength it is recommended to stack this compound with an aromatizing steroid or possibly one of the progestational compounds listed elsewhere.
What is Super 1-DHEA?
3b-enanthoxyandrost-1-en-17-one, aka Super 1-DHEA easily converts to 1-Androstenediol at higher levels than other 1-DHEA metabolites. This anabolic hormone does not convert to estrogen and produces a bloatless mass free gain that is easy to maintain.
What is MAX LMG?
13-ethyl-3-methoxy-gona-2,5(10)diene-17-one, aka MAX LMG is not a 17aa steroid so liver toxicity is much less than the later. Max LMG prohormone is progestin designed to provide users with solid gains in muscle mass with minimal water retention. Max LMG will also give you higher quality hardening effects on your muscles compared to other prohormones. Because Max LMG is an anti-progesterone users see increased libido and decreased negative effects of estrogen.
Most users report good results at a dosage of 75mg a day.
What is Methyldiazirinol?
3,3-azo-17a-methyl-5a-androstan-17b-ol, aka Methyldiazirinol was a steroid listed in Julius Vida’s Androgens and Anabolic Agents. Methyldiazirinol is a compound that displays decreased androgenic activity coupled alongside increased anabolic activity. This steroid is listed alongside steroids like anavar, primobolan, winstrol and norbolethone.
According to the creators, Methyldiazirinol has an oral anabolic:androgenic ratio of 300:20 when it is compared to methyl testosterone giving this prohormone a Q factor of 15. This compound provides similar effects to Superdrol