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Muscle 4Oh how that landscape has changed in 2016.  All of the illegal prohormones were cleared out in 2015 and then replaced by illegal SARM products which were taken off the market and what’s left is actually the best of the bunch.  Pure, clean, legal prohormones that will give you solid gains without the massive side effects that you would get by the grey market steroids and the unknown side effects of 10X the dose of drug based SARM’s.  These products were a massive headache to the industry and will be something that we can safely put behind us!


In 2014, grey market steroids were all the rage.  They had some nasty side effects like liver damage, hair loss and almost complete shut down of your natural testosterone production.   These products like Methyl-Sten, Epistane and others promised big gains but many of them pretty much gave nothing but nasty side effects with less than stellar gains.  Some of the worst side effects are hair loss and major liver damage that put many a man in the hospital.  Trust me you don’t need products like that to gain muscle.



In 2015 the grey market steroids were cleared but like anything in the world, they were soon replaced by something even more dangerous…SARM’s.  The SARM of choice was called “Ostarine” but this innocent sounding supplement is actually prescription drug in disguise.  Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator means that the compound will supposedly have all of the benefits of steroids without the negatives.  Unfortunately, the tests that show this effect used 3mg in elderly men.  Most supplements are using 10-30mg capsules and telling people to take 3 per day.

What side effects can you expect from SARM’s at those doses?  First, you will get liver stress just like steroids.  Second, you will get shut down of your natural testosterone production which defeats the purpose of the SARM products.  SARM’s should best be left given to elderly men in their 60’s who are losing muscle and bone mass, but they aren’t good for men wishing to get big.


So, that leads to one question…what’s left?   Luckily there is a lot left on the market that are both great at helping you build muscle but also without the toxic side effects that you find with the other illegal products mentioned above.

  • 1-Androsterone – 3b-hydroxy-androst-1-ene-17-one – the king of all prohormones is “1-Andro” because it has been shown in preliminary studies to build up to 11lbs of muscle in 30 days with paired with a good diet and exercise program.  1-Andro is the most anabolic prohormone on the market because it converts downstream to 1-Testosterone, which is at least twice as anabolic as testosterone.   Unlike testosterone, it won’t cause hair loss or estrogenic side effects.
  • 4-Androsterone – 3b-hydroxy-androst-4-ene-17-one – 4-AD is the best legal prohormone to testosterone.  Testosterone is used as a base for every prohormone cycle because it lessens side effects and keeps the sex drive high.  4-Andro turns into testosterone through a two step conversion process.   The kind of steroids has and will always be testosterone.  Most men love being on TEST because it makes you feel like an animal in the gym.
  • 1,4-DHEA – 3b-hydroxy-androsta-1,4-diene-17-one – BOLDIONE was one of the hottest prohormones in 2012 but was banned.  This new DHEA version is going to give you all of the benefits like appetite stimulation and joint repair.  This one isn’t on the market but expect it by summer of 2016.
  • 5-DHEA – 3b-hydroxy-androst-5-ene-17-one – 5-DHEA is great for men who are hoping to get into shape because it modulates cortisol levels, boosts testosterone and also lessens side effects on a cycle.  Combined with an anti-estrogen it can boost testosterone and still yield great results.
  • EpiAndro – 3b-hydroxy-androstane-17-one – Epiandrosterone is a great strength and cutting prohormone.  Made popular in 2005, this prohormone has been great for man wishing to cut and gain strength. It converts to Stanolone, which helps burn fat, gain strength and harden up the muscles.
  • 5aOHP – 17beta-{1-Ketoethyl}-androstane-3-one, 17a-ol – 5aOHP is an anabolic progestin that converts to stanolone and has it’s own activity.  Unlike Epiandro above, it doesn’t cause increased aggression but does harden you up and give you increased muscle density.
  • 1,4-OHP – 17beta-{1-Ketoethyl}-androsta-1, 4-diene-3-one, 17a-ol – 1,4 OHP is a legal precursor to equipoise, which is an anabolic steroid that is great for recovery and joint repair.  It also stimulates appetite, which is a key part of gaining mass on a cycle.  Without a good diet, heavy in protein, there is no way you will be getting big.  1,4 OHP is a MUST on cycle to help you take in all the protein and carbs you need to complete your goals.
  • 6-Keto-Progesterone – this natural anabolic works on a unique pathway that is new and mysterious.  The compound isn’t an anbolic, it isn’t a progestin, it isn’t an estrogen, yet still yields muscle growth and mass gain.  This is the perfect pure anabolic and stacks well with any product in the list.
  • 7-Keto-DHEA/7-Hydroxy-DHEA – 7a-HydroxyDehydroepiandrosterone –  this hormone doesn’t build muscle in the traditional sense, but it does reduce cortisol and thus may help build muscle by stopping it’s break down.  You may find this in some fat burners and cortisol control products.
  • Androst 3 5-dien-7 17-dione – this is not technically a prohormone, it is a PCT product for recovery.  The compound called “Arimistane” or “Erase” is a hormone that stops the conversion of testosterone to estrogen and helps block estrogen at the receptor, which makes it a very effective hormone to add in with “wet” prohormones or as PCT (post cycle therapy).


This list is pretty comprehensive and complete list of the prohormones on the market in 2016.  You will get great gains if you use these compounds and have the safest prohormones on the market.  Understand of course that all products require proper diet and exercise even with grey market prohormones!

Our suggestion for the best prohormone in general is PR by Liquid Labs.  2-3 doses per day will be all you need.

Our suggestion for a bulking prohormone is Androbolic 250 by APS.  6 tablets per day will be good.

Our suggestion for a cutting prohormone is Ma by Liquid Labs.  2-3 doses per day.

Our suggestion for a side effect free prohormone is DecaVol by AMS.  3-5 tablets per day.Best

Looking for something stronger than a single product? Try a stack!

Our suggestion for the best bulking stack is the Basic Mass Stack.

Our suggestion for the best cutting stack is the Basic Cut Stack.