Often I’m asked about teenagers and prohormones; if it’s a safe combination. My official answer is no. Until your body is done growing and developing at the age of 22 I don’t feel anyone should use drugs. The reason for recreational drugs is different from performance enhancing drugs.
Recreational Drugs and the Adolescent Brain
Alcohol and other drugs retard brain maturation before the age of 22. This means if you use alcohol and or other drugs you will get a slowing or stopping or your emotional growth. Things like maturity, decision making, and executive thinking are all developed between the ages of 16 to 22. Use of drugs in this time stop neuronal growth factors which signal new brain development. Additionally the absence of neuronal growth factors actually signal brain cells to commit suicide!
The result is the person stays the emotional maturity they were when they started drug use, and the lost time is never regained. if you drink from 16 on you’re going to be a 16 year old (mentally/emotionally) for pretty much the rest of your life. Your body gets older and withers, but your mind doesn’t make up the lost opportunity for maturation.
Performance Enhancing Drugs and the Adolescent
For the most part non-steroidal performance enhancing drugs wouldn’t be harmful to a teenager beyond legal complications. They don’t alter your sexual development so your age for the most part doesn’t matter. Many teenagers are drug tested for recreational drugs by the court system or nosy parents and some of the diet supplements might show up as amphetamines. None of the Mind and Muscle brand supplements of course, but other companies products may.
Teenagers and Prohormones
Now in regards to prohormones, these should not be used before the age of 22 or at least 18. If you take exogenous testosterone, or male hormones from outside your body then you may cause your natural testosterone production to slow to a crawl. Now you’re going to alter the course of your puberty and that can have alterations in how your face and body permanently develop. Additionally your natural testosterone production may never get back to normal. This would potentially render you sterile and perhaps needing of Hormone Replacement Therapy for life.
If you’re over 21 and interested check out my article Should I Use Prohormones.
If you’re a woman check out Women and Prohormones.
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