So, we know that anabolic steroids are illegal—so what is a prohormone and what makes it legal in comparison to prohibited forms of bulking boosting compounds? Pro hormones are not identical to the chemical structure of steroids, but they have the androgenic effects, or masculinzing effects, as steroids, or they available formula to be converted to the anabolic form when digested. Oral consumption of some prohormones will trigger an enzymatic reaction within the gut that will convert the pro hormone to its anabolic form. This will result in your body manufacturing the natural form of steroid that is illegal to purchase or sell under FDA guidelines. Prohormones act as androgen agonists; this translates to a compound that stimulates an androgen receptor to produce and release testosterone. This interaction by prohormones and receptors will increase an individual’s ability to gain muscle, size and strength, which is the desired result and primary function of male hormones.
So far, the pro hormones available have escaped the FDA ban strictly on their ability to be defined as a dietary supplement without direct claims of anabolism that liken them to illegal steroids. Though only a chemically defined step away from the illegal form, and eliciting similar effects, it is the prudence of the manufacturer’s adhering to the guidelines controlled by the government that have allowed current prohormones to stay in circulation legally. Current information on prohibited forms are available under our literature section.PROHORMONES