Top 10 Best Prohormones

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Building that perfect physique is one of toughest challenges a man or women can undertake.  You start out by finding a gym and setting a schedule.  You stick to your schedule and add a carefully thought out supplement plan.  You have a quality protein supplement post workout and you have a powerful pre-workout supplement.  Your diet is lean and healthy.  The gains are coming quickly but all of a sudden, they stop.  You have hit the wall.

Pro-hormones are supplements designed for the person who is dedicated to gaining that god like physique.  They are serious supplements for serious goals.  Pro-hormones are the milder/safer cousins of steroids and therefore should be taken with caution.  Pro-hormones are the precursors to actual hormones like testosterone.  You need to have a good diet and a great workout schedule to see those truly massive gains (anywhere for 10-15 lbs for most products).

As far as preventing possible bad side effects you MUST have a quality PCT (post cycle therapy) to take immediately after your cycle of pro-hormones is complete.  This won’t only keep bad side effects at bay but will help you keep the gains you build during your cycle.  We also recommend an Omega 3 supplement while on cycle.  Also some sort of liver support like tudca is always recommended as your body is going into overdrive mode and your liver is trying to flush out more toxins than usual.

10.  Blackstone Labs OstaPure (SARM)

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Technically not a prohormone, but a SARM. All the rage right now due to the gains you can achieve off of it and none of the side effects of prohormones. And instead of taking it for only 4 weeks, you can take it up to 12 weeks!

Users are seeing big gains in lean mass, cutting bodyfat and increases in strength. One recommendation…take a anti-estrogen supplement about 1/2 way through your cycle as some experience estrogen increases (common with prohormones too).

9. Advanced Muscle Science Decavol RDe Chrome

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This product is perfect for those looking to get the leanest, dry gains possible in the least amount of time. With the new RDe formula, you should expect it to be even 30% strongest than previously. It also has a joint ingredient to help reduce joint pain which is common when taking prohormones.

This formula is also available in liquid.

8. LG Sciences Trifecta Andro Kit (6 Week Cycle)

super dmz 2.0 reviewThis is another popular kit from LG Sciences. LG Sciences recommends this kit for anyone looking to build lean muscle mass and strength, but at the same time getting ripped and lean. More for people looking to cut and to bulk up. It contains Epi-Andro and M1D-Andro, along with a PCT supplement.

This is the original kit from LG Sciences. Still popular today for those looking to cut.

7. Advanced Muscle Science Anabolic Growth Kit (4 Week Cycle)

This powerful kit is for those looking to increase lean muscle mass and strength in only 4 short weeks. This awesome kit contains 4-AD, 1-Andro and Decavol. This powerful combination means big gains without questions. All in one kit. We would recommend picking up a cycle support and PCT supplement for this kit though.

Advanced Muscle Science claims you can gain up to 15lbs in just 30 days!

6. LG Sciences Bulking Andro Kit (6 Week Cycle)

Out of the prohormone kits on the market, the LG Sciences Bulking Andro Kit is hands down the most popular. This kit is the go to stack for those wanting to gain muscle mass, especially during a bulk. It contains three different prohormones and a PCT in one kit. It makes it very easy to use and has everything you need.

Expect lean muscle mass gains, strength and more aggression in and outside the gym.

5. Advanced Muscle Science 1-Andro Liquid

This formula is gaining popularity as it’s one of the only liquid prohormones on the market. Plus it’s the potent 1-andro, so this one will be great for cutting and strength. Being in a liquid form, AMS says that this will be much quicker to be absorbed and much more effective than the pill form from other manufacturers.

Users of this prohormone often love the muscle hardening effects of it.

4.IronMagLabs 1-Andro

For those who are fans of IronMagLabs, their 1-Andro is a very popular seller. Many people actually stack this with the 4-andro. Where the 4-andro is more geared towards those looking to bulk up, this 1-andro formula is perfect for those looking for a cutting cycle.

This is another formula I have personally taken. I didn’t see much size from it (maybe 4-5lbs of lean muscle), but I lifted heavier than I have ever done in the past. I hit PR’s in every lift within about 4 weeks.

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3. IronMagLabs 4-Andro

This prohormone is a favorite for those look to do a bulking cycle. Where 1-andro is good for cutting, 4-andro is awesome for bulking. This is a great prohormone that you can use for 4-6 weeks and gain up to 10lbs of mass. Some users have seen even more.

I have personally used 4-andro and saw about 8lbs of mass increase…I would say 90% of that was muscle. I was trying to stay relatively lean so I am sure I could have gained even more.

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2. Dual Andro Stack

This is a combination stack of the #2 and #3 prohormone on our list. This is the 1-2 punch for not only gaining mass and lean muscle, but also for helping you stay cut and lean while you are doing so.

Many users are seeing up to 8lbs of muscle mass while still remaining or getting their bodyfat even lower than at the beginning of their cycle.

You should take this stack for at least 4-6 weeks, while some stay on it for 8 weeks.

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1. Epicatechins by Anabolic Iron

epi_prohormone_300tallEpicatechins is a superfood flavonoid found in dark chocolate that has been shown to have a host of awesome health benefits.

At higher dosages (unattainable through normal chocolate consumption), epicatechins have been shown to be extremely anabolic in nature. It works by blocking myostatin, the muscle growth regulating protein within the body. In simple terms, myostatin slows down muscle growth. By blocking myostatin, your muslces are able to grow faster.

In a study containing middle aged men (roughly 40), those who supplemented with epicatechin noticed a decrease in myostatin by 16.6% in just one week with strength gains of 7%. This may not sound like huge percentages, but considering most people take epicatechins for 6-8 weeks, the gains are pretty extraordinary.

I personally have been using Epicatechins by A.I. for 5 weeks and have gained 5 pounds of lean muscle. That’s a pound a week! Of all the products I test on supplementHQ, this is by far my favorite for gaining muscle.

With all things considered, user reviews, personal experience, and hard facts – Epicatechins, by Anabolic Iron, is hands down the best prohormone-like supplement that we’ve seen so far in 2015. If you’re serious about gaining muscle, do yourself a favor and give this stuff a try as gains of 7-9 lbs in under 2 months are very common. They also offer significant savings for multiple bottles, which, if you intend to take Epicatechins for an extended cycle of 8-12 weeks, then we highly recommend.

Epicatechin Specs:

  • Highly anabolic
  • Inhibits myostatin
  • Improved blood flow and nitric oxide
  • Improved insulin sensitivity
  • Great for bulking and dry muscle gains
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Best Prohormones Roundup

Prohormones have long been known for their unique abilities to help gain lean muscle for bodybuilders and athletes alike. We’ve taken the time to research all of the best prohormones on the market at this point in 2015 to help our valued readers to have access to a condensed and accurate list of the 10 best supplements to choose from.

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UNDER CONSIDERATION: Epi-Cat by Blackstone Labs

This is also not technically a prohormone, but a brand new Epicatechin supplement that claims to help block Myostatin…which can unleash gains that were not possible before. Just released in February of 2015, it’s gaining more and more popularity for lean muscle mass and strength gains.

Blackstone Labs recommends taking it for 8 weeks and to see the full potential of what this supplement can do!


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  1. Kevin Tran says:

    How dangerous are prohormones? Im scared to try them.

  2. Follow the label and you shouldnt have any problems. They are not steroids.

  3. I strongly believe SARMS are the future of the industry. They are pretty incredible. Way better than all the prohormones out there. I have used both Thanos Labs and SARMS1 dropper. Im not a huge fan of droppers and I havent noticed any difference in performance. Both cycles resulted in 5 pound dry muscle gains. Im a fanatic about tracking and measuring. Makes my appetite go through the roof though so remember to keep that in check if your the same way.

  4. Is Thanos labs cool for women? I see that their single capsule is 15mg which is great on a mg/ per bottle basis, but is that too high for women? I know men can go as high as 30/mg a day. I’m a trainer and I have some high level female clients who are interested.

    • We hear of women taking 15/mg once/day all the time without any issues. Many report weight loss in addition to muscle gains. It’s a pretty new product, but so far reports are nothing but positive.

  5. 1. Ostarine by Thanos Labs stands in first place
    10. Blackstone Labs OstaPure stands in tenth place
    What is the distinction between the two? Are both Ostarine (SARM)

    • First off prohormones can have the same sides as steroids but these andro types are safer. As far as osta goes some ppl see no sides and others get shutdown just as hard as steroids. And finaly ive never herd of thanos labs and ive been around these ped’s/supplements for a long time, stick with respected well known companies. Celtic labs, olympus labs both make high quality osta, olympus is the best bang for your buck and dont risk your health with over the counter pct, get nolva or clomid

    • I believe the difference in rankings are do to Blackstone’s product having a lower dosage and higher price per serving than thanos. Although, it looks like both are not available anymore.

  6. Is Epicatechins by Anabolic Iron not a prohormone? Can anyone explain to me the difference?

    • SupplementHQ says:

      Prohormones are compounds that become hormones in the body. Essentially like if you were to take testosterone, and stick a molecular hat on it. With that hat, its not technically testosterone, and wont act as testosterone until the hat is removed. Once in the body, there are enzymes that break pro-hormones into pro, and hormone – so that the hormone (testosterone) is released.
      Epicatechins on the other hand do not effect testosterone levels at all. So, there are not negative post effects like steroids or prohormones. What Epicats do, is inhibit myostatin in the muscle, which is something that inhibits muscle from continuing growth (my inhibiting myostatin, you promote growth). There are a lot of myostatin inhibitors out there on the market, but Epicat is the most natural, effective, and affordable.

  7. Need help i ordered all from.blackstone labs 1 andro 4 andro and the anti e from them and im 105 pounds now and trying to get up to about 140 at the least and as fast as i can i am so self consious about how.skinny i am i hate it but can sumone with how i should go.about taking this stack to gain weight ….im going to incorporate extra protien into my diet also and i kno i will obviously have to eat wayyyy more then i do now or itll be pointless taking any of these prohormones im also planning on working out two to three times daily mostly focusing on my butt and chest legs and once i start gaining weight my stomache of course but i need some info on how to go about taking the 1 and 4 andro to get the best and fastest weight gaining and strength gaining results ive looked online everywhere and ive not came acrossed one thing about women taking these prohomones or how to compared to how men do because i know there has to be a difference…..please help any advice at all would help gteately thank you

  8. the anabolic iron stack is pretty legit. thought i’d leave a quick review on it. Started out at 140 and gained 17 pounds in 2 months on their stack. Did two cycles back to back. Got a little backnee, but nothing to extreme.

  9. Can u take one and ten and a lg bulking cycle plus estergen blocker and would the post cycle be enough from the lg kit

  10. Looking for a solid PH that also help increase appetite. Any suggestions?

  11. I may be the oddball on here but I’m not really looking to book up. I would like to cut some fat of course but mainly I have a very high stress in life and when I’ve taken certain supplements in the past fill a boost in confidence and overall feeling more adapted to take on the world . I’ve been reading and reading and I can’t figure out what the best thing for that might be. Whether it’s a herb or a pro hormone is there something someone could recommend to me that just makes you feel ready to move mountains ? I could really use a Tips

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