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By Nader Qudimat / Dec 3, 2017

You’re here to make gains…

By now, you’ve tried everything.

You’re training hard, eating right, and it’s been ages since you’ve seen any real progress.

Now you probably have tried different things and taken your time to assess your past performance to improve future performance, and maybe even adjusted your diet as it may not be the best.

The last thing you want to do is go for a prohormone as that can get you on a path that can be very difficult to get off of.

Prohormones can be very risky but the rewards can be amazing if it’s done right.

With the right stack, you can absolutely break through walls of plateau’s like never before.

But again, this category of supplements is only for those who really need to take their physiques to the next level.

Assuming you know what you’re doing and have done your research, then go on and check out these top 10 prohormone supplements (with 1 SARM).

Otherwise, stick to a solid pre workout, maybe even Ep1logue by Olympus Labs to enhance your performance and train hard.

Remember, this category is very gray-area like, and it was hard enough to rank them in a top 10 style as they differ in strength and are not for everyone. 

Do your research and avoid these supplements if you are a beginner or under 22 years old and most importantly, ask your doctor and get approval before using any supplement...

Here are the top 10 prohormone supplements….

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  • 115mg 1-Andro

The 1 by Sparta Nutrition is a muscle building prohormone that contains the highest level of 1-Andro of any product on the market.

1-Andro is a naturally occurring metabolite mthat is unable to convert to estrogen.

In a recent study, released in the Journal of Applied Physiology, 1-andro was as potent as testosterone enanthate, the gold standard for testosterone products.

In another study, out of West Texas A&M University, participants who were given 1-Andro gained an average lean mass of 10.4 pounds and an increase of 92.2 pounds in total load in the bench, squat and deadlift, The researchers concluded that the prohormone contributed to robust improvements in muscle mass and strength in resistance-trained individuals.

‘The 1’ includes the Cyclosome Delivery System, which increases the bioavailability and effectiveness of prohormone compounds by undergoing cyclodextrin prior to lipid encapsulation.

This has been shown to improve bioavailability by an incredible 90%.

Reported side effects of ‘The 1’ include nausea, bloating and vomiting.

Strength level: 8/10 

Side effects: 5/10

‘The 1’ has been shown to be 7 times more anabolic than testosterone. 

It will lead to rapid increases in dry mass, that are sustainable after a cycle.

Because 1-Andro does not convert to estrogen, there is no problem with water retention when taking this product. ‘The 1’ will also increase your fat burning capacity.

Pros

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    Rapid lean muscle gains
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    Strength booster
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    Does not convert to estrogen
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    Improves recovery

Cons

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    Some side effects

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  • 5mg Ostarine (MK-2866)

OSTAR1NE is a pure ostarine SARM (Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator).

It is dosed at 5 mg.

Ostarine was created to avoid and treat muscle wasting as well as retaining and increasing lean mass.

It works by binding to the androgen receptor and exhibits selective muscular anabolic activity.

This intensifies protein and builds muscle.

It brings about muscle growth but does not carry the side effects that come with anabolics steroids and prohormones.

Ostarine also reduces the breakdown of muscle post workout to improve recovery ability.

A number of scientific trials have shown that supplementation with Ostarine leads to increases in muscle mass and strength.

Strength level: 8/10

Side effects: 5/10

Ostarine is the most anabolic of all the SARMs.

At a dosage of 25mg per day for 4-6 weeks, you can expect an increase of about 6 pounds.

Ostarine is an effective cutting agent by should be used at about half of the hulking dosage (12.5 grams per day for 4-6 weeks).

If you're looking for an alternative to prohormones but want something that works, Ostar1ne just might be the next best thing for you. 

Pros

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    Muscle mass increases
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    Strength gains
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    Faster workout recovery

Cons

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    You may experience testosterone shutdown in cycles beyond 4 weeks.

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  • 75mg 1-androstene-3b-ol, 17-one Decanoate 
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    50mg 5a-Hydroxy Laxogenin Acetate

1-AD is a 1-Andro (aka 1-DHEA) based prohormone produced by Hi Tech Pharmaceuticals.

1-Andro is one of the few prohormones that is not yet on the FDA’s banned list.

It is one of the most potent prohormones that are still legally available.

In one study, out of Texas A&M, consuming 330 mg of 1-Andro over 4 weeks had the same impact as a 300 mg cycle of injectable Testosterone.

1-AD includes 50 mg per serving of 5a Hydroxy Laxogenin Acetate.

This is a natural anabolic which is derived from plants.

It assists in boosting mass and strength while also inhibiting cortisol levels.

Strength level: 8/10

Side effects: 6/10

So long as you are taking in plenty of quality protein and working out hard and smart, you will make pleasing mass gains on 1-AD.

However, this is a prohormone designed for experienced bodybuilders.

1-AD will aid as a cutting agent due to its ability to minimize cortisol levels while increasing lean muscle mass.

Pros

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    Lean mass gains​​​​
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    Improved strength
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    Reduces cortisol levels

Cons

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    May cause acne, and partial baldness

Features:

  • 65mg prop blend
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    1 Androstene-3b-ol, 17-One 
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    1 Androstene-3b-ol, 17-One Decanoate
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    1 Androstene-3b-ol, 17-One Enanthate 

Somal-1 makes use of liposomal technology to increase the bioavailability of 1-Andro.

The 1-Andro molecule is covered with a liposome which allows it to pass through the liver unimpeded and into the bloodstream where it is broken by the lipase enzyme.

This causes the liposome covering to disintegrate so that the 1-Andro can be released into the bloodstream.

This results in a far greater level of bioavailability.

The other unique thing about 1-Andro is that is contains 3 different esters, allowing the molecule to progressively break down over a period of time.

The result is that your body gets a slow release of prohormones throughout the entire day.

This product does not convert to estrogen, so you don’t have to worry about PCT or an aromatase inhibitor.

Strength level: 9/10

Side effects: 5/10

Somal-1 is the most bioavailable form of 1-Andro that we have come across.

It also provides a slow release of pro-hormones to keep you in an anabolic state 24-hours a day.

It will give you more workout aggression, enhanced strength and dry mass gains.

Somal-1 will not lead to water retention or convert to estrogen, so can be used on a cutting cycle.

It will speed up the metabolism for fat burning.

Pros

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    Increases lean mass
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    Boosts strength​​​​
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    More workout aggression

Cons

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    Not suitable for women

Features:

  • 85mg 1-Andro
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    85mg 4-Andro 
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    150mg Epiandro 

Cerberus by Sparta Nutrition is a combination of three prohormones: Androsterone, Super-Rb DHEA and Super-19 DHEA.

There is an included bioavailability matrix to ensure that the maximum amount of prohormone gets into your bloodstream.

Androsterone converts to stanolone in the body, which has potent androgenic properties, without any side effects.

Super-Rb DHEA reduces the estrogenic effects of testosterone, which enhances muscle hardness, vascularity, energy and strength output.

The third prohormone in the mix.

Super-19 DHEA is an anabolic precursor to Nandrolone, which is actually more anabolic than testosterone, it being a bulking hormone.

The Absorption Enhancing Matrix uses DHB, which is the extract of grapefruit juice to increase bioavailability.

Strength level: 8/10

Side effects: 5/10

Cerberus is a potent anabolic combination of 3 prohormones.

It is designed as a bulking agent, who, when combined with plenty of quality muling calories and hard out training, will produce lean mass increases of around 6-10 pounds in 3 months.

Cerebus is designed as a bulking agent.

However, because it does not convert to estrogen, it will not retain water.

It will also enhance the metabolism.

Pros

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    Increased muscle mass
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    Increased strength
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    Greater bioavailability
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    Increased libido

Cons

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    Expensive
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    Many cause acne and aggression

Features:

  • 25mg 4-chloro-17a-methyl-androst-1,4-diene-3b,17b-diol 

Haladrol from Fusion Supplements is a non-estrogenic precursor to the compound Turinabol, an East German invention which is intended to provide a strong anabolic effect. 

It is considered to be a mild prohormone, with few androgenic and no estrogenic side effects.

Androgenic side effects may include oily skin, growth of facial / body hair and a temporary reduction in testicular size.

Each capsule of Haladrol contains 25 mg of 4-chloro-17a-methyl-androst-1,4-diene-3b,17b-diol. Haladrol is an ideal entry level prohormone.

However, it should still be cycled and followed by PCT after each cycle.

Strength level: 7/10 

Side effects: 5/10

Pros

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    Non-estrogenic
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    Good entry level prohormone
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    Mild side effects

Cons

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    Not for experienced
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    Some androgenic side effects

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  • 75mg Nano 1-Testosterone

Nano 1T is a nanoparticulated version of the prohormone 1-testosterone which is available in liquid form.

Nanoparticulation combines nanocrystals to the molecule in order to speed up the delivery of the ingredients to the bloodstream.

Nano 1T is manufactured and marketed by Fusion Supplements.

Prior to nanoparticulation, users had to take huge dosages of up to 600mg daily in order to get just 1-2 percent of the product to the muscle cells.

With the addition of nanoparticulation, up to 90% of the product becomes bioavailable.

You only need to take 2 ml of Nano It per day.

This product is designed for experienced bodybuilders who are training hard and following a high protein diet.

It should not be used by women or males under the age of 21.

Strength level: 8/10

Side effects: 5/10

Fusion Supplements claim that Nano 1T is 7 times more potent anabolic than testosterone.

Users have been known to increase lean muscle mass by as much as one kilogram (2.2 pounds) per week.

You will not experience any conversion to DHT and this product does not have any estrogenic side effects.

Nano 1T should be used for short periods of time on a bulking cycle.

After 8 weeks, go off for another 8 weeks.

Do not exceed three cycles over the course of a year.

Pros

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    Lean muscle gains
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    Enhanced bioavailability
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    No conversion to DHT

Cons

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    Side effects may include male pattern baldness, acne and oily skin

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  • 125mg 4-androstenediol Cyclodextrin Complex (Cyclo - 4AD)

Androtest by Fusion Supplements is a UK based prohormone.

It is a cyclodextrin complex of 4-androstenediol, meaning that it a one step prohormone to testosterone.

Each dose contains 25mg of 4-andro, making this a powerful muscle building stimulant.

The cyclodextrin enhances the bioavailability and absorption of the prohormone.

Androtest will provide more of the active prohormone 4-andro to convert directly to testosterone within your muscle cells.

Because this product has not been methylated it is completely safe for your liver.

Androtest should be cycled on for 10 weeks before going off it for 8 weeks.

Do not exceed three cycles in a 12 month period. Androtest should not be taken by women or guys under 21.

Strength level: 9/10

Side effects: 5/10

You will experience rapid muscle gains on Androtest, provided that you are training hard and fuelling your muscles adequately.

Over the period of a 10 week cycle, you can expect gains of 6-8 pounds of lean muscle mass.

Androtest is a bulking agent.

Androtest has a one step conversion to testosterone which does aromatise.

You may wish to take an aromatase inhibitor such as Nolvadren XT.

Pros

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    Rapid lean muscle gains
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    Enhanced bioavailability​​​​
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    1-step testosterone conversion

Cons

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    Requires aromatase inhibitor
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    Some side effects including acne and male pattern baldness

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  • 10mg 2a 3a-epithio-17a-methyl-5a-androstan-17b-Ol

Havoc by RPN is a single ingredient prohormone.

It contains 2a, 3a-epithio-17a-methyl-5a-androstan-17b-ol, which is also known as Epistane.

This muscle building prohormone was released in 2007.

It has gained a reputation as a moderate ‘dry’ prohormone, which is not as ‘harsh’ as some others on the market.

As such, it is more ideally suited to beginner and intermediate bodybuilders.

Epistane is an anti-estrogenic prohormone, meaning that it will not aromatize.

It will boost the body’s natural production of testosterone, leading to more muscle mass, less fat and enhanced libido.

You will not experience an increase in water retention when taking Havoc.

Strength level: 8/10

Side effects: 4/10

Though your gains may not be as pronounced on Havoc as on some of the more extreme prohormones, you can expect to make substantial gains in lean mass, provided that you are training heavy and eating right.

If you are on a bulking diet, you can expect to gain 6-8 pounds of dry muscle, while also stripping off body fat over an 8-week cycle at 20-40 mg per day.

You should follow a post cycle therapy regime of 8 weeks.

Pros

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    Durable particle proof (IP6) and waterproof (IPX7)
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    Dedicated app (available for both iOS and Android)
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    Great sound isolation (passive noise cancellation)

Cons

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    Can't play both earbuds on airplanes (NFC doesn't work in the ear)

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  • 15mg Nanodrol Methylstenbolone Nanoparticles

Nanadrol is built around methylsternbolone, a DHT derived prohormone that has been proven to provide solid lean mass gains without water retention.

The methylsternbolone in Nanodrol has been broken down into particles that are less than 200nm in diameter.

This is a thousand times smaller than the methylsternbolone that is found in other products such as Ultradrol.

This makes it far faster absorbing and more bioavailable.

Strength level: 9/10

Side effects: 4/10

You will experience substantial strength and mass gains when supplementing with Nanodrol.

It can also be used in a recomp or cutting cycle.

After an 8-week cycle, you should follow a PCT cycle for another 8 weeks.

Nanodrol is best taken while on a bulking diet, in which you are consuming excess clean calories.

On such a protocol, combined with hard out training, you may be able to gain up to 15 pounds in a 4 week cycle at 12 mg per dose.

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    Serious strength gains
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    Dry mass gains
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    Anti-estrogen

Cons

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    Side effects include lethargy, joint discomfort, baldness and aggression

Forged by the iron and cold steel, Nader takes his knowledge and hulk smashes it into this puny site.


Being an ex-hardgainer, he has no choice but to keep training until he has surpassed in every way imaginable.


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