When muscles and unbelievable strength are mentioned, there are two characters that come to mind: Popeye and Captain America. Think about how Popeye instantly transforms just by chugging down a can of his favorite leafy greens and how Captain America became a hunk after being induced with the super-soldier formula.
In real life, although results of both Popeye and Captain America are possible to achieve, they are not easily attainable. There is no magic spinach and there is no legal super-soldier formula that could make your body get buffed up in no time.
But as previously mentioned, big muscles and increase in strength are possible to gain by eating the right kinds of food (those that are rich in proteins like eggs, fish and red meat) at the right amount, taking vitamin supplements such as potassium, magnesium and some calcium, and doing specific muscle-building program like weight lifting and resistance training, and taking dietary supplements.
One such supplement that one can take is called prohormones. But before things get crazy (like may be a prohormone supplement buying spree in the next few hours), there is some basic information one has to know first:
What are prohormones?
Basically, prohormones are substances that can cause the body to produce androgenic hormone effect. Now what are androgenic hormones? These are hormones that can give the body a more masculine effect, like bulging muscles.
Next, why buy prohormones? What do they do to the body?
The usual effects one gets from using prohormones are increase in muscle strength and growth, rise of stamina and a positive effect on the libido level. For some, all the above-mentioned effects may happen all at once, but for some, it may take longer or there are no effects at all.
With these results, how does it happen in the body?
Research shows that when prohormones are taken, usually orally, these are broken down by the liver, converted by the enzymes and then absorbed by the cells of the body. With that, the muscles absorb the molecules and the magic, or rather the hard work, starts!
Who are the people who usually use and buy prohormones?
Bodybuilders who need to bulk up, gain some extra pounds and also have more strength, athletes who need the stamina to last longer in their sport, and fitness enthusiasts who dream of looking and feeling like demigods are the usual clientele of the prohormone supplement industry.
Now that things have been said, where can one buy prohormones?
Since prohormones have been made safer and legal by making them non-methylated, meaning they are now less damaging to the liver, one can buy prohormones over the counter at fitness stores or through online shops which are dedicated to body building.
Now these supplements come in different forms. One can buy prohormones in capsule forms while there are also those in soft gel forms. There are liquefied versions too as well as sprays, and even injectable.
For the capsules and soft gels, prices range between £26.99 to £149.99. The minimum number of capsules per bottle is 90 pieces while for the liquid form, it’s 60 milligrams.
However, here are some words of advice for the possible users.
Though the new versions of prohormones can no longer do much harm to the liver because they are non-methylated, it is advisable to take the necessary precautions by taking supplements that would protect the liver from damage such as silymarin. There are reports of increase in blood pressure, presence of acne, mild balding (especially if it’s genetic), testicular shrinkage and gynecomastia or growth of breasts in men.