I thought I would put together a quick guide on SARMs Vs prohormones. I used to use prohormones until the ban in 2014, but I’d actually decided before that I had to use something different. Anabolic steroids were something I would never want to go near, so I was looking for an alternative.
SARMs were something I had read about several times, and people at the gym and even personal friends were already using them. I made the move to using SARMs in early 2015 after my last batches of prohormones finished.
I wish that batch had finished earlier, as the results are superior with SARMs, without the side-effects. So let’s talk you through everything you need to know, you can understand why it’s a sensible decision to use SARMs rather than the versions are prohormones still available.
SARMs stands for Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators. They were designed to deal with specific health conditions, notably muscle wasting and bone wasting diseases, like osteoporosis. They have also been developed to help lose body fat for certain conditions.
But because they were not developed for building muscle in fit people, and they were never brought to market for any purpose, they still remain research chemicals and are not fully tested. However, the chemical formulas are out there, which is why people copy them and made them available for bodybuilding purposes.
That’s why different SARMs work for different things. The classic SARM for cutting fat is Ostarine. It’s not great for building muscle tone, but it’s good at cutting fat while protecting muscle tone.
They work as the name suggests, they selectively modulate androgen receptors in the body. So they will target receptors in muscle, fat, and bone, and basically tell them to develop more quickly than naturally.
Because they selectively target and modulate those androgen receptors, side-effects are minimized because they don’t affect other androgen receptors that they encounter.
But look, I’m not going to just sing their praises and gloss over the side-effects. You do get side-effects from using SARMs. But only if use high doses, or the stronger ones, especially if you stack them. But testosterone suppression is the major one I need to tell you about.
What Are Prohormones?
Prohormones are prodrugs, meaning that they are converted in the body into something else. So they are basically chemical precursors to hormones. So what you’re doing is supplying your body with elements it needs to create the hormones for itself more rapidly than it can naturally.
When we are talking about prohormones to increase muscle mass, we are talking about precursors to anabolic hormones, primarily testosterone development. So the method of action of prohormones is very similar to anabolic steroids, but not in such an aggressive way.
Prohormones were all the rage at the gym a few years ago. They had aggressive names, which made you think they were basically the same as using anabolic steroids. However that was never the case, but it did mean that SARMs slipped under the radar for a couple of years.
But since they were banned, only a few remain, and they are the weak ones that got around it.
SARMs Vs Prohormones
The biggest problem when it comes to comparing SARMs to prohormones is legality. Prohormones are not legal any more, as they were banned in 2014 when the design anabolic steroid control was passed.
SARMs are not legal, but they are not illegal either. You can sell them, but not for human consumption, and you can buy them, but not for human use. So it’s a legal loophole that is basically easy to exploit.
Both will give you muscle mass improvements, but prohormones do it more aggressively than SARMs, but less aggressively than anabolic steroids.
Although I’d recommend you use a PCT (Post Cycle Therapy) supplement with SARMs, they often don’t have to be strong, and at lower doses, you may not need one at all. This is not the case with Prohormones, where if you can get the really strong ones, they can massively suppress natural testosterone production. So although you could suffer from lowering of T levels using both, you are definitely going to get suppression using prohormones.
A few types of prohormone are still available, but they are weak, and aren’t any more powerful than SARMs, for around the same price. You will read about the prohormone Superdrol regularly, and people swear by it, but you still need a PCT supplement, and you are running more risks than just using SARMs.
The final word in why SARMs are far superior to prohormones is the range of side-effects. They are virtually non-existent with low doses of SARMs, but with prohormones, you can expect to regularly encounter increased blood pressure, the potential for higher liver toxicity, levels, and more potential for gynecomastia (basically man boobs).
SARMs Vs Steroids
Steroids also work on androgen receptors in the body as SARMs do. However, the difference in how they do it is massive.
Anabolic steroids are like a bull in a china shop, they just smash into everything they encounter on their way through. This leads to an incredibly aggressive message for those androgen receptors, which is why you pack on massive bulk.
But you’ll also get massive side-effects because the anabolic steroids are smashing every other androgen receptor they encounter in the same aggressive way.
I’ll be honest, steroids definitely get you better results than SARMs. But you are taking a 10th of the risk with your body, and your life. Anabolic steroids are linked to life-threatening side-effects, and high levels of aggression and these are simply not present when using SARMs.
So look, I wouldn’t even consider using anabolic steroids. They are far too damaging and dangerous, and simply not worth the boost your ego for the price you will pay. Especially when you can get brilliant results with a little hard work and stacking a couple of muscle building SARMs.
Using & Buying SARMs
So for me, there’s not even a choice to be made when it comes to SARMs Vs prohormones. For a start, prohormones aren’t legal, they have nasty side-effects, and cost you more money.
SARMs are easy to buy and use, as long as you get your hands on pure SARMs. Most are liquid suspended, so you can take them orally, or in capsules, so you can take them orally as well. You can also get them as injectables which bypasses the liver if you’re worried about that, or you have something wrong with your liver.
If you’re looking for lab-tested SARMs, that have that certification published on the website, showing they are always 100% pure, then there are actually very few places you can obtain them.
Umbrella Labs is the place I would recommend you buy your first batch of SARMs from.
They sell liquid SARMs, and they sell all the main types you could want. The purity is always 100%. The density is great for your money as well, usually around 20 mg/mL, with a 30 mL bottle averaging around $70.
The results are spectacular, and effort-free, you just do your normal routine to pack on massive bulk. Umbrella Labs are based in the USA and offer free shipping on all domestic orders.
So look guys, forget anabolic steroids, and forget prohormones. Prohormones aren’t even really available anymore, and the weak ones that are can damage your liver because of the way they are metabolized, so what on earth is the point when you can buy SARMs that have low side-effects and massive benefits?
If you’d like to learn more about SARMs, you can check out my guide here, and also detailed SARMs vendor reviews here.