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Your Best Prohormone Alternatives!

Prohormones were forever sent into oblivion. Now, athletes are searching for something new. Learn more.

By: Clayton South

It seemed like an eternity: the prohormone bill dragged through the House of Representatives and the Senate until it finally reached the desk of President George W. Bush. On one fateful day, and with one decisive pen stroke, prohormones were banned. The public didn't debate, there was no balanced opposition to the claims of special-interest groups, and the bill passed to the praise of all. Prohormones were forever sent into oblivion.

Do alternatives exist?

First, the bad news: prohormones are gone. Do not expect to find them on the black market.

Now, the good news: alternatives exist.

Read on to learn about these alternatives.


About The Alternatives

Bodybuilding science is founded on innovation. Here are some innovative products that you can use to meet your fitness goals.

PRODUCT WHAT IT DOES
Creatine Ethyl Ester (CEE) *studies given on creatine monohydrate. Benefits believed to be same for Creatine Ethyl Ester.
  • Boosts testosterone
  • Increases lean muscle mass1
  • Improves power generation
  • Enhances exercise performance2
  • Enhances muscle recovery
  • Nitric Oxide (NO2)
  • Improves power generation
  • Increases energy levels
  • Enhances exercise performance
  • Enhances nutrient delivery to muscle tissue
  • Increases muscle pumps
  • Tribulus Terrestris
  • Increase free form testosterone levels
  • Stimulate leutenizing hormone secretion
  • Increases feelings of well-being
  • Improves muscle density
  • Increases lean muscle mass
  • Increases strength
  • Increases muscle recovery
  • Glycocyamine
  • A creatine pre-cursor
  • Helps support creatine production
  • Increases muscular strength
  • Increases lean muscle mass
  • Creatine Alpha-Ketoglutarate Ecedysterone
  • Increases testosterone levels
  • Helps with fat loss
  • Increases feelings of well-being
  • Glutamine
  • Enhances nitrogen retention
  • Maintains the free amino acid pool
  • Increases growth hormone levels
  • Helps with fat loss
  • Increases lean muscle mass
  • Increases strength
  • Protects the immune system
  • Ipriflavone (7-isopropoxy-isoflavone) Methoxyisoflavone (5-methyl-7-methoxy-isoflavone)
  • Increases muscle mass
  • Increase strength
  • Increases energy levels
  • Enhances recovery
  • Anti-catabolic
  • Promotes weight gain
  • ZMA
  • Supports healthy prostate function
  • Supports maximum testosterone levels
  • Enhances recovery
  • Preserves lean muscle mass
  • Increases strength
  • Chrysin
  • Moderately inhibits estrogen function
  • Indirectly increases testosterone levels
  • May increase strength
  • May increase lean muscle mass
  • 6-OXO
  • Inhibitor of estrogen
  • Changes testosterone: estrogen ratio
  • Increases lean muscle mass
  • Helps with fat loss
  • Increases muscle strength
  • Increases feelings of well-being
  • 7-KETO DHEA
  • Is a hormone precursor
  • Can increase strength
  • Can increase muscle tone
  • Can improve mood
  • Can help with fat loss
  • Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate (A-AKG)
  • Nitric Oxide precursor
  • Increases nitric oxide levels
  • Increases muscle pump
  • Arginine HCL
  • Can cause massive increases in nitric oxide production, which dramatically increases blood flow and nutrient delivery.
  • Avena Sativa
  • Supports normal healthy testosterone levels
  • Protects the immune system
  • LongJack / Tongkat Ali
  • Can boost sexual function3
  • Can boost athletic performance4
  • Boosts testosterone production
  • Enhances muscle tone
  • Increases strength
  • Increases muscle mass
  • HMB
  • Can increase lean muscle mass
  • Can support fat loss
  • Glutamine Alpha-Ketoglutarate
  • Is a glutamine precursor that enters the muscle cell for superior absorption and cell volumization.
  • Arginine Ethyl Ester
  • Increased delivery of NO2
  • Enhances muscle pump
  • Enhances delivery of nutrients to muscles
  • Increased strength
  • Increased focus
  • Increased recovery
  • Rhodiola Rosea
  • Helps to prevent over-training
  • Increases feelings of well-being
  • 4-Hydroxy Isoleucine
  • Supports healthy blood sugar
  • Helps protect the brain
  • May help in fat loss
  • Vitex Agnus Castus
  • Can increase in male prolactin levels5
  • Schizandra
  • Supports Healthy sexual activity
  • Enhances energy
  • Stimulates immune function
  • Can enhance recovery
  • Using any one of these supplements will give you great results, but even greater effect may be seen by using a combination of products at the same time.

    Each of the products in this chart contain one or more of the ingredients listed in the first chart. They are known to work well.

    The recommendations in this article are so made under the following assumptions:

    1. You are eating correctly
    2. You are exercising correctly
    3. You are recovering correctly
    4. You are using fundamental supplements like protein and multivitamins


    Final Thoughts?

    Prohormones are banned. If you didn't beat the prohormone ban, the alternative supplements listed can help.

    Do You Think Prohormones Will Hit The Black Market?

    Yes.
    No.

    References

    1. Racette SB. Creatine supplementation and athletic performance. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2003 Oct;33(10):615-21.
    2. Chwalbinska-Moneta J. Effect of creatine supplementation on aerobic performance and anaerobic capacity in elite rowers in the course of endurance training. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2003 Jun;13(2):173-83.
    3. Ang HH, Lee KL, Kiyoshi M. Eurycoma longifolia Jack enhances sexual motivation in middle-aged male mice. J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2003;14(3):301-8.
    4. Ang HH, Cheang HS. Effects of Eurycoma longifolia jack on laevator ani muscle in both uncastrated and testosterone-stimulated castrated intact male rats. Arch Pharm Res. 2001 Oct;24(5):437-40.
    5. Merz PG, Gorkow C, Schrodter A, Rietbrock S, Sieder C, Loew D, Dericks-Tan JS, Taubert HD. The effects of a special Agnus castus extract (BP1095E1) on prolactin secretion in healthy male subjects. Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes. 1996;104(6):447-53.

    Disclaimer

    The information provided in this publication is for educational and informational purposes only and does not serve as a replacement to care provided by your own personal health care team or physician. The author does not render or provide medical advice, and no individual should make any medical decisions or change their health behavior based on information provided here. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein with other sources. Readers and consumers should review the information in this publication carefully with their professional health care provider.

    The information in this or other publications authored by the writer is not intended to replace medical advice offered by physicians. Reliance on any information provided by the author is solely at your own risk. The author does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, medication, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be presented in the publication. The author does not control information, advertisements, content, and articles provided by discussed third-party information suppliers.

    Further, the author does not warrant or guarantee that the information contained in written publications, from him or any source is accurate or error-free. The author accepts no responsibility for materials contained in the publication that you may find offensive. You are solely responsible for viewing and/or using the material contained in the authored publications in compliance with the laws of your country of residence, and your personal conscience. The author will not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary, or other damages arising from the use of information contained in this or other publications.

    Copyright ? Clayton South, 2005 All rights reserved.

    Without limiting the rights under copyright reserved above, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means (electronic mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise), without the prior written permission of the copyright holder and author of this publication.

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