Pro Hormones – What You Need To Know In 2024 (Updated)

Prohormones have been a staple in the fitness and bodybuilding community since 1996. Over the years, these compounds have undergone significant transformations, especially in light of the regulatory landscape introduced in 2004. The laws implemented then were designed to ensure prohormones’ safety, efficacy, and legality. This marked a turning point, leading to the development of a new generation of prohormones that aim to deliver results with fewer associated risks and side effects.

While the current generation of prohormones is not entirely free from potential drawbacks, the risks have been substantially reduced. It remains crucial for users to be well-informed about the specific prohormones they choose, ensuring they align with their fitness goals and are cycled correctly. To aid in this journey, our comprehensive guide covers essential aspects of prohormone use, from common compounds to stacking strategies, potential side effects, and the critical role of post-cycle therapy (PCT).

In this guide, we’re going to go over: 

  1. Common Prohormone Compounds:


      Explore a diverse range of prohormone compounds available in the market today.

    2. Understand the unique characteristics and benefits of each compound.
    3. Learn about the suitability of different prohormones for specific fitness goals.
  2. Stacks/Cycles:
    1. Delve into effective prohormone stacking strategies to optimize results.
    2. Understand how combining different compounds can enhance performance and muscle gains.
    3. Receive guidance on planning cycles to maximize benefits while minimizing potential risks.
  3. Side Effects:
    1. Gain insights into potential side effects associated with prohormone use.
    2. Understand the importance of monitoring and addressing side effects promptly.
    3. Learn how to mitigate risks through responsible use and proper supplementation.
  4. Importance of PCT’s (Post-Cycle Therapy):
    1. Explore the crucial role of post-cycle therapy in maintaining gains and hormonal balance.

If you don’t see a pro hormone you want us to go over, leave a comment below or send us an email.


pro hormones old vs new

What Are Pro Hormones?

Pro hormones are compounds that are precursors to hormones and can be converted into active hormones in the body. They are often used by bodybuilders and athletes to increase muscle mass, strength, and performance. When you take a pro hormone, it converts to anabolic hormones in the body. The resulting effects are seen through several pathways. But, generally, the most important effects are on the body’s Androgenic, Estrogenic, and Progestogenic receptors. Like anabolic steroids, pro hormones are androgen receptor agonists. A strong androgen receptor agonist will present effects related to increased testosterone.†

Some effects can include increased:

  • Aggression†
  • Sex drive†
  • Muscle strength†
  • Muscle mass†
  • Muscles feel denser and more solid †

As well as a heightened risk of side effects related to high androgen levels.

These can include but are not limited to increased susceptibility to hair loss and acne.†

Pro hormones also affect your estrogenic and progestogenic receptors, which react similarly. Pro hormones that convert to estrogen and progesterone can support increased mass and strength.†

However, the catch is that considerable mass gains are often lost after the cycle is over. This is likely due to water retention more than anything else. This conversion also comes with its own set of risks and sides. Estrogenic side effects can include, but are not limited to:

  • Increased water weight†
  • Increased susceptibility to fat gain†
  • And gynecomastia (swelling of the breast tissue in men)†

Pro hormones are often categorized as being androgenic, estrogenic, or even both. This is typically based on their primary method of action. All pro hormones will have an androgenic effect to some degree. But, each pro hormone can differ in its impact on other body systems.

Typically, strong androgens are useful for promoting strength gains. This is via the central nervous system (CNS) stimulation. Therefore, a strong androgen is often similar to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Furthermore, some will promote enhanced red blood cell production, which is why users usually experience larger pumps and vascularity.

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What’s Changed?

As we mentioned before, the pro hormones available today differ from those available before the US Congress passed the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004. The new generation of pro hormones has a better delivery system and absorption rate. This means it’s not as taxing on your liver.

Liposomal Delivery System:

Liposomal technology has been used in the medical field as a carrier for drugs. But only now has it made its way into nutrition supplements. Liposomes have a hydrophobic core with a hydrophilic shell. This simultaneously protects the molecule from degradation while allowing it to be more soluble.

Cyclosome™ Delivery:

Cyclosome™ Technology is another liposomal delivery technology. This approach can help increase pro hormone solubility and vesicle stability. This delivery method controls the in vivo fate of hydrophobic compounds and avoids the burst release of pro hormones from the vesicle. This allows the ‘Trojan Horse’ to deliver pro hormones and testosterone boosters to the systemic circulation by the intestinal lymphatic route. Almost all previous Oral capsules and tablets manufactured to increase testosterone are involved in the “first pass effect.” This renders the active compounds virtually useless.

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Common Compounds:

There are a bunch of different compounds and different ways to stack them.

This guide will cover the following:

  • Well-known compounds and their other names
  • Possible Effects
  • Side effects
  • Stack-ability
  • Cycle lengths and types

*As with every product, results vary from person to person. Results are not guaranteed.*


1-Andro To 1-Test


Other Names:
  • 1-Androsterone / 1-Andro
  • 1-DHEA / 1DHEA
  • 1-Dehydroepiandrosterone
  • 1-androstene-3b-ol-17-one
  • 3b-hydroxy-5a-androst-1-en-17-one
  • 3b-hydroxy-androst-1-ene-17-one
  • 3-hydroxy-5-androst-1-en-17-one
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  • Converts To 1-Testosterone†
  • Dry, Lean Muscle Mass Gains†
  • Increased Strength†
  • No Bloating/Estrogen Activity†
  • Good For Stacking†
  • Good For Cutting†
  • Increase Vascularity†

What Is 1-Andro?

1-Andro is a legal pro hormone that gets converted to the active steroid 1-Testosterone. 1-Andro goes through a two-step conversion to reach the target hormone, 1-Test. 1-DHEA is a prohormone metabolized in the body into 1-testosterone (dihydroboldenone) and 1-androstenedione. These hormones are positional isomers of testosterone and androstenedione. This conversion to dihydroboldenone is where most of the muscle-building benefits stem from.

What To Expect From 1-Andro:

For starters, 1-Andro has research backing it up. Depending on the product you choose, you can expect different results. In general, 1-Andro is great for increasing lean muscle mass, strength, and aggression. These benefits make 1-Andro valuable for bulking and cutting programs.

For bulking, we would recommend a product like 1-Testosterone. Because it has the highest amount of mg per tablet, you’ll likely see the effects faster. For cutting, we would recommend 1-AD. The label states it has 75mg of 1-Andro; it actually has 75mg 1-Andro Decanoate, which yields 47 mg of 1-Andro. The extra ester chain allows the 1-Andro to break down slower. This helps control hormonal spikes.

Also, it’s important to note that these products contain other ingredients except 1-Andro from LG Science. 1-Testosterone, for example, has grapefruit extract, which can inhibit the breakdown of 1-Andro. 1-AD, however, contains laxogenin. So if you’re unsure if you want to hop into the pro hormone game, laxogenin is another great option. Because it is a plant steroid, laxogenin isn’t hormonal. Women can also choose to supplement it to improve strength, recovery, and joint pain. But in this formula, you may only notice joint support from laxogenin.

Chosen 1 from Blackstone Labs, on the other hand, is a blend. This blend contains both esters and unesterified 1-Andro/1-DHEA. So it’s like getting the benefits of both 1-Testosterone and 1-AD, but at a much lower dose.

1-Andro Side Effects:

Just like with any other pro hormone, there are side effects to consider and deal with. Some of the more typical side effects include potential acne, hair loss, prostate enlargement, cardiovascular problems (such as high blood pressure), increased liver and kidney values, and testicular atrophy, among other things. Some individuals also noted after high doses of 1-Andro, they experienced low libido and lethargy.

However, during the PCT, these side effects tend to disappear after the cycle. Because 1-Andro only affects androgenic receptors, the estrogenic side effects aren’t expected. Also, side effects like acne and hair loss have a higher potential if you are already susceptible to them.

Treating Side Effects:

We recommend taking an on-cycle support supplement like Gear Support. Products like this are going to help cut the potential for side effects. You would take it with your chosen pro hormones and stop during your PCT. You can try products like D-Aspartic Acid, Maca, Horny Goat Weed, or blends like Score! XXL for low libido.

We encourage you to take a multivitamin with B Vitamins for your skin and hair care. You can also consider Fish Oil, Omega 3, or NAC, which benefits your whole body, hair, and skin. For acne and preventing acne, there are a ton of OTC cleansers you can try; look for ones with salicylic acid and/or benzoyl peroxide.

How To Cycle 1-Andro:

1- Andro can be used for up to 8 weeks with a 4-week PCT. Each bottle typically contains enough for a 4-week cycle. So, for an 8-week cycle, you will need to purchase a second bottle.


4-Andro To Test

Other Names:
  • 4-Androsterone / 4-Andro
  • 4-DHEA / 4DHEA
  • 4-Dehydroepiandrosterone
  • 4-androstene-3b-ol-17-one
  • 3b-Hydroxy-4-androsten-17-one
  • 3β-hydroxyandrost-4-en-17-one
  • 3β-hydroxy-D4-androsten-17-one
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  • Converts To Testosterone†
  • Mass Gains†
  • Strength Gains†
  • Increased Sex Drive & Libido†
  • More Energy†
  • Helps Accelerate Muscle Recovery†
  • Supports Better Overall Mood†
  • Helps Reduce Muscle Fatigue†
  • Increases Protein Synthesis†

What Is 4-Andro?

4-Andro is similar to 1-Andro, in that they both go through a two-step conversion to become the target hormone. In 4-Andro’s case, that means converting to testosterone. Where 4-DHEA initially converts to 4-androstenediol (4-adiol) and then testosterone.

What To Expect From 4-Andro:

4-Andro is considered more of a ‘wet gainer.’ Because it converts to testosterone, there is a chance of estrogen conversion. With products like this, that means there is going to be water retention. With that comes larger muscle mass gains and strength gains.

Due to the water retention, we would recommend 4-Andro for bulking. However, it can be, and often is, used in stacks. Like with 1-Andro, different products and different milligrams can have different effects. Also, like 1-Andro, the brands follow the same trend with the product formulas. Blackstone’s Brutal 4ce is a blend of 4-Andro, Hi-Tech’s Androdiol has laxogenin, and LG’s 4 Andro is just 4-Andro.

What makes 4-Andro so different is that it converts to testosterone, the hormone, not another precursor. With that, gains come faster, recovery is faster, and some of the side effects from 1-Andro are avoided. Cycling with 4-Andro increases libido and doesn’t provide lethargy. Instead, you can expect more of that Alpha-Male ecstasy. If you are looking to increase lean muscle mass, sex drive, and energy, then 4-Andro is for you.

Andro Side Effects:

Now, because there is a chance for estrogen conversion, you have the risk of those side effects. These include increased water weight, susceptibility to fat gain, and gynecomastia. This is in addition to some of the more common side effects of pro hormones usage: potential acne, hair loss, cardiovascular problems (such as high blood pressure), and aggression. However, 4-Andro is not methylated, so you don’t have to be concerned with liver toxicity.

Treating Side Effects:

To avoid estrogen conversion and the risks it comes with, stack an aromatase inhibitor (estrogen blocker) in your cycle. You can also take it after during your PCT. When taken during a cycle, they can limit estrogen conversion. Taken after a cycle, they help prevent rebound gyno.

For the other side effects, you can follow the same protocol as 1-Andro. NAC, Fish Oil, Multivitamins, and OTC acne cleansers. Because the 4-Andro is not methylated, you do not need to take on cycle support. However, if you still feel concerned, you can take NAC or Milk Thistle.

How To Cycle 4-Andro:

4-Andro can be used for up to 8 weeks with a 4-week PCT. For beginners, you may want to opt for a shorter cycle to see how your body responds to the pro hormones. This can be 4 to 6 weeks on the pro hormones and a 4-week PCT.


19-NOR To Nan



Other Names:
  • 19-Nor-DHEA
  • 19-Nor-Andro
  • 19 NorAndrosterone
  • 19 Nor Dehydroepiandrosterone
  • NorAndrost-4-ene-3b-ol, 17-one
  • 19-Norandrost-4-ene-17-one
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  • Converts To Nandrolone†
  • Good For Stacking†
  • Increase Strength†
  • Dry, Lean Muscle Mass†
  • Supports Joint Health†
  • Boost Endurance†
  • Does Not Aromatize to Estrogen†
  • Does Not Convert to DHT†

What Is 19-Nor-DHEA?

19-Nor-DHEA, unlike the other compounds we’ve discussed, is more of a pre-pro hormone. Through a two-step conversion, 19-Nor-DHEA will ultimately convert to Nandrolone (Deca).

What To Expect From 19-Nor-DHEA:

Unlike the previous compounds, there isn’t as much research to back up the benefits. However, users do claim to see strength gains and lean muscle mass gains. As always, results will vary. But we do recommend this pro hormone for people who are more susceptible to side effects. Nandrolone, by nature, isn’t as strong as testosterone. So, for more experienced pro hormone users, you may not prefer this compound.

19-Nor-DHEA is the best choice for those looking to increase muscle growth and strength while also accelerating fat loss. It has, however, earned a reputation for taking a long time to “kick in” and for suppressing natural testosterone.

We would recommend 19- Nor-DHEA for people looking to increase strength. But, if your goal is more physique-oriented, it could work well in a cutting stack as well. Keep in mind that Blackstone Lab’s Abnormal product features a blend, and Hi-Tech’s product, Deca-Durabolin, is just 19- Nor-DHEA.

19-Nor-DHEA Side Effects:

As we mentioned before, Nandrolone isn’t as strong as testosterone, so this means there’s a lower risk for side effects. Of the potential side effects, water retention is the most probable. Users have noted more water retention from 19- Nor-DHEA than 4-Andro. Another common side effect was low libido.

Treating Side Effects:

You could tackle both of these sides by taking an estrogen blocker during your cycle. But, for more libido support, you can try D-Aspartic Acid, Maca, Horn Goat Weed, or blends like Stamina Rx. And as always, a PCT will need to follow your cycle.

Again, there isn’t as much research on this compound. So if you’re experiencing other common side effects (i.e., acne), you can refer to the other compounds for ways to control them. You don’t need to take on-cycle support, but again, for extra consciousness, you can take NAC or Milk Thistle.

How To Cycle 19-Nor-DHEA:

19- Nor-DHEA can be used for up to 6 weeks (due to it suppressing natural testosterone) with a 4-week PCT. Again, if you’re new to pro hormones, you may want to opt for a shorter cycle to test the waters.


1,4-Andro to bold

Other Names:
  • 1,4 AD
  • 1,4-Andro
  • 1, 4-androstadiene-3, 17-Dione
  • 1,4-Androstadienedione
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  • Converts To Boldenone†
  • Dry, Lean Muscle Mass†
  • Improve Recovery Time†
  • Increases Strength†
  • Increases Appetite†
  • Boosts Energy†

What Is 1,4-Andro?

Like all the other products above, 1,4 AD is going to go through a two-step conversion to get to the target hormone. In Equibolin’s case, the starting compound is 3b-Hydroxy-1,4-Androstadien-17-one Undecanoate (1,4 DHEA). From 1,4 DHEA, the compound will convert to 1,4 Andro, then to Boldenone. Boldenone is another compound similar to testosterone but differs by an extra double bond. This extra bond decreases its affinity (likelihood) of binding to enzymes that will ultimately convert it to estrogen.

What To Expect From 1,4-Andro:

Boldenone is known to significantly increase appetite. For this reason alone, we recommend Equibolin for bulking. In addition to the increase in appetite, you could expect an increase in muscle mass and strength.

1,4 Andro is an ideal option for those looking to increase mass without the degree of water retention often seen with 4-AD. Because 1,4 Andro is highly anabolic, there is a low conversion rate to estrogen, though it is there. This estrogen is enough to ensure your cycle is relatively bloat-free while still receiving some of the benefits associated with estrogenic conversion. Unlike with 4-AD, 1,4 Andro effects take longer (2-3 weeks) to show.

1,4-Andro Side Effects:

Because 1,4 Andro is highly anabolic, the risk of developing side effects is low. However, we would recommend Equibolin for more experienced users of pro hormones.

Treating Side Effects:

On-cycle support is not needed because Equibolin is not methylated, but if you want to play on the safe side, you can take NAC, Milk Thistle, or actual on-cycle support. The estrogen conversion is there, so if you wanted to take an estrogen blocker, that would help avoid any potential side effects.

How To Cycle 1,4-Andro:

You should start seeing results in 3-4 weeks of supplementation, and you can take this product for up to 8 weeks with a 4-week PCT.


EpiAndro to dht

Other Names:
  • 3-hydroxy-androstane-17-one
  • trans-Androsterone
  • Isoandrosterone
  • 3-Epiandrosterone
  • Epi-Andro
  • 3B-Hydroxy-5a-androstan-17-one
  • 5a-Androstan-3a-ol-17-one
  • 3Beta-hydroxy-5alpha-androstan-17-one azine
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  • Converts To DHT†
  • “Hardening Agent”†
  • Fat Loss†
  • Improve Recovery Time†
  • Increase Strength†
  • Support Libido†
  • Increase Vascularity†

What Is Epi-Andro?

Epi-Andro was first discovered in the early ’30s. It isn’t the most potent androgenic compound, but it is a metabolite of DHEA. 

What To Expect From Epi-Andro:

Epi-Andro is a popular cutting pro hormone. With this, you can expect dry, lean muscle gains and also an increase in vascularity and sex drive. Compared to other pro hormones available, Epi-Andro is milder. But, there are some acute stimulant effects, so if you wanted to take your dose as a ‘pre workout’, you can.

Currently, the only product we carry with only Epi-Andro is Dymethazine. The first ingredient in Epi-Andro 50 is Epicatechin. This is not a pro hormone, although it is often featured in formulas designed for muscle growth. 

Epicatechin is found in foods like green tea and dark chocolate. What it essentially does is inhibit Myostatin production. Myostatin is a type of protein called myokine, which limits our level of muscle growth. By inhibiting this protein, we help promote muscle growth.

Mesotrope from Dragon Pharma features more than double the dose in its pro hormone blend of Epi-Andro, but it is a blend. It also features:

  • Dehydroepiandrosterone 
  • Mucuna Pruriens
  • 3AD Dehydroandrosterol
  • Black Pepper Extract

Lastly, we have our newest pro-hormone addition, Winstrol. Winstrol contains a 50mg proprietary blend, which features:

  • 3 Beta-hydroxy-5alpha-androstan-17-one
  • 25R-Spirostan-22a-0-3b-5a-6b-triol (Super Laxogenin)
  • Δ5-Androstene-3b-acetoxy-7,17-dione

Because all of these ingredients are featured in the blend, we can’t determine the exact amount of Epi-Andro.

Epi-Andro Side Effects:

Fortunately, epiandrosterone doesn’t aromatize with estrogen. So, epiandrosterone doesn’t cause many estrogen-related side effects other compounds can cause. However, some issues may present during your cycle.

There may be an overproduction of DHT. This can cause your hair to become brittle and fried. This is particularly true if you are predisposed to hair problems or if you are getting male pattern baldness. There also is a potential for joint problems or discomfort with Epi-Andro.

Treating Side Effects:

On-cycle support is not needed for Epi-Andro, but if you want to play on the safe side, you can take NAC, Milk Thistle, or actual on-cycle support it wouldn’t hurt your muscle growth. Because there isn’t a conversion to estrogen, you won’t have to deal with these side effects. However, for issues like joint pain, you can consider taking a joint supplement like Osteo Bi Flex. 

How To Cycle Epi-Andro:

 It’s generally recommended to use Epi-Andro for no longer than six weeks per cycle. That said, aside from the acute effects, it can take a while for the effects to build up in the body, and you might not notice anything by just using it for a couple of weeks. Follow up your cycle with a 4-week PCT.



Other Names:
  • 5aOHP: 17beta {3ketoethyl}-androstane-3-one, 17a-ol 
  • 1,4-OHP: 17beta {3ketoethyl}-androsta-1,4-diene-3-one, 17a-ol
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  • Converts To DHT†
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  • Increase Appetite †
  • Helps Accelerate Muscle Recovery†

What Are HydroxyProgestins?

HydroxyProgestins are the newest class of pro hormones. They exhibit effects like 1-Testosterone or Boldenone, which are for muscle growth.

What To Expect From HydroxyProgestins:

Unlike DHEA pro hormones, which work with 3bHSD or 17bHSD, progestins use an enzyme called 17,20 Lyase, which cleaves the 17-position side chain into a keto group. Then, into a hydroxyl, which is the active steroid.

(chemical name: 17beta-{1-Ketoethyl}-androstane-3-one, 17a-ol)

5aOHP is an anabolic progestin that converts to stanolone or DHT.

It appears that progestin-based hormones may act as natural myostatin inhibitors. While also adding to our natural androgen levels. Lastly, it may also increase transcription via increased messenger RNA activity.

This causes 5aOHP to act like Winstrol. Because it helps achieve a lean look and adds mass without aggression. But, there is one major difference between Winstrol and 5aOHP. The latter will not cause any hair loss that is commonly associated with the use of Winstrol.

(chemical name: 17beta-{1-Ketoethyl}-androsta-1, 4-diene-3-one, 17a-ol)

1,4-OHP is a precursor to boldenone. Like Equibolin, this particular pro hormone will increase appetite and enhance recovery. Due to the appetite increase, 1,4-OHP is often used in a bulking stack. Where it will help build lean mass without adding significant water weight. This pro hormone is highly anabolic and mildly androgenic, which may contribute to an increase in vascularity. Besides this, it is also easy on the joints.

HydroxyProgestin Side Effects:

As it does not convert to estrogen or progesterone, side effects related to those should not be an issue. Liver toxicity could be a concern, though. It would be a good idea to take this product with something to support healthy liver function.

Treating Side Effects:

To help support liver function, you can take a product like Liver RX or Organ Shield during or after your cycle. For the other side effects, you can take NAC, Fish Oil, Multivitamins, and OTC acne cleansers.

How To Cycle HydroxyProgestin:

A good dosage would be 100-200 milligrams (mg) per day, split into two separate doses. Many users agree that this compound is better suited to short cycles of 3-4 weeks.


DHEA To Test

Other Names:
  • DHEA
  • Androstenolone
  • Prasterone
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  • Converts To Numerous Anabolic/Androgenic Hormones, Like Testosterone†
  • Could Slow Aging†
  • Improve Cognitive Function†
  • Improve Body Composition†
  • Boost Mood†
  • Improve Bone Density†

What Is DHEA?

This is a hormone that our body naturally produces from the adrenal glands. Which helps our bodies produce testosterone and estrogen.

What To Expect From DHEA:

That’s right. DHEA can boost both testosterone and estrogen. Because of this, it’s used medicinally often and has some research behind it. DHEA is used as an anti-aging therapy. 

Okay, so why include it in a pro hormone if it’s used for anti-aging?

Well, for starters, DHEA production is estimated to decrease by 80% throughout adulthood (as young as 30). So, by taking DHEA, by itself or in a pro hormone, you increase your body’s natural testosterone (and estrogen level). Generally, people gravitate towards a DHEA product (not prohormone) to aid in naturally boosting endogenous testosterone. This includes both men and women, primarily menopausal women. However, DHEA is a family of hormones (like most hormones).

So, in prohormones, isomers of DHEA are isolated to promote a specific result. This is where common isomers like 1-DHEA and 4-DHEA come from. 

DHEA Side Effects:

There may be some minor side effects with DHEA supplementation. This can include greasy skin, acne, and increased hair growth in the armpits and pubic areas. 

Treating Side Effects:

Because it is more of a natural testosterone booster/anti-aging product, you won’t need to take on-cycle support. In a sense, this is your on-cycle support. We recommend consulting your physician if you are taking DHEA for medicinal purposes and experiencing side effects. 

How To Cycle DHEA:

As for cycles, not many studies indicate if DHEA will affect younger populations. Instead, it is often recommended daily for older adults at around 25-50mg.

3AD Dehydroandrosterol:

3AD to Test

Other Names:
  • 3AD
  • Dehydroandrosterol
  • Androst-5-ene-3a,17b-diol
  • 5-Androsten-3a,17b-diol
  • Androst-5-en-3a,17b-diol
  • 5-Androstenediol
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  • Increase Muscle Strength†
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  • May Boost Strength Of Other Compounds†

What Is 3AD?

3AD is not a metabolite of DHT. Instead, it seems to be biosynthesized for DHEA. 

What To Expect From 3AD:

Because the pathway 3AD is synthesized, it is unlikely to get the estrogenic effects/side effects. While this compound may be beneficial for increasing strength and leaning out, it could be used in a bulk or cut stack.

For bulking, it is recommended to be stacked with DHEA, Androsterone, Epiandrosterone, or Arachidonic Acid.

For cutting, it is recommended to be stacked with  Epiandrosterone Acetate, Androsterone Acetate, or Arimistane.

3AD Side Effects:

Side effects could include acne and joint dryness (especially for extended cycles).

Treating Side Effects:

We would recommend following the protocols set for the other compounds in regard to acne and supplementing with a joint supplement for stiffness.

How To Cycle 3AD:

The dosage range is between 25 and 60mg; it depends on your individual weight and goals. The cycle length can safely range from 6-12 weeks. 3AD does not require on-cycle support supplements; however, if stacked with other hormones, it is recommended that a cycle support product be taken. Cycles that exceed 12 weeks should have at least a 6-week break between cycles.

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With any pro hormone you decide to supplement with, you’re going to have to take a PCT. Keep in mind your testosterone and estrogen levels are a ratio; if one goes up, the other will, too. However, this is not a perfect relationship and doesn’t yield the same percentage of effect. So, when your cycle ends, you’re left with a surplus of estrogen. This is why it’s important to take a PCT.

When you come off cycle, your natural testosterone levels are extremely low, but your estrogen levels are high, comparatively. When you begin your PCT, you’re helping your body increase that natural testosterone level.  So, taking products like estrogen blockers post-cycle helps to ensure that natural testosterone levels are restored. Ignoring this puts you at risk of losing the gains you made during your cycle. As a result, you can gain fat, experience testicular atrophy, be lethargic, etc.

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What to look for in a PCT:

Testosterone repair: To ensure that the natural levels are restored as quickly as possible.

Estrogen modulation: Counteract any gynecomastia that is lingering around, as well as any excess estrogen and excess water.

Liver Protection: Cleanse and rejuvenate the liver and kidneys to ensure they are working as much as possible to metabolize the exogenous testosterone.

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All the pro hormones we went over can be cycled on their own or in a stack. For example, the Blast Your Mass Stack features 1-Testosteone and Equipoise (formally Equibolin).


When deciding to stack or not, it really comes down to the following:

  • Experience with prohormones
  • Time
  • Preference
  • Finances

Beginners have the option of just using a pro hormone alone or using a blend like Helladrol or Monster Plexx. Or, for more customization, you can try the Hi Tech Prohormone + Laxogenin Stack or First Time Cycle – Blackstone Labs Prohormone Stack.

Products like these have many pro hormones dosed at the optimal range for your desired cycle. We would recommend following the directions on the bottle in regard to cycle length.

For more intermediate pro hormone users, there are a couple of different stack options we would recommend: Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals ProHormone Stack.

  • Bulking : 1-Andro + 4-Andro
  • Cutting: 1-Andro + 19-Nor-DHEA
  • Strength: 19-Nor-DHEA + 1,4 Andro

Again, for dosing, we would recommend sticking with the bottle directions. But make sure to separate your doses. If the bottle states to take 2-4 tablets a day, you can take 1-2 in the morning and 1-2 tablets in the evening, usually preferred with food. If you prefer a product with all the pro hormones already in each tablet, an intermediate pro hormone user could also benefit from the abovementioned products. Or you could try products like Halodrol and Metha Quad Extreme.

For more advanced pro hormone users:

We have stacks already listed that you can purchase with all the items and PCT together.

Bulking Stacks
  • Blast your mass stack: 1-Testosterone, Dianabol, Equibolin, and Arimiplex (PCT)
  • Bulk Andro Kit: M1D ANDRO, 4-ANDRO, 1-ANDRO, and FORM-XT (PCT)
  • Bigger Than Life Stack: Apex Male, Brutal 4CE, Halo Elite, and Eradicate (PCT)
  • Blackstone Labs Elite ProHormone Stack: Metha Quad Extreme, Abnormal, Brutal 4ce, Chosen 1, Gear Support, Eradicate, PCT V (PCT)
Cutting Stacks:
  • Ultimate Shred Stack: 1-AD, Anavar, DecaBolin, and Arimiplex (PCT)
  • Cutting Andro Kit: EPIANDRO 50, 17-PROANDRO, 1-ANDRO, and FORM-XT (PCT)
  • Summer Shred Stack:  1-Testosterone, Winstrol, Decabolin, Arimiplex (PCT)
  • Lean and Mean Trenabol Stack: Trenabol, Dymethazine, Decabolin, Arimiplex (PCT)
  • The Deca Stack: Decabolin, 1-Testosterone
  • The Winstrol Stack: Winstrol, 1-Testosterone
Strength Stacks:
PCT Stacks:

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Pro hormone Blends:

There are a couple of products mentioned in these stacks (and generally) that we haven’t gone over. So here’s a quick rundown of what they do. These products can also be taken alone or stacked with each other.

  • Stimulates and Drives ATP into Muscle Cells†
  • Improved Recovery Times†
  • Improved Muscle Volume†
  • Increased Protein Synthesis†
  • Increase Muscle Size and Strength†

How To Use Anavar By Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals:

The manufacturer recommends taking three (3) tablets in the morning and three (3) tablets in the afternoon or evening. Do not exceed the recommended dosage, as Anavar is a potent anabolic agent.

Anavar Review By James: “Fast delivery Anavar is a good product I always order at least too cycle of this stuff because i know it work i generally order off of suppz bit this time i got it from same day supplement because the price was too good and the shipping was free thank you same day supplement”

  • Builds Lean Muscle†
  • Preserve Muscle Mass & Strength†

How To Use Dianabol By Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals:

The manufacturer recommends taking one (1) tablet three times daily with meals. This is important as the strength of this product can cause nausea if consumed without eating.

Dianabol Review By N/A : “First the basics…getting older is not a death sentence! After back surgery, started weight training and after great gains, at six months tried this product on the advice of a friend. Now about 10 days in and seeing results that, frankly, I didn’t expect at this age…more energy during my workouts, harder and thicker muscles and as an added bonus… significant lift to my libido which wasn’t even a problem…lol. Timely, fast delivery, good pricing structure and results…definitely will be a repeat buyer.”

  • Lean Muscle Growth†
  • Muscle Hardness†
  • Increased Strength†
  • Increased Protein Synthesis†
  • Reduces Body Fat†
  • Helps Nitrogen Retention†

How To Use Superdrol By Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals:

The manufacturer recommends taking one (1) tablet in the morning and one (1) tablet in the evening. Do not exceed two (2) per day.

Superdrol Review By Steven: “I took Superdrol for about a month. I’m 68! I saw results. I’m taking it again, for 2 months this time, along with Decabolin. Definitely helps add muscle.”

  • Increase Lean Muscle Mass†
  • Boost Strength †
  • Increase Hardness and Vascularity†

How To Use Winstrol By Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals:

The manufacturer recommends taking one (1) tablet three times per day. Do not take more than four (4) tablets daily.

Winstrol Review By Daniel: “Felt the product working only after a few days and felt no side effects even after two weeks. Fantastic pump and strength gains.”

Sustanon Supplement Facts

  • Lean Muscle Gains†
  • Strength Gains†
  • Increased Libido†
  • More Energy†

How To Use Sustanon 250 By Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals:

The manufacturer recommends taking one (1) tablet daily. Do not exceed two (2) tablets daily.

Sustanon 250 Review By A.D.: “Was a bit skeptical about this product’s claims. I was hoping for a mild bump. What I got was the closest results to being on without being on. Strength went through the roof by the second week and kept getting better as the cycle continued. Recovery was absolutely amazing as well. Now here’s where it gets even better, strength gains have stayed with me now three weeks post cycle. Will be back for more of this!”

Halodrol Supplement Facts

  • Increased Strength†
  • Improved Recovery†
  • Increased Energy†
  • Lean Muscle Mass†
  • Libido†

How To Use Halodrol By Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals:

The manufacturer recommends one (1) tablet 30 minutes prior to training. On non-training days, take one (1) tablet in the morning or afternoon. Do not exceed two (2) per day.

Halodrol Review By Mikey: “Quality Product. My overall experience has been tremendous.”

  • Increase Lean Muscle Mass†
  • Improve Strength†
  • Enhanced Vascularity†

How To Use Primobolan By Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals:

The manufacturer recommends one (1) tablet three times per day. Do not take more than six (6) tablets daily.

Primobolan Review By Mary: “My brother is a pharmacist and recommended this for an intense workout and he is right! I am energized, focused and feel good after. I recommend this too.”

Halotestin Supplement Facts

  • Increase Strength & Power †
  • Improves Muscle Density †
  • Enhanced Libido †

How To Use Halotestin By Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals:

The manufacturer recommends taking one (1) tablet in the morning and one (1) tablet in the afternoon.

Halotestin Review By Trent: “My strength and size has been consistently going up week by week, while using Halotestin. My bench, squat and deadlift are consistently going up. I help but to believe Halotestin is doing wonders!”

Trenabol Supplement Facts (1)

  • Increase Lean Muscle Mass†
  • Boost Strength †
  • Zero Water Retention†

How To Use Trenabol By Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals:

The manufacturer recommends taking one (1) tablet in the morning and one (1) tablet in the evening. Do not exceed two tablets daily.

Trenabol Review By Jake: “Strength has gone up while my weight has gone down. Definitely seeing the most definition I have ever had.”

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Wrapping Up!

This concludes our guide on popular prohormone compounds! Thank you for reading, and if there’s another product you’d like us to review, an ingredient that you think needs further elaboration or another blog idea you want to see in the future– send us an email here!

Check out some of our other blogs!

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Prohormone Safety:

You must get your blood work done before starting a cycle. This will help provide you with a baseline of where you are naturally. Which will help keep track of how the pro hormones affect you. Every person’s experience with pro hormones can be different. It’s important to talk to your physician when you decide to run a cycle to make sure you can benefit from it. A lot of people avoid this, and it’s simply not advisable, nor is it worth the long-term risk.

Warnings And Side Effects:

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals:

Like any prohormone, we suggest that you be over 21 and, of course, have a good diet and exercise program and be in good general health as checked by a doctor. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if governed by any governing body that prohibits prohormone use.

This product should not be used in place of or as a substitute for recommendations by your doctor.  This product may cause false positives on urine tests for competitive athletes. Please check with your regulatory body before taking this product.

No clinical study has been performed on Dymethazine.

Blackstone Labs:

KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. NOT FOR USE BY INDIVIDUALS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS. Consult a physician before using this product. Do not exceed recommended serving. Exceeding recommended serving of Chosen 1 may cause serious adverse health effects. Stop using if you experience adverse effects. Possible side effects include:

  • Acne
  • Hair loss
  • Hair growth on the face (in women)
  • Aggressiveness
  • Irritability
  • Increased levels of estrogen  


Do not use if governed by anybody that prohibits hormone use. Chosen 1 contains steroid hormones. This may cause increased facial and body hair, voice deepening. If you are at risk for prostate or breast cancer, you should not use Chosen 1.

Consult a physician or licensed qualified health care professional before using this product if you have, or have a family history of:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Prostate enlargement
  • Heart disease
  • Low “good” cholesterol (HDL)
  • Are you using other dietary supplements
  • Are you taking prescription medications
  • Taking any over-the-counter drugs

Do not exceed recommended serving. Exceeding recommended serving may cause serious adverse health effects. Possible side effects (Brutal 4ce, AbNORmal) include:

  • Acne
  • Hair loss
  • Hair growth on the face (in women)
  • Aggressiveness
  • Irritability
  • Increased levels of estrogen

Discontinue use and call a physician or licensed qualified health care professional immediately if you experience rapid heart rate, dizziness, blurred vision, or other similar symptoms. This product contains steroid hormones that may cause increased facial and body hair and voice deepening. You should not use this product if you are at risk for prostate or breast cancer. Do not use if governed by any body that prohibits hormone use.

This product contains ingredients that may be banned by some sports organizations and/or increase the risk of a false positive on a drug test. Please consult with your sports organization or physician before taking this product.

ALLERGEN WARNING: Manufactured on shared equipment that also processes Eggs, Wheat, and Soy (Lecithin).

LG Science:

Keep out of reach of children. Not for use by individuals under the age of 21 years.  Do not use if governed by any governing body that prohibits prohormone use.  This product should not be used in place of or as a substitute for recommendations by your doctor. No clinical study has been performed on Anavar.

This product contains ingredients that may be banned by some sports organizations and/or increase the risk of false positives on a drug test. Please consult with your sports organization or physician before taking this product.


WARNING: NOT FOR USE BY INDIVIDUALS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS OLD. DO NOT USE IT IF PREGNANT OR NURSING. Consult a physician or licensed qualified health care professional before using this product if you have, or have a family history of, prostate cancer, prostate enlargement, heart disease, low “good” cholesterol (HDL), or if you are using any other dietary supplement, prescription drug or over-the-counter drug. Do not exceed recommended serving.

Exceeding recommended serving may cause serious adverse health effects. Possible side effects include acne, hair loss, hair growth on the face (in women), aggressiveness, irritability, and increased levels of estrogen. If you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, blurred vision, or other similar symptoms, discontinue use and call a physician immediately.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. To report any adverse event, call 1-800-332-1088. (These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.)

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†PLEASE NOTE: The intention of the information provided is for reference only. Furthermore, we are in no way providing medical advice or instruction. Instead, the information provided in this guide/blog utilizes anecdotal information and available studies/reviews. While our goal is to maintain and display accurate information, we can’t guarantee it represents the latest formulation of the product or information. Therefore, please visit the manufacturer’s website if you have any concerns. Also, the information above does not represent our views here at Same Day Supplements. Instead, these are the views and information provided by the manufacturers and users. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. Finally, these products aim not to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness.


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