Prohormone vs Testosterone Booster: Which Is Right For You?
It is inevitable, we are going to keep aging unless time freezes. As most of you may know with age comes some less than ideal effects on your body. One of those being males start to see a decrease in testosterone at about the age of 30. Seeing a decrease in testosterone can cause many different effects, such as less energy/endurance, decreases in strength and muscle mass and even decreased sexual performance. Who wants that? I know I sure don’t. Luckily for us there are some options to help with these aging effects.
Some of us start to feel these effects and immediately start doing research on how to keep your testosterone levels higher without having to get testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). When doing some research you will most likely come across natural testosterone boosters and possibly even prohormones. So, what is the difference? We will fill you in on what you need to know and try to help you pick the right solution.
Lets start with an overview of what a testosterone booster is.
A natural test booster uses herbs and botanicals to promote optimal testosterone levels, thereby supporting performance, strength gains, and muscle growth. These are designed to help naturally increase your body’s testosterone. Test boosters can work in a couple different ways, one by directly increasing your testosterone levels and two by inhibiting/blocking the hormones responsible for converting testosterone to estrogen. Although, some estrogen is good, too much can be a bad thing. Most natural testosterone boosters on the market can do both, which is ideal for optimal test levels. Both methods help supplement your body to build bigger muscle and recover faster.
Now taking a look at what a prohormone is.
A prohormone is a non-active hormone that once ingested converts to a target hormone through a one or two step conversion process. These hormones are naturally occurring in the body and are safe. The legal prohomrones we sell here at Black Diamond Supplements are non-methylated and can deliver real results. Each compound has different effects so depending on the results you want you will need to select the right product. Find out more about each compound in our blog Prohomones 101.
Not to be confused with Designer Anabolics. Many people out there say that prohormones are dangerous and it is better to use real steroids. However, a lot of people are confused by the designer anabolics that were sold as prohormones prior to 2015. These compounds were methylated, which caused toxicity to organs such as the liver, kidneys and prostate.
A testosterone booster helps your body naturally increase its own productions of the hormone testosterone and/or block the ability for testosterone to convert to estrogen. A prohormone adds hormones to your body by converting an inactive hormone to active hormones once ingested. All are already naturally occurring in your body, but may just be at a low level. Therefore, increasing these hormones can help build bigger, stronger muscles.
What one do I choose?
Depending on what you are looking to do you can really go either way. However, if you are under the age of 21 we do not recommend prohormones for you. In fact, you don’t even need a testosterone booster. Take a look at some of the Natural Muscle Builders as a better option. For males looking to simply enhance their muscle building capabilities, energy/endurance, and sex drive a natural test booster is the ideal way to go or at least start out with. Those of you looking to increase hormones and/or break through a plateau to build more muscle mass, increase strength and perform at peak levels a prohormone is a better option for you.
When choosing to use a prohormone or prohormone stack, it is necessary to take a Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) to help your body increase its natural testosterone production and inhibit estrogen. In other terms, bring your body back to its normal function.
Testosterone is the main hormone linked to building muscle mass, increasing strength, and having an optimal sex drive. So why let low test levels get you down or prevent you from achieving what you could when you were younger. Shop Black Diamond Supplements for the best Prohormones and Testosterone Boosters today!