so many brands and types of prohormones, what should you choose?
If you already know what you want (need), then that's great! But
if you're unsure of what you should be using, read on. You may find
this review helpful. We're going to review two of the more popular
prohormone products on the market right now: Andro Stack 850 from
Optimum Nutrition, and AST's 4-Diol-250. Let's start with the Andro
Stack 850 Review.
Andro Stack 850 Review
In short, Androstenedione (Andro) is a direct
precursor to testosterone, and this is the basis for Andro Stack
850. It's called a "Stack" for a reason. Let's just take
a quick peak see what's in Andro Stack 850:
Each Capsule Contains:
Tribulus Terrestris: 650mg
Ah, so you see, it contains 3 main ingredients.
The first ingredient is Androstenedione. Other 2 ingredients are
DHEA and Tribulus. With this in mind, Andro Stack 850 is built
on the popular DHEA-Andro-Tribulus stack. Let's take a look each.
Androstenedione: Not much needs
to be said here. I already have full
article on Andro. In short, it 'helps' increase your testosterone
levels. However, we don't care too much for Androstenedione. Find
out why in our new Androstenedione
research update article.
DHEA: Unlike Androstenedione
and -diol, DHEA is two steps away from testosterone. It converts
into either Androstenedione, or Androstenediol. DHEA is the most
prevalent hormone produced by the adrenal glands. DHEA has been
shown to help weight loss, and increase the level of testosterone.
Tribulus Terrestris: Tribulus
is naturally extracted form the rhizomes and roots of the plant
Tribulus terrestris. Tribulus is a "testosterone enhancer".
It's completely different from DHEA and Androstenedione - it works
by increasing the production of LH (luteinizing hormone), which
helps natural production of testosterone. Tribulus
Terrestris details here.
The combination of this stack has worked nicely
for many people. Instead of buying DHEA, Tribulus, and Andro separately,
Optimum Nutrition put them all together in Andro Stack 850. This
can save you a lot of hassle dealing with just 1 supplement instead
of 3, and at the same time you can save some money. Many users have
had positive gains with Andro Stack 850.
AST 4-Diol-250 Review
Another popular prohormone is AST's 4-Diol-250.
Simply, it's just 4-Androstenediol (also know as 4-AD) and the 250
means there's 250mg in each tablet. Simplicity matters. ;-) Most
agree that 4-Androstenediol would be the best prohormone available.
Simply because 4-diol is the most anabolic of the prohormones. Compared
to Androstenedione, Androstenediol has a conversion rate of over
15%, almost triple that of -dione.
AST 4-Diol-250 is just that, 250mg of 4-Androstenediol
in each tablet. Simple, yet effective.
Now, both products are user proven products that
drives results. Which you choose is completely up to you; however,
what has worked for others may NOT necessarily work for you. Before
you elect to use these prohormones, you should fully understand
what you're using and fully understand the possible side effects
of using Andro.