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Truth About Prohormones: Your Questions Answered

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Common Questions and Truthful Answers About Prohormones

What is a Prohormone? 

A prohormone is a precursor (inactive portion of a compound) to hormones that have little effect by themselves but amplify the presents of hormones already existing in the body. Prohormones are taken to increase the body’s current hormone supply and are converted to active hormones through enzymes in the body during the metabolic process.

Enzymes are created by all living organisms to help speed up the process of molecule breakdown (the metabolic process), this process then provides the prohormones necessary missing atoms to complete the structure of the compound, turning into an active hormone using the body’s natural processes.

As a result, depending on the prohormones for sale that you end up supplementing with, you can expect to see increases in size, strength, endurance, faster recovery times, or reducing body fat.

For that reason, prohormones seem like they can be the “magic" supplement that we are all looking for, but the can also be very dangerous. (See Side Effects) You should only use pro-hormones on a structured workout program and balanced diet. Always do your own research and be sure what you are taking is safe for you to take before starting a cycle.

Truth About Prohormones: Are Prohormones Legal or illegal? 

In 1990 & 2004 the government passed different Anabolic Steroid Control Acts to define what anabolic steroids are and to place anabolic steroids under the Controlled substance Act,

In 2014 the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act was signed into law to expand on the list of compounds that were already mentioned in the previously mentioned Steroid Control Acts to include falsely labeling of anabolic steroids as pro-hormones.

The prohormones that you see on the shelves of the big chain box stores, and on this website, are legal because they don’t contain the same testosterone precursors as their previous counter parts, they are basically a “light version” of them with an even more slightly different chemical structure.

The DSCA of 2014 makes it very clear on what is illegal and what is still legal. If the prohormone is derived from a natural compound, or is a metabolite (product of metabolism) of a natural compound, they are still.

The supplement industry is only regulated by these few laws in the U.S. but is always changing and they will continue to crack down on supplement manufactures who try to work around the system.

The best advice that I can give regarding how to choose the right prohormone: when you find a prohormone that you like – buy it in bulk because you never know when the FDA will remove it from the market.

Types of Prohormones?

There are both illegal and legal prohormones available for purchase on the Internet. Of course you should only want to purchase the legal ones, but how do we tell the difference?

Legal prohormones are natural hormones found in the body, our diets we consume and by supplementing we are able to increase the body’s natural production of the desired hormone.

Illegal prohormones are chemically altered to increase potency.  Easily spotted by looking for a “17-Methyl” (or some variation), these prohormones should be avoided not only because they are illegal, but also because of the adverse effects on your health. If you are going to take a 17-Methyl prohormone for any reason, hopefully you know what you’re doing and how the body works or, plain and simple – not care about harming your liver (see side-effects below).

Prohormones can also be classified as groups “Wet” and “Dry”. The difference between "wet" and "dry" prohormones is the amount of water retention caused during the cycle. Wet prohormones create more water retention through the process of aromatase (when excess testosterone converts to estrogen).

Prohormones designated as wet prohormones are often used for bulking cycles due to the water retention. Many fitness enthusiast (of bodybuilding, mostly) think of estrogen as a bad thing and try to suppress it, but the estrogen created from a wet prohormone cycle can be a good thing. Estrogen can actually help lower blood pressure, increase libido, build new muscle, and sustain energy levels. When deciding on a prohormone, don’t discount the wet prohormones simply because of the estrogen creation.

Dry prohormones do not convert into estrogen so excess water retention does not occur. Dry prohormones are often used for weight loss and competition cutting phases. There are also more side effect associated with dry prohormones. Dry prohormones can increase blood pressure, lead to sore joints, and also reduce energy levels for longer periods of time.

Best Way to Take Prohormones?

To determine how you should begin a prohormone cycle should be based on the goals that you are looking to obtain.  If you are trying to gain both strength and weight you want to look toward a wet-type prohormone. On the reverse side if you are looking to gain strength but also desire weight loss, you want to look for a dry-type prohormone to avoid the water retention.

Prohormones, like creatine, are also taken in cycles. Each pro-hormone will have specific instructions and the bottle or kit and should only be used as directed. Although specific to each pro-hormone, cycles usually range from 8-12 weeks on and 4-6 off.

Although all the prohormones that we sell at Just Max Fitness Nutrition would be non-liver toxic we still recommend that you take some type of post cycle product. (Chaos and Pain’s Cannibal Alpha is a great one!)

The side effects in the majority of legal prohormones will certainly be minimal, but nonetheless there may still be some and a PCT product will help mitigate these.

Along with blocking estrogen and keeping the prostate functioning properly, a PCT product is designed to help restore your body's natural testosterone levels. When you take a prohormone you body reduces (and may even stop) its natural testosterone production. Once you are off of the prohormone cycle your body needs to begin producing testosterone again or all your gains (in strength or size) could potentially be lost.

Don't forget to take your PCT!


Truth About Prohormones: Who Should Take Prohormones?

Although it is legal for anyone over the age of 18 to take prohormones, it is best to not start any type of prohormone cycle until after the age of 21. This ensures that the body is done growing naturally before introducing any additional outside hormones.

Side Effects of Prohormones: Are Prohormones Safe?

The biggest difference between legal and illegal prohormones is the safety of them. Legal (natural) prohormones are safe (and effective) when taken with a nutrient dense diet and regular exercise routine. Natural prohormones don’t have the dangerous side effects of the chemically altered prohormones (but can have the same side effects as listed below if not used as directed). 

The Methyl (illegal) prohormones have many dangerous side effects and no one at Just Max Fitness Nutrition advises the use of illegal prohormones. If you are going to use an illegal prohormone cycle for any reason you should already be experienced with prohormones and do your own extensive research on the specific prohormone you are considering. Side effects of the methyl prohormones include acne, hair loss, breast tissue enlargement, and prostate swelling; again, these are specific to each type of prohormone, and extensive research should be done before beginning any cycle.

Best Prohormones for Sale? 



Chemical One By Chaos and Pain: Chemical one is a generous dose of 1-DHEA combined with Fadogia Agrestis to help the 1-DHEA convert directly into 1-Testosterone.

Chemical Four by Chaos and Pain: Combines 4- DHEA with Fadogia Agrestis and Epicatechin to help you get bigger faster!

Chemical X by Chaos and Pain: Uses a generous dose of 55mg of 19-Nor-DHEA which converts into nandrolone, a chemical six times more anabolic than testosterone.



If you have any other questions regarding prohormones, be sure to leave a comment below

So-Possible Motivational Fitness Apparel Review: "It's Not Impossible. It's So-Possible".

So-Possible Inspirational Tee Shirt

"It's Not Impossible. It's So-Possible"

June 30th, 2016 is the big day!

I will be throwing Shot Put at the Paralympic trial in Charlotte, NC for a chance to realize my dream of representing the USA in the Paralympic games in Brazil.

Whether I qualify or not, I am determined to wake up the next morning and continue to push forward in doing whatever it takes to make my vision of living life to the MAX a reality.

That said, it always helps to have inspiring reminders to keep a focused mind on the positive outcomes in life. 

What better place to embody that mindset than to literally wear the phrase "It's not impossible", on the back of one of the most comfortable tee shirt's ever!

Allow me to introduce you to So-Possible, the inspirational t-shirt brand I'll be wearing, tomorrow, on the day of my Paralympic qualifier! 

So-Possible is an inspiring tee shirt and apparel brand, created and patented by entrepreneur Michael Rivera of Tampa, Florida, featuring the motivational slogan "It's not impossible. It's so-possible".

These tee shirts are available in both men's and women's variety in a spectrum of color choices, so it's perfect for you and for that special girl or guy in your life.

... Nothing in life is guaranteed.

However, So-Possible does guarantee that these inspirational tee shirts, made of a 52/48 cotton and polyester blend, will be:

"The most comfortable, most inspiring tee shirt you will own. Or your money back."

Plus, from now until the end of July 2016, apply discount savings code "SO-POSSIBLE" to your shopping cart at check out and receive an instant 10% off this amazing fitness apparel.

What do you have to lose?

Let So-Possible motivate you to the MAX!

Come check out the So-Possible Collection here: 


So-Possible Inspiring Fitness Brand

Live to the MAX,

Joshua Myers, Founder of Just Max Fitness Nutrition

Rapid Fire Relief Review: Does Natural Pain Relief Spray Work?


JM's Rapid Fire Relief Review

A few years ago, I came across a therapeutic analgesic called Rapid Fire Relief while browsing the vendor tables at the Fox Cities Showdown - Wisconsin's Premiere Bodybuilding Show - in Oshkosh, WI.

It was my first year as a spectator at The Showdown so I didn't know what to expect. You see, I was originally there with hopes of meeting Shawn "Flexatron" Rhoden (who was cool enough to snap a pic with me). Shawn has always been one of my favorite IFBB Bodybuilders. He was there representing the Ronnie Coleman Signature Series supplement brand. 

As an avid MMA enthusiast, I also recognized the former UFC fighter, Kevin "The Fire" Burns, and wondered what brought him to this bodybuilding event. There were numerous vendor tables that were there helping sponsor this marquee event for bodybuilders looking to qualify before heading to the Amateur Bodybuilding Nationals, where aspiring bodybuilders can then achieve their pro cards. As it turns out, Kevin Burns, now retired from his fighting days, was representing his new company, appropriately named Rapid Fire

Rapid Fire Spray is a 100% all-natural topical analgesic pain relief formula designed to alleviate minor muscle aches, joint sprains, inflammation and overall topical pain management. Each 1oz bottle contains approximately 30 uses of 3 sprays per use in two fresh varieties, Lemongrass and Wintergreen. Each contains a therapeutic-grade dose of wintergreen, peppermint, and menthol essential oils.

The 100% natural claim had me immediately intrigued as I was once told by a National power lifting coach that the use of a topical cream like Icy Hot was actually prohibited in competition. And although in online research on the US Anti-Doping Agency website, I have not been able to find that it is still banned, I always prefer to find the natural option.

However, if you're like me you sometimes wonder if the natural products are strong enough to be effective. Well, it just so happened that on the day Kevin Burns was providing a product demo of Rapid Fire Relief, I had the usual pain in my forearm from a heavy bench press session and I wanted to put this stuff to the test.

So he hooked me up with 3 sprays on my forearm and sent me on my way. Happy to say, I felt no pain in my forearm for the entire afternoon! When I passed by his booth again in the evening session, I purchased two bottles of the wintergreen (original) scent. I am now in love this stuff! 

Once I finished all of the product I had originally purchased that day, I immediately contacted Kevin about getting more for myself and to share Rapid Fire Relief on the Just Max Fitness Nutrition website.

Both scents - wintergreen and lemongrass - are available right now on sale for just $16.99.

If you have minor aches and pains from your most intense workouts, I encourage you to try this natural pain relief spray today. You'll find that this natural remedy really does work and you'll feel better about putting it on your skin for that reason alone. What a relief!

Bonus: this Rapid Fire Relief review features a YouTube interview with founder Kevin "The Fire" Burns ...

Let me know what your experience has been with Rapid Fire Relief by leaving a comment in the Facebook section below or to writing your own review on our product page here and tell us what you think of this natural pain reliever!

Joshua Myers, Founder of Just Max Fitness Nutrition

Journey to the 2016 Paralympic Trials and Much More

Joshua Myers 2016 Paralympic Journey

2016 Paralympic Journey Update of Joshua Myers, Founder of Just Max Fitness Nutrition. Plus, JustMaxFitnessNutrition.com Celebrates 1 Year with an 11% Savings Discount Code!

Last year, right after JustMaxFitnessNutrition.com went live and I also launched this GoFundMe campaign, I wrote a blog post that chronicled my 2015 Paralympic season and the experience of placing first and winning the Shot Put National Championship in Minneapolis, Minnesota at Hamline University.

This time around, I wanted to do things a little differently and let my supporters know how my season has gone, prior to the end of it, while also taking the opportunity to thank everyone who makes this journey as excellent as it has been.

As of June 15, 2016, right around the time that JustMaxFitnessNutrition.com also celebrates one year from launch, I have completed two of three scheduled meets and this year’s third (invitational) meet happens to be very special and impactful to my journey of becoming a Shot Put Paralympian.

Looking back at the first event of the season, the Desert Challenge Games held in Tempe, AZ, is always my favorite event of the year. The Desert Challenge Games plays host to the IPC (International Paralympic Committee) Athletics Grand Prix, the only place it is ever held in the United States. Here, I get to go back to where I started throwing shot put and also get to see so many friends and great people from my time as an Arizona resident.

On that note, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank a few supporters and "believers" who made my trip to Arizona and my chance to enter the track and field landscape possible by being added to the world ranking list.

Hats off to Dr. Gary Johnson, II, Au.D with Advanced Hearing Group, and his wonderful wife Vikki -- your continued sponsorship and support of my efforts is paramount to my success! Big thanks also to my JustMaxFitnessNutrition.com main-digital-marketing-man Ricky Arconti (who has done much to help this website grow) along with his family, including Meghan Zeller, who brought a big crew of supporters to the event in Tempe! 

At the Desert Games, I finished first in my division by a considerable margin with a throw of 5.73m (18 feet, 9 inches) and currently rank 16th on the World Rankings List. However, this was not a personal best, which was rather disappointed.

Although I did not throw as far as I had trained for and envisioned, I have learned that throwing the shot put is as much about technique as it is about strength.

I have stayed motivated with my workouts in the gym and found a way to simulate the throwing technique using my lat-pull machine plus a D-ring, when I'm unable to throw outdoors.

I have also reconnected with my old powerlifting coach, Big Dave from the Beyond Fitness days (my first time with a coach and experience in a real health club)! He has been devising new strength programs that will turn me into a champ.

At the start of June '16, I completed my second meet in Lake Forest Illinois, competing in the Adult National Open and Great Lakes Regional Games (GLASA). This event was an excellent one, which served as an additional warm-up to the team trails. It was a close commute to my home state of Wisconsin and I had one of my best friends as travel companion and coach for the weekend.

This year's third meet is the capstone as it is the 2016 Paralympic Team Trials, which will be held at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. The competition runs from June 29th to July 3rd, with subsequent Paralympic Team selections being made on July 3rd!

The schedule-makers have me charted to throw Shot Put the evening of June 30th -- so if you could send positive vibes my way that evening, that would be great!

This event also serves as our National Championships, so I will also be aiming to defend my title and capture a second straight Championship!

Leading up to this Paralympic Team Trial, as I continue to work on my technique, getting faster and stronger - I want to thank a few more folks who have supported and contributed in some way along my journey:

To customer's across the country who have purchased JMFN t-shirts and discount nutritional supplements from JustMaxFitnessNutrition.com this past year, I thank you and appreciate you choosing JMFN to meet your fitness and nutrition needs.

Please know that your purchases allow me to live my entrepreneurial dream to provide you with online nutritional supplements at a great price. Even though there are many stores on the web that sell sports nutrition supplements and fitness products, how many of them have a founder with an inspiring story and mission like this one?

As always, if you would like to support my journey while shopping for a product that you can't find on this website, please check out my "believers" page, or click on the Amazon link here - or any Amazon banner displayed on this site - anytime before you shop on Amazon.com, as I will receive a small percentage of the sale of any purchase you make to help offset the costs of Paralympic training and event expenses, at no additional cost to you. 

In recognition of all JMFN customers and in celebration of JustMaxFitnessNutrition.com's one year anniversary, please apply discount code, 'JMFNONE' at checkout to save 11% off your next purchase in the month of June!

To the many who have contributed to my still active GoFundMe (GFM) campaign most recently: Kyle from KarateMart.com, Brooke, Jessica, Michael, and Richard D. Arconti). I cannot thank you enough!

To the folks who have donated to my GFM campaign in exchange for personalized workout plans: Chris, Shannon and Brieanna, I look forward to helping you reach beyond your fitness goals!

Even though I am currently short of my fundraising goals to fully fund my upcoming Paralympic Trial in Charlotte, including flight and traveling with my throwing chair, transportation and hotel accommodations, I am hopeful that with your help I will be able to reach my fundraising goal this month!

Are you willing to help me reach my goal? Click here to see what it takes to help me reach my goal!

Joshua Myers GoFundMe

Additionally, I would like to thank Josh for being the best wing man in the game; to my old powerlifting coach Big Dave for coming up with new strength programs and refueling my desire to power lift; to Steve for being my new pseudo throwing coach and the best adopted father a 14 year old kid could ask for some 22 years ago. I am forever grateful!

To the countless family and friends, who continue to show their support through social media likes, comments and shares of my updates. You might not know it, but your words and kind gestures keep me fueled up! Your Facebook post/comments and morale support are often the most motivation and encouraging feedback I receive! 

And a thank you goes out beyond measure to my mom for raising me the way that she did, as I know that she is proud of me every day, even when I don't reach my own expectations for myself. And to my wife, aka my spotter in the gym, and my boys, Dylan & Dominic, I love you and I couldn’t do what I do without you.

If I forgot to thank anyone in this massive shout out, it was surely unintentional. 

Thanks in advance for leaving a quick comment in the Facebook box below and for continuing to encourage me, my fellow adaptive athletes, and anyone who has their heart set on achieving their fitness goals!

Joshua Myers, Founder of Just Max Fitness Nutrition

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