Prohormones and steroids are both types of performance-enhancing substances, but there are some differences between them.
Prohormones are compounds that the body can convert into anabolic hormones, such as testosterone, when ingested. They are often marketed as a legal alternative to steroids and are commonly used by athletes and bodybuilders to increase muscle mass and strength. Prohormones are typically sold in pill form and are legal in some countries, but have been banned in others due to safety concerns.
Steroids, on the other hand, are synthetic versions of the male sex hormone testosterone. They are used to promote muscle growth, increase strength, and enhance athletic performance. Steroids can be taken orally or injected, and are classified as controlled substances in many countries due to their potential for abuse and negative health effects.
While both prohormones and steroids can lead to increases in muscle mass and strength, the use of these substances can also have serious health consequences. Side effects of prohormones can include liver damage, mood swings, and acne, while the side effects of steroids can include high blood pressure, liver damage, and infertility.