Since the mid 2000's and even the late 1990's supplements of all types have been rapidly disappearing. The latest supplement ban happened in December of 2014 when the President signed the Designer Anabolic Steroid Act of 2014. This act was designed to rid the market of all the remaining pro-hormone ingredients that were still being used. Before there were pro-hormones, there were anabolic steroids that were once legal and an over the counter product. One by one each of the anabolic steroids were banned by the federal government and became regulated by the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency). Once the anabolic steroids supplements started to disappear supplement manufacturers and other OTC (Over the Counter) manufacturers started formulating and using precursors to anabolic steroids and called them pro-hormones.

Pro-hormones were designed to be a precursor to androgenic steroids and thus once taken it would jump start the anabolic effect. Pro-hormone supplements have been under scrutiny since they first arrived on the market and became available for consumers. While the majority of body builders any gym goers loved having the option of a safe and legal ingredient to help them achieve their gains, others frowned upon these ingredients. As manufacturers would formulate new pro-hormone compounds, the government would continue to stricken the laws and add new anabolic like ingredients to the controlled substance list. In the beginning of 2014 a bill was sent to congress that would eliminate all pro-hormones and pro-hormone like ingredients. Throughout 2014 this bill went through changes until it was finally passed and signed by President Obama. The Designer Anabolic Steroid Act of 2014 has ended the era of pro-hormones for once and all.

How DHEA replaces pro-hormones and is here to stay.