It’s no secret that bodybuilders are always trying to get bigger. Whether they’re competing for a show, or just suffering from crippling muscle dysmorphia, they all want to get huge… and thankfully for them, there’s a ton of “barely legal” supplements out there on the market, that are promising to do just that. Be warned, though – some of these have caught FDA attention!
1. USP Labs’ Jack3d Pre-Workout
Jack3d? More like crack3d. This stuff, according to more hardcore gym junkies than we can count, is one of the best pre-workout supplements on the market.
It’s got a ridiculous lineup of stimulants that will make even the most pre-workout addicted crack head smile when he takes a sip. From ungodly amounts of caffeine to yohimbe and other ingredients, it’s a workout junkie’s dream.
Be warned, though – the first formulation of this was actually banned by the FDA in 2013, for containing a dangerous supplement known as “1,3-dimethylamylamine,” or “DMAA” for short.
Thankfully, however, the FDA hasn’t caught onto this pre-workout supplement (yet). Amazon has, however, and removed it from their stores. Yeah, Bezos probably wasn’t a fan of people having heart attacks at the gym and then blaming Amazon for it.
2. Juggernaut Nutrition’s PurThermo Fat Burner
With supplements like Hydroxycut Hardcore dominating the fat burner market, it’s certainly hard for smaller companies to get a foothold… unless they’re using barely legal, borderline dangerous ingredients, that is.
Juggernaut Nutrition’s PurThermo fat burner is by far one of the strongest fat burners on the market, and of course, it’s probably only a matter of time before it catches FDA attention.
This fat burner contains enough caffeine to kill a small horse, but it doesn’t stop there. It’s also got Yerba Mate, another powerful (albeit natural) stimulant, Synephrine HCL, a ridiculously strong hormone similar to epinephrine, and even some 1,3-Dimethylamine, which is the banned DMAA’s uglier stepbrother.
I have no doubt that, if you’re looking for a (barely legal) way to shred off fat in a ridiculously short period of time, Juggernaut Nutrition’s PurThermo is the way to go… be warned, though. Just like the FDA banned Jack3d in 2013, PurThermo may unfortunately be up next on the list.
3. SARMs (Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators)
When prohormones first entered the market in the 1990s, they were red hot. Bodybuilders everywhere were using them to build muscle, lose fat, and get jacked.
It wasn’t long, however, before the FDA caught on, and started banning them left and right, due to potential side effects. After this, researchers went back to the drawing board, and came up with a new form of a chemical compound known as “SARMs.”
SARMs, short for “Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators,” are some of the most powerful muscle building supplements on the market… and in fact, the FDA has already shut down several companies manufacturing them for human consumption.
In fact, the FDA issued a warning against using SARMs recently, stating that they have not been approved by the FDA and that some of them may even lead to serious side effects. Of course, this hasn’t stopped gym junkies from buying the stuff in droves, though.
Technically they’re completely legal to sell, but are sold under the guise of being “research chemicals,” meaning that they’re legal to own, but NOT legal to consume.
4. Anabolic Warfare’s Stim Lord Pre-Workout
My, my…. Where to even begin here. How about a story? One time I gave my friend some of this pre-workout, and he turned into a complete crackhead in the gym. On the way out, he was even hit by a freaking car, and barely even felt it. No joke.
Stories aside, Stim Lord is one of the strongest pre-workouts on the market, and it boggles my mind that it’s still legal. Similar to PurThermo, it’s got DMHA, which is what pharmaceutical companies created after the FDA banned DMAA.
It’s also got 350mg of caffeine, which is far more than the FDA’s recommended daily dosage, some Yohimbine HCL, which is a powerful thermogenic agent, and even some Higenamine, which is actually prohibited for use in sports by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
While some people love it, others wouldn’t dare touch it. Me personally, despite being an avid weight lifter and supplement experimenter, tried it once… and never again.
5. Primeval Labs’ Primavar Muscle Builder
As the FDA has been playing a game of cat and mouse with pharmaceutical companies manufacturing prohormones, other creative ways to sidestep the laws have been found.
One of these creative ways is by finding “steroidal compounds” that are found naturally in plants and then marketing them to consumers to help them build muscle.
…and this is exactly what Primavar by Primeval Labs does. It contains a powerful muscle-building compound known as “Laxogenin,” which is a plant-derived steroidal hormone.
In fact, studies have even shown that compounds such as Laxogenin can lead to a DRASTIC increase in overall lean body mass, muscle growth, and strength… be warned, though. It’s only a matter of time before the FDA catches onto this ingredient, too.