Most people do not know that Proviron (Mesterolone) is one of the oldest Anabolic steroids in the world.
It was first discovered in 1936. In comparison, Testosterone was first isolated from Bull Testes in 1935.
For an anabolic compound that’s been around for 85 years, very little is known about it though.
Most recreational athletes today may have never used it, because quality Proviron doesn’t come cheap nor is it easy to procure.
Even bodybuilders rarely run it.
The ones that do a cycle will find that it is too mild even when compared to Anavar, which is amongst the mildest anabolic steroids in the world.
Neither is it a powerful mass builder nor a great cutting steroid.
But Proviron is a very beneficial anabolic compound that has some traits unique to it.
If you have always wanted to wet your toes in Proviron, but we’re skeptical about it due to what you may have read or heard, then this brief FAQ will debunk some myths and present some facts about it.
What is Proviron?
Proviron or Mesterolone is a DHT-derived, oral anabolic steroid that was used for therapeutic purposes in Europe.
It was never approved for use in the United States by the FDA.
Ironically, it would be one of the most widely used oral steroids in the US during the golden era of bodybuilding.
It has a very low androgenic rating of 30-40 and a slightly misleading anabolic rating of 140.
According to the rating, Proviron should be slightly more anabolic than Testosterone. But that’s hardly the case.
The translatable results are not even close to what that number indicates and Proviron is mostly used as a muscle hardening steroid that gives a great mental boost.
The other steroids that are used for this purpose as Masteron and Primobolan.
But Masteron is a far superior steroid that gives users a reasonable boost in strength as well.
What are the uses of Proviron?
There’s a saying that Proviron is like Tomato sauce. You can use it on just about anything.
That shows how versatile a compound it really is. Cutting, bulking, recomp, it fits easily into any steroid cycle.
Firstly, The most notable use among recreational users though seems to be the libido boost it provides even in low doses.
Secondly, There are many anabolic steroids that will trash your libido to smithereens.
Therefore, No matter how great you feel in the gym and how pumped up you look, you won’t have the desire to even touch your dick.
Hence, Proviron will solve this problem. In fact, many anecdotal reports suggest that even 50mg/day gives you a hyperactive libido.
In terms of anabolic activity, Proviron has a strong affinity to bind to SHBG, which in turn amplifies the effectiveness of the steroids that you stack it with. If you are using it with testosterone, there will be more free test in your system to build muscle with.
Also, just like Masteron, this is a DHT-derived steroid that has a very strong affinity to bind to androgen receptors. Definitely, It will promote lipolysis to an extent.
Definitely, It will promote lipolysis to an extent.
Basically, there will be a slight increase in your strength as well. But it’s definitely not a compound that we’d recommend if you are looking purely for strength gains. That’s Winstrol for you.
Proviron has an anti-estrogenic effect
Certainly, Proviron has a strong anti-estrogenic effect which results in muscle hardening and vascularity. Even at 50 to 75mg/day, this will give you roadmap vascularity, pretty much on par with Mast and Winny.
So, The only difference is that Proviron is not as harsh on your lipids as most other compounds. Also, the androgenic sides are so mild that you can run this forever without worrying about losing your hair.
Also, the androgenic sides are so mild that you can run this forever without worrying about losing your hair.
Oh yes, despite being an oral steroid, it is not 17C-AA. This means that it is not hepatotoxic either.
Indeed, Told you that you’d love it.
Can it cause Gyno?
Absolutely not. Instead, it has an anti-estrogenic effect where it masks the estrogenic sides to an extent.
Presently, Some athletes even lower their AI dosage a tad when they are using Proviron.
Can you drink alcohol while using Proviron?
Again, despite being an oral steroid, Proviron is not 17-CAA. This means that it is not hepatotoxic and you can get away with a couple of drinks while you are running a cycle.
Hence having said that, we never advocate the use of alcohol when you are running anabolics.
What is the right dosage for Proviron?
Firstly, start with just 50mg/day which is the lowest dose in a performance enhancement setting and work your way from there.
Secondly, Female athletes can start with 25mg/day and get great results.
Thirdly, If you are getting the desired result (libido, mood, dryness and vascularity), then there’s no reason to go any higher.
Finally if you aren’t getting the results, you might want to up that to 75mg/day. If you still aren’t experiencing anything, you either have grossly exaggerated expectations or your Proviron is bunk.
Therefore, the 100mg/day dose is doable and pretty safe too. But it’s rarely needed for recreational users unless they want to be guinea pigs for cholesterol issues.
Despite what you read about this stuff being safe, it will trash your lipids if you stretch it too much.
If you are on TRT and wish to cruise this, run it at the lowest possible dose.
How long should you run it in a cycle?
In a performance enhancement setting, Proviron is run for 8-12 weeks or for as long as the person is running Testosterone.
That said, there are people who run this all year with absolutely no problems or sides.
Can you run a Proviron solo?
A solo cycle of any compound, without a foundational steroid like Testosterone, is usually a bad idea because most anabolic compounds are extremely suppressive and will most likely shut down your test production.
This will make you feel like shit and you will also lose your gains.
But Proviron is not half as suppressive as other oral steroids are even at 150mg/day. So the chances of your endogenous test production shutting down with Proviron are close to zilch.
This does not mean that you can make great gains if you run it solo. Far from it.
Remember that this is a compound that most people consider mild even when stacked with test. If you run it solo, the only difference that you may notice is some dryness and increased libido.
Not worth it at all. Stack it with Test and it really shines.