Officially called Mesterolone, it’s appeared underneath varied complete names over the years,however the Proviron name has regularly remained dominant. In our steroids shop Mesterolone (Proviron) is offered for sale in 25mg and 50mg options
- [1 alpha-methyl-17 beta-hydroxy-5 alpha-androstan-3-one]
- Molecular Weight: 304.4716
- Molecular Formula: C20H32O2
- Melting Point: N/A
- Manufacturer: Schering
- Release Date: 1960
- Effective Dose: 25-200mgs/day
- Active Life: up to 12 hours
- Detection Time: 5-6weeks
- Anabolic/Androgenic Ratio: 100-150:30-40
Proviron is a synthetic, orally effective androgen which does not have any anabolic characteristics. Proviron is used in school medicine to case or cure disturbances caused by a deficiency of male sex hormones. Many athletes, for this reason, often use Proviron at the end of a steroid treatment in order to increase the reduced testoster-one production. This, however, is not a good idea since Proviron has no effect on the body’s own testosterone production but as mentioned in the beginning-only reduces or completely eliminates the dysfunctions caused by the testosterone deficiency. These are, in particular, impotence which is mostly caused by an androgen deficiency that can occur after the discontinuance of steroids, and infertility which manifests itself in a reduced sperm count and a reduced sperm quality. Proviron is therefore taken during a steroid administration or after discontinuing the use of the steroids, to eliminate a possible impotency or a reduced sexual interest. This, however, does not con-tribute to the maintenance of strength and muscle mass after the treatment. There are other better suited compounds for this (see HCG, Clomid, and Teslac).
During a bulking phase Proviron is not going to be a foundational steroid, and for most men it will not have a place in an off-season cycle. There are exceptions and we’ll go over those here. Adding in Proviron could possibly help the individual breakthrough a sticking point during his cycle. At some point and time in all cycles the progress begins to wane, and in some cases come to a complete halt. By the way Proviron enhances the total free state of the other steroids being used in a stack, it could possibly help the individual breakthrough this sticking point. During the off-season, this is where most will use the largest amount of testosterone. Many will use large amounts during cutting cycles too, especially competitive bodybuilders but lower testosterone plans are more common during the cutting phase. However, there are those for numerous reasons who choose to run off-season cycles with limited testosterone doses. In such plans, including Proviron could give them a slight needed androgen boost. While it may not always be necessary it could prove to be beneficial.
Without question the best time to use Proviron will be during the cutting phase. This steroid has the ability to provide a bit of a hardening effect similar to Masteron, but more importantly the hardening effects of other steroids will be enhanced. Then we consider its strong binding to the androgen receptor, which will in fact enable the individual to burn body fat at a far more efficient rate. From here we must consider the anti-estrogen effect of Proviron. This will ensure the individual is less prone to water retention and as discussed, depending on the total cycle, it could negate the need for a traditional anti-estrogen. Then we’re once again left with the enhancement of circulating free testosterone. This can be a tremendous benefit when testosterone levels are often much lower during this phase of anabolic steroid use. In fact, with a low dosed testosterone cycle that includes other anabolic steroids, we can confidently say the total results will be greater for the individual who includes Proviron compared to the one who does not. In the end, the primary base benefit is the increased androgenicity of other steroids being used in order to promote a much harder and far more defined physique. It should be noted while Proviron can most certainly provide these traits they will not be noticeable unless you are lean.
Side Effects of Proviron:
There are possible side effects of Proviron use; however, this steroid carries one of the highest safety ratings among all anabolic steroids. Most men will be able to use this steroid without any negative issue, but possible side effects do exist despite a low probability. When it comes to female use, in a therapeutic or performance capacity this steroid cannot be recommended. The rate of virilization is much to high and should be avoided by females who wish to protect their femininity. In order to help you understand the possible side effects of Proviron, we have broken them down into their separate categories along with everything you need to know.
The Mesterolone hormone is not estrogenic. It does not aromatize and it carries no progestin nature. As a result, the side effects of Proviron will not include any related effects such as gynecomastia or excess water retention. Such adverse effects are impossible with this steroid. This will also greatly reduce the risk of high blood pressure as high blood pressure associated with anabolic steroid use is often due to extreme water retention. In fact, Proviron should provide an anti-estrogenic effect by preventing testosterone to estrogen conversion or at least tremendously slow it down.
The side effects of Proviron can include those of an androgenic nature. This shouldn’t be surprising when we consider androgenic action is this steroid’s primary purpose. Such side effects of Proviron can include acne, accelerated hair loss in those predisposed to male pattern baldness and body hair growth. Such effects are highly dependent on genetic predispositions. For example, those who are not genetically prone to male pattern baldness will not lose any hair. Those who are not sensitive to acne should not have any issues with breakouts. It’s also important to note that the 5-alpha reductase enzyme does not metabolize the Mesterolone hormone. There is no conversion to DHT, it’s already DHT and as a result 5-alpha reductase inhibitors like Finasteride will have very little to no affect on the steroid’s androgenicity.
Due to the potent androgenicity of Proviron, it will lead to severe virilization in women. This can and will more than likely include body hair growth, a deepening of the vocal chords and clitoral enlargement. Women are highly cautioned against using this anabolic steroid. There are several steroids that carry much lower virilization ratings such as Anavar and Primobolan. Such steroids should always be a female’s first choice.
Cardiovascular strain, particularly cholesterol issues will be the most concerning side effect of Proviron. This anabolic steroid can negatively affect cholesterol at a far more pronounced rate than most anabolic steroids. If you suffer from high cholesterol you should not touch this steroid. If you are healthy enough for use you will need to keep a close eye on your levels.
The Mesterolone hormone has the ability to greatly affect HDL and LDL cholesterol. Studies have shown that this steroid has the ability to reduce HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) by more than 30% and increase LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) by more than 60%. It is very possible to use Proviron without harsh cholesterol issues becoming a concern, but it will take some effort. A very cholesterol friendly diet is imperative. This should include an abundant amount of omega fatty acids; you should be supplementing with large amounts of fish oils every day. The individual’s diet should also be extremely limited in saturated fats as well as simple sugars. A cholesterol antioxidant is also recommended when using Proviron. While annoying to some, you should also include plenty of cardiovascular training into your routine. If you’re going to use this steroid you are highly recommended to follow these recommendations. If for some reason you can’t then you should not use this anabolic steroid.
All anabolic androgenic steroids are suppressive to natural testosterone on some level. The rate of suppression varies greatly between steroids and with Proviron it can be very minimal. Studies have shown that it’s more than possible to use the Mesterolone hormone without any significant reduction in natural testosterone production. This doesn’t mean it’s not suppressed at all, it simply means it’s minimal and rather inconsequential. A total dosing of 150mg per day or less should not have a notable effect on natural testosterone production. As the total dose begins to increase beyond this marking so will the rate of suppression. However, there really is no benefit in increasing the dose above 150mg per day for any man.
Due to minimal testosterone suppression, it is possible to use this anabolic steroid without exogenous testosterone or at least with a very minimal amount. An individual could implement a cycle of Anavar along with Proviron and keep his testosterone levels from falling to a very low range. However, most will be using other anabolic steroids that are highly suppressive to natural testosterone production along with Proviron making the use of exogenous testosterone imperative. Those who do not include it will put their body into a low testosterone state. Such a state can come with numerous bothersome symptoms and is extremely unhealthy.
Regardless of the specifics of the cycle, once all anabolic steroid use has come to an end natural testosterone production will begin again. Most are encouraged to implement a Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) plan at this stage. A PCT plan will speed up the recovery process; however, it will not return you to normal on its own. Total recovery will take time but it will take much longer without a PCT plan. With a PCT plan, you will ensure you have enough testosterone for proper bodily function while your levels continue to naturally rise over time. It should be noted; natural recovery assumes no prior existing low testosterone condition. It also assumes no severe damage was done to the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Testicular-Axis (HPTA) due to improper anabolic steroid use.
Despite being an oral anabolic steroid, Proviron is not hepatotoxic. This is not a C17-aa anabolic steroid and will not burden the liver with any stress or damage.