Proviron by Dragon Pharma is an oral androgenic steroid called Mesterolone (1-methyl-dihydrotestosterone). This steroid has strong androgenic and weak anabolic activity so it is not generally taken in a solo cycle. Since the steroid has a particularly high affinity for plasma proteins, like SHBG, Mesterolone can enhance the activity of other steroids by converting a higher percentage of them to a free unbound form. Therefore, Proviron is commonly used in combined cycles.
The effects of Proviron
Mesterolone is primarily used to increase androgen levels and decrease estrogen levels. Therefore, it is commonly taken pre-competition or during a diet to increase testosterone levels. Its action is able to make the muscles firmer and denser, while increasing the processes of fat burning. Proviron will also maintain libido levels as well as the user’s general sense of well-being.
Proviron does not aromatize in the body and does not exhibit noticeable estrogenic activity. In fact, due to its capability to stabilize aromatase enzymes, it can also be used as an anti-estrogen. Therefore, it is widely used as a preventative measure against gynecomastia.
Recommendations for taking Proviron
As stated before, Proviron cycle is generally used during drying cycles and as pre-competition preparation.
The recommended Proviron cycle dose for men is in the range of 50 to 100 mg daily. The duration of its use should be from 6 weeks and up to a maximum of 12 weeks.
The effects of Proviron will not cause estrogenic reactions but may include androgenic side effects. The most common side effects are oily skin, blackheads, body or facial hair growth and exacerbation of male pattern baldness. However, the risk of hepatotoxicity and testosterone suppression are low with low with use of this steroid.