Proviron is the most well known brand name of Mesterolone which is quite a unique steroid with benefits that are specific and different to most other steroids available. Proviron is not really thought of as an anabolic steroid at all, but rather as an oral androgen because it has low anabolic properties.
Proviron is not generally used for bulking and muscle gains as most anabolic steroids are, but it can play a powerful role in steroid cycles and in particular cutting cycles not only directly by its own effects but in the way it interacts with the body to enhance the abilities of other real anabolic steroids you are using.
Being an oral DHT derived compound, Proviron is easy to take and requires no injections. This can make it attractive to new steroid users, but as you will learn this is not a product to just blindly add to a cutting cycle and hope for the best – it has some particular benefits and uses and once you understand these you will be in a prime position to take advantage of everything that Proviron has to offer.
Many people make mistakes when planning a Proviron dosage simply because they don’t really understand how it works or what it should be used for. Knowing exactly how Proviron can benefit you when you are using other steroids will make it possible to take the right dose and to get the best results from Proviron.
The standard dosage for Proviron is between 25mg and 50mg per day. You should not exceed this dose under any circumstances or you risk the potential for many of the negative side effects listed above such as increased estrogen levels, water retention, and hypertension. Taking more than two doses each day may also be associated with a higher likelihood of success.
Proviron is available in tablet form and can be used for both cutting and bulking cycles. Endurance athletes who are involved with a sport such as cycling may find greater benefit from using Proviron during their competition season, while individuals who participate in strength/power sports will likely get the most out of this drug during the offseason when they do not have to mobilize their fatty acids as much.
Cycles that are 4 weeks in length are the recommended dosage for Proviron use, but you should limit your total steroid cycle to no more than 8 weeks in order to minimize the risk of side effects.
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Proviron Dosage
Although Proviron is most commonly used by people who would be classed as advanced users – competitive bodybuilders – some people at the beginner level might still consider adding it to a cycle to evaluate results. There is little risk in doing so and since Proviron is quite effective when used for short periods of time, provides a good introduction on how to use an ancillary compound.
When its used medically as an androgen replacement, Proviron is taken two to three times daily at a 25mg dose each time. This gives us a base dosage to work from when planning to use Proviron for bodybuilding purposes, but unlike many other types of steroids, the dosage rate does not increase dramatically for Proviron when compared to its medical use.
In fact, taking the exact same or similar dose as is medically prescribed for androgenic treatment is still highly effective for bodybuilders. A daily dose of between 50mg per day at a minimum, up to 150mg per day maximum is more than sufficient for the mitigation of estrogen related effects like water retention.
Regardless of experience level, Proviron is included in a cycle mainly to mitigate the estrogenic effects of other steroids. This means that your dosage of Proviron is going to heavily depend on which other compounds you’re using.
All experience levels from beginners right up to advanced users will want to stay within the same dosage range for Proviron, with 50mg daily being the minimum dose and 150mg daily as the maximum. Even though Proviron is considered quite safe up to 250mg per day, going beyond 150mg each day comes with little to no increased benefits but a higher risk of negative side effects and such high doses are only considered by the most advanced and competitive of users.
Proper Proviron Administration and Timing
Proviron comes in 25mg tablets so your daily dosage is made up of 25mg increments. If taking 3 tablets daily for a 75mg dose, it’s recommended to spread the administration out throughout the day and not to take all three tablets at once because the compound has an active life of just 8 to 12 hours so regular administration is needed to maintain optimal blood levels.
The manufacturer of the original Proviron states that the tablets can be taken either with or without food, but that it is most ideal to take the tablets as close to the same time each day as possible so your circulating levels of Proviron are maintained as efficiently as possible.
The timing of your Proviron administration will completely depend on the purpose of your use: do you want to use it throughout a steroid cycle for estrogen mitigation as a mild aromatase inhibitor compound, or are you looking for some hardcore physique hardening effects at the pre-contest stage?
It’s very common for competitive bodybuilders to use Proviron at higher doses of 150mg and sometimes more at the stage of being close to a contest. This allows androgens to quickly increase and a very hard, solid and dry look can be achieved in this final stage, especially if lower androgenic cutting steroids like Anavar cycle and Winstrol cycle have been used to get you lean and cut combined with a serious calorie controlled diet. Those who are not already very lean near the end of a cutting cycle will see less benefits from Proviron. Body fat should be considerably low at this point, allowing Proviron to take hold to exert its fluid removal and hardening effects. Without a very lean and cut physique, these effects will be difficult to notice.
Proviron is rarely used as a regular steroid in a cycle because it does not have strong anabolic effects that can contribute to either gaining muscle or fat loss. Where it is mostly used is as a type of helper compound during a steroid cycle where other steroids are being used as the main anabolic agents.
Proviron’s anti-estrogen ability helps mitigates some of the estrogenic activity of other steroids while contributing to goals like gaining a hardened physique, once again because of the anti-estrogen qualities that help reduce water retention. Below are some of the example cycles where Proviron can be included for great benefits:
Beginner Proviron Cycle
Beginner steroid users will almost always be starting with a testosterone compound and this is where you will include Proviron for added benefit. In any case, using Proviron alone is never recommended nor beneficial, due to its suppressive effects and its lack of ability to deliver truly desirable results as a standalone compound.
So as a beginner you can safely add Proviron to your existing testosterone cycle at 50mg daily and expect to see some impressive hardening effects, as well as an increase in the effectiveness and results from the testosterone itself as more of it is freed up while Proviron binds to the SHBG protein.
As Proviron is generally very liver safe despite being an oral, you can use it for a full testosterone cycle although many people will select to only use it for a short period towards the end of the cycle.
Intermediate Proviron Cycle
Any level of user will see good results even at the 50mg daily level with Proviron and for many intermediate users this can be as far as you want to take it. However it will largely depend on what steroids are being used in your cycle and whether your main goal is for maximum muscle hardness or to use Proviron mainly to mitigate estrogenic side effects.
Stacking with your regular testosterone cycle will provide highly beneficial for the intermediate user as you will gain the great benefit of increased testosterone being available in the bloodstream while Proviron binds to SHBG. If your goal with Proviron is to inhibit aromatization then it’s safe to use this compound for a 12 week cycle if desired.
Advanced Proviron Cycle
The most advanced steroid users should still not exceed 150mg daily of Proviron. Most advanced users will likely be aiming to use Proviron to provide a last minute hardening boost near the end of an intense cutting cycle or as pre-contest preparation.
The advanced user will already be significantly lean and cut, will have controlled water retention well during a cutting phase that makes use of compounds like Clenbuterol, testosterone, Winstrol, and Anavar. In this scenario, the advanced user will benefit greatly from Proviron’s additional reduction in fluid build up towards the end of the cycle.
Proviron is able to be stacked with just about any anabolic steroid but its best use is when you combine it with other steroids commonly used in a cutting cycle. These include Masteron, Anavar, Trenbolone and Winstrol.
Whichever compounds you’re using, Proviron will provide the greatest benefit alongside them at the 100-150mg daily range. There are two main ways to include Proviron in your cutting cycle: for a very short time near the end of the cycle to promote increased hardening, or for a longer duration of 8 weeks during the cycle, with a maximum of 12 weeks still considered effective.
Anyone considering using Proviron should know that this is not a bulking steroid. Not all steroids are beneficial for gaining mass and this is one that falls into another category in terms of its usefulness. In fact this is a steroid that is rarely used to give you direct results itself, but instead to work with the other compounds you’re using in what is known as an ancillary compound.
Conclusion and Recommendation
Proviron has a number of very useful functions for bodybuilders and anyone serious about physique enhancement, including for contests. It is able to reduce the fluid build up caused by other steroids because of its anti-estrogen properties. It is able to help free up circulating testosterone by binding to the protein that otherwise has testosterone binding to it.
Proviron is very useful as both a mild and effective aromatase inhibiting compound during a cycle, or to use as a powerful last minute hardener towards the end of a hardcore cutting cycle where fluid retention needs to be at the lowest possible level.
If you enjoyed this guide and would like more real, NO-BS information on cycling steroids, then pick up Straight From the Underground (my recommended underground steroid handbook). Everything in this book is based on first hand experience, not theory.