As Proviron is one of the most misunderstood steroids on earth, so are Proviron Doses. One reason for this misunderstanding is this steroid's ratings based on its structural nature; however, its translating action does not match up to its structural nature.
This often leads many to supplement with low Proviron doses that are honestly a waste of time, but there is a similar problem with high doses. As you have seen in the profile page, Proviron has the ability to increase free testosterone levels, but it even goes a step further. This anabolic steroid has the ability to increase Luteinizing Hormone (LH) levels. LH being one of two hormones responsible for natural testosterone production, the other being Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH). While this steroid has such an ability, if the dose goes too high, natural testosterone suppression will occur; as you can see, there will be a fine line to walk when it comes to Proviron doses.
Minimum Proviron Doses:
Proviron doses of 25mg per day are enough to promote the traits held within. However, it will be minimal and often so minimal it's not going to produce anything of notable worth. Most men will need total Proviron doses of at least 50mg per day, and in many cases, this will be all they ever need. The dosing can increase, and often within the realm of safety, but you need to keep something in mind. When we increase our Proviron doses beyond the 50mg point, dihydrotestosterone (DHT) related side effects increase in risk, but we can still increase within the realm of safety.
Increasing Proviron Doses:
50mg is a great place to start, but most men will find Proviron doses of 100mg to 150mg per day to be far more efficient and effective. Such doses will ensure all the effects of this DHT compound are maximized, and if there are no underlying physical issues and no abuse of other steroids you should still be in the realm of safety. Such Proviron doses will still keep you in the realm of promoting more testosterone, and that's one of the primary reasons behind Proviron supplementation. If such doses are attempted, you will need to keep a close eye on your prostate; ensure you receive a physical on a regular basis.
Maximum Proviron Doses:
When it comes to maximum Proviron doses, 200mg per day is as far as anyone should ever take it; however, there is rarely a need for such a dosing. First and foremost, it's unlikely you'll receive a greater benefit of any worth above the 100mg to 150mg range. But you will be incurring a large DHT buildup and opening the door to side effects with a far greater risk. Further, there's a chance you may not enjoy the testosterone benefits to such a strong degree, then again you may, but Proviron doses beyond this mark is unadvisable in all cases.
As youre well aware, there are numerous types of anabolic steroids; theres no such thing as just a steroid as popular culture would have you believe. How many anabolic steroids are there; more than you could imagine, but most who supplement wont use that many; in-fact, over their life most hardcore performance enhancers wont use more than a dozen or so of the top 20 steroids. At any rate, of the more popular anabolic steroids, right in the mix is Proviron, and we can say without question this is one of the most overrated and misunderstood steroids of all time.
When speaking of overrated, theres something we need to explain; were not implying this steroid is a piece of junk, but its so misunderstood the expectations are often blown out of proportion. Brought to the market by Schering, one of the leading anabolic steroid manufacturers, Proviron has been praised for its testosterone protecting and increasing effects, and some consider it essential to their performance planning.
Further, while possessing testosterone related promotional effects, Proviron also carries an anti-estrogenic nature, and on this basis you might compare it to a SERM or AI, but we assure you its an anabolic steroid. At any rate, this is not a foundational steroid by any means, and we wouldnt put it in the same category as secondary steroids like Anadrol and Dianabol, but it serves a purpose; in that there is no doubt.
With this in mind, lets take an in-depth look at Proviron and see what we can find.
Proviron Nature and Traits:
Mesterolone is a dihydrotestosterone (DHT) derived anabolic steroid best known by the popular trade name Proviron given to it by Schering. On a structural basis, Proviron is similar to many other DHT compounds such as Winstrol; however, its mode of action is a closer related to Masteron. As a DHT compound, Proviron does not carry an aromatizing nature and carries a low androgenic rating as does Masteron, but its anabolic rating is much higher. Even so, Proviron displays one of the most deceiving anabolic ratings of all time. Carrying an anabolic rating of 150, 50% greater than testosterone, Proviron will display little to no anabolic properties.An oral steroid, as you know, most oral steroids are C17-alpha alkylated (C17-aa) and by this nature they are toxic to the liver. While an unfortunate trait, the C17-aa nature is necessary in-order for the hormone to survive ingestion or the liver will destroy it, but it means the compound carries a hepatotoxic nature. In the case of Proviron, there is no C17-aa nature and no liver toxicity; however, this means the anabolic action of the compound is diminished greatly.
At any rate, despite lacking the C17-aa nature, Proviron carries a 1-metyhl addition that allows it to be used effectively.While weak at first glance, Proviron binds strongly the androgen receptors and Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) and it is by such actions we see many of the benefits of this steroid. Through such actions, Proviron has the ability to greatly promote direct lipolysis and even promote more free testosterone by its SHBG binding nature. Further, this creates a synergetic action that makes other steroids being used more powerful than they would be otherwise. These, along with its decent anti-estrogenic effect represent the traits that can make Proviron a valuable steroid.
The Benefits of Proviron:
From the traits and nature as described above, you should already be able to see the benefits of Proviron, but well go in a little deeper and provide you with a realistic expectation. Without question, Proviron is largely dependent on other steroids in a total stack and is virtually useless on its own; simply put Proviron has the ability to make your other steroids more powerful. Further, by its nature, it also makes the some of the other steroids you may be using safer due to its anti-estrogenic nature. In-order to put this in perspective, as you know many anabolic steroids aromatize heavily and cause an estrogen buildup, but with Proviron, as is with Masteron this can be limited and many estrogenic related side effects can be avoided. While extremely valuable, just as valuable is the exogenous testosterone you will be supplementing with in most cycles will become more powerful, you will have more testosterone to pull from and utilize thereby making your total cycle more efficient.When it comes to the benefits of Proviron, the above mentioned are the most well-known and most commonly spoken of; however, this steroids promotion or metabolic efficiency is another worthy benefit.
As is with most anabolic steroids, Proviron will enhance the overall metabolic rate, but through its strong binding to the androgen receptors it takes it a step further and can actually promote direct fat loss. Even so, we wouldnt call this a cutting steroid per say but one that simply enhances or promotes all actions to a higher level of power.
The Side Effects of Proviron:
If its an anabolic steroid, its going to carry possible adverse side effects. For that matter, if we put it into our body, and this goes for all things in life even non-steroidal substances its going to carry possible adverse side effects.
When it comes to the side effects of Proviron, in many ways we have a relatively friendly anabolic steroid. As this compound does not aromatize or promote any estrogenic activity, the side effects of Proviron cannot lead to gynecomastia or water retention, and it is relatively mild on blood pressure.
Further, despite being an oral steroid, there is no toxic nature, but were not quite out of the water. As you know by now, Proviron is a DHT compound, and there are three DHT related side effects of Proviron that must be addressed.
Of such side effects, the most concerning is prostate enlargement, and if you already suffer from prostate issues you should not touch this or any anabolic steroid. Due to this steroids strong DHT nature, large buildups in DHT can lead to prostate enlargement; it will take a large buildup and shouldnt be a concern with responsible use; however, you need to keep an eye on things in case there is an underlying issue. If for any reason problems do arise, you will find Finasteride can greatly aide you, as it is an androgen suppressor.
The next often concerning side effect of Proviron is hair loss; DHT can deteriorate the hair follicles; however, this will only be a concern for those predisposed to male pattern baldness. If you are not predisposed, you will not lose any of your hair, but if you are predisposed, while the hair loss will occur no matter what you do the DHT may speed it up. If you are predisposed to male pattern baldness and concerned about your hairline, once again Finasteride can offer protection; it doesnt always work but it does for a lot of men.
The final side effect of Proviron of any note is acne, and this is by far the most common side effect as DHT compound are notorious for causing acne. Even so, once again predisposition will play a role; specifically, those who are genetically sensitive will be the first to have a problem. If this sounds like you, youll want to ensure you put in extra effort when it comes to keeping your skin clean and dry at all times, but if this doesnt work it may mean you need to avoid DHT compounds. Even so, if you put in the effort, most will be fine.