Proviron has more androgenic activity rather than anabolic effects. It is used by athletes and bodybuilders to help the body recover from the testosterone suppression that occurs after prolonged use of exogenous anabolic steroids.
The majority of bodybuilders who have used Proviron have been disappointed. The drug has failed to live up to the hype. Most users have claimed that the drug does not increase muscle mass or strength. In fact, the majority of individuals consider it a waste and unwarranted. Part of the problem may be due to the fact that the real Proviron is not available and perhaps people have been buying fake products. There are a lot of reports of counterfeit or fake Proviron products on the market. Unless the drug is tested in a chemistry laboratory it is impossible to tell what one is buying.
The drug does possess anti-estrogen activity like Nolvadex or Arimidex. Thus, it blocks the breast enlargement and water retention which are common side effects of most anabolic steroids.
Some users do claim that it causes the muscle to bulge and a rip- however, many of these users take so many other anabolic steroids; it is difficult to know which drug is actually responsible for the muscle growth. The drug has predominantly been used during the washout cycle to maintain the testosterone surge. Most knowledgeable athletes have stopped using Proviron and have turned instead to Arimidex or Nolvadex.
Proviron has also been used by females in the past. While there have been reports of its bodybuilding properties, there are just as many females who claim that the drug has done very little. Because of its anti-estrogen activity, all females who take this drug must be followed up by a health care professional.
Dose of Mesterolone is 25 mg by mouth 2-3 times a day for several months, followed by maintenance therapy for a few months. Proviron when taken orally is rapidly absorbed in the blood stream. It has a very long half life of close to 12-24 hours. It remains in the body for a long time and is easily detected in the urine for at least 2 weeks after the last dose.
Because the drug is not an effective anti-estrogen it is often combined with Tamoxifen or Arimidex. It is usually taken during the wash out phase.
Like any drug, Proviron also is associated with some rare side effects. While the side effects do not occur in all individuals, they are quite disturbing. The side effects include:
loss of libido
deepening of voice
acne, oily skin
Proviron is not recommended for use in:
in pregnant females
individuals with abnormal liver function
individuals who have prostate cancer
those who have allergies