Proviron, also known as Mesterolone, is an orally active compound that has been prescribed to men struggling with hypogonadism – a condition in which they are unable to produce as much testosterone as they should be.
Mesterolone, known also by the brand name Proviron, is a compound that’s very similar to Masteron – as you might be able to tell from their similar names. Mesterolone is an orally active compound that’s similar to dihydrotestosterone. Specifically, it’s a 1-methylated dihydrotestosterone molecule.
One of the main changes that methylating DHT in this particular place does is allows Proviron to be consumed orally. This is much different than a lot of other steroids which need to be injected for any effect to be felt.
Many people prefer to use DHT over testosterone because DHT is more androgenic. It’s actually believed to be more than 3 times as potent as testosterone, and it also can’t be turned into estrogen through the process of aromatization.
Does this mean that mesterolone is perfect? Not really. When the body detects that there is too much DHT flowing through the body, it activates a certain process that releases an enzyme which converts DHT into an inactive substance.
The substance that it’s converted into is a prohormone that can be converted back into DHT, however, it will not do this until there is a more stable balance of the hormone.
This doesn’t mean that it’s entirely useless. However, this does mean that the majority of benefits attributed to mesterolone will be short-lived, if they are even experienced at all.
The average dose is generally around 50 mg daily, but people have used anywhere between 25 and 250 mg without experiencing any significant side effects. If you’re hoping to achieve the benefits described above, 50 mg might suffice.
Remember to start small to see if your body responds well to the compound.