Fitness has come so far from the 1990s stereotypes of Hans and Franz (and pre-Governator Arnold Schwartzenegger) wanting to “pump you up.” Today's gym goers who are looking to pump up want to do it the healthy and safe way, and that does sometimes include steroids such as Proviron.
Steroids were completely demonized a couple of decades ago, but they've come to be appreciated for their ability to work alongside us in our efforts to carve our bodies into extreme shape.
When used safely, Proviron is an option to break through muscle plateau and put you in complete charge of building your best body.
Whether you're brand new to the entire collection of steroids on the market or you've specifically singled out Proviron as an option, we're going to first give you an introduction to this pump-you-up pill.
After all, you're about to purposely override the chemical makeup of your body. It's probably a good idea to learn about what you're going to swallow!
- Proviron is a testosterone-based steroid. People use it to replace or increase testosterone in their bodies (damage from illness or accident, birth defects, hormone therapy conditions such as hypogonadism, where the body does not produce enough of its own testosterone).
- Its non-brand name is mesterolone. (This is like how Tylenol is a brand name of aspirin).
- Proviron comes in pill/tablet form. You will not have to inject it, which can sometimes put prospective users off.
Pros and Cons
If you're considering this supplement, you already know how steroids can take you so much further than a body can do alone.
Let us drop a ten-pound (OK, maybe fifty) weight of knowledge about some of the other Proviron Pros!
Positive Associations of Implementing Proviron
It's sort of an unspoken curse of all steroids, but bodybuilders who use these drugs usually have their own stories or stories of friends who have experienced problems in the bedroom due to their steroid consumption.
Well, not only does it not affect performance or cause erectile disorder, but it can even promote the count and quality of sperm.
In fact, Proviron has even been prescribed to men who see their doctors for impotence or low testosterone, outside the bodybuilding world entirely.
Further, unlike some steroids, Proviron is approved for long-term use. There's nothing like getting yourself to the biggest, most cut place you've ever been and then having to cycle off and see it all wash down the drain.
Other positive effects of steroids will vary person to person, but can include:
- Reducing organ swelling
- Increased facial hair (you'll be all ready for Mo-Vember! Yes, that's Mustache November, and it really is a thing)
- Heightened focus and ambition (the “alpha” characteristics)
Side Effects and Interactions
Men in the following groups are warned against implementing a Proviron regimen:
- Prostate cancer survivors
- Current or previous liver tumor survivors
- Breast cancer survivors
- Men who experience high levels of blood calcium
There are also cautions against taking Proviron if you have had kidney disease, migraines, epilepsy, diabetes, sleep issues, or metabolism disorders.
And you might see some side effects such as:
- Breast enlargement (not due to your weight-lifting efforts)
- Fluid retention
- Mood disorders including aggression, irritability, or elation
- Stunted growth
We're not trying to scare you! We've seen how great Proviron can be for the people who use it smartly.
But it's always smart to get all of the information before you pump up. You wouldn't lift that barbell without checking that the weight clamps are firmly tightened, right?
Adding Proviron to Your Routine
Let us make something clear.
Proviron is NOT a magic pill.
We'll say it again: Proviron is not a magic pill.
You don't just pop it and bench press double your weight the next day at the gym.
You won't bust through your clothes like the Hulk or develop cut-glass ab definition overnight.
But when you implement Proviron into your routine, even if you're skinny to start, you can see results.
You'll also need to remember to continue to eat well (or talk to a trainer for advice) because again, the supplement won't do it alone. You need lots of protein, depending on where you are in your cycle, either a complete carb cut or packing on the carbs.
You can also boost it with additional supplements and of course, a varied yet frequent weight-lifting routine.
Oh, and don't forget to sleep! Your body needs that deep REM to repair muscles that you just worked to destroy so you can get up and do it all over again.
Ask the Experts
One of the best ways to get information on this and other steroids, as well as how they may work for you, is to talk to the experts.
Start at your gym.
Chat with some of the most frequent gym goers or those who have physiques you would like to see for yourself. Be open and honest about your interest in Proviron and don't just accuse of gym member of taking steroids. (There are a few lucky folks in the world whose bodies do accrue muscle mass naturally, but chances are, they are not in your gym.)
Then ask the trainers. These are the people who are actually trained in this stuff. They see it every day, some have used it themselves, and they can certainly share their opinions and experiences.
Go online to review sites and forums, where regular gym goers post their gains and losses. You can ask questions in forums, as well as follow peoples' steroid journeys. If you don't see Proviron-specific forums, start the forum threads yourself!
Let's Get Pumped
Does the idea of incorporating Proviron into your weight loss or muscle-building regimen have you feeling pumped up?
Or maybe you need a little boost?
Either way, we're here for you. Click here and send us a message. We eat, sleep, and breathe this stuff, and nothing makes us happier than pointing a muscle-enthusiast in the right direction.