Active substance: Nandrolone Decanoate
Tradenames: Anabolin, Deca-dubol, Deca-durabolin, Deca-Pronabol, Decanofort, Retabolin, Sterobolin, Extrabolin, Nandrolona D
After testosterone Deca-durabolin is the most widespread and used injectable steroid. Deca Durabolin is officially classified as a 19-nortestosterone (19-nor) anabolic androgenic steroid. The 19-nor classification refers to its direct structural nature, which is the testosterone hormone lacking a carbon atom at the 19th position. While this is only a slight change in structure from the testosterone hormone, this slight change gives us a unique anabolic steroid. Deca-Durabolin is attached to the large decanoate ester, which controls the hormone’s releasing activity slowing it down tremendously. This allows the individual to make use of the nandrolone hormone without the need for frequent injections. It is active in the body for 2-3 weeks.
It has a strong anabolic effect and a very mild androgenic one. It favors good gains in muscle mass and some strength without tomany side effects. The optimal dose varies between 200-600 mg / week. It is believed that the best effect is achieved at a dose of 4 mg per kilogram body weight (or 2 mg/pound).
It is a versatile steroid that is usually stacked with other steroids to achieve the best results. In the cutting phases it works well with 10-20 mg/day Winstrol. For the same purpose can be combined with Halotestin or trenbolone. When bulking is desired it stacks very well with Dianabol (300-400 mg/week Deca and 20 to 30 mg/day Dianabol is a classic cycle).
Another feature for which Deca-Durabolin is recognized it is its protective action on the joints. Some studies have shown that it promotes collagen synthesis and retention in bone minerals, and this at only 100 mg per week. Many athletes use Deca-durabolin in therapeutic doses just to alleviate joint and muscle pains.
Side effects fo Deca-Durabolin are relatively few but at dosages of and over 400 mg / week aromatization is possible (about 20% of users experience aromatization).
We know that nandrolone has a progestin activity in the body. Progesterone side effects are similar to estrogen, water and fat retention can occur, and sometimes gynecomastia. Also acne and oily skin are possible. But these side effects are rare. To prevent any undesirable side effects one can add an anti progesterone to the cycle (eg. Cabergoline).
The low androgenic nature of Deca-durabolin, coupled with the reduction of natural testosterone levels can lead to sexual dysfunction problems. This can be addressed by stacking deca-durabolin with an androgenic steroid like testosterone; use at least 200 mg/week of injectable testosterone to prevent sexual dysfunction (even in the cutting phases). At the end of a steroid cycle with Deca-durabolin you must follow a post cycle therapy. Deca-durabolin is very suppressive on the HPTA axis.
Deca-durabolin is a slow builder of muscle mass. But the mass built with this steroid will often be higher quality mass than compared to many anabolic steroids. It is therefore ideal for long cycles: 8-12 weeks are best but 16 weeks cycles are not uncommon.
If is taken very long periods of time it can negatively affect spermatogenesis. Deca-durabolin does not have a harmful effect on the liver.
Original products from Organon are expensive, and there are very high chances to be fake (is one of the most counterfeit steroids because of its popularity).
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