In 1962, the Organon company introduced Deca Durabolin to the market. They attached the large Decanoate ester to the steroidal hormone Nandrolone, which was developed two years earlier by removing a carbon atom at the 19th position from testosterone.
Deca-Durabolin is a very popular steroid among performance enhancing athletes. Nandrolone is good for any athlete who wants to increase the amount of steroids used without increasing the side effects. Another common use for Deca is for medical purposes. This steroid is known to be the most beneficial in medical practice.
The anabolic activity of Deca Durabolin is 1.5 times higher than testosterone’s. The androgenic activity of Deca is 3.5 times lower than testosterone’s. These features almost completely exclude androgenic side effects and make it safe for women to use.
Thanks to the Decanoate ester, which controls the hormone releasing activity, the steroid can be injected less frequently. After its first big release, during the first 24-48 hours, the hormone will continue releasing for 2-3 weeks. Most athletes use it once or twice per week to keep a stable amount of Nandrolone in the body.
Like almost all testosterone based steroids, Deca enhances protein synthesis, inhibits glucocorticoid hormones, and promotes enhanced Insulin like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) output. Also, Deca increases nitrogen retention in the muscles better than other known steroids. Deca-Durabolin increases bone mineral content, enhances collagen synthesis, and increases red blood cell count. These traits make Nandrolone so helpful in treating different diseases.
Effects of Deca-Durabolin
For steroids users, the effects of Deca-Durabolin depend on their goals and vary with diet, workout, and other steroids used in the cycle.
Most likely, the most popular goal among Nandrolone users is increasing athletic performance. Lots of athletes, fighters, etc use Deca Durabolin for therapeutic relief, recovery enhancement, and increasing muscular endurance. Most athletes think that this steroid is the best for these purposes.
For a bulking cycle, Deca will provide gains in lean mass. How much mass you can gain will depend on your diet and other steroids used in the cycle. It’s very rare when Deca is used solo for bulking purposes. The most frequent combinations are Deca with Dianabol, or a different type of testosterone like Sustanon 250 or Test E. Deca increases strength, but not significantly, and it also helps in gaining mass with a lesser amount of fat, due to the enhancement of the metabolic rate. Nandrolone does not burn fat directly, but any gaining cycle requires an excess of calories, therefore an elevated metabolism will be a valued bonus.
Deca-Durabolin is less popular in cutting cycles but is still worth mentioning. As with the gaining cycle, it is most frequently used in combination with other steroids such as Winstrol or Anavar. Deca will help to protect lean muscles during hard dieting. Also, all other traits of Deca such as therapeutic relief, recovery enhancement, and increase in muscular endurance will apply.
Side effects of Deca
Deca is a mild anabolic steroid. It can be used by men and women in low dosages. Usually, if you use it solo, side effects could appear only if the dosage is too high. In very rare cases the following side effects can appear.
Estrogenic side effects of Nandrolone: The steroid is not very estrogenic, but it still has a slight aromatization. Aromatization is the process of converting testosterone into estrogen. A high level of estrogen can lead to Gynecomastia, heavy water retention, and promote high blood pressure. These types of side effects are very rare with Nandrolone solo, and as with other steroids, can be controlled by aromatase inhibitors (AI’s).
Androgenic side effects can appear during the use of Nandrolone, however, it’s even rarer than Estrogenic side effects. The androgenic activity of Deca is significantly less than that of testosterone so, these types of side effects could appear only in the case of very strong genetic predispositions. Androgenic side effects include: acne, hair loss, deepening voice, and body hair growth. As in the case with other steroids, 5-alpha reductase inhibitors like Finasteride can help to reduce androgenic side effects but aren’t always capable of helping.
Cardiovascular side effects from Deca Durabolin are also very rare. Deca negatively impacts on cholesterol levels, though its impact is less than from any oral steroid. So, if you are using Deca solo, without AI’s, the problem with cholesterol should be almost impossible if you’re leading a cholesterol friendly life.
Testosterone related side effects will definitely appear from Nandrolone. Your natural testosterone production will be suppressed both during and after the cycle. And, if during the cycle you can stay in a low testosterone condition and still get benefits from the steroid after the cycle is over, you should recover your natural testosterone as soon as possible. To recover your testosterone level faster, you can use Clomid or Nolvadex.
The standard dosage of Nandrolone for men, for medical purposes, is between 100-200 mg per 3-4 weeks. The most common dosage for male athletes falls between 300-500 mg per week and can be used once or twice per week. Even advanced athletes usually don’t use more than 500 mg per week because of other steroids in the cycle. The standard dosage of Nandrolone for women, for medical purposes, is 50-100 mg per 3-4 weeks. For female athletes, the dosage should be between 50-100 mg per week, higher dosages will most likely lead to side effects.
How to buy Deca Durabolin
Deca Durabolin is available on both pharmaceutical and black markets. In order to buy Deca Durabolin legally in the US you have to obtain a prescription, however, for athletic enhancement, the prescribed amount is not enough which is why the easiest way is to purchase Deca online. The competition between pharmaceutical companies that produce Deca Durabolin is very high. This keeps the affordable price and good quality of the steroid.
There are a few problems with purchasing steroids online. The first one, you can be ripped off if you don’t know a trustworthy source. The second is that the quality of production can be bad or completely fake, which can be another problem with an unknown source. The third problem is anabolic steroid legislation, especially for people who live in the US, where even possession of Deca Durabolin without a prescription can lead to a big fine and prison time. To reduce the possibility of being caught with steroids, you should follow simple precaution rules.
Nandrolone can also be purchased from local dealers. Usually, they sell good quality products but their prices are typically higher than on the Internet.