All BASICS YOU SHOULD KNOW
All BASICS YOU SHOULD KNOW
TYPES AND DESCRIPTION
TO SAVE YOUR HEALTH
Nandrolone first began to be used in 1957, as Nandrolone Phenylpropionate, which is an ester variant of Nandrolone and its effects are felt very quickly.
The anabolic steroid Nandrolone is sold and traded under the brand name, Deca Durabolin. To be clearer, Deca Durabolin is the Decanoate ester variant of nandrolone and its commercial name is Deca Durabolin. Commonly known as “Deca”, it is one of the most popular and widely known anabolic steroid used by weight lifters and body builders. It is number two in the category of anabolic steroids. The first rank is held by Dianabol or Methandrostenolone and in third place is Winstrol or Stanozolol. Deca is the steroid of choice, not only for athletes and weight lifters, but the medical profession also holds it in high esteem. It was first brought into use in 1960, and was one of the earliest anabolic steroids made in the laboratory. A company named Organon developed it and it was launched into the market for public consumption in 1962 with the name, Deca Durabolin.
A lot of people think that Deca Durabolin is very good for bone tissue as well as joints. This is true but most athletes and body builders have an incorrect idea about why it is good for joints and bones. Some wrong impressions associated with Deca is that it lubricates the joints or stores water in joints and connective tissues. This is absolutely not true.
In reality, nandrolone stimulates a very large amount of collagen synthesis, much more than other types of anabolic steroids. Some studies have also proved that Deca has a capability of increasing bone mineral content in very large quantities.
For the athlete and body builder, this means that a positive effect is noticed on joints and connective tissue, making them strong in the building, strengthening, and mass adding cycles. Such people are then able to lift much heavier weights and the bone and connective tissues recovers much better, along with increasing the tolerance to the stress that happens on bones and joints as a result of intensive workouts and resistance training.
Nandrolone first began to be used in 1957, as Nandrolone Phenylpropionate, which is an ester variant of Nandrolone and its effects are felt very quickly. This version of Nandrolone did become quite well known. What went against it was the fact that it had a very short half-life and this made its use very restricted. If you wanted to use Nandrolone Phenylpropionate, you would need injections at least every alternate day. This inconvenience was a hindrance and therefore, Nandrolone was relaunched as Deca Durabolin adding a Decanoate ester to it. This Decanoate ester ensures that Nandrolone has an extended half-life of almost two weeks rather than just four days like phenylpropionate.
Being a rather mild steroid, Deca Durabolin soon gained popularity in the world of sportsmen and the medical community. While this is true, there are some myths and incorrect impressions about this drug, that need to be cleared up. We will talk about that in a minute.
Deca Durabolin is one of the most commonly used anabolic steroids among performance enhancing athletes. It is well known for being a tremendously beneficial off-season mass steroid, but it’s also a favorite in many athletic circles for its therapeutic benefits. Due to its tremendous therapeutic benefits, the Nandrolone hormone is one of the most beneficial anabolic steroids in medical practice. However, due to years of anabolic steroid controversy such use has been quite limited in the U.S. for many years. Outside the U.S. Deca Durabolin remains a bit more popular in therapeutic treatment plans that can cover a host of areas.
Deca Durabolin is an extremely popular injectable anabolic steroid comprised of the steroidal hormone Nandrolone and is attached to the large Decanoate ester. The Nandrolone hormone first appeared in 1960 under the trade name Deca Durabolin. Since then numerous Nandrolone Decanoate versions came out in the market, but Deca Durabolin remains the most recognized. This steroid is one of the most commonly used anabolic steroids by both bodybuilders and performance athletes. As a Nandrolone base, 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. Deca Durabolin carries a relatively potent anabolic rating, slightly greater than testosterone; however, its total androgenic activity is much lower than testosterone.
Deca-Durabolin has a half-life of six days. Detection times for steroids come into play for those who enter drug-tested competitions. Bodybuilders and athletes who use steroids should be very aware of how long a particular steroid can stay in your system since a simple urine test which comes up positive could disqualify someone from competing. Deca-Durabolin can last between seventeen and eighteen months after the last injection.
There is a misunderstanding when it comes to when to cycle with Deca Durabolin. Many steroid users or those who are new to the steroid world think that this steroid is mainly used for bulking cycles. However, many bodybuilders will also inject Deca Durabolin during cutting cycles. Below, we will break down the benefits of this steroid for each cycle.
As an off-season or bulking steroid, Deca Durabolin will provide significant gains in lean mass, but the increase in muscle mass will come slowly. This is a large ester-based steroid, and it is not fast-acting; however, the mass built with this steroid will often be higher quality mass than compared to many anabolic steroids. Water retention is possible, but it should be fairly easy to control. Most individuals also notice an increase in strength, but Deca Durabolin is not what we consider what of the stronger strength increasing steroids. During the bulking cycle, the user will also enjoy the therapeutic relief this steroid provides. This becomes especially important since individuals lift heavier and also may train harder during a bulking phase. The user may also gain lean mass with less body fat accumulation that would normally otherwise occur. As off-season mass gains require excess calories, consider the metabolic enhancement from Deca injections as an added bonus.
Now let’s get into the cutting cycle. Some athletes and bodybuilders will use Deca Durabolin during this phase and supplement with a low dose for joint relief and muscular endurance. This can be very welcomed during hard diets, as an experienced serious bodybuilding cutting diet is brutal on the human body. As an added bonus, Deca Durabolin will greatly preserve the individual’s lean muscle mass that would otherwise be lost during a strict calorie restricted diet. While this steroid will not provide hardening or conditioning effects like many steroids, it can serve a purpose is some cutting plans.
There are possible side effects of Deca Durabolin although many users of this steroid do not fully understand the side effects. The Nandrolone hormone is one of the more well-tolerated hormones for healthy adult men. In fact, while testosterone remains the primary beneficial hormone, we can still put Nandrolone high atop the list. Not only is it extremely beneficial, when it comes to the side effects of Deca Durabolin they are very easy to avoid the steroid is used properly.
Deca Durabolin will not cause estrogenic related side effects in the majority of users. Estrogen should not be an issue when injecting this steroid since Deca aromatizes at the rate of 20% of the rate of testosterone. Side effects such as water retention which can lead to a rise in blood pressure along with gynecomastia will not be seen with the use of Deca Durabolin.
Injections of Deca Durabolin could result in mild androgenic side effects but will vary from person to person depending a lot on genetics and if the user is predisposed to factors such as acne, oily skin and male pattern baldness. Not all users of this steroid will see these negative side effects.
Injections of Deca like any other steroid can cause result in cardiovascular strain and negative cholesterol levels. Cholesterol management becomes very important when using steroids. Healthy adults are not as prone to such negative side effects as those who exhibit a much less healthy lifestyle. Eating foods rich in omega fatty acids, high in protein and good carbs along with regular cardio and weight training will improve the overall well-being of the individual and make the use of steroids less harsh.
Deca Durabolin will suppress natural testosterone production and might even shut down it’s natural production making exogenous testosterone therapy important when using this steroid. Failure to include exogenous testosterone will lead most men to a low testosterone condition, which not only comes with numerous possible symptoms but is also extremely unhealthy. Experienced steroid users know that testosterone should be the base of any steroid cycle.
Deca Durabolin is not hepatotoxic to the liver so the user will not experience liver damage or stress to this organ.
Deca Durabolin is a very slow acting steroid that does not have to be injected all that frequently. In most therapeutic treatment plans the compound is only administered once every 2-4 weeks with every 3-4 weeks being far more common. For any performance related pursuit, a single injection per week will be more than suitable. However, some will choose to split this up into two small injections per week in order to cut down on the total injection volume. The standard dosages of Deca Durabolin normally fall in the 100mg every 2-4 week range for basic therapeutic treatment and 100-200mg per week for the treatment of anemia.
For the athlete looking for rejuvenation and relief, 100mg per week is a great starting point, but most will prefer to use 200mg per week to feel the results and effects. This dose will ensure recovery, relief, and endurance are all enhanced as well as provide a slight anabolic boost. For true anabolic gains, 300mg per week is normally considered the low-end dose. Many will find 400mg per week to be the perfect dosing level, and more importantly, well within a controllable level. Many men may be able to tolerate doses as high as 600mg per week but this will increase the risk of adverse effects and often 400mg per week is more than enough, but varying circumstances will dictate the individual outcome.
When using Deca Durabolin for performance enhancing purposes, a cycle should last no less than eight weeks. This steroid is very slow acting; therefore, the individual will need to inject Deca for an extended period of time to actually get the benefits and rewards from a cycle. Eight weeks is considered the minimum length of a Deca cycle but this steroid will remain active in the body for several weeks after the cycle is complete. Although eight weeks is the minimum, most users cycle this steroid between ten to twelve weeks and find it very tolerable and beneficial. Some experienced users will even stretch the cycle longer, perhaps to sixteen weeks, but this is not very common. It depends on the user, his/her goals, the level of experience and what other steroids are being stacked in the cycle.
For female athletes, 50mg per week for no more than 4-6 weeks is normally all that can be tolerated. There will be some who may be able to handle a 100mg per week dosing, but such a dose will normally produce virilization symptoms in most women. For standard therapeutic treatment plans, Deca Durabolin will normally be administered at 50-100mg every 3-4 weeks.
We always recommend Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) after any steroid cycle although there are some who never choose to use PCT. Just remember that when you opt out of PCT, you put your body at a greater risk of side effects from the use of Deca Durabolin and other steroids. PCT drugs will help get your body back to where it was (not physically of course) and get you ready for when you want to run your next cycle. Most individuals will use Nolvadex for PCT rather than Clomid because it is less harsh on the body. Nolvadex does come with some side effects as well. The most common include headaches, upset stomach and hot flashes. Individuals will also try Clomid after one steroid cycle and Nolvadex after another cycle to see which they prefer. A typical Nolvadex or Clomid PCT cycle will last four weeks. Some bodybuilders and athletes will use both drugs at the same time but again this is all based on personal preference and experience with steroid use.
As a female, I’ve had minimal experience with Deca but the experience I did have was very positive. When cycling steroids, most commonly I use cutting steroids such as Tren, Anavar, Winstrol and Masteron. These are common for drying out the joints because they literally suck the water out of the body to create a dry, hard, chiseled physique. A few months back when bench pressing, I tore something in my right shoulder and since then it’s been extremely painful. Add the cutting agents to the injury and it only makes the pain more intense. My husband started giving me small doses of Deca every seven days to help lubricate my joints and although it took a bit to kick it, the pain is not as bad. I was worried about water retention at first but since I always eat clean, do cardio in addition to weight training and cycle with cutting steroids, there has been absolutely no water retention. All in all, this is a pretty good steroid in my opinion.