250mg/ml - 10ml/vial
Anabolic/Androgenic Ratio: 125/37
Risk of estrogen levels/estrogen-mediated effects: Yes, mild
Risk of cardiovascular issues with use: Yes, moderate
Risk of hepatic strain with use: No
Nandrolone is a drug that is commonly included in bodybuilders’ program at least once in their lifetime. It’s also a common product for some athletes as well, namely those in weightlifting and strength based sports such as wrestling or American Football, in an effort to boost appearance or athletic capability.
Deca is a chemical that starts as a synthetic form of testosterone, but is altered through the removal of a carbon atom from the 19th carbon position of its structure. While simple, this alteration changes the impact this chemical has on the body when taken, and makes it something known as a 19-nor testosterone.
This increases its affinity for binding with androgen receptors, which is how it exerts the impact on the body that it’s taken for in the first place, while reducing its androgenic effects and its binding with aromatase enzymes. It binds to these specific receptors to change their cells signaling, in order to produce effects like increased protein production, nitrogen retention, and, in the case of the aromatase enzyme, partial conversion into estrogen.
The end result is an increase in lean mass, with some increases in water retention and fat buildup, along with associated increases in fitness attributes like strength and power capacity. An increase in erythrocyte manufacturing also elicits higher blood oxygenation and associated increases in work capacity.
These elicit the effects that are discussed below.
The concurrent gains in weight associated with fluid and adipose tissue mean that Nandrolone Decanoate, sometimes called Deca Durabolin, is not the most efficient anabolic product on the market. However, it’s not far off, considering that it only partially processes into estrogen at around 20% of the rate of normal testosterone, again due to its chemical alterations.
So, the results of its use is an increase in lean mass with a relatively low concurrent gain in fluid and fat at around 20% the rate of other anabolics, and even less in some cases.
This means it can be used in a relatively diverse range of programs, which are illustrated in detail below.
As stated, there isn’t one particular program for which Nandrolone is exclusively used in. However, the two most common are:
- During programs where the goal is to gradually increase lean mass, strength and power, with minimal effect on body fat levels or fluid retention.
- During programs where the goal is a rapid buildup of mass, usually as quickly as possible, even at the cost of fat gain and some fluid buildup
The slow and gradual acting nature of this form of the Nandrolone chemical, with the Decanoate attachment giving it a half-life of 12 days, these programs usually last between 12 to 24 weeks.
In the latter program, Nandrolone Decanoate is liked because of its increased potency, and in the former, for its efficiency. Also, in the former case, a higher amount of it is also commonly used due to a lower concern for side effects, like the fluid and fat retention. This is why it’s important to consider dosing, an area reviewed below.
Nandrolone Decanoate is generally only recommended for male users, with more experienced users taking higher amounts, due to their bodies being more accustomed to such an anabolic effect.
Common doses are between 200 to 1000 milligrams, taken weekly, usually in one administration.
Female users, despite being recommended against its use, have still been reported to take between 50 to 200 milligrams per week, also regarding their prior experience using anabolics. However, some female users have stated they prefer to divide their use of Nandrolone into a dose of 25 to 50 milligrams per week of the Phenylpropionate form, and 25 to 50 milligrams of the Decanoate form, as they find it more effective and side effect friendly.
|Package||1 vial (10 ml/vial)|
|Substance||Nandrolone Decanoate 250 mg/ml|
|Common name||Deca Durabolin|