Deca ® Durabolin
What is Deca Durabolin ?
Compound found on the market under multiple brand names such as:
- Nandrolone Decanoate
- Nandro D
It is a popular steroid found in injectable form, having Nandrolone Decanoate as active substance. It is well known for the effects on weight gain that possess, as well as low incidence of adverse effects.
It is a long ester which has a half-life that lasts for a minimum of two weeks. It first came on the market during the 60s. Apart of its well known use in the bodybuilding community, Deca Durabolin is also used for medical purposes, treating conditions like anemia, stunted growth, breast cancer prevention in women, etc.
Deca Durabolin Effects
- increased muscle mass
- strengthening ligaments
- better joint lubrication, giving that Deca retains a certain volume of water in the body
- strengthening the immune system
- better stamina
Since Deca Durabolin has a low androgenic rate, it is not usually accompanied by side effects such as baldness, excessive fat, acne, high blood pressure, etc. Even more, gynecomastia, water retention and other estrogenic effects are almost not present during a Deca Durabolin cycle. It is proved that Deca Durabolin conversion to estrogen rate is 5 times lower than that of testosterone. Nevertheless, when used in conjunction with other compounds, especially powerful ones and at high doses, some side effects may very well occur. Therefore it is recommended to plan carefully the cycle components and dosages.
Standard dosage for men is 400-600mg/week. Women should not use more than 100mg weekly.
Deca Durabolin cycle should last between 8 and 10 weeks. When longer cycles are desired, the use of HCG is required.
Regarding progesterone issues, during a Deca cycle one should include Dostinex in its routine. It should be taken starting with the second week, throughout the cycle and 3 weeks after last injection was performed.
Clomid is required starting with the last week of Deca use, and must be taken with a gradual withdrawal.
Stacking Deca Durabolin
When planning to start a Deca Durabolin cycle, one should consider buying testosterone as well, since Deca is known to affect libido and cause testosterone suppression. For complex Deca cycles, one may add Winstrol, or Dianabol.
Deca Durabolin reviews are mostly positive thanks to the efficiency of the drug and its mild nature regarding side effects. Around 87% of the interviewed athletes were satisfied with the results achived by taking Deca. Even more, 77% bodybuilders that were questioned, believed that Deca Durabolin is a fairly priced performance enhancing drug. These factors, in addition to high anabolic synergy with other compounds, made it a famous AAS.