Deca Durabolin is an anabolic preparation for injection. The active substance is nandrolone. The decanoate ester provides the effect of the product for about 3 weeks after administration. Nandrolone is chemically related to testosterone. However, compared to testosterone, it has increased anabolic and decreased androgenic activity. The low androgenic activity of nandrolone has been confirmed in clinical use. Deca Durabolin has a positive effect on calcium metabolism in humans and contributes to the formation of osteoporosis. In women with disseminated breast cancer, Deca Durabolin causes objective regression for many months. Deca Durabolin also has other anabolic effects. These effects on protein metabolism have been demonstrated in metabolic studies and are used therapeutically in protein-deficient conditions, such as chronic debilitating diseases and after major surgery or severe injuries. In these conditions, Deca Durabolin is used as a supportive medicine.
Use of nandrolone in medicine, effects on the body:
It is used in medicine to treat anemia and to suppress muscle loss and bone quality. Improves protein synthesis and nitrogen retention, which affects muscle growth. It is suitable not only for the gaining phase, but also for the diet, as it protects the muscles from catabolism. If you want to see the effects it has on muscle growth, take a look at this study.
It also affects your performance in training. It increases strength in classic strength training, and thanks to the increase in the number of red blood cells, more oxygen gets into the blood, which also causes an improvement in aerobic performance. In addition, it improves collagen synthesis, which benefits your joints and also increases bone density.
Due to its long half-life (up to 15 days), it is suitable for long treatments and its effect is not noticeable immediately. In addition, it stays in the body for a long time and can be proven by doping tests even after a very long time. This is one of the reasons why it is one of the substances with the largest number of doping findings.
Side effects of Deca Durabolin:
This listens very well. Improving strength, endurance, muscle growth and joint health are certainly great things, but you also need to look the other way around, and that is the side effects. Although Nandrolone is not one of the strongest side effects anabolics, it still has relatively many. After all, judge for yourself.
High doses, long-term therapy and / or too frequent administration may cause:
- Virilization, which manifests itself in sensitive women as thickening of the voice, acne, hirsutism, and increased libido;
- In prepubertal boys as an increased frequency of erections and enlargement of the penis and in girls as increased pubic hair and enlargement of the clitoris.
- Hoarseness may be the first sign of a voice change, which may later lead to an irreversible deepening of the voice.
- Stopping spermatogenesis
- Premature closure of the pineal gland
- Water retention in the body
This medicine also contains:
- Peanut oil (peanut oil) – if you are allergic to peanut or soya, do not use this medicine
- Benzyl alcohol (100 mg per ml solution) – medicines containing benzyl alcohol should not be given to premature babies or newborns. Benzyl alcohol can cause toxic and allergic reactions in infants and children under 3 years of age.
Due to the long ester, which has a half-life of approx. 2 weeks, the cycles with Deca Durabolin are very long, at least 16 weeks. Achieving the required levels of the hormone in the body requires a considerable period of time and shorter cycles thus make no sense.
One of the variants is in the first approx. 4 weeks of using Nandrolone phenylpropionate, which guarantees a virtually immediate start.
Frontloading is not very common with Nandrolone. Thanks to its very positive effects on the musculoskeletal system, Deca Durabolin is typically used in volume cycles.
However, it is also chosen by some users with quality eating protocols and able to control female hormones, increasingly in quality volumetric, sometimes even in drawing cycles.
It is advisable to use rather long testosterone esters for Deca Durabolin, ie ideally enanthate. The usual dose of Nandrolone for beginners is about 250-350 mg per week, for advanced exercisers it is usually 500-750 mg and the very advanced ones already use Nandrolone in amounts above 1 g per week. Due to the long ester, it can be applied with relatively long delays, usually once a week. As a more suitable variant, however, I see the classic dosage every 3.5 days, ie typically Monday / Thursday, etc.