Deca – Durabolin

Deca- Durabolin is a brand and trademark of the anabolic steroid Nandrolone . Specifically, Deca- Durabolin is the trade name for Nandrolone Decanoate , a variant of the ester of Nandrolone decanoate.

“Deca” is the unofficial name of the drug in the world of bodybuilding, one of the three best anabolic steroids, and is the second most popular and widely used anabolic steroid in existence. In the first place is none other than Dianabol ( Methandrostenolone ), in the third place is Winstrol ( Stanozolol ). There is a good reason why Deca- Durabolin is so popular among bodybuilders and athletes, and even highly regarded by medical institutions.

Nandrolone decanoate is one of the first developments in the field of anabolic steroids, which was presented to the scientific community in 1960, and a couple of years later in 1962, it was launched on the prescription drug market under the name Deca- Durabolin . The drug was developed by Organon .

At the same time, few people know that Nandrolone existed back in 1957, as a variant of the fast acting ester – Nandrolone phenylpropionate , which has gained significant popularity. But, due to its short half-life (requiring at least daily injections), it had limitations in use. As a result, Nandrolone was reinvented as Deca- Durabolin with the decanoate ester attached to it . Due to this, Nandrolone decanoate has a longer half-life of approximately 15 days at a time , like Nandrolone phenylpropionate , the half-life of about 4 days.

Over time, the drug began to be widely used by medical institutions as a medicine, and also gained popularity among athletes, due to its supposedly “soft” nature. There is some truth in this, but there are some myths and misunderstandings, which we will talk about below.

Testosterone’s anabolic index is 100 and Deca’s is 125, which suggests Deca is slightly stronger than Testosterone. However , Deca has a low androgenic index of 37, which is beneficial for individuals who are hypersensitive to androgenic side effects. In addition, Nandrolone has very low estrogenic activity and binds very poorly to the aromatase enzyme , which is responsible for converting androgens to estrogens. When compared to Testosterone, only about 20% of Nandrolone is converted to estrogen, and this is because Deca is a progestin (like all 19-nortestosterone compounds).

Deca is classified as a 19-nortestosterone compound due to the lack of carbon in position 19 (which Testosterone possesses), making it a progestin. This may present some potential side effects and problems that are unique to the 19- nortestosterone compounds and not visible to most other anabolic steroids.

Here, special attention should be paid to the widespread claim that Deca- Durabolin is good for joints and bone tissue, and this is true. However, the proposed explanations that are circulating among athletes and bodybuilders as to why this is the case are often myths and misconceptions. Deca does not “lubricate joints”, “does not accumulate water in connective tissue and joints” or any other ridiculous nonsense. In fact, Nandrolone significantly increases collagen synthesis more than most other anabolic steroids. Deca also contributes to a significant increase in the content of minerals in bones. What does all this mean for the athlete? This means that bodybuilders and athletes can have a positive effect on connective and joint tissues, strengthening them during muscle growth, strength gains and mass gaining courses. This gives them the ability to lift heavy weights with improved bone and ligament recovery, as well as better resistance to the stresses on the joints and bones that result from intense exercise and resistance training. More details here

Side effects

As noted earlier, when it comes to side effects, Deca is often referred to as a very “mild” anabolic steroid when compared to other compounds. Unfortunately, this is a mixture of fact and fiction that needs to be considered, and most of the “Deca is a mild steroid” statement date back to an era when little was known about these drugs. Deca- Durabolin is in all respects both a mild and a hard anabolic steroid that has both properties.

The good news is that Deca- Durabolin has a very low level of aromatization to estrogen, making estrogenic side effects less problematic compared to other anabolic steroids. However, users should understand that estrogenic side effects do not completely disappear, but become more manageable. Side effects include bloating, water retention, increased blood pressure from water retention, and gynecomastia.

All of the problems associated with progesterone and prolactin can manifest as swollen nipples, gynecomastia, bloating, etc. Antiestrogens and aromatase inhibitors are known to be effective in combating these side effects. For example, Arimidex , which is a trademark of Anastrozole, or Clomid , which is also known as Clostilbegit . The drugs Cabergoline and Bromocriptine are also very effective in lowering elevated prolactin levels and are often the first line of treatment in this regard.

Nandrolone is not an oral anabolic C17-alpha alkylated (C17-aa) steroid and therefore has no effect on the liver. Deca does show a small degree of androgenic effects, which must still be controlled and accounted for. Androgenic side effects can include increased acne , greasy skin, increased body and facial hair growth, an increased risk of male pattern baldness, and an increased risk of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Nandrolone suppresses endogenous testosterone. In solo use, 100 mg of Nandrolone can lead to the complete cessation of the natural anabolic hormone, so it is very important to use Nandrolone in combination with Testosterone Enanthate or Testosterone Cypionate, or, simply , with Testosterone mixes . This will ensure that there is no risk of shutting down and suppressing the endogenous Testosterone supply. After completing the course, it is imperative to undergo PCT (recovery after a course of steroids), while do not forget that the restoration of the natural state of the body takes time. If you do not fully understand the basic principles of taking anabolic steroids, you can cause tremendous harm to the body, which can be irreversible.

As for the liver, Nandrolone is not hepatotoxic .

Cycle and application

Naturally, bodybuilders and other athletes use Deca- Durabolin to increase volume, mass and strength. This is partly due to its positive and beneficial effects on connective and bone tissue, which provides a faster healing rate and additional prevention of injuries when using higher weights and more intense physical activity.

Because Deca- Durabolin is a variant of the long-acting nandrolone ester (with a half-life of 15 days), Deca- Durabolin cycles should be at least 12 weeks in duration. Here it is often combined with analogs of long-ester compounds such as Testosterone Cypionate . Due to its long acting nature, most users will not feel it “on”, at least during the first weeks of the cycle. And it is during this period that many people add additional drugs to the Deca- Durabolin cycle to accelerate. This is usually any oral anabolic steroid such as Dianabol , Winstrol , Anadrol , Turinabol , etc. However, in order to increase volume and strength, most people tend to use drugs that are usually suitable for these purposes, such as Anadrol ( Oxymetholone ) or Dianabol ( Methandrostenolone ), during the first 4-6 weeks. These compounds are used for their mass-building properties, which lend themselves very well to Deca- Durabolin and Testosterone.

This is where the typical Testosterone / Deca / Dianabol cycle combination is often discussed . Simply put, it is the most popular loop stack ever. This combination was originally invented and popularized by bodybuilders from the golden era of the 1960s and 1970s. Recommended for all user levels (beginner, advanced and pro) as it is versatile to provide quality enhancements for any user regardless of experience.