Nandrolone is a natural from of steroid that is derived from the hormone testosterone which is a male sex hormone. It is a synthetic anabolic-androgenic steroid from testosterone. Nandrolone Decanoate also called as Deca Durabolin, initially developed to treat anemia caused due to kidney problems, and is the second best injectable steroid loved by body builders and athletes.
It increases the oxygen carrying ability of blood by increasing hemoglobin and thus increases the production of red blood cells which helps in muscle building workouts. It helps in retention of Nitrogen and due to this, muscle cells retain more protein which results in muscle growth. It stimulating appetite and this will add to those who have problem with small appetite.
What is Nandrolone and how does it help?
Prohormoone convert into Nandrolone raises the level of IGF-1 hormone which is similar to insulin and plays a major role in building lean muscle mass.
It stimulates type III collagen in joints and helps in lifting weights and work out in gym.
It helps to improve bone density and muscle growth.
Apart from being used during both off-season and before a professional contest, it may also be used to improve retention of nitrogen, protein synthesis, performance and endurance during workouts. It is also used for joint pains and injuries after intense workouts.
The ideal dosage of Deca in men is 250-500 mg per week for 8-12 weeks and for females, it is 50-150mg per week for 4-7 weeks.
It is usually given as an injection deep into the muscle on upper leg, upper arm or buttocks. Hence, it should always be administered by a professional nurse or a doctor.
If you miss a dose of Deca, take it as soon as you remember but never club 2 doses. Overdose of Deca may result in problems like heart attack, menstrual problems, edema and gynecomastia.
Deca is not to be taken by pregnant and breast feeding women and also those who are diabetic, suffering from prostate cancer or breast cancer or kidney problems.
Deca has a long half-life of 15 days. However, it is very slow. That’s why it takes about 3-4 weeks to see results.
The general side effects include diarrhea, nausea, sleeplessness, vomiting, swelling in feet or ankles, breast growth, baldness, change in skin and changes in sex drive.
Contact your doctor immediately if you notice:
- Severe allergic reactions, increased frequency of urination, painful urination, dark urine, difficulty in breathing, tightness in chest, swelling in mouth/face/lips/tongue
- In men, acne and painful erections
- In women, there is an increase in facial or body hair, enlarged clitoris, menstrual changes or deepening of voice.
Do not use Dec in children as it may cause improper bone growth which may look awkward as the child grows.
Deca doesn’t aromatize at a very high rate which means water retention is not very high and so, the use of aromatase inhibitor is not completely scrapped.
The worst effect of Deca is that it suppresses the hormones required to stimulate testes to secrete testosterone. And hence, it can even shut down the production of testosterone.