Deca-Durabolin is a highly anabolic and moderately androgenic steroid,
the active substance of which is nandrolone decanoate,
which exhibits a very high chemical similarity to testosterone.
The preparation, in the form of intramuscular injections,
is used in bodybuilding to support the process of building muscle mass and enhancing strength.
The best results in using the preparation are achieved by adjusting its amount to body weight.
The optimal combination is 2 mg per pound of weight.
The period of active action in the blood is 14-16 days.
Standard doses used: approx. 200-600 mg per week.
Optimal – 400 mg / week, for novices – 200 mg / week.
Duration of the cycle: 8-10 weeks.
Women may use no more than 100 mg per week.
Effects of action
Deca-durabolin is a powerful steroid designed to build muscle mass, which is facilitated by its anabolic-androgenic properties.
The advantage of the preparation is a long period of action, thanks to which it allows for much less frequent injections.
Unfortunately, the detectability of the agent is as long as 18 months, so it is not suitable for use before competitions.
Nandrolone, which is a decaninate ester, is structurally similar to testosterone but has a much stronger anabolic effect while limiting the androgenic effect.
This is an advantage thanks to which one can achieve great effects with limited side effects.
Other benefits of Deca-Durabolin include increasing bone mass in osteoporosis and relieving symptoms of breast cancer.
The effects of use are felt from the fourth week. Excellent gains are noted in the sixth week.
Advantages of use
Economical nitrogen metabolism in the body.
Nitrogen storage in muscles helps to maintain balance.
Beneficial effect on calcium metabolism.
Excellent results in the increase of dry mass.
Long half-life and infrequent injections.
Dry muscle mass of excellent quality.
Blocking of cortisol receptors.
Potential side effects
The Nandrolone found in the preparation does not have an alpha-alkyl group at C17, therefore it does not exhibit high hepatotoxicity.
Androgenic side effects are also rare, so the muscle mass is dry and free of excess water.
Liver dysfunction and bile stasis are known to occur.
High water retention only when higher doses are taken.
In women, a deeper voice, body hair growth, acne, se*ual arousal.