Deca Durabolin is the brand or trade name given to nandrolone, the active parent steroid hormone. Deca is simply nandrolone with the deconoate ester attached, which slows the release of nandrolone giving it an active life of about 14-16 days once administered. Deca Durabolin is one of the most popular anabolic steroids ever used, with rumours Arnold himself used Deca Durabolin along with other still popular anabolic steroids, such as Dianabol. Deca-Durabolin is an injectable anabolic steroid, from the progestin or 19-Nor family of androgens, such as Trenbolone. Deca-Durabolin is more of a mass-gaining agent, compared to other steroid used primarily for cutting phases. Deca-Durabolin has a longer ester than some injectable steroids and can be injected intra-muscularly (IM) twice per week to keep stable levels and side effects as a minimum.
Deca-Durabolin has gained popularity as a bulking compound due to its ability to add lean muscle and mass to a bodybuilder or athlete’s frame. As well as adding muscle mass, Deca has got a reputation for being a potent bulking agent. Dec Durabolin will increase protein synthesis in users but also nitrogen retention, adding mass in the shape of muscle and water weight. Water retention is hard to avoid on Deca-Durabolin, but can be controlled with the use of an aromatase inhibitor and with a diet low in sodium and high in cardiovascular training and a good water intake of 2-3 litres per day. Being a progestin related anabolic steroid, Deca-Durabolin should not be used alone, but in combination with a Testosterone derived steroid. These include, Sustanon, Testosterone Enanthate and Testosterone Cypionate. Deca dosages start at 300-400mg per week, injected IM twice per week along with another long acting testosterone preparation. Larger Deca Durabolin dosages can be used at above 400-600mg per week, however, these are for more advanced users. Higher doses will cause more muscle gains, mass and weight gain, but may also increase side effects associated with use.
As we touched on briefly, Deca Durabolin is not a compound to be used alone. From the 19-Nor family of androgens it can suppress the bodies own natural testosterone levels in a matter of days and weeks. Due to this a replacement dosage of synthetic testosterone is advised. In Arnolds era, this may not have been known and the loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, energy and well-being may have been expected as a side effects of Deca use, but now more is known we can avoid almost all side effects associated with low testosterone. Due to Deca’s long acting deconoate ester attached, cycles will last no less than 10 weeks. Some exampled of Deca Durabolin cycle are as follows, these steroid cycle examples will get more advanced.
Deca-Durabolin cycle example (cycle lasting 12 weeks)
- Testosterone Enanthate 400mg per week
- Deca-Durabolin 300mg per week
Deca Durabolin cycle example (cycle lasting 12 weeks)
- Sustanon 250 500mg per week
- Deca Durabolin 400mg per week
- Dianabol 30mg/day
Deca-Durabolin cycle example (cycle lasting 14 weeks)
- Testosterone Cypionate 750mg per week
- Deca Durabolin 600mg per week
- Winstrol 50mg/day
As stated, these cycle examples get more advanced with the third example only suggested for advanced bodybuilders with a large amount of muscle mass, at least 4-5 years training and using anabolic steroids under their belt and previously using the said steroids to see how they react to steroids side effects.
Deca-Durabolin Side Effects
Deca Durabolin is a relatively mild compound when it comes to certain side effects. With any anabolic steroids, the user should expect some negative health impact. Deca use can lead to the user holding water retention by its action of increasing nitrogen retention. This itself can cause blood pressure to increase (hypertension) and thus kidney stress. Deca-Durabolin also has the ability to interact with prolactin and can worsen estrogenic related side effects, such as gyneocomastia. Acne, aggression, hair loss and prostate problems are not evident in the vast majority of Deca Durabolin users as the compound is mild in this regard. However, one side effects that is not mild and amongst the more severe of all anabolic steroids is its ability to suppress natural testosterone levels. One 100mg injection can cause endogenous testosterone to be significantly inhibited leading to symptoms of low testosterone. These include, erectile dysfunction, loss of sexual desire, loss of energy and confidence, gynecomastia and prostate issues. This can be evident if nandrolone is used without a replacement dosage of testosterone and used alone.
Deca-Durabolin is one of the most popular anabolic steroids in existence, only being Anavar, Winstrol and Dianabol. Because of the massive demand of Deca-Durabolin, there are literally hundreds of different products on the market. It can be obtained in pharmaceutical grade preparation, which is produced by billion dollar pharmaceutical companies, such as, Norma and Organon, but these products are more expensive than other available versions. Deca is also produced by Underground labs (UGLs) by illegal companies obtaining raw powder and manufacturing these into finished products, sold both online and in person. If you are looking to buy Deca Durabolin, you will come across these steroid sources and may even find the raw powder available by these suppliers as well. Deca-Durabolin is illegal and prescriptions only in many countries so buying Deca Durabolin comes with inherent risks. Fines and jail sentences can be handed down if you buy large quantities of Deca-Durabolin. Deca is prohibited for sale, use, and importation and to manufacturer in the United States.Local gym dealers will offer Deca-Durabolin for sale, as will online steroid suppliers. We suggest using a credit card when you buy Deca Durabolin not sending someone anonymous cash through Western Union as many of these are scammers.