Deca Durabolin (Nandrolone Decanoate) profile
Deca-Durabolin® is the Organon brand name for the injectable steroid nandrolone decanoate. This compound came around early in the wave of commercial steroid development, first being made available as a prescription medication in 1962. This steroid is an extremely long acting compound, with the decanoate ester said to provide this drug a slow release time of up to three or four weeks. While perhaps true in a technical sense, what we find with further investigation is that the release parameters after a single injection are such that a strong release of nandrolone is really only maintained for one to two weeks. This figure admittedly fails to take into account drug buildup that may occur after multiple injections, which may allow a longer duration of good effect to be seen. Figure 1 is provided to illustrate the release dynamics of a single 200mg injection. As you will see, by the end of the second week levels are already approaching baseline.
World Wide “Deca” is one of the most widely used anabolic steroids. Its popularity is due to the simple fact that it exhibits many very favorable properties. Structurally nandrolone is very similar to testosterone, although it lacks a carbon atom at the 19t” position (hence its other name 19-nortestosterone). The resulting structure is a steroid that exhibits much weaker androgenic properties than testosterone. Of primary interest is the fact that nandrolone will not break down to a more potent metabolite in androgen target tissuess’. You may remember this is a significant problem with testosterone. Although nandrolone does undergo reduction via the same (5-alpha reductase) enzyme that produces DHT from testosterone, the result in this case is dihydronandrolone. This metabolite is weaker than the parent nandroloness, and is far less likely to cause unwanted androgenic side effects. Strong occurrences of oily skin, acne, body/facial hair growth and hair loss occur very rarely. It is however possible for androgenic activity to become apparent with this as any steroid, but with nandrolone higher than normal doses are usually responsible.
Nandrolone is the base hormone, but it is better known under the trade name Deca Durabolin, which contains Nandrolone Decanoate. This popular preparation takes the nandrolone hormone and adds a decanoate ester chain. This ester chain is attached during the manufacturing process and it serves dual purposes. The main purpose is to make the hormone oil soluble, so it can be put in an amp or multi-dose vial. The second purpose of this ester chain is to slow-release the steroid by keeping deca from interacting with androgen receptors until the ester chain is cleaved off by enzymes in your body. Since nandrolone decanoate cannot attach to an androgen receptor until enzymes in your body have cleaved off the decanoate ester, it causes the steroid to slow-release into your system over many days. For medical use, the ester’s main function is to allow the hormone to be injected only once every 3 weeks. However, bodybuilders may inject deca durabolin weekly or as often as every three days.
What are the adviced Deca dosages ? How to use Deca better way?
By adding 400mg per week of nandrolone to a testosterone cycle or a dianabol cycle, you’ll be able to increase your overall steroid dosage, without increasing the side effects. For example, a bodybuilder taking 500mg Sustanon 250 per week, who felt he needed more power in his cycle, would find himself with more side-effects if he were to just take more of the same testosterone. Since testosterone aromatizes at an increasing rate at higher doses, there would be an exponential increase in the likeliness of gynecomastia and water retention if more testosterone was added weekly. When adding nandrolone decanoate to the same testosterone cycle, you are increasing the total amounts of steroids your body is receiving every week. However, you are not adding anymore viable substrate for undesired enzymatic reactions from aromatase and 5-reductase. In simple terms, you use more steroids without more side effects.
The dosage for men is around 400-600mgs per week but that varies depending on goals. I’ve seen guys use as little as 200mgs per week as a booster, and up to 1500mgs per week as a heavy bulker.
For women, we wouldn’t suggest using deca durabolin because of the side effects that are too variable from female to female.
Deca Durabolin Cycle
A Deca Durabolin cycle can be a very exciting cycle for most men. In most cases, a Deca Durabolin cycle will be during a period of growth and increasing muscle size is pretty exciting for most men. This is not the only time the steroid can be used; Deca Durabolin has a place in some cutting cycles and is commonly used by athletes who may not be bulking or cutting at all. However, the standard Deca Durabolin cycle will surround growth.
For many men, planning any steroid cycle can be very confusing, and it’s often complicated by misinformation that plagues the net and many local gyms. However, planning a Deca Durabolin cycle is actually one of the easiest cycles you’ll ever plan. With that in mind, we want to take a look at various plans and help you develop the right Deca Durabolin cycle for you. We will look at precise layouts, but it’s important to note these are merely guides and are by no means set in stone. The following Deca Durabolin cycles are simply presented in an effort to explain proper use, but total doses and stacking plans may need to be adjusted to meet individual needs.
*Bulking Deca Durabolin Cycle:
A bulking Deca Durabolin cycle will be the most common point of use for most men. With this plan, a simple stack of Deca Durabolin and testosterone can easily be all you need. The form of testosterone you choose is inconsequential; all that matters is your body is given adequate amounts of the testosterone hormone to meet its needs. However, higher testosterone doses are typically recommended during a growth phase. Large ester base testosterones will also be the easiest to use such as Testosterone Cypionate and Testosterone Enanthate. Some may also find additional steroids like Anadrol or Dianabol to be beneficial. In fact, the combination of Deca Durabolin and Dianabol along with some form of testosterone is one of the oldest and most popular steroid cycles of all time.
An important note – many inaccurately assume that other 19-nortestosterone (19-nor) steroids cannot be used with a Deca Durabolin cycle because they will compete for the same receptors. We’re not going to go into explaining receptor function but this idea is a myth. You do not have to use another 19-nor compound, most of you will not need one, but one can be used. It is also assumed that steroids like Equipoise cannot be used during a Deca Durabolin cycle for similar reasons; again, this is a myth. Deca Durabolin will stack well with most all anabolic steroids.
*Cutting Deca Durabolin Cycle:
A cutting Deca Durabolin cycle will normally not be built around this Nandrolone hormone, but rather it is a secondary addition. In the cutting phase, this steroid may be added to a total plan in order to promote muscle tissue preservation, but it is most commonly added for the therapeutic effects this steroid can provide. If a cutting Deca Durabolin cycle is implemented, especially if you’re a competitive bodybuilder, you will more than likely want to keep its use at the front end of the total plan and rely solely on hardening agents towards the end. This type of Deca Durabolin cycle cannot be recommended to new steroid users. This type of use will normally be extended beyond what a new steroid user will be comfortable with.
*Athletic Deca Durabolin Cycle:
Most any athlete can benefit from a Deca Durabolin cycle. In most cases, a low dose of Deca Durabolin will be used in conjunction with another steroid that promotes strength to a higher degree along with a very low dose of testosterone. It’s not uncommon for many athletes to rely on testosterone gel but low dose injections will prove to be best.
*Sample Deca Durabolin Cycle:
Below we have provided a sample Deca Durabolin cycle for all points of use. We have provided two for off-season use, one is moderate and the other far more advanced. We have also included one Deca Durabolin cycle for cutting, and while it’s not the only possible plan it will not be a plan suited for most new steroid users. Then we’re left with athletic enhancement, and this Deca Durabolin cycle while highly effective comes with a warning. If you are a tested athlete this is not a plan you’ll want to follow.
On the black market Deca remains one of the most popular anabolics in circulation. Currently 200mg/ml preparations from Mexico are dominating the marketplace, and due to their high availability and lower cost are minimizing the appearance of lower dosed compounds. For example, in addition to Norandren 200 Brovel also makes Norandren 50 (a 50 mg/ml version of this steroid), but it is almost unseen right now. I should point out that their 50m1 vial of Norandren 200 is also the largest container of nandrolone to be found in such strength, and represents one of the best values anywhere for this steroid. We can see why it is much more desired right now. Also common are Nandrolona 200 from Tornel and Decanandrolen from Denkall, both in 1 Oml vials. In an effort to provide more innovative, conspicuous and cost-effective products, the Mexican firm Ttokkyo has recently topped its competitors and released Nandrolona 300. This is a 300mg/ml preparation of nandrolone decanoate, which is by far the highest dose of this compound ever to be produced commercially. To spite the defiant opinions of many, indeed this is a legitimate product. I have not experimented with the solubility of nandrolone decanoate myself, but do know that this particular ester is highly fat-soluble. Reaching 300mg in a milliliter of oil does not seem like an unreasonable or impossible task, and I would guess requires at best some minor tweaking of alcohol levels (perhaps none at all).