Nandrolone Phenylproprionate Pharmaceutical Name: Nandrolone (with phenylpropionate ester) Formula of Base: C18 H26 O2 Molecular Weight of Base: 274.4022 Molecular Weight of Ester: 150.174 Active life: 5 days Anabolic/Androgenic Ratio: 125/37 Nandrolone is one of the most popular anabolic steroids among the athletes and bodybuilders. This is due to the affinity of the compounds for being highly anabolic but mild enough in terms of androgenic side effects. The attachment of phenylpopionate to the nandrolone base, offers many advantages of nandrolone while also allowing it to reach the blood concentration levels more quickly as compared to more popular decanoate ester. Nandrolone phenylpropionate increases the production of red blood cells and hence, is used to treat anemia. Other steroids also do the same thing, but nandrolone phenylpropionate does this higher than most. This increase in the red blood cells can help to enhance the performance of athletes. The elimination of lactic acid much more quickly and more efficiently, and the smooth delivery of oxygen to muscles increase the performance of an athlete. This increased production of red blood cells helps in quick recovery in muscles due to the blood being able to refill muscle glycogen quicker. It also helps all those components that aid in repair of muscles. Medically, nandrolone is used to help to help the patients with HIV or AIDS, who is suffering from muscle wasting. The short active life of nandrolone phenylpropionate, it is not a very efficient ester to use. A longer acting ester would be more suitable to manage in most cases. It’s helpful in joint pain as well as the ability to function. Many users use nandrolone in their cycle for its specific effect. Nandrolone is an effective medication for small damage or repair in joints and can never be relied upon for serious damages. It’s not the proper replacement for proper medical joint treatment. Users take dosage of nandrolone every day or every other day due to the active life of this drug. However, one could inject the compound as once every four days with no visible changes in blood levels of the drug. In bulking or cutting cycles, Nandrolone is an amazing drug and lack of water retention makes this drug favorite for those who want to avoid bloat while running anabolic steroids. A large number of new steroid users use the compound with dose 300-500mg/week for their first cycle. The majority of inexperienced male users anecdotally report using 300-500mgs per week of the compound for their first cycle. Women also use nandrolone phenylpropionate because of the mildness and proper potency. 50 to 200mgs dose per week have been anecdotally reported. Androgenic side effects are not major concerns with the use of nandrolone. In some users, it can cause effects like progesterone. Side effects: Side effects associated with nandrolone are acne/oily skin, insomnia, diarrhea and nausea. Many anabolic side effects like testicular atrophy, Gynecomastia and sexual dysfunction are also coupled with nandrolone. Nandrolone is stacked with testosterone to compensate the sexual dysfunction. The need of testosterone to avoid the side effects associated with nandrolone varies from individual to individual. Some user anecdotally reports, a low dose similar to 200mgs per week is enough. There is a small no of individuals that also report having no sexual dysfunction from the drug even while running it without any type of testosterone. This variation is again shown that individuals respond to a compound differently than others. Nandrolone is relatively safe compared to the lipid profile of a user and cholesterol. Some studies have also been shown to actually improve the HDL cholesterol. A large increase in blood pressure or liver toxicity user should not be tagged with this compound either.Since nandrolone is a progestinic anabolic steroid; There is need for some precautions to control the side effects related to this drug.the use of compounds such as cabergoline and vitamin b6 have all been reported to help lower prolaction levels. The drug femera (Letrozole) with nandrolone is wonderful as it regulates the progesterone and estrogen receptors in the body. Therefore, it prevents some side effects related to this compound. It is a caution for those who want to stack nandrolone with trenobolone that they will have to suffer extremely high levels of prolaction as trenobolone is much stronger than nandrolone. This will force the user to pay special attention to side effects similar to progesterone, and use of substances to prevent them, and had to run a particularly aggressive post-cycle therapy because of severe repression Axis testicle hypothalamic-pituitary.Some users reports of not observing any side effect going with the two compounds together, but it is definitely a risk and costs are more than the benefits.