Active Life: 14-16 days Drug Class: Anabolic/Androgenic Steroid (injectable)\ Average Dose: Men 300-800 mg/week…Women 50-100 mg/week Acne: Yes, in higher dosages or sensitive individuals Water Retention: Yes, but less than testosterone High Blood Pressure: Dose depandant Liver Toxic: No Aromatization: Low, converts to less active norestrogens DHT Conversion: No, converts to NOR-DHT with low activity Decrease HPTA function: Yes, extreme Other Info: Highly anabolic/moderate androgenic effects Nandrolone decanoate is one of the effective injectable steroids available on the organon brand name Deca-Durabolin in the market. This compound came around early in the wave of commercial steroid development. It was probably the first steroid being made available as a prescription medication in 1962. It is one of the most famous steroids being used throughout the world. It exhibits many simple favorable properties and structurally is very much similar to testosterone; although a carbon atom at 19th position is missing (hence its other name is 19-nortestosterone).This steroid has weaker androgenic properties as compared to testosterone. Nandrolone does not break down to a more potent metabolite in androgen target like testosterone. The reduction of nandrolone takes place under the same (5-alpha reductase) enzyme that produces DHT from testosterone, resulting in the metabolite named dihydronandrolone. This metabolite is weaker than the parent nandrolone with less unwanted androgenic side effects. There are rare occurrences of acne, body or facial hair growth, hair loss and oily skin. It has a low tendency of conversion into estrogens as compared to testosterones. What is the reason behind? While liver can change nandrolone to estradiol, many other active sites for aromatization of steroids like adipose tissue, nandrolone is far less open to this development and as a result of this drug has fewer side effects related to estrogens. If you are not much sensitive, there is no need to use any anti-estrogen with deca. Sensitive person have a rare chance to face gynecomastia and the addition o f proviron or Nolvedex should prove sufficient to reduce any occurrence. Keeping in view results and side effects, many consider it best steroid to use for men.HIV studies have proved that this Deca is an effective steroid not only for safely bringing up a lean body weight of patients but it also strengthen the immune system. Nandrolone is believed to have an activity in the body similar to progestin. As we know progesterone is included in c-19 steroid class, and removing this group in 19-norprogesterone can cause a harmone with more binding affinity for its parallel kind receptor. Sharing this attribute, numbers of neither 19-nor anabolic steroids can be seen of having some affinity for the progesterone receptor as well. It can lead to an activity as progesterone in the body and may enhance the intensity of side effects related to it. The side effects related to progesterone. The side effects liked to progesterone and estrogens are the same including negative feedback inhibition to testosterone production, increased rate of storage of fat and probably gynecomastia. It is also believed that the progestin activity of Deca take an active part in controlling the testosterone synthesis marked in spite of a low tendency for estrogen conversion. Deca is not a very “fast” builder. The muscle gains through this drug are not dramatic but still noticeable. The slow start and mild properties of this steroid is quite suitable for the cycles with longer duration. A cycle lasting 8-12 weeks is needed to slow but quality muscle mass. Deca is generally injected once or twice in a week.The suitable and safe dose for men in a week is 300-600 mg. It is believed that Deca will show its optimal effect at around 2mg per pound of lean bodyweight per week. Deca is equally popular among female bodybuilders as they take a much lower dosage on average than men of course. They take usually around dose of 50 mg/week. Even the slightly androgenic effect may bring the women to face virilization symptoms when taking this compound. It is not the matter of much botheration as the shorter acting nandrolone Durabolin would be safer option. The active life of this drug is only few days, but it greatly reduces the impact of androgenic buildup if withdrawal is indicated. After the long cycles, Endogenous testosterone may slightly dangerous if used with Deca-Durabolin. It is therefore compulsory to add additional drugs at the end of the therapy. In order to eliminate estrogens, Clomid or Nolvedex is generally used for a few weeks. These two may take a couple of weeks but give good level of testosterone stimulation with better result.The addition of HCG injections provide more assurances for restoring the normal ability of the testes for resumed release of gonadotropins. This purpose can be achieved by administering three injections of 2500-50001.U, spaces 5 days apart. Remember not to begin post cycle therapy (PCT) until after Deca therapy has been retired for about three weeks. Deca stays active for quite some time so the ancillary drugs will not exhibit their optimal effect when the steroid is still being released into the bloodstream ago. The major drawback for competitive purposes is that nandrolone metabolites in many cases will be detected in a drug test for up to a year (or more) after use. It is obviously due to the form of administration. Esterified compounds have a high affinity for storage in adipose tissue. Although one can accurately estimate the time it takes for a given entering the service at the injection site, we cannot know for sure that 100% of the steroids are metabolized by one dose is given. Small amounts may indeed be stubborn in leaving fatty tissue, particularly after an intense prolonged use. Now, a few months after you leave nandrolone decanoate here and enter the bloodstream in use. This may also be exacerbated by, then from the diet to show, by whom, and lifted the body fat is achieved in an active sense (maybe more would be released steroid).This has no doubt been the cause for many unexpected positives on a drug screen. The fact that nandrolone has been isolated as the “hands-off” injectable for the drug tested athlete is most likely due to its popularity (and therefore common appearance on drug screens). The same danger is expected from the other long chain esterified injectables like Equipois, and primobolan. Whoever is not concerned with drug screen are interested in drugs with low water retention and good effects before the competition starts. A combination of deca and winstrol before the contest is noted to A combination of Deca and Winstrol during the weeks/months leading up to a show example, is noted to really the look of muscularity and definition and Halotestin or trenbolone can be further added to improve the hardness of the muscles. As Deca is considered as an acceptable anabolic,it can be included into bulk cycles for good results and the standard cycle of Deca and Dianabol cycle have always been there for decades with proven results in muscle growth. Anadrol or testosterone, a stronger androgen, may prove an good substitute for this purpose, but if with Deca, the combination is expected to make the cycle more comfortable. Furthermore, Deca may be chosen by someone for a number of weeks, when the use of an androgen has been stopped and it will surly harden up some of the bloat produced by the androgen. It is the thing to remember that the production of testosterone will not recommence during Dexa therapy and additional drugs are still needed.