Nandrolone decanoate is one of the oldest anabolic-androgenic steroids available. Its structure is very similar to that of testosterone, but it has not so strong effects. In medicine, it is used for treating diseases with negative nitrogen balance, osteoporosis, during recovery after surgeries, burns, infections or for treating breast cancer.
Effects of Nandrolone decanoate
Nandrolone decanoate used to be one of the most abused substances in sports. However, after the doping controls appeared, its popularity amongst professionals decreased, because the substance has a very long half-life. Nandrolone decanoate has perfect abilities to increase gains on muscle mass and strength. However, for the right function of the substance, the user has to have a high income of proteins. What is more, it can prevent pain in strained joints thanks to the fact, that it retains an increased amount of water in them. Nandrolone decanoate can also improve the immune system.
Nandrolone decanoate side effects
Nandrolone decanoate has not got many side effects in comparison with other anabolic-androgenic steroids, and is considered as one of the „safest“ steroids. Side effects, which are typical for steroids with androgenic effects, usually appear only if high doses are taken. The tendency of nandrolone decanoate to aromatize into estrogen is low, as well (it is on one fifth of the tendency of testosterone).
Nandrolone decanoate acts in the body, however, as a female hormone progestin, which can lead in some cases to Gynecomastia. Above all, it decreases the natural production of testosterone. For this reason, it is necessary to use it simultaneously with nandrolone decanoate and even after the use of nandrolone is ended. For the effects to be obvious, the substance has to be taken for a very long time. From this reason, it influences the body for much longer time, than it is in the case of other anabolic-androgenic steroids. An unwanted effect is also a negative influence on blood coagulation – the use of nandrolone decanoate is for this reason sometimes connected with nose bleeding.
Nandrolone decanoate dosage
An average dose for men is in the range of 300 to 600 mg in one week, which is taken in one or two parts. Considering the slow mechanism of action, the cycles last several weeks, most often from eight to twelve. Women usually respond well to nandrolone decanoate, virilisation is very rare. However, the dose that they use is much lower – around 50 mg in one week.
Nandrolone decanoate is used per injection; it is available in injection ampules. It is a part of the following products: Nandrolone Decanoate Injection, Decabol 250, Nandrolone Decanoate, Dexxa 250, Deca Durabolin, Deca LA, Nandrolone Decanoate March, Nandrolone Decanoate Norma.