Although nandrolone decanoate is still contained in many generic compounds, almost every athlete connects this substance with Deca-Durabolin. Most common are the administrations of 50 mg/ml and 100 mg/ml.
Deca-Durabolin is the most widespread and most commonly used injectable steroid. 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.
HOW TO USE DECA-DURABOLIN: Deca-Durabolin causes the muscle cell to store more nitrogen than it releases so that a positive nitrogen balance is achieved. A positive nitrogen balance is synonymous with muscle growth since the muscle cell, in this phase, assimilates (accumulates) a larger amount of protein than usual. The same manufacturer, however, points out on the package insert that a positive nitrogen balance and the protein building effect that accompany it will occur only if enough calories and proteins are supplied.
The highly anabolic effect of Deca-Durabolin is linked to a moderately androgenic component, so that a good gain in muscle mass and strength is obtained. At the same time, most athletes notice considerable water retention which, no doubt, is not as distinct as that with injectable testosterones but which in high doses can also cause a smooth and watery appearance. Since Deca-Durabolin also stores more water in the connective tissues, it can temporarily case or even cure existing pain in joints. This is especially good for those athletes who complain about pain in the shoulder, elbow, and knee; they can often enjoy pain-free workouts during treatment with Deca-Durabolin. Athletes use Deca-Durabolin, depending on their needs, for muscle buildup and in preparation for a competition.
DECA-DURABOLIN DOSAGE: Deca-Durabolin is suitable, even above average, to develop muscle mass since it promotes the protein synthesis and simultaneously leads to water retention. The optimal dose for this purpose lies between 200 and 600mg/week.
Scientific research has shown that best results can be obtained by the intake of 2 mg/pound body weight. Those who take a dose of less than 200 mg/week will usually feel only a very light anabolic effect which, however, increases with a higher dosage. Steroid novices usually need only 200 mg/week. Deca-Durabolin works very well for muscle buildup when combined with Dianabol and Testosterone. The famous Dianabol/Deca-Durabolin stack results in a fast and strong gain in muscle mass. Most athletes usually take 15-40 mg Dianabol/day and 200-400 mg Deca-Durabolin/week. Even faster results can be achieved with 400 mg Deca-Durabolin/week and 500 mg Sustanon/week.
Side Effects with Deca-Durabolin: side effects with Deca-Durabolin are relatively low with dosages of 400 mg/week, androgenic caused side effects can occur. Most problems manifest themselves in high blood pressure and a prolonged time for blood clotting, which can cause frequent nasal bleeding and prolonged bleeding of cuts, as well as increased production of the sebaceous gland and occasional acne. Some athletes also report headaches and sexual overstimulation. When very high dosages are taken over a prolonged period, spermatogenesis can be inhibited in men, i.e. the testes produce less testosterone.
The reason is that Deca-Durabolin, like almost all steroids, inhibits the release of gonadotropins from the hypophysis.
Women with a dosage of up to 100 mg/week usually experience no major problems with Deca-Durabolin. At higher dosages androgenic caused virilization symptoms can occur, including deep voice (irreversible), increased growth of body hair, acne, increased libido, and possibly clitorihypertrophy. Women who experience disturbance even at a weekly dose of only 50 mg/week of Deca-Durabolin, are often better off taking the earlier mentioned and faster acting Durabolin. Deca-Durabolin, through its increased protein synthesis, also leads to a net muscle gain and Oxandrolone, based on the increased phosphocreatine synthesis, leads to a measurable strength gain with very low water retention. Other variations of administration used by female athletes are Deca-Durabolin and Winstrol tablets, as well as Deca-Durabolin and Primobolan.
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).