Deca-durabolin is Organon tradename for extremely popular and widely used bulking anabolic steroid, which contains substance called nandrolone decanoate. Another less known but still very efficient nandrolone ester is phenylpropionate (Durabolin). There are dozens of different brand names like Retabolin or Nandrolona-D, but we'll call it "Deca" for short.
With proper diet and usage it reduces body fat, provides great strength and size gains and does not cause problems with the liver. At the same time it increases hematorcrit level and bone density, therefore having positive effect not only in sport but also in treating certain forms of cancer, anemia and osteoporosis, which is very important for females during menopause. Main advantage of deca-durabolin is good anabolic effect and increased protein synthesis in muscle cells, which leads to superb muscle growth. However, protein building effect will occur in the body only if sufficient amount of calories and proteins is supplied, otherwise good results cannot be obtained. Since Nandrolone stores more water in the connective tissues, it can temporarily ease or even cure existing pain in joints. This process is called water retention, which is more considerable comparing to using of injectable testosterones and it also leads to bigger outlook. Therefore, athletes who complain about pain in the shoulders, elbows, knees, can safely train with the aid of Deca-Durabolin. Dosage of 400 mg per week also helps to accelerate recovery due to moderate androgenic effect of deca.
Dosage and usage:
Athletes use Deca-Durabolin for muscle buildup and during bulking part of preparation for a contest because Deca promotes protein synthesis although other side of coin is water retention in the body. The dosage for men lies between 200 - 600 mg per week, the most common option is 400 mg. Scientific studies have shown that the best results can be achieved with 4 mg per 1 kg (2 mg/pound) of body weight. At a dosage below 200 mg per week, the anabolic effects is very weak. 200-600mg - anabolic effects growth rapidly with dosage. If dosage exceeds 600 mg / week, anabolic effect is still no more than effect of 600 mg but side effects start killing all positive ones, so this dosage is not advisable. 1000mg is not better than 600 mg. Beginners should use 200 mg/week, max 400 mg/week. Inject deca-duraboline (nandrolone decanoate) in equal dosages twice a week deep in muscles, preferably buttocks.
Deca-Durabolin is an effective steroid, which not only gives the desired results, but also goes well with other steroids in order to achieve a more rapid effect. For muscle-build purposes deca very well combines with Dianabol (methandienone) and Testosterone. The classic Deca / Dianabol combo is for fast and strong gaining of muscle mass. Most athletes usually take 15 - 40 mg Dianabol per day and 200 - 400 mg Deca per week. Even faster results can be achieved with 400 mg of Deca / week and 500 mg Sustanon 250 / week. Enormous gain in strength and muscle size could be achieved with 400 mg Deca, 500 mg Sustanon 250 / week and 30 mg of Dianabol / day. Professional users can combine deca with anapolon (anadrol/oxydrol) instead of dianabol.
A good startup stack is deca (deca durabolin, nandrolone decanoate) 400 mg/week + dianabol (danabol, naposim, methandienone) 40-50 mg/day. Length of cycle is 8 weeks. Don't forget about anti-estrogen from the week 3 and 1 week after the cycle - tamoxifen or clomid (1 tab ED). For this cycle we advice you also using LIV-52 for liver protection. Using anti-estrogen for this cycle is important. Also, it restores natural testosterone production. Using liv-52 is not absolutely necessary but makes this cycle completely safe.
For the whole 8 week cycle athlete needs: Deca: 3200mg, Dianabol ~ 2240-2800mg, Nolvadex/Clomid: 50 tabs, Liv-52: 1 bottle.
Although Deca-Durabolin is not an optimal steroid when preparing for competition due to excessive water storage many athletes still achieve good results during this phase of preparation if they have suficient time to "dry" afterwards. Alternatively, athlete may switch from long-acting deca to faster-acting ester duraboline (nandrolon-phenilpropionate) and thus avoid extra water retention. Classic preparatory stack for contest is following: Deca-Durabolin 400 mg/week, Winstrol 50 mg/day, Parabolan 228 mg/week (every ampule contains 76 mg of substance) , and Anavar (Oxandrolone) 25-30 mg/day (10 mg tabs).
Injectable Nandrolone (Deca-Durabolin) has no negative effect on the liver even if used for years UNLESS OVERDOSED. It can even be used by persons with liver diseases. Even deca/dianabol combo negative effect on the liver could be eliminated quickly after user discontinues dianabol part. Relatively safe stack is a combination of Deca Durabolin 400 mg/week with Andriol 280mg / day. Both of these products are liver-friendly. However, PCT is still necessary.
If doping tests are expected it is better to refrain from taking Deca Durabolin because its traces remain in the body for quite a long time. In certain cases Nandrolone Decanoate (deca-duraboline) is detectable for up to 18 months (1 and 1/2 year) although this is an extreme occasion.
Side effects and PCT (Post Cycle Therapy) with deca
It's not advisable to use nandrolone for the athletes below 21 y.o. and especially in prepubescent period because it might be very harmful for their health. Due to relatively low androgenic ratio, aromatization (i.e. conversion into estrogen) with Deca used standalone appears only at a dose of 400 mg per week, although this does not mean that one should neglect it completely. Aromatization appears for all steroids with androgenic component and may result in growing breast (so-called "bitch tits"), female-patter fat deposits, etc., so it's much better to avoid such side effects by using anti-estrogen (see below). Androgen-related side effects are unlikely to appear at dosages up to 400 mg but still should be considered. They include high blood pressure, blood clotting, which leads to frequent bleeding from the nose and a long healing of scratches, as well as increased production of the sebaceous gland and occasional acne. Some athletes also report headaches and sexual overstimulation. When very high doses are used over a prolonged period they can inhibit spermatogenesis. I.e., testes produce less testosterone because Deca-Durabolin, like almost all steroids, inhibits the release of gonadotropins from the hypophysis. To prevent this using of clomiphen/tamoxifen AFTER the cycle is must-do requirement. Another common side effect is excessive water retention, which is not that bad in certain occasions, for instance pain in joints, but most athletes still want to avoid it. Aromatization and partially water retention could be eliminated by use of proviron and tamoxifen (zymoplex, novadex, cytotam) or clomiphen. Take 1 tab of clomiphen/tamoxifen during the cycle, 3 tabs for the first day after it and 2 tabs / ED (every day) for two-three weeks afterwards. Proviron should be added in case of "heavy" cycle when action of tamo/clom is not sufficient.
One of classic female stacks is Deca + Primobolan + winstrol depot or it's variances Deca+oral primo / Deca+oral winstrol Deca dosage up to 100 mg per week is normally quite safe for women. With higher dosages androgen-related side effects may occur. This is called virilization - irreversible appearing of deep "men's" voice, increased growth of body hair, acne, increased libido, clitorishypertrophy. To avoid skin problems female athletes may use more fast-acting duraboline (nandrolon-phenilpropionate). 50-100 mg of Duraboline per week could be a good choice for them who are very sensetive to androgenic side effects. But in most cases even long-acting Deca 50-100 mg/week is OK and female athletes may combine it with Anavar 10 mg/ ED (every day). Both compounds, when taken in a low dosage, have only slight androgenic component so that virilization side effects only rarely occur. Deca provides substantial muscle growth and Anavar provides measurable strength gain with very low water retention. Switching from deca to primobolan in this stack will make cycle even safer but gains will be lower, too.