Deca Durabolin is one of my favorite steroids and as such, has been included in many of my cycles. In this post I will be giving you guys a detailed rundown of this drug, which will hopefully give you enough information for you to decide whether you want to use it or not.
Please note that I am neither condoning nor promoting the use of steroids, what you do really won’t affect me. What I am trying to do is provide a realistic view of this drug as I believe information related to steroids should be freely available considering how many people use them.
There are many different kind of steroids out there and each is different from the next, so researching and finding out more about your chosen compounds is a great step towards building safe and effective steroid cycles. One word of warning I can give you is to not touch these drugs before having at least 3 years of natural training under your belt; I mean, how else could you know about training, supplements, nutrition, and rest? I have been training for 7 years as of writing and only started using steroids in the last 3, so most of what I will write in this post is based off of my personal experiences.
What is Deca Durabolin – Nandrolone Decanoate?
This drug is one of the most popular ones in use today by the bodybuilding community and for good reason: it works wonders! The name “Deca Durabolin” is actually the brand name used by a company called Organon; the compound’s generic name is Nandrolone Decanoate in reality. Dan Duchaine spoke about this drug very highly in many of his writings including the Underground Steroid Handbooks, which is probably one of the reasons why many people use it.
Deca Durabolin is a very nice drug for putting on muscle, although it is very long acting and as such needs to be used for longer periods of time. My recommendation and that of many others is to take a single shot of Deca every week; this is enough to keep the Nandrolone levels stable inside the body.
This drug has several benefits including:
- Good binding to the Androgen Receptor
- Nitrogen retention in the muscle, which is very important for lean mass gains
- Water storage in connective tissue, thus helping with joint pain
- Increased bone mineral content
- Improves immune function, at least in HIV patients
In medicine Deca Durabolin is used a lot to treat patients suffering from muscle wasting diseases such as HIV. In one study based on patients that have experienced significant wasting, a measly 100mg dose every 2 weeks resulted in significant weight gain, which just goes to show you how effective this drug is.
Deca Durabolin – Nandrolone Decanoate Cycles and Uses
Deca Durabolin is a 19-nor compound, which basically means that it is derived from testosterone but has had its 19 molecule changed. These type of steroids are notorious for causing sexual dysfunction and testosterone suppression, and Deca Durabolin is no exception; one study showed how a single 100mg shot of Deca caused a 100% suppression to the natural test levels, and it took about a month for them to get back to normal. For this reason, and because this drug is very long acting, I would always recommend that you take it alongside testosterone, preferably test-e. I found that the best ratio is 2:1, meaning that a 250mg dose of deca would be matched with a 500mg dose of testosterone enanthate.
I noticed a very good increase in muscle mass from these 2 compounds put together, and if required, you can also kickstart your cycle using 3 weeks of Dianabol or Anadrol. Because Deca is such a long-acting drug, I would suggest you use it in cycles that last about 12 weeks for you to see its full effect. I never took more than 300mg weekly of this drug, but many people report that doses up to 600 mg weekly are safe.
Deca Durabolin – Nandrolone Decanoate Side Effects
Besides the test suppression effect, you should know that Deca Durabolin is not very androgenic nor does it convert easily into estrogen (only at about 20% the rate of testosterone). While these are good things, there are of course less positive things such as the fact that it stimulates progesterone, which in turn causes water retention, acne, etc. Cabergoline and Bromocriptine, which are anti-progesterone drugs, can be taken alongside Deca.
The last thing I want to mention is that Deca Durabolin has a very long detection time and can last in your system for up to 18 months, making it very problematic for people doing drug tested competitions. You can also check out my other article about where to find Deca Durabolin for sale.
Thanks a lot for reading this article guys; I hope you have enjoyed it.
See you next time!