Nandrolone – a popular AU, is available in the form of decanoate and phenylpropionate. Nandrolone in the form of decanoate, known as nandrolone decanoate (slang name “deca”), is a more popular AS and is found much more often than nandrolone in the form of phenylpropionate (nandrolone phenylpropionate). Therefore, the speech in this article will mainly be about nandrolone decanoate.
Deca is considered a classic anabolic steroid. The practice of its use began back in the 60s of the last century, in connection with this the preparation is well studied and has many recommendations concerning its correct, competent application.
Like many anabolic steroids, the deca was developed for use in medicine: for faster recovery of damaged tissues after surgery, trauma, etc. Over time, the properties of the deck were noticed by athletes, and gradually it gained popularity and fame in gyms. This drug is produced under the brands Deca-Durabolin and Retabolil.
The difference between nandrolone decanoate and nandrolone phenylpropionate
Due to the fact that the active substance in these drugs is the same (nandrolone), the effects from them are very similar. The main difference between decanoate and phenylpropionate is half-life: the deck has 7-10 days, and the nandrolone phenylpropionate has 2-4 days.
Nandrolone phenylpropionate has the following features and differences from the deck:
- detains less water;
- has the same side effects as the deck, but the frequency of their occurrence is lower;
- frequency of injection is higher (every 3-4 days);
- own testosterone is restored a little faster than after the deck.
All other effects and performance characteristics are approximately the same as those of nandrolone decanoate.
Nandrolone phenylpropionate is usually combined with other AS. Weekly dosages are the same as in the deck (200-400 mg), but only the frequency of injection is higher (every 3-4 days, on average, the dosage of one injection is 50-100 mg). Normally, nandrolone phenylpropionate is combined with vinstrol, turinabol, methandrostenolone and testosterone (propic / enanthate).
Deka acts slowly, so the set of mass is gradual. Athletes who practice nandrolon, mark a good muscle growth, a significant increase in strength and endurance. On average, for the course, athletes gain up to 6-8 kg of meat.
Retabolil retards water in the body. This allows you to reduce pain / discomfort in the joints and ligaments (for example: eliminates the crunch and discomfort in the shoulder joints). Also, this drug helps to strengthen the immune system and bone tissue, increases the number of red blood cells, which improves the transport of oxygen through the body. It should be noted that the deck is practically non-toxic to the liver.
Unlike testosterone, the deck lacks a carbon atom in the 19th position, so the androgenic effect of this drug is significantly less than that of testosterone-based drugs. Usually athletes do not conduct a solo course of nandrolone. This is due to a decrease in libido, suppression of testosterone levels, etc. Most often, retabolil is combined with testosterone or Winstrol (the latter has antiprogestin activity).
The period of activity of retabolil is 15 days, therefore injections are usually performed once a week. The average optimal dose of nandrolone is 200-400 mg per week (200 mg for beginners). Sometimes athletes exceed the recommended dosage, but with them the frequency and strength of side effects increases.
The optimal course length is 8 weeks. If this line (or higher dosages) is exceeded, gonadotropin should be used, which must be connected from 4 weeks of the course and administered 2 times a week at a dosage of 250-500 IU.
Also, do not forget to include cabergoline on the course (take 0.25 mg every 4th day, starting from the 2nd and ending 3 weeks after the last injection). This will allow you to eliminate progesterone activity.
PCT after deck
In the last week of the course and for the next 3-4 weeks, it is necessary to connect clomid, it helps to restore the level of “test”. Take is 50-100 mg per day, gradually reducing the dosage.
Do not forget that tamoxifen on the PCT after the decks can not be used. Also, nandrolone can not be combined with other progestins (trenbolone, anadrol, anapolone).
To get the maximum effect from the use of AS, you need to eat right and adhere to the regime, it is also desirable to use sports supplements: protein, geyner, creatine, vitamin-mineral complexes, amino acids, BCAA, etc. During PCT additionally take testosterone booster.
Deca-durabolin side effects
Deca does not aromatize, but in small amounts (4-5 times less than testosterone) is still converted into estrogens. Periodically, athletes note increased pressure, acne and headaches.
Retabolil has progestagenic activity, which on the background of a reduced amount of testosterone entails a number of unpleasant side effects, such as:
- weak erection / impaired libido (among athletes known as “deca dick”). It takes 3-4 weeks to recover);
- gynecomastia (in the people: “prolactin gino”). Gynecomastia resulting from the use of nandrolone is different from the “standard gynecomastia”: it does not itch and does not itch, so it usually does not cause concern. You can determine it by touch, since in the nipple area there is condensation and swelling.