Deca-Durabolin is the brand name of its major compound Nandrolone which is an anabolic androgenic injectable steroid that was initially made to treat anemia caused by kidney problems. It has been used in treating Osteoporosis (thinning of bones). Later, athletes started to use Deca as it helps to maintain the lean muscle mass and stimulates appetite. Deca also has the potential to improve bone density and muscle growth.
How does it work?
Deca is usually used along with other steroids in a cycle. It adds weight to the cycle without increasing any side effects. Deca should never be used as a standalone.
Deca stores water in the connective tissues and joints, increases the collagen synthesis, increases the bone mineral content.
Because Deca is a long acting variant, users do not see a “Kick-in” of the compound until several weeks. Hence, Deca is usually combined with other kick starting compounds for the first few weeks to see results. Reset your natural testosterone levels with Deca.
The common side effect of Deca is frequent urination, severe breast tenderness, severe painful erection, enlarged breasts etc. Deca exhibits some androgenic effects which cause oily skin, acne and facial hair growth.
This anabolic steroid is easy on liver.
The improper use of Deca may lead to edema, menstrual problems, gynecomastia, prostate enlargement and even heart attack.
Deca is harsh on ones libido and also suppresses testosterone with a single low dose of injection.
To control the cardiovascular side effects of Deca, one must control water retention with which blood pressure can be controlled.
Deca increases the Prolactin levels which have symptoms similar to estrogen and hence, puffy nipples and gynecomastia can be seen.
Tests also revealed that Deca effects cardiovascular system. The HDL (good Cholesterol) is reduced by 26% which is worst when compared to Testosterone. So, Deca damages blood vessels 11 times more than Testosterone.
Caution should be taken while giving this to patients with liver or heart diseases, diabetes, high blood calcium levels.
The usual dosage of Deca for men is 2mg per pound of body weight for a period of 8-12 weeks which accounts to a maximum of 500 mg per week.
In Women, the usual dose is 50-150 mg per week for 4- 7 weeks.
Deca is an injection usually given deep into the muscle near upper arms, upper legs or on buttocks. So, it should always be taken under supervision of a doctor or a nurse.
It is advisable to combine Deca with other drugs to prevent estrogen conversion and to restore testosterone naturally.
Deca should be stored only in a temperature of 20-25 degrees Centigrade and avoid sunlight. Care is to be taken to discard the expired drug.
Deca has a very short half-life of 6 days only. Hence, taking it often is prescribed. Though the half-life is short, the medicine can be traced in blood stream till 15 days.
Deca should not be used by pregnant and breast feeding women.
Talk to your medical health practitioner before getting started.