Deca-Durabolin is the trade name of Nandrolone, an anabolic supplement. “Deca” is famous among bodybuilders, ranks among the top three anabolic drugs. The first place goes to Dianabol (Methandrostenolone), second place is held by Deca-Durabolin and the third place is won by Winstrol (Stanozolol). Nandrolone decanoate was first introduced in 1960 which was developed by organon. Since 1962 it was released as a prescription drug in the market name Deca-Durabolin. It is classified as a 19-nor compound, because it lacks with the 19th carbon that testosterone possesses, makes it a progestin and expresses a similarity for the progesterone receptor. It can present some potential side effects which are unique to 19-nor compounds, that are unseen in other anabolic supplements.
Deca has the ability to improve protein synthesis, inhibit glucocorticoids hormones, and promote enhanced IGF-1 output. Deca has the property to increase nitrogen retention in the muscles, but it has a stronger effect than many AAS. Many studies showed that even low doses of Nandrolone can increase the nitrogen retention. As we know all muscle tissues are comprised of 16% nitrogen approximately. We might experience muscle wasting problem when nitrogen level drops in the body. Deca has two main traits as increasing bone mineral content and enhancing collagen synthesis. Due to its traits, it works out well for joint pain and many athletes use Deca due to this reason. It improves the red blood count also.
Deca positive side:
Deca has been working as the best drug for those who suffer from muscle wasting diseases, improving fatigue and weakness, and anemia. It has also been used to treat certain types of breast cancer, saves victims of severe burn and treats ulcers. Deca is potent to treat pituitary deficient dwarfism, retardation of children, osteoporosis. However, in the United States of America, it is used to treat the people who suffer from HIV, Anemia and therapeutic rejuvenation plans. At low doses, Deca works as an anti-aging drug. Above all Deca Durabolin is one of the best steroids for male bodybuilders.
When Deca Durabolin is stacked the side effects will be different. Usually, Deca is stacked with testosterone and Dianabol. These two drugs cause major side effects like breast growth in women, water retention and bloating. These effects are due to the steroids being converted to estrogen from testosterone and 17a-methylestradiol from Dianabol by the Aromatase enzyme. Other side effects of these two drugs are enlarged prostate and hair loss. Deca is basically a synergetic steroid works well with other bulking steroids, allows bulking the users without more side effects. Deca is somewhat androgenic, but occasionally women may experience the symptoms of virilization.
400-600 mg per week is the recommended Deca Durabolin dosage for men, it may vary depends on the bulking goals. Deca is not a suggested supplement for women since the side effects vary from female to female. However, female bodybuilders also widely use Deca; the recommended dosage for women is a less than men which is usually about 50mg a week. Deca Durabolin is one of the best steroids for male body builders as a bulking agent.