What is Deca Durabolin (Nandrolone Decanoate)?
Deca Durabolin “Nandrolone decanoate”, sold under the brand name Deca-Durabolin among others, is an androgen and anabolic first created in the 1950’s.
In medicine it is used to treat anemias, wasting syndromes, and osteoporosis in menopausal women.
It is one of the most common steroids used in Bodybuilding and athletics due to its advanced ability to build muscle mass, maintain lean muscle mass and to improve endurance and strength.
Deca is a nandrolone ester and because of such it must be injected. It is a synthetic androgen and as such is an agonist of the androgen receptor. The anodrogen receptor is the biological target of androgens like testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Positive effects of Deca include muscle growth, appetite stimulation, increased red blood cell production and bone density.
Deca has strong anabolic effects and weak androgenic effects, which give Deca a mild side effect profile.
How does Deca work to improve your body?
- Muscle Growth
- Increased Strength
- Increased Endurance
- Increased Red Blood Cell Count
- Post cycle maintenance and strength perseverance
- Limited Side Effects
- Running a low dosage for athletes is beneficial for increasing joint function due to increase lubrication 100-200mg weekly is also very safe and well tolerated (this is not for muscle gain).
Dosages of Deca 250 for Bodybuilders and Athletes
- Recommended Weekly Male Dosage: 1.8-3 mg/lb, split or taken at once
- Minimum cycle length: 8 weeks
- Ideal cycle length: 12 weeks
- Maximum cycle length: 16 weeks (Deca is usually well tolerated for longer bulking cycles)
- Therapeutic Dosage: 100-200 mg/week
- Female Use: Not recommended
It is very important to always mix Deca Durabolin with a testosterone base we recommend testosterone enanthate, testosterone cypionate or sustaton.
This ratio needs to be a 60% test option with 40% Deca. If you want to see the best response with stacking, Dianabol, Anadrol, Turinabol or Anavar will elicit the largest amount of strength and size gains.
It is important tonote that at Steroids Online Canada we always recommend some form of anti-estrogen for example Arimidex, Letrozole or Novaldex.
It is not ideal to mix with any type of Trenbolone alternative as they are both progesterone based drugs and will cause an extremely high build-up of prolactin in the body.
If you have any questions regarding our cycles and stacks please do not hesitate to email us here.