Deca, more popularly known as Deca Durabolin and Nandrolone Decanoate, is a testosterone derivative. It was manufactured back in the 1960s. Compared to testosterone, it has slightly higher anabolic properties. When an androgenic property is compared with other anabolic steroids, it is considered very mild in nature due to only 37 androgenic ratios. Nandrolone attaches to slow-acting Decanoate ester. It was hand in hand with the bulking steroids of the golden area of the bodybuilding – testosterone enanthate and Dianabol. With Dianabol as a kick-starter, you need only a week or two until you experience its effects, with testosterone a month and two months until you experience effects of Deca Durabolin.
It is used by professional athletes and bodybuilders because it improves bone mineral density and boosts collagen synthesis. It will ease joint pains and ligament tears. Off-season bulking is where you want to use this steroid due to its slow-acting properties. Its gains are relatively easy to maintain after finishing with the cycle. Due to its slow but sustainable effects, Its muscle gains are very underrated. Deca Durabolin improves protein synthesis and enhances nitrogen retention. This helps your muscles grow in size and strength.
Beginner weekly dosage is 250-500mg while for more advanced steroid users are 600mg. But this is the limit as anything more than that can harm you. The length of the cycle varies from person to person but commonly it is used for 12-16 weeks. Deca can be used in medicine but its dosages are much smaller 100-150mg a week for 12 weeks. There is a small chance of estrogenic side effects such as gynecomastia and bloating. Androgenic side effects such as oily skin, hair loss, and acne depend from person to person, but they can be present. Low doses will help women avoid virilization symptoms. It should be noted that it increases levels of bad cholesterol.