Nandrolone decanoate (Deca) is one of the most popular injectable steroids. It’s popularity is likely due to the fact that Deca exhibits significant anabolic effects with minimal androgenic side effects. Considered by many the best overall steroid for a man to use (side effects vs. results) Deca is most commonly injected once per week at a dosage of 200-400mg. With this amount, estrogen conversion is slight so gyno is usually not a problem. Also uncommon are problems with liver enzymes, blood pressure or cholesterol levels. At higher dosages, side effects may become increasingly more frequent, but this is still a very well tolerated drug. Deca for bodbuilding can effectively be incorporated in both mass and cutting cycles. One major drawback to Deca is that it can be detected in a drug screen for as long as a year after use. Deca is considered to be the most popular of all steroids.
It is an oil based injectable steroid that produces very few side effects. Deca is also easy on the liver and promotes good size and strength gains while reducing body fat. Deca only aromatizes (converts to estrogen) in extreme dosages. It is highly anabolic but only moderately androgenic. Nandrolone Decanoate does shut down natural testosterone production, but it is not extreme. Gains will minimally dissipate, if at all, after the cycling period if workouts are kept intense. Usual dose is 200 mg per week with highs ranging 200 mg a day. The average duration is about 2 to 4 months. There are very few side effects. Blood clotting time is increased so that some people may experience bloody noses when they are dehydrated. Nandrolone Decanoate is generally considered by athletes and sports medicine physicians to be the safest and most effective injectable anabolic steroid.
Deca is mildly androgenic and is becoming increasingly popular with women bodybuilders. Although side effects similar to those of other steroids have been reported, the effects are relatively uncommon when compared to other forms of steroids. Nandrolone does not effect the immune system, unlike testosterone! It will not damage connective tissue, i.e. elbows, knees (Big problem amongst heavy steroid users). It does not aromatize easily and gives the body a lean hard look.
High doses during prolonged treatment and/or frequent administration causes androgenecity, which in sensitive women is displayed with voice changes, acne, hypertrichosis, increase of libido (priaprism in boys and clitoris hypertrophy in girls). Voice changes in girls can be permanent. If androgenecity is observed, treatment should be discontinued. It is also possible, amenorrhoea or other abnormalities of menorrhoea to be observed, or even oedema (retention of water and salts), inhibition of spermatogenecity, primary convocation of epiphysis.