Nandrolone Decanoate is a classic steroid drug. Structurally, its active substance is extremely similar to testosterone, however, it also has a number of features: nandrolone decanoate has enhanced anabolic properties and a weakened androgenic effect. The action of the steroid has been proven to stimulate protein synthesis and activate reparative processes in bone and muscle tissues.
In addition, this drug has the ability to establish positive nitrogen balance and provide better absorption of amino acids.
Another advantage of Nandrolone is an increase in the production of erythropoietin and stimulation of anabolic processes in the bone marrow and bones. The increase in the level of erythropoietin leads to better oxygen transport and results in increase in the efficiency and endurance of the user, which plays an important role for the actively exercising athlete.
Thanks to the regular use of the steroid, you can provide yourself with a quick and high-quality gain of muscle mass with an overall improvement in physical fitness and strengthening of the body, including better immune defense.
Nandrolone appeared on the market back in 1962 in the form of an injectable drug for medicinal purposes.
Due to the fact that the price of the first analogues of Nandrolone was notable for its availability, steroids were in great demand. Such properties at such a cost, obviously, could not fail to interest the athletes.
Many professional athletes have used injections. Doping scandals due to drugs based on nandrolone occurred on an ongoing basis. It is worth recalling at least the cases in Italian, Spanish and some other football championships, where, due to the use of such injections, a large number of eminent football players received disqualifications.
This drug is characterized by a slow, prolonged action, because its effect unfolds gradually. As a result, the course of Nandrolone must be longer in order for the improvements to be felt in full. It is considered optimal to use it for about 8 full weeks (depending on the level of training and experience of the user, this indicator may increase slightly – up to 10 or even 12 weeks).
The recommended dose is considered to be 200-600 milligrams per week. At the same time, it is often recommended to use anabolic in doses calculated individually based on their own weight.
According to practice, the average dose of Nandrolone should be about 3-4 milligrams per 1 kilogram of body weight (per week). A significant excess of these values increases the risk of side effects, since it may be associated with abuse or even an overdose of the substance.
Athletes with little experience in taking steroids are recommended to use nandrolone decanoate injections with a dosage not exceeding 200-400 milligrams per week. On average, such volumes for a beginner should be enough to ensure a pronounced gain in mass, increase endurance and strength, enhance immune defense and general strengthening of the body during the course.
It is not recommended to start your first course of Nandrolone injections right away with very high doses, as it can be not only dangerous, but also wasteful. First, it is desirable to determine the individual tolerance of the substance.
Nandrolone is one of the most effective means for gaining muscle mass and, following all the prescribed recommendations, an athlete is able to gain up to 10 kg of fairly high-quality muscle mass.
As for the combinations of the drug, after finishing its use, the muscle mass gained on the course is often fixed with clenbuterol. This helps to stop the post-cycle catabolic phase and emphasize the relief of the gained muscles. Along with this, this injectable anabolic is an excellent base for combinations with turinabol, testosterones and methandienone – for mass-gaining cycles.
On top of that, it works well with injectable stanozolol, not just tablets. Tamoxifen or clomiphene citrate is usually recommended as post-cycle therapy.
Nandrolone side effects
An important plus is that the use of Nandrolone does not have any destructive effect on the functioning of organs, in particular the liver and heart (cardiovascular system). Of course, as is the case with any similar drugs (steroids), the situation can be aggravated by exceeding the recommended doses.
In this case, Nandrolone can provoke an increase in blood pressure, headaches, irritability and abdominal pain. In addition, by binding to the receptors of the pituitary gland, it can cause an increase in the production of prolactin – this substance is in many ways similar to estrogens and its effect is manifested in a slight increase in body fat, a decrease in the production of natural testosterone and gynecomastia in men.
At the same time, the activation of progesterone receptors and a decrease in the content of testosterone in the blood can easily provoke a decrease in libido, which is restored on its own only after a long time.
Summing up, it is worth saying that side effects from the use of Nandrolone occur extremely rarely and more often with a predisposition and due to a violation of the basic recommendations.