DecaDurabolin steroid is also called as nandrolonedecanoate or shortly Deca is one of the most reputed injectable anabolic steroid next to testosterone. Many experienced steroid users have stated that this steroid plays an important role in muscle building when compared to other steroids. Though there are many types of injectable steroids available in present market that can produce the same muscle building results, DecaDurabolin is considered as unique as it has low aromatizing properties that is, it does not convert to estrogen as easily as testosterone steroid does. Other benefits of DecaDurabolin steroid is that it does not produce side effects that are as severe as those side effects resulting from the use of other steroids. This steroid also soothes joint pains and because of this reason some doctors even prescribe this drug for osteoporosis. The DecaDurabolin has average half-life of 6 days following injection depot into general circulation. Just like all anabolic steroids, DecaDurabolin steroid is also not exactly legal to use without a medical prescription. So, medical prescription is compulsory to get DecaDurabolin legally.
Generally, this DecaDurabolin injections are taken weekly by most bodybuilders. You can add 400 mg DecaDurabolin per week to a testosterone cycle or to a dianabol cycle, to increase your overall steroid dosage, without increasing the risk of side effects. For example, if a bodybuilder is taking Sustanon 250 in the quantity of 500 gms per week, and if he feels more power needs to be added to his cycle, then he would be stuck with more side-effects if he take more of the same testosterone as testosterone aromatizes at an increasing rate. When it is taken at higher doses, there would be an exponential increase in gynecomastia and water retention. On other hand, if you add DecaDurabolin to the same testosterone cycle, than you are increasing the total amounts of steroids that your body is receiving every week but you are not adding any more viable substrate for undesired enzymatic reactions from 5-reductase and aromatase. It just means that you use more steroids without more side effects. Decadurabolin’s average half-life of 6 days following injection that is, injected intramuscularly stays in the body for approximately three weeks to four weeks.
Initially it was intended to inject it once in any 3 week duration. Nevertheless, since its peak activity is observed for only about 4 days, athletes usually inject it once a week. During nandrolonedecanoate cycle, it accumulates in the system, which stabilizes blood levels.
The dosage of this DecaDurabolin steroid for men ranges around 400 mgs per week to 600 mgs per week depending on individual goals. Even there are guys who use 200 mgs of DecaDurabolin per week as a booster, and 1500 mgs of DecaDurabolin per week as a heavy bulker. For women, this DecaDurabolin steroid is not suggested more as the side effects caused by this steroid in them are too variable from female to female.
Though this steroid provided many benefits, it also has a few side effects related to it. Main side effect that is caused among bodybuilders is that usage of this steroid interferes with the recovery of natural testosterone production after the steroid cycle. Few more medical side effects caused by DecaDurabolin include a decrease in libido, erectile dysfunction and psychiatric symptoms like excitation and insomnia. Along with these side effects, it also causes gastrointestinal effects like vomiting, diarrhea and nausea.