What is deca durabolin?
Deca durabolin, or nandrolone, is an anabolic steroid used for body building. It works by causing muscle growth, stimulating your appetite, increasing bone density and increasing red blood cell production. Unlike many other anabolic steroids, it does not break down to form DHT, which is responsible for the negative side effects common to many anabolic steroids. It’s far less toxic to the liver, causes fewer skin and scalp problems, and it has a lesser impact on the prostate.
The benefits of using deca durabolin
As with most steroids, it’s important to put in the diet and training needed to increase muscle mass, but if used correctly it will cause an increase in lean muscle gain. It’s slow acting, and it might take a while to see results, but this is because it is actually causing a slow increase in muscle mass without causing as much additional water retention as many other steroids. unlike faster acting steroids such as Anadrol, where gains can disappear quickly after use is discontinued, deca durabolin results in gains that are more stable and gives you muscle mass that will persist once you stop taking supplements. In contrast, many faster acting steroids might seem to give fast results, but long term they won’t cause as much lean muscle gain.
How to use deca durabolin
In order to gain lean muscle while taking deca durabolin, it’s very important to consume enough calories. However it will increase your appetite, making this slightly easier, and deca durabolin does not require such large calorific increases as other anabolic steroids. The exact increase needed varies from person to person, and maintenance levels also comes into play. Your maintenance level increases as you become more muscular, so as your lean muscle increases, you’ll need to consume more calories to keep your gains.
Like all anabolic steroids, deca durabolin does cause some water retention, and that means that it should be taken along with an anti-oestrogen, adjusting the intake depending on your personal water gain. If deca durabolin causes you to retain a lot of water, it’s important to up your anti-oestrogen dose. However it’s worth looking to your diet before making changes, as eating too much carbohydrate will also cause water weight. It’s extremely important to manage your carbohydrate intake to reduce water retention rather than just upping your anti-oestrogen dose.
It’s also important to supplement with exogenous testosterone to combat erectile dysfunction, and it’s crucial to maintain a good oestrogen-progesterone balance in order to get good results from taking deca durabolin. If managed properly, deca durabolin should cause fewer erectile problems.
It’s not easy to get the dosage right, but the key factor is to maintain a good balance of oestrogen and progesterone. Using too much testosterone will make the deca durabolin less effective, too little and oestrogen levels will rise.
Dosage also depends on why you’re using deca durabolin, whether for off season bulking or during training seasons.
Low doses of 100-200mg per week will give enhanced muscular endurance and therapeutic relief to athletes, who may use deca durabolin without the extra calories needed to increase muscle mass.
For body builders, two small, equal sized injections per week totalling 300-400mg should be sufficient, and while doses of up to 600mg can be tolerated, it is unlikely that most men will need more than 400mg, and it’s worth remembering that higher doses mean more typical anabolic steroid side effects.
During cutting cycles, around 200-300mg per week can be beneficial, as it will provide therapeutic relief for muscles and joints and enhance muscle endurance during these times.