Deca Durabolin is trademarked by Organon, the actual steroid name is nandrolone decanoate, but almost everyone knows it as Deca Durabolin. A survey conducted in the early 1990s identified Deca as the most popular anabolic steroid on the black market. Over the years, because of cost, and the fact that nandrolone is the most counterfeited steroid on the black market, it's popularity has decline.
Deca Durabolin has three unique characteristics about it.
- It can stay in the system for up to 18 months. That means anyone who may have a steroid test in the near future, wants to stay far away from Deca.
- Deca is a progestin, meaning at high doses may cause progesterone gynecomastia, which means having something like Nolvadex on hand is not going to solve the problem.
- A Deca cycle is great for the joints, and injuries. Though there is not a lot of data to back it up, it's believed it works well for joint and injury pain because it improves collagen synthesis and increases bone mineral content. Often bodybuilders with shoulder, or knee pain will include Deca Durabolin in their cycle to help relieve some of the pain. Often baseball pitchers to relieve joint pain, before steroid testing of course.
Deca in a cycle is best when used in a bulk cycle. A deca cycle will cause a bit of water retention, which isn't wanted when dieting. Also, bodybuilders are often lifting heavier during bulk cycles, and the Deca will keep any new pains or injuries minimized.
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Not only will Deca Durabolin minimize pain from any injuries, it will add solid strength and muscle gains through out the whole cycle. The Dianabol is also not completely necessary... a cycle with just testosterone and Deca will yield very impressive results.
A Deca cycle will work with any steroids, but testosterone should always be included in the cycle.
Deca today, is still highly counterfeited, and it may be difficult to find legit pharmaceutical Deca Durabolin. Many underground labs will carry nandrolone, and if a legitimate underground lab if found, it is probably more than likely real, then finding amps from overseas somewhere.
As mentioned through out, there are side effects with Deca Durabolin, but they aren't too common. A user may experience water retention, gynecomastia, and shut down of libido if testosterone is not included in the cycle.