Nandrolone-Decanoate, often referred to as Deca 200 is a powerful anabolic steroid of immense popularity. One of the longest existing steroids, like many things in life it has had highs and lows in popularity yet it has always remained a staple in the veterans game; long lasting, long standing as it is highly effective. Beyond effectiveness Deca 200 owes a lot of its popularity to its high level of toleration. Anabolic steroids carry with them possible adverse effects, this is no secret but the intensity of such effects can vary with each and every one. For healthy adult males Deca 200 is generally one of the more tolerable steroids; in-fact, those who supplement responsibly will rarely show any signs of any negative reactions. Gains without horrific side-effects, that’s the name of the game. Let’s take a look at Deca 200 so you can decide if it’s right for you.
Deca 200 is comprised of the steroidal hormone Nandrolone and attached to the very large Decanoate ester; while it’s often simply called Deca this Nandrolone-Decanoate compound is perhaps best known by the trade name Deca-Durabolin. A member of the 19-nor family of anabolic steroids, the same family by-which Trenbolone exist, as a Nandrolone this hormone is not foreign to the body. Administering Deca 200 is not like drinking poison; your body naturally produces the Nandrolone hormone as it produces many other hormones such as testosterone. Of course it doesn’t produce the amount you’ll probably be taking, as the idea of enhancement is to take your hormonal levels beyond natural production.
Deca 200 has and carries with it many characteristics but perhaps most important is in its ability to increase hemoglobin and red blood cell count as well as by the manner in-which it increases nitrogen retention in the muscles. By the nature in-which it exist to enable these traits to exist Deca 200 has the ability to induce muscle growth; of course total growth will largely be regulated by total dosing, individual response and total calories consumed. Beyond this anabolic nature Deca 200 also has the ability to preserve lean tissue when calories are restricted enabling the individual to preserve lean tissue even when calories are not present. This not only promotes a better looking physique but one that is more performance ready.
As a large ester base steroid, very large, Deca 200 carries with it a half-life of approximately 15 days. If you know anything about anabolic steroids then you understand this is one very long half-life and by this nature the steroid is very slow acting yet produces long lasting activity once introduced into the body. As a steroid with such a long half-life Deca 200 only needs to be administered once per week but many performance enhancers will choose to administer the hormone two times per week in order to keep each dosing a little lower.
As a slow acting anabolic steroid noticeable effects will normally not appear until approximately 4 weeks have passed; this is also assuming administration of the hormone has been consistent the entire time. As it is so slow acting most are advised to keep use at 8 weeks as a minimum with 10-12 weeks being far more efficient to truly reap a solid reward. It is also important to keep in mind after you discontinue use of Deca 200 it will still remain active in the body for a fairly decent amount of time. If we inject 1ml of Deca 200 we have provided 200mg of Nandrolone and once the 15 day half-life point is reached there will still be 100mg of active hormone left in the system at a minimum. We say at a minimum because you still have some amount of the hormone left from previous injections.
In the end Deca 200 is a fine steroid for most any performance enhancer from on the field athletes, to bodybuilders and gym rats and everything in-between. While it may be slow acting, with a little patience the gains garnered will be for the most part lean tissue as this steroid does not aromatize at a heavy rate; Nandrolone-Decanoate only aromatizes at about 20% the rate of testosterone. Beyond gains in lean tissue Deca 200 also has the ability to greatly relieve joint pain and for many athletes this is the primary and in some cases the only reason they supplement with this steroid. When achy joints ache no more we are able to perform at a higher level and again, that is the name of the game.