What is Deca Durabolin?
Deca-Durabolin, based on the Nandrolone steroid, is one of the oldest steroids which has stood the test of time and remains a favorite to this day. It is one of the most popular steroid choice for a range of reasons, but mainly for it’s reputation of big gains in lean muscle mass.
Deca has countless benefits for bodybuilders and athletes in all the areas you’d expect from a high quality steroid, but also for reasons that are truly unique to Deca in the area of healing and recovery.
Deca has a half life of between 6 and 12 days and a very long detection time of about 18 months; something to keep in mind if you are a professional or competitor.
This is a slow and long acting compound and studies have shown that even a low dose injection of just 50mg results in effects that can last up to 20 days. For this reason, Deca does not require the frequent injections that so many other steroids do.
Nandrolone has long been used by bodybuilders for building mass as well as athletes because of the extraordinary relief and therapeutic abilities this steroid has, which was also originally what it was developed for in medical use.
Deca has a chemical structure very similar to testosterone but the slight difference is enough to give Deca some advantages. This includes having a lower androgenic ratio and slightly higher anabolic effect, and a slow release which means you only have to inject Deca once a week and the effects last a considerable time.
Compare that with many other steroids that require daily injections and you can quickly see that this is a big reason why Deca is so popular – even the most injection-adverse person can usually live with a once weekly dose.
Deca is also known as a good beginner steroid because despite its powerful anabolic effects, its side effects are relatively mild compared with many other steroids and it is well tolerated by most people.
- Recommended Weekly Male Dosage: 200-800mg but can vary based on goals and experience of user
- Ideal injection frequency: Twice a week, however, once a week is sufficient
- Minimum cycle length: 8 weeks
- Ideal cycle length: 12 weeks
- Maximum cycle length: 16 weeks
- Female Dosage: 50-100mg/week
Deca is recommended to be stacked with a testosterone base as a Deca only cycle will shut your natural testosterone production down. The recommended ratio is 60% Testosterone and 40% Deca.
For users looking for extreme results we further recommend stacking with an oral anabolic such as Dianabol, Turinabol, Anadrol, Anavar or Winstrol.
Due to users likely stacking with tesosterone, we recommend the use of an estrogen blocker or aromatase inhibitor with all testosterone varieties. These products consist of Arimidex, Letrozole, Novaldex and Aromasin.