Nandrolone Decanoate is one of the most widely used anabolic compounds. Its popularity is due to the simple fact that it exhibits many very favorable properties. Structurally, Nandrolone is very similar to testosterone, although it lacks a carbon atom at the 19th position (hence its other name 19-nortestosterone). The resulting structure is a hormone that exhibits less androgenic properties than testosterone. Of primary interest is the fact that Nandrolone will not break down to a more potent metabolite in androgen target tissues. It is a long acting compound, with the decanoate ester providing this drug a slow release time of up to three weeks, though in practice a strong release of Nandrolone is really maintained for one to two weeks. Nandrolone Deaconate causes the muscle cell to store more nitrogen than it releases so that a positive nitrogen balance is achieved. A positive nitrogen balance is synonymous with muscle growth since the muscle cell, in this phase, assimilates (accumulates) a large amount of protein than usual. The result is a positive nitrogen balance and the protein building effects that accompany it.
Many consider n androlone decanoate to be the best overall steroid for a man to use. It has been shown not only to be effective at safely bringing up lean body weight, but also to be beneficial to the immune system, as well as having a reputation for alleviating sore joints and tendons. The reason for this is that it blocks the cortisone receptors thus allowing less cortisone to reach the muscle cells and the connective tissue cells. In general one can expect to gain muscle weight at about half the rate of that with an equal amount of testosterone. A cycle lasting ten to twelve weeks seems to make the most sense, expecting to elicit a slow, even gain of quality muscle. An anti-estrogen is rarely needed with this compound with its Reduced potential for androgenic and estrogenic effects, along with its high anabolic potential also makes Nandrolone a very good product to combine with testosterone for higher-dose anabolic therapy.
Although active in the body for much longer, it is usually injected once per week. Scientific research has shown that best results can be obtained by the intake of 2mg/pound body weight. Those who take a dose of less than 200mg/week will usually feel only a mild anabolic effects which, however, increases with a higher dosage. Women may take this compound at a dosage of one quarter or less than that of men.