Nandrolone was first developed in 1960 and made available worldwide in 1962 by Organon in the form of Nandrolone Phenylpropionate under the trade name Durabolin. However, it would be the trade name Deca Durabolin that would gain a hold on the Nandrolone drug. Since that time numerous versions of Nandrolone have hit the shelves, but Deca Durabolin has remained the most well known; in fact, it’s not uncommon for all Nandrolone versions to be referred to as Deca even if they aren’t.
Nandrolone is an anabolic steroid which is chemically very similar to testosterone. Testosterone is the body’s natural anabolic steroid, and it would be reasonably accurate to say it is the primary hormone in determining a person’s muscle mass. Nandrolone has a significant effect on muscle mass, and like most anabolic steroids, also aids in protein synthesis, allowing for faster recovery from workouts.
Competitors use anabolic steroids like nandrolone to improve sporting performance, and in particular to:-
a) aid recovery from injuries
b) increase muscle size, strength and power
c) train harder and for longer
d) increase aggression and competitiveness
Nandrolone is an injectable anabolic steroid. For medical purposes the Decanoate version is most commonly prescribed with dosing falling in the 100mg per 1-2 week range for base therapeutic needs and 100-200mg per week for the treatment of anemia and some muscle wasting diseases. The 100-200mg per week range is all most will need, medically or performance based in order to receive the recovery and pain relief benefits. For an anabolic boost, 300mg per week is the common low end dose with 400-600mg per week being fairly common. 400mg per week is as high as most athletes will go and most all they will need, but some do go higher. It’s always important to remember that the higher the dose the greater risk of negative side effects. For most users, technically because of its long half-life one injection per week will work but splitting it into two equal size smaller injections per week is more efficient.
Although short ester versions are not as common in medical circles, such as Nandrolone Phenylpropionate (Durabolin, NPP) they are sometimes used. 50-100mg per week is the common dosing level. 300-400mg per week is common among athletes for off-label use. Such individuals will need to split the injections into a minimum three injections per week with every other day being the most efficient.