Deca 200 is a popular anabolic steroid of tremendous power, and while other steroids have come and gone, Deca 200 has stood the test of time. A premier mass promoting steroid, for decades, Deca 200 has been standard in the off-season bulking cycles of many performance enhancing athletes, but what has made it even more popular is its high level of toleration. For the healthy adult male, this can be one of the safer anabolic steroids he can supplement with; absolutely, problems can arise, but with proper use, they can be controlled. From moderate gains to those of an enormous nature, Deca 200 has something for everyone; you simply need to understand it if you're going to experience successful supplementation.
In-order to understand Deca 200, we merely need to understand the actual compound which is Nandrolone-Decanoate; Nandrolone being the steroidal hormone, and Decanoate the ester. Best known by its most popular trade name Deca-Durabolin, Deca 200 is simply a 200mg dosing of the Nandrolone-Decanoate compound. Like testosterone, Nandrolone is a steroidal hormone produced naturally by the body; although, unlike testosterone, it is produced in tremendously small amounts. Even so, this is not a hormone we are unfamiliar with, and due to this familiarity is perhaps why it can be so well-tolerated.
A 19-nor anabolic steroid that carries a significant progestin nature, Deca 200 carries many traits, but it is in its ability to promote hemoglobin and nitrogen retention that gives it its greatest action. Through such action, supplementation can provide remarkable tissue growth; due to the massive Decanoate ester attached it won't be fast, but it will be steady through the course of use. Of course, individual caloric consumption, total dosing and individual response will dictate how much you truly grow, but with enough calories growth is exactly what will occur. Further, by its nature Deca 200 will have a positive impact on the overall metabolic rate, enabling the individual to gain more lean tissue with less body-fat accumulation. Moreover, with its tremendous rejuvenating properties, those who supplement will heal and recover much faster, and enhance total performance.
Deca 200 carries one of the longest active half-lives of any anabolic steroid due to the massive Decanoate ester; through this relationship, the steroid carries an active half-life of approximately 15 days. There are no two ways about it; that's a massive half-life, and while it will tremendously cut down the need for frequent administration it will also affect how rapidly the steroid acts. In most cases, most performance enhancers will choose to administer the hormone two times per week in two equal doses; while this is very efficient a single larger dosing is all that's truly needed on a weekly basis.
Regardless of your administration protocol, due to the massive ester, gains and progress won't appear all that fast; it's going to take some time. Most who choose to supplement with Deca 200 won't notice terribly much until 4 weeks of use have passed, with 6 weeks normally being when progress truly begins to show. Due to the slow acting nature of Deca 200, most will find they need at a minimum 8 weeks of supplementation, but if true benefits are to be obtained, those of notable worth, you'll need 10-12 total weeks of supplementation. That may not sound like much, but you need to keep in mind that after use is discontinued this steroid is going to remain active in your body far past the final injection. For example, if you were to administer a single dosing of Deca 200, which would be 200mg, after 15 days you'd still have 100mg of active hormone left in your body. After another 15 days have passed, 30 days after the single Deca 200 injection you'll still have 50mg of active hormone; after another 15 days at the 45 day mark, you'll still have 25mg of active hormone. On and on this will go until the compound has entirely dissipated, and when you consider multiple injections throughout the duration of use it's not too hard to see how long the effects will last.
A single 100mg dosing of Nandrolone-Decanoate is enough to suppress all of your natural testosterone production, and for this reason alone, it is imperative you provide your body with some form of exogenous testosterone. The form does not matter, all that matters is you provide your body with what it needs, and ensure you prevent a low testosterone condition. Further, by adding testosterone to the equation, assuming you add enough you will only enhance your Deca 200 use, as the two compounds will work together in harmony. For many athletes, this combination is the gold standard in off-season growth, and while other steroids can be added to the equation, in many ways these are the only two truly needed.
Then there's the issue of side-effects, and to maximize our Deca 200 supplementation such issues must be recognized. Deca 200 can cause Gynecomastia and excess water retention; further, it can have a negative impact on blood pressure and cholesterol to a degree. For this reason, you are advised to supplement with an Aromatase Inhibitor (AI) when you supplement with any Nandrolone compound, as this will control its estrogenic effects brought on by aromatization, as well as its progestin nature. Further, ensuring your diet is one that promotes a healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels is beyond important; if you can do these things, you will in most all cases meet your goals with success. It must be noted; if you already suffer from high blood pressure or high cholesterol you should forgo supplementation.