If you put it in your body, it's going to carry possible side-effects; this applies to every over the counter (OTC) medication and vitamin on earth, many of the foods we eat and of course, anabolic steroids. Contrary to popular perception, in many cases, anabolic steroids while they carry possible side-effects they often do so in a far more controllable nature than many OTC medications, and this applies to the extremely popular anabolic steroid Deca-Durabolin. Deca, as it's commonly known is a 19-nor anabolic steroid, and while there are Deca side-effects, for the healthy adult male who supplements responsibly they are remarkably easy to control. While true, some of the side-effects can be harsh, but it cannot be overstated, with responsible use they will for the vast majority of healthy adult men be of no concern. Even so, it's also important to remember we're all unique individuals, and even with responsible use, just as some of us cannot take Aspirin, some of us will fall prey to Deca side-effects no matter what we do.
With all of this in mind, we want to take a look at Deca side-effects, define what they are, how we can avoid them and what we can do about them should they occur. For the healthy adult male, if he follows the guidelines provided he will rarely have a problem; however, due to the individualistic nature of man, we cannot provide an absolute guarantee. Let's take a look and see what we can find; hopefully, we'll be able to guide you to safe and successful supplementation.
By-an-large, the brunt of possible Deca side-effects are brought on by this 19-nor steroid's progestin and mild aromatizing nature. A steroid that only aromatizes at about 20% the rate of testosterone, while low it's still enough to warrant concern, and through such a nature some of the most commonly associated anabolic steroid related side-effects can occur. Of course, it must be stated; the higher the dose the greater the risk; the higher the dose the more there is to aromatize.
In any case, the possible Deca side-effects brought on by this steroid's aromatizing and progestin nature include Gynecomastia and water retention, but the aromatase effect can also have a negative impact on blood pressure and cholesterol. In-order to combat such issues, the use of an Aromatase Inhibitor (AI) is advised; an AI will be the first line of defense against such Deca side-effects and more importantly, one that is very effective. Further, controlling your diet is tremendously important; you should ensure you're following a diet that is blood pressure and cholesterol friendly, and you should ensure you have healthy levels before you begin supplementation. Moreover, those who control their diet will not have a water retention issue; often when people bulk they consume far too many calories than they need. You must consume excess calories to grow, but you're only going to be able to utilize a certain amount. Those who overeat, even with the use of an AI are going to hold water, especially when it comes to too many carbohydrates, and there's simply no excuse for this when you have the ability to control it so easily.
If it's an anabolic steroid, it's going to suppress your natural testosterone production, and if it's a Nandrolone compound like Deca a mere 100mg is going to suppress 100% of your testosterone production. For this reason, it is extremely important you supplement with some form of exogenous testosterone whenever you supplement with a Nandrolone compound; the form is inconsequential, all that matters is you provide your body with the testosterone it needs. For many performance enhancers, this will be tremendously beneficial as testosterone use will only enhance the total plan, but if that does not interest you for whatever reason, you still need to provide enough to stave off a low testosterone condition. A low testosterone condition can be extremely unhealthy, and further, it can severely diminish your quality of life; when testosterone supplementation is so easy, there's simply no reason to forgo supplementation. Of all the possible Deca side-effects, it's important to remember this one isn't possible, it's absolutely guaranteed, and if you don't take action, well, you're an idiot. If you happen to not be an idiot, if you supplement with enough testosterone and follow the guidelines set forth above your supplementation will be successful, and Deca side-effects, well, those won't be a concern.