Manufacturer: BRITISH DRAGON
Category: Injectable steroids
Substance: nandrolone decanoate
Package: 250 mg/ml (10 ml)
Decabol 250 the British Dragon brand name for the injectable form of the anabolic steroid nandrolone.Nandrolone decanoate was initially marketed only in the Philippines and its abundant use by athletes has placed a ban on it in the commercial market. It is only available in the black market and its very purchase is criminal. Decanoate ester of Nandrolone is the most notorious synthetic steroid for athletic use worldwide. Its parent compound is a natural steroid hormone, 19-nortestosterone that is necessary for development of male primary and secondary sex characteristics. The reason for its swift popularity and thriving market is obvious; it gives you maximum beneficial results at the expense of almost inconspicuous unwanted effects. It is used for its androgenic effects (anabolic means ‘body-building’).
Nandrolone Decanoate (Nandrolona D) 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 larger amount of protein than usual. The same manufacturer, however, points out on the package insert that a positive nitrogen balance and the protein building effect that accompany it will occur only if enough calories and proteins are supplied. One should know this since, otherwise, satisfying results with Nandrolone Decanoate cannot be obtained.
The highly anabolic effect of Nandrolone Decanoate is linked to a moderately androgenic component, so that a good gain in muscle mass and strength is obtained. At the same time, most athletes notice considerable water retention which, no doubt, is not as distinct as that with injectable testosterones but which in high doses can also cause a smooth and watery appearance.
To some extent, nandrolone aromatizes to estrogen, and it does not appear that this can be entirely blocked by use of aromatase inhibitors – indeed, aromatase may not be involved at all in this process (there is no evidence in humans that such occurs) with the enzyme CYP 2C11 being in my opinion the more likely candidate for this activity. In any case, Cytadren, an aromatase inhibitor, has not been found effective in avoiding aromatization of nandrolone.
The drug is moderately effective at doses of 400 mg/week. The long half-life of Deca-Durabolin makes it unsuited to short alternating cycles, but suitable for more traditional cycles, with a built-in self-tapering effect in the weeks following the last injection.