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Nandrolone Decanoate

Nandrolone Decanoate is a powerful anabolic steroid of the 19-nor class that can provide although slow yet phenomenal results. Without question it is one of the most popular steroidal compounds of all time but at the same time it is also one of the most feared for a largely very ridiculous reason as we will see. By its nature Nandrolone Decanoate is in many ways the perfect bulking steroid as the gains although slow are steady and easily maintainable. However, many will find a solid use for this steroid in a cutting cycle as well, however, by its primary mode of action bulking is where most will find it truly shines.

Unfortunately, like many anabolic steroids Nandrolone Decanoate is largely misunderstood; not only by the general anti-steroid population but by many who are supporters of anabolic steroid use as well. This is evident by the mass of inaccurate and sometimes downright idiotic information passed on from one guy to the next be it at the gym or on the host of related internet message boards. A lot of this misinformation is based on one simple fact; the information regarding anabolic androgenic steroids is not as vast as many other subjects due to the nature of the topic. However, quality information does exist, the truth does exist and to find it sometimes you have to do a little digging.

We have taken some of the most common misconceptions off of some of the most popular message boards that deal in the discussion of anabolic steroids and Nandrolone Decanoate and left you with the truth. While you’ll find there will still be much more to learn hopefully here you’ll find a good starting point and erase some of the incorrect information you have in your mind.

Myth: If you use Nandrolone Decanoate you’ll get “Deca Dick.”
Truth: This is probably the most commonly talked about effect of the hormone and there is some truth to it but it is completely avoidable. Yes, if you supplement with Nandrolone Decanoate it will completely suppress all natural testosterone production, as is the case with many steroids; however, here it is more pronounced. The truth is simple; if you supplement with adequate and proper amounts of testosterone then “Deca Dick” will be of no concern. The problem is often many individuals do not supplement with enough testosterone. A general rule of thumb is for every milligram of Nandrolone Decanoate you use supplement with at least two milligrams of testosterone. Your testosterone dose can go much higher than that if desired but there will need to be at a minimum in most cases this amount of spacing between the two.

Myth: Nandrolone Decanoate is a terrible steroid for a cutting cycle as it will bloat you too much.
Truth: While for the average gym rat Nandrolone Decanoate may not be the best steroid for a cutting cycle it can be an excellent choice for many individuals. Many fail to understand a few basic things; Nandrolone Decanoate does not aromatize heavily and the aromatase effect is what often leads to excess water retention. However, as it does aromatize to a degree a good aromatase inhibitor such as Arimidex or Letrozole will largely eliminate any concern. However, there is one factor almost all ignore and that is carbohydrate consumption. Many people supplement with Nandrolone Decanoate when bulking and when bulking they consume more carbohydrates, often and in most cases exceeding their actual needs. These excess carbohydrates will bloat you; they will cause you to hold a massive amount of water yet most are unwilling to accept this fact. It’s understandable, most don’t want to accept it as most enjoy eating lots of carbohydrates and most enjoy the energy they provide. However, let’s be clear, let’s be honest; blame the excess water on the actual culprit and in this case it’s not the Nandrolone Decanoate.

Myth: It’s very hard to recover from Nandrolone Decanoate use.
Truth: It is actually very easy to recover from Nandrolone Decanoate use; most simply don’t know how and go about it the wrong way. Anabolic steroid use suppresses natural testosterone production; Nandrolone Decanoate makes no exception; in-fact, it will suppress natural testosterone production to a greater degree than many other steroids. Once a cycle is complete the first order of business is to restart natural testosterone production as quickly as we can; the sooner this occurs the more gains we’ll keep and the better off we’ll be in-terms of our overall health. For this purpose many complete what is known as a post cycle therapy (PCT) plan; an important note, in most cases, no matter how thorough the PCT plan, natural testosterone production will not be back to 100% until sometimes after its completion, however, the PCT plan sends you on your way much faster than you would without. When you start your PCT plan should be dictated by the cycle you just completed; for example, cycles that end with long ester based steroids will begin PCT approximately 3 weeks after cycles end; conversely, cycles that end with all short ester based anabolics will begin PCT a mere few days after the cycles end. As Nandrolone Decanoate is one of the longest ester based hormonal compounds we have with far reaching extended effects PCT should not begin until its use has be halted for a minimum of 3 weeks with 4 weeks being far more optimal. Most will find discontinuing all Nandrolone Decanoate use 2-4 weeks before the total cycles end to be most beneficial and then planning their PCT with proper form based on the steroids used the final weeks.