Decabol is produced by the popular pharmaceutical company British Dragon. Its main active ingredient is nandrolone decanoate, which is often referred to as classical steroids. Decabol is a derivative of testosterone with increased anabolic activity and decreased androgenic activity.
In the section of the structure, the steroid differs from testosterone in that there is no carbon atom at position 19. This feature affects its similarity to progestins and decreases the androgenic effect, but reacts with progesterone receptors. Testosterone gradually turns into estrogens, which does not happen with nandrolone decanoate.
Anabolic activity is 150% of testosterone, and androgenic activity is 30%. It is minimally susceptible to aromatization and has almost no effect on the liver. The half-life is about 7 days. The substance is active for 15 days, and on doping control can be detected within 18 months. This fact is very important, because the drug is not suitable for those who are preparing for the approaching competitions.
Very often, Decabol is used in such a direction as bodybuilding. Here it is especially appreciated for what gives a good set of muscle mass and has a small percentage of the phenomenon of pullback.
The average weekly dosage of Decabol should not exceed 400 mg per week. Also, the drug is suitable for longer courses of use, because in short cycles the drug becomes simply useless and ineffective. Still, the drug is recommended for use in traditional cycles, as an increase in the course can promote side effects in the form of gynecomastia in people prone to this disease.
Also, the duration of the course can cause an increase in sexual desire in men, but later the sexual level of sexual desire reduces to zero. Also, the drug is scented, which will have a bad effect on athletes suffering from kidney and liver diseases, although side effects on the liver are extremely rare. Since Decabol is widely distributed among athletes, therefore, fake drugs also enter the markets. Currently, the real counterfeit drug can be distinguished by a green or red lid with a click and a sticker on the lid with the name of the drug.
Progestogen compounds (such as nandrolone) are known to increase the prolactin hormone in the body. A high level of prolactin in men often leads to such adverse reactions as gynecomastia, erectile dysfunction, anorgasmia (inability to reach orgasm), suppression of endogenous production of testosterone.
Control of prolactin is achieved by taking antagonist preparations of prolactin (such as cabergoline or pramipexole). But if you control estrogen, prolactin will also be under control. This means that you can use the known anti-estrogen Tamoxifen or Proviron.