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Nandrolone (Deca) Steroid 101: The Bodybuilder’s Guide

Discover the benefits and side effects of Nandrolone, including esters, cycle information, where bodybuilders buy it, and tons more.
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Disclaimer: The following guide is based on my personal experience and does NOT promote the illegal use of PEDs.

If I had to pick one steroid to use to the exclusion of all others, it would be Deca-Durabolin. When a steroid has not only maintained popularity for decades but continued to GROW in popularity, you know it’s doing something right.

Deca and NPP – the two famed Nandrolone AAS – can give us some of the best results with a well-balanced side effect profile that you’ll find with any anabolic steroid. But Deca isn’t for everyone, and some won’t respond well to it at all.

Ready to learn all you need to know about Nandrolone? Let’s dive in!

What is Nandrolone?

Nandrolone is a group of steroids derived from the testosterone hormone.

Nandrolone AAS
Nandrolone AAS

This category of anabolic steroids includes some that you might be very familiar with because they are some of the most popular AAS with bodybuilders:

  • Deca-Durabolin
  • NPP (Nandrolone Phenylpropionate)

While there are also other Nandrolone esters, these are the two exclusively used by bodybuilders and are considered the classic old-school AAS favored by bodybuilders since the 1960s – and still going strong today!

History and Overview

Nandrolone has been one of the most used AAS in medical applications, from muscle wasting conditions like AIDS and cancer to anemia, thanks to its powerful red blood cell boosting effects and osteoporosis due to its positive effects on the bones and joints. Like most AAS, it has become less common to see Nandrolone being used medically, especially in the United States.

Nandrolone has been around since the 1950s, with Nandrolone decanoate seeing its first medical uses in 1962. NPP was used a few years prior to that. Still, with its shorter half-life, scientists wanted a longer-lasting form of Nandrolone for more convenient patient administration- so Nandrolone decanoate (Deca-Durabolin) was born.

Needless to say – Nandrolone has proven itself invaluable to bodybuilders for close to 60 years, and this means we have a comprehensive understanding of what this AAS does and how it does it.

Mechanism of Action

Although chemically very similar to testosterone, the slight chemical alteration that gives us Nandrolone results in an AAS that has a much lower androgenic rating than testosterone: just 37 compared to 100 for testosterone. The anabolic rating of Nandrolone at 125 is only slightly higher than testosterone.

Whether you’re using NPP or Deca, both forms exhibit the same chemical structure and properties – the only difference is the ester attached to the Nandrolone hormone to control its release speed after injecting. Nandrolone won’t convert to DHT, which means it’s a favored steroid by those wanting to avoid DHT-related side effects like hair loss.

The mechanisms of action and functions of Nandrolone that we’re most interested in will be familiar to you if you understand how other AAS work – but Nandrolone comes with some bonus benefits that make it quite a special and unique AAS. The primary functions that give you the desired effects on Deca or NPP include:

  • Significant boost in nitrogen retention (more than most other steroids) and increased protein and collagen synthesis
  • Increased red blood cell count and higher bone mineral density
  • Inhibited stress hormones and more IGF-1 production

Suppose I had to pick the two most beneficial functions of Nandrolone that make it stand out from other AAS. In that case, it’s the much higher rate of nitrogen retention, plus the fantastic collagen and bone mineral activity, which is something we don’t see at this level with other PEDs.

Effects of Nandrolone (Benefits)

Nandrolone’s benefits are the stuff of legend and are why we keep going back to this AAS. But it’s not just a pure bulking steroid – far from it. The therapeutic benefits are what make Deca stand out from the AAS crowd.

Muscle Growth

Nandrolone is a great bulking steroid, especially valued for off-season bulking. This isn’t a steroid that’s going to have you putting on huge mass overnight, but steady quality gains are what you can look forward to. Stacked with a moderate dose of testosterone, gains of 10-15lbs of quality size is a reasonable goal, with new users able to aim for 25lbs.

Ultimately, your size gains will depend on your diet – don’t be surprised to hear about guys aiming for 4000 calories per day for maximum gains, which takes a considerable commitment on longer cycles.

Joint Support

One of Nandrolone’s most valuable effects is its positive benefits for your joints. Some people (both bodybuilders and men on TRT) use it at low doses purely for joint support benefits to alleviate pain in the knees, shoulders, and elbows.

This is one effect that has Nandrolone standing out from other steroids, and with bodybuilders frequently suffering from joint tendonitis and other issues, Nandrolone can remove these niggling discomforts so you can work out at your maximum ability and reduce the risk of injury resulting from poor lifting posture.


Nandrolone is not the most powerful strength-boosting AAS, but it will still increase your strength notably. Stacked with mid to high doses of testosterone is where massive strength increases will develop, and this is a common way of using Deca or NPP. Most Deca users will find the strength gains of Deca alone to be more potent than what you’d get on a mg per mg basis compared to testosterone.


One of the best things about using Nandrolone is the incredible pumps you get. There can be a downside here, though – lower back pumps are a real thing and something to watch out for. Even at moderate doses of 300mg, most users will see exceptional pumps with Nandrolone, and they only get bigger with higher doses.


From the increase in protein synthesis to the collagen and therapeutic joint effects, Nandrolone will accelerate your recovery process. Reduced muscle soreness and quicker muscular repair get you back in the gym sooner, and most guys find they can reduce their turnaround time to no more than two days for a muscle group.

Nandrolone Dosing and Administration

Nandrolone dosing and administration are relatively uncomplicated, and with this being a steroid that bodybuilders have been using for decades, we have a good understanding of the most effective ways to use it. With the two primary Nandrolone esters having very different half-lives, the one you’re using will determine your dosing schedule and how often you’re injecting.

Nandrolone Esters

The only two Nandrolone esters in use today by bodybuilders are Decanoate (Deca-Durabolin) and Phenylpropionate (NPP).

Here’s something you should know:

It’s become standard to use the name Deca to describe Nandrolone, regardless of the ester. While many will call NPP by its name as well, if you hear the terms “slow Deca” and “fast Deca,” these are alternative ways of referring to NPP (fast Deca) or Deca-Durabolin (slow Deca). Let’s look at the difference between these two Nandrolone esters:

Nandrolone Decanoate (Deca-Durabolin)

A steroid that hardly needs an introduction is the legendary Deca-Durabolin, or just Deca as it’s known.

Deca-Durabolin AAS
Deca-Durabolin AAS

Nandrolone Decanoate is a slow-acting ester that requires a longer cycle. It can take until week five or even six until you start feeling the effects of Deca-Durabolin, so this is a steroid that you need a longer-term outlook when using.

I like a 12-16 week cycle at a minimum. Some will say 12 is enough. But many will use it for much longer. It will depend on how you respond and how comfortable you feel on it once it kicks in.

Nandrolone Phenylpropionate (NPP)

The fast-acting form of Nandrolone, NPP, is the one to use if you want quicker results and if you don’t want to add another kickstarter AAS to the cycle, like Dianabol.


I inject NPP every other day, so it’s much more of a commitment than Deca. It’s also the ester that I’d ALWAYS recommend for new Nandrolone users. If you have issues, then quit, and the main sides will subside quickly. Once you’re comfortable with Nandrolone’s effects, you could switch to the decanoate ester later to reduce your injection frequency.


You don’t need to run high doses if your Deca is high purity. Most guys will find they can get everything out of Nandrolone at moderate doses, and the old-school guys back in the day weren’t known to be taking excessive doses of anything.

Suppose you do not get the expected effects and results at your dose. In that case, I’d start to worry about what’s really in your Deca or NPP and consider finding another source for your gear rather than continually upping your dose.

Medical doses

Men on TRT for health reasons will sometimes look to take Deca for joint support only, and this requires very low doses: 50mg-80mg per week can substantially improve how the joints feel.

Here’s a general guide to Nandrolone’s bodybuilding doses for different experience levels:


A low dose of 100-200mg/week of Deca is often used to give some much-needed benefits to the joints, but you’ll also see some additional benefits around the 200mg/week level; don’t expect significant gains at this dose. It provides an excellent introduction to Nandrolone, and stacking it with 500mg of testosterone will provide a solid and tolerable cycle for beginners with excellent lean mass and strength gains.


My favorite intermediate cycle is a tried and tested 300mg of Deca stacked with around 500mg of testosterone. This is a middle-of-the-road Deca dose, but one that tons of guys will never see the need to exceed.


Some guys will swear by not using Deca at anything under 500mg/week, even when stacking it with testosterone and other AAS. If you’re considering taking Nandrolone at higher doses like this, you’ll want to have a very good idea of how you respond and what mitigation you need to avoid the worst side effects. Extreme users are taking 1000g/week of Nandrolone, but very few will find such a dose manageable or beneficial.

Dosing Schedule, Half-life, and Cycle Length

Deca is a long-acting ester that is going to take a while to kick into your cycle. Think four, five, or even six weeks; this is why we will often use Dianabol or another fast kickstarter stacked with Deca.

Naturally, this means you need to run Deca for a reasonable length of time to get the most out of it. An 8-week cycle won’t cut it with Deca. I like 12 weeks at a bare minimum. Sixteen weeks is better, and it’s not uncommon for a 20 or 24-week cycle to be run or even longer.

NPP is a much faster-acting ester of Nandrolone and will kick off your cycle very well on its own. It’s still often run for 16 weeks simply because Nandrolone will provide you with slower and steadier gains compared to something like Dianabol.

As for comparing their half-lives:

  • Deca-Durabolin has a half-life of up to 12 days. A once-weekly injection is sufficient and makes this a very convenient AAS to use.
  • On the other hand, NPP has a half-life of just 2 or 3 days, and you’ll want to inject it every two or three days at the most.

One of the downsides of Deca’s long half-life is that if you respond negatively to it, you’ll be waiting long for adverse effects to fade away. So, if it’s your first time using Nandrolone, it can be wise to start with NPP instead. If things go downhill early on, you can stop and have that NPP leave your system within days rather than weeks.

But here’s the kicker:

Even this won’t necessarily prevent all side effects. If you’ve used NPP long enough that you’re experiencing strong testosterone suppression, then you might find this is a longer-term issue to deal with (see more in the side effects section below).

Nandrolone Cycles

The most common use of Nandrolone is in bulking cycles where it’s stacked with testosterone and other steroids; Dianabol is another very commonly used AAS with Deca or NPP.

What about using Nandrolone for cutting, you might be asking?

Some bodybuilders do believe Deca is more than usable for cutting cycles where you’re running a calorie deficit diet. But to do it right, you’ll need to ensure estrogen is controlled so water retention doesn’t become an issue – keeping in mind you will still need to stack with testosterone at TRT doses.

Author Note: I’m currently using Decaduro by Crazy Bulk. It’s an ideal swap for your risk-laden Nandrolone (Deca-Durabolin). The stuff truly works!

Nandrolone Cycle for Men

Men who run Nandrolone cycles will almost always be delighted with the results. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t complaints about the side effects. With Deca, we take the good with the bad, and it’s up to you whether the positives outweigh the downsides.

A standard cycle of 300mg of Nandrolone stacked with 500mg of Testosterone is going to provide any man with exceptional gains. If you’re a brand new steroid user, gains of 20 lbs or more are easily achievable with the proper diet. If you’re using the slower esters of both these AAS, then your gains will be slow and steady but very solid and maintainable.

As you would expect, men have nothing but positive reviews and comments about Nandrolone cycles:

  • Never want to come off.
  • Great lifts and increased strength
  • Insane pumps

These are just some of the comments you’ll frequently hear.

Yes, there are plenty of negative experiences being shared as well. Mostly from guys who aren’t going well at controlling deca dick, seeing a crash in sexual function and libido, and not balancing out their testosterone dose to avoid these issues.

Mental sides are another sore point guys will regularly talk about. Paranoid thoughts cause issues in relationships, while others struggle with anxiety. This indicates a personal response – some guys don’t have ANY mental issues on Nandrolone.

Nandrolone Cycle for Women

With Nandrolone’s appealingly low androgenic rating, it would appear on paper at least that this could be a steroid that women could use with minimal complications. But virilizing symptoms are just as likely to develop on Nandrolone than with other AAS.

If women do want to try Nandrolone, then NPP is the way to go. With a short half-life, if virilization starts developing, you can quit and have that steroid exit your body relatively quickly.

Very low doses are the only option for females who want to reduce the risk of virilization as much as possible: 5mg per week is a starting point and, for some, an ending point. Some women will take 20mg weekly, but virilization is a certainty, and it won’t necessarily be reversible.

Female results will revolve around strength and muscle gains, with women being very responsive to low doses and the anabolic effects it delivers. As for the negative comments from the small number of women using NPP? Permanent changes to the voice are a complaint we hear about – but any female who chooses to take Deca will realize the real possibility of this occurring.

Nandrolone vs. Other PEDs

Nandrolone is easily one of the most popular of all AAS – we could place it in the top 3 AAS of all time. But that doesn’t mean you won’t ask questions about whether there are more suitable PEDs for your needs.

Users who don’t respond well to Trenbolone will often turn to Deca instead, although the two compounds are quite different. Other AAS worth comparing to Nandrolone are Dianabol and Testosterone.

Nandrolone vs. Testosterone

These two AAS go hand in hand because no man will want to use Nandrolone without at least a base of testosterone.

Testosterone AAS
Testosterone AAS

For more significant anabolic effects, testosterone at performance doses is one of the best stacks we can do. My opinion is that beginners should undoubtedly run a test-only cycle as their first. It’s much more tolerable and less hassle than Nandrolone.

Nandrolone vs. Dianabol

Dianabol will kick in faster than NPP even can, and it’ll also have you putting on much more water weight.

Dianabol AAS
Dianabol AAS

Unlike Nandrolone, which you can easily use for long cycles (including NPP), Dianabol cycles must be limited to no more than eight weeks because of the severe stress it causes to your liver.

Both these AAS can deliver substantial muscle gains, but there’s no doubt that your weight will be easier to hold on to with Nandrolone – you’ll have less fluid to lose when coming off, and you’ll be able to maintain that size and big, full look easier.

Nandrolone vs. Trenbolone

Trenbolone is itself derived from Nandrolone – essentially a modified version of Deca. It’s used to put on fast and big muscle growth in livestock.

Trenbolone AAS
Trenbolone AAS

Tren isn’t that great as a bulking steroid in humans, so if bulking up is your main aim, then Nandrolone is the pick between these two. Tren will dry you out and is ideal for recomp and contest prep.

Both these AAS come with some of the weirdest and most difficult sides, but Trenbolone takes the cake regarding harsh side effects – it is simply the most potent AAS you can use and a more challenging compound to run than Nandrolone.

Stacking Nandrolone

Nandrolone is a steroid you can stack with almost anything. If you use it at a low dose, it can be precious as a joint support compound; this is the primary use many guys have for it – especially on cutting cycles when stacking it with AAS that dry out the joints like Winstrol. And Deca is a superb AAS for bulking cycles. Check out some of my favorite Nandrolone cycles:

Nandrolone + Testosterone (Bulking and Strength Stack)

You can’t go wrong with this classic stack, with only the dosage of each compound determining just how great your results will be. Size, strength, and feeling amazing overall are the significant benefits of this simple but potent stack. You can use Deca solely for joint support and recovery at low doses, but below, I detail a performance dose of both these AAS to focus on bulking and strength gains.


  • Big muscle gains
  • Big strength gains
  • Nice pumps
  • Muscle fullness
  • Joint pain reduction
  • Some users see increased appetite, making it easier to eat more
  • Fast recovery


  • Deca: 300-400mg/week
  • Testosterone: 500-600mg/week
  • Cycle length: depending on which Nandrolone ester you choose. For best results with Deca-Durabolin – 12 weeks minimum.

Possible side effects

  • Testosterone suppression
  • Water retention
  • High blood pressure
  • Cholesterol increase
  • Acne and hair loss
  • Psychological effects of Nandrolone: poor mood, anger, paranoia
  • Erection problems (suitable dosing of testosterone will minimize this)


How much muscle you gain will depend on how many previous cycles you’ve done and your current body condition. Newer users can see gains between 15 and 25 lbs if they eat and train right.


HCG at 1250iu x 2 shots/wk (2500/week) for 2 weeks. Clomid at 50 mg/day for 3-4 weeks. Using Arimidex or Aromasin to control progesterone conversion is a good idea. I’d use 0.5mg of Arimidex daily while running Deca or 10 mg of Aromasin daily.

Nandrolone + Dianabol + Testosterone (Bulking Stack)

We can call this the most popular steroid stack in the history of anabolic steroids. So you know it’s a good one. Used by all the big names back in the 60s-70s, it delivers high-quality muscle and strength gains, can be surprisingly well tolerated by beginners, and is suited for advanced users.


  • Colossal strength and muscle gains
  • Muscle fullness
  • Joint support
  • Fast recovery
  • Incredible pumps


  • Dianabol: 25-35mg/day (first 6-8 weeks only)
  • Deca: 300mg/week
  • Testosterone: 200mg/week
  • Cycle length: 12 weeks

Possible side effects

  • Testosterone suppression
  • Water retention
  • High blood pressure
  • Hair loss and acne
  • Liver toxicity


This stack is about massive muscle, size gains, and excellent strength. You’ll feel on top of the world; make sure you balance your Deca and Test doses to avoid Deca dick and enjoy Dianabol kicking in fast for the first 6 to 8 weeks max before Deca takes over; at that point, you could consider increasing your Nandrolone dose if you’re tolerating it well. Although this is more of an advanced cycle, if you’re still in the early stages, gains of up to 30 lbs are possible here; more experienced users will find 15 lbs a good target.


Weeks 13-14: 2500iu/wk HCG, 1mg/day Arimidex. You’re using 3000iu in week one and 2000iu in week two, which would average out to 2500iu/week in two weeks). HCG is used to help restore function to the testicular axis, and it does so very well. The Arimidex is used to help counter estrogen rebound after discontinuing the cycle. You can use it throughout the cycle if you’d like as well.

Weeks 15-17: 50mg/day Clomid, add Arimidex if needed.

Nandrolone + Winstrol + Testosterone (Cutting Stack)

Nandrolone is used mainly as a supportive compound in this stack. By combining Winstrol and Deca, you get to reduce any water retention right down to a low level, and if your diet and fluid intake is good, fluid retention should be near zero with this stack. In contrast, NPP will complement Winstrol by supporting your joints and reducing that notorious Winstrol joint pain and stiffness. This being a standard cycle using oral Winstrol requires the use of the slower-acting Deca.


  • Fat loss
  • Lean gains and muscle preservation
  • Joint support
  • Muscle hardness and dryness
  • Increased strength
  • Vascularity
  • Increased libido


  • Weeks 1-12: 200mg/week Testosterone (TRT dose)
  • Weeks 1-10: 300mg/week Deca
  • Weeks 5-12: 50mg/day Winstrol
  • Cycle length: 12 weeks

Possible side effects

  • Testosterone suppression
  • Joint pain from Winstrol if your Nandrolone dose is too low (adjust as needed)
  • Increased cholesterol
  • Liver toxicity
  • Acne and hair loss


Your results here will be shaped by Winstrol, with Deca mainly supporting your joints and testosterone used at a TRT level. Some gains are still possible, with even Winstrol capable of adding some lean mass, although this will be minimal if you’re on a strong calorie deficit.


  • Weeks 13-14: 2500iu/wk HCG, 1mg/day Arimidex.
  • Weeks 15-18: High dose Clomid at 100mg for two weeks, then 50mg for two weeks.

Nandrolone PCT

Don’t think you can jump into a standard PCT cycle after using Nandrolone, and everything will return to normal in a few weeks. Nandrolone (both Deca and NPP) will leave metabolites behind that will stay in your system for months. Exactly how long you could stay suppressed is a matter of debate – some say up to 18 months, but I’d say around half that time (most importantly – every guy is different!).

So, while you can PCT after Nandrolone cycles, it’s not guaranteed to work as you expect or as it would with other AAS. There are definitely guys out there who do a successful PCT after Deca or NPP, but most will say that it’s ineffective at recovering testosterone, and I agree.

Instead of traditional PCT, cruising on testosterone or doing longer-term TRT is the way a lot of us end up going. Can you do a normal Clomid, Nolva, Enclomiphene, or even HCG PCT and recover after using Deca? You can certainly try, but don’t be surprised if your testosterone levels crash back down again afterward. You can check out a more detailed guide to everything you need to know about PCT here.

Nandrolone Side Effects

Nandrolone can be a very well-tolerated steroid, but it presents its challenges. You need to be prepared to mitigate them and deal with them effectively so any adverse effects don’t take time and energy away from achieving your goals on a cycle.

Deca comes with a few notorious side effects that can make you question whether you want to use Nandrolone at all – especially after you hear from people who struggle with these sides. It’s important to know that we all respond differently, and you can go a long way to minimizing the worst side effects by adjusting your dose. Here’s what to look out for:

Testosterone suppression

The suppressive effects of Nandrolone can continue for months after the end of your cycle. This can be due to Nandrolone’s tendency to leave metabolites lingering in your body. For this reason, it’s widespread for men to cruise on testosterone after finishing a Nandrolone cycle or even to stay on TRT indefinitely.

Erectile Dysfunction

Famously known as “deca dick,” the most dreaded of Nandrolone side effects is severe erectile dysfunction, in some cases to the point of complete impotence. Including testosterone in any Nandrolone cycle is essential, with the dosage recommended to be at least at the ratio of 1:1 with Nandrolone. Some users prefer closer to a 2:1 ratio of Test to Nandrolone; in other words, your testosterone dose will be twice your Deca dose.

My opinion? Start with Deca at half your testosterone dose, then adjust if you need to based on your tolerance to side effects.


The psychological side effects will affect everyone differently, but things like depression, anxiety, and paranoid thoughts can range from mild to unbearable. Mood swings and being quick to anger are two common complaints.

Taking out your frustrations on partners, family members, friends, and colleagues can see a Deca user facing serious life complications – you must take notice of your moods on this AAS and control your Nandrolone rather than having it control you.

Blood pressure

Many users will find blood pressure increases to a concerning level (a timely reminder to do regular bloodwork), even when using an AI. Dropping the dosage of Nandrolone is the best way to reduce this risk, which is directly related to your level of fluid retention.

Don’t discount the effect of sodium intake on water retention either – control this part of your diet and drink a lot of water, and you’ll go a long way in reducing fluid buildup.

Female Side Effects

Women won’t often use Nandrolone as a first choice AAS as there are more tolerable options like Anavar.

Despite Nandrolone’s low androgenic rating, virilization is a near certainty for any female using Nandrolone. Typically, any woman going down this path will exclusively use NPP due to its shorter duration of action.

The most common first sign is the voice becoming more profound. Other sides, like acne, clitoral enlargement, and mood changes, are all likely with longer-term use. Even very low doses under 5mg of NPP daily can permanently change the female voice.

Where to Buy Nandrolone?

Nandrolone is immensely popular, and you will find this to be an easy steroid to locate and purchase in most parts of the world. Deca-Durabolin is generally more popular and more commonly found than NPP, but it’s unlikely you’ll run into difficulty in buying either form of Nandrolone.

If it’s your very first time buying and using Nandrolone?

Then my recommendation is that you buy NPP. If you don’t like it, you’ll get it out of your system fast and end up wasting less money – with Deca-Durabolin, you’re looking at at least 5 to 6 weeks of use before you can evaluate your response.

So, where to buy it? You can buy safe and legal Deca-Durabolin from Crazy Bulk (the best AAS supplier). Give it a try – the stuff truly works!!

Availability of Nandrolone

Both pharmaceutical and underground lab products are available for Deca-Durabolin and, more rarely, NPP.

If you’re in the US, where there are heavy restrictions on anabolic steroids and where Nandrolone is no longer manufactured in the country, then the only pharmaceutical Nandrolone you can buy are imported products. This will almost exclusively be Deca-Durabolin, with NPP being harder to find in the US in pharma grade.

Compounding pharmacies are another option, but NPP can be difficult to find from these sources within the US. Virtually all underground labs will carry Nandrolone due to its immense popularity. For many of us, underground labs (UGLs) are the only place we can source NPP.

While UGLs can be very good to excellent in quality (some even set up so professionally as to almost rival those of pharmaceutical labs), bad actors exist in this business, and a poor quality Nandrolone is not only going to disappoint but will put you at risk of a bunch of side effects that you didn’t expect.

Needless to say:

It’s worth your time to find a top-quality source of Nandrolone. Your results, your health, and your wallet will thank you for it.

WADA and all sporting organizations classify Nandrolone as a prohibited substance. It is not legal for any competing athlete to use Nandrolone (or any AAS). If you expect to undergo drug testing, then the chance of being caught with Nandrolone in your system is extremely high due to its long-lasting metabolites (potentially 18 months or longer after your last dose).

As for personal use?

Some countries are lenient on personal steroid use, and it is legal to do so – the UK and Canada being two examples. Others are much stricter, and possessing, manufacturing, buying, or selling anabolic steroids in countries like the US and Australia is illegal.

Typical Pricing

NPP is usually a little more expensive than Deca and harder to come by. Deca-Durabolin is typically straightforward to buy and is sold by almost all underground labs as one of the most popular AAS of all time:

  • If you’re fortunate enough to be able to source pharma-grade Nandrolone, a 100mg/ml 2ml vial will cost up to $25.
  • UGL sources vary in quality and are often sold at 200mg/ml concentrations in 10 ml vials. Expect to pay up to $150 for these products.

Deca is considered a low-cost AAS compared to many others, which is convenient for us, as it’s one that we usually want to run for longer than average cycles.

Final Thoughts

I love Nandrolone, which continues to be a staple AAS for me, as it is for many other men. As long as you can cope with the side effects and know your limits when it comes to dosing, AND if you don’t mind that you might end up on TRT for a year or more, then Deca or NPP never disappoint.

That’s not to say it’s for everyone: some guys don’t want the longer-term testosterone issues or can’t handle what Nandrolone does to your mind while you’re on it.

Nandrolone isn’t the be-all and end-all of AAS, and you have other options, but something doesn’t retain popularity for 50+ years for no good reason, and once you’ve used and enjoyed Deca, you can understand why it’s valued by so many of us.

Author Note: Click here to check out Decaduro (Deca-Durabolin alternative). I can’t say enough good stuff about this bad boy. Recommended!


— Furious Joe

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