Nandrobolin (NANDROLONE DECANATE) HISTORY AND OVERVIEW
Nandrobolin is the brand name and trade name for the anabolic steroid nandrolone. Specifically, Nandrobolin is the trade name for nandrolone decanoate the ester variant of nandrolone decanoate. Deca, as it is informally known as among bodybuilders, ranks among the top three anabolic steroids where it is the second most popular and widely used anabolic steroid. The first place is held by none other than Dianabol (Methandrostenolone), and the third by Winstrol (Stanozolol). There is a good reason why Deca-Durabolin is so well-liked by bodybuilders and athletes, and it is also held in high regard by the medical establishment as well.
Nandrolone decanoate was first introduced within the scientific community in 1960, making it among the first anabolic steroid pioneers to be developed. It was developed by Organon, and not long after, in 1962, it was released on the prescription drug market as Nandrobolin. Not many are aware, however, that nandrolones existed a few years earlier, in 1957, as the fast-acting nandrolone-based phenylpropionate ester variant. Nandrolone phenylpropionate gained considerable popularity, but unfortunately its very short half-life put limits on its use, requiring daily injections to a minimum, and so nandrolone was reinvented as Nandrobolin with the decanoate ester affixed to it. The decanoate ester gives the nanadrolone a much longer half-life of about 15 days compared to the 4 days of the phenylpropionate variant (approximate).
It has enjoyed extensive application as a medicinal drug among medical establishments over time and has gained popularity among bodybuilders and athletes for its supposedly mild nature. There is some truth in this, but also many misconceptions and myths, which will be explained shortly. Deca is only slightly stronger than testosterone where anabolism is concerned, with a strength index of 125. In comparison, the anabolic strength value of testosterone is 100. However, it possesses a very low androgenic score of 37, which makes it favorable. for those who are sensitive to or with to avoid androgenic side effects. Furthermore, nandrolone has very low estrogenic activity and binds very poorly with the aromatase enzyme, which is the enzyme responsible for the conversion of androgens to estrogen. Only 20% of nandrolone is converted to estrogen compared to testosterone conversion rates. The fact that Deca is a Progestin (like all 19-nor compounds are) is what contributes to this low estrogenic activity. Looking further, we can also see that nandrolones experience aromatization to estrogen in the liver, but in areas of the body where there is normally a high degree of estrogen conversion (in fat tissue, for example), Deca is considerably resistant here.
Deca is classified as a 19-no compound because it lacks the 19th carbon that Testosterone possesses, making it a Progestin and thus expresses an affinity for the Progesterone receptor . This can present some potential side effects and problems that are unique to 19-nor compounds, and are invisible in most other anabolic steroids.
One particular point to address here is the common claim that Nandrobolin is good for joints and bone, which is indeed true.However, the proposed explanations circulating among athletes and bodybuilders as to why this is the case are often misconceptions and myths. Deca does not lubricate the joints, store water in the connective tissue and joints, or any other nonsense nonsense. In fact, nandrolone promotes very significant increases in collagen synthesis , more than most other anabolic steroids. Other studies have also shown Deca's ability to promote even large increases in bone mineral content . What does all this mean for the athlete? It means that bodybuilders and athletes can experience positive effects on connective and joint tissue, strengthening them during loading, increasing strength and increasing bulking cycles. It grants them the ability to lift the weight of the heaver with enhanced bone and connective tissue recovery, as well as greater tolerance to the stressors of the joints and bones produced by strenuous exercise and resistance training.
Nandrobolin side effects
As noted earlier, Deca is often referred to as an anabolic steroid that is very mild compared to other compounds where side effects are concerned. Unfortunately, this is a mix of fact and fiction that need to be addressed, and most of these claims of Deca is a mild steroid come from a bygone era where not much was known about these drugs yet and we know a lot more today. Nandrobolin is by all accounts both a light and hard anabolic steroid, possessing both properties.