Steroid Information

Deca Side-Effects

Deca-Durabolin is a popular 19-nor Nandrolone based anabolic steroid often simply referred to as Deca and like all anabolic steroids Deca side-effects are very real. When we examine Deca side-effects there are some very important things to remember; we cannot say such effects will occur, we can only say there is a potential and at the same time we must weigh the probability and discuss what we can do to improve the action so probability is in our favor. While very real, as with most anabolic steroids Deca side-effects can largely be controlled with responsible use and in many cases avoided altogether. Lets take a look and see what we can find.

Assured Deca Side-Effects:

Of the possible Deca side-effects there is only one that is absolutely assured in all who supplement; testosterone suppression. The Nandrolone hormone like most 19-nor anabolic steroids will greatly suppress natural testosterone production. The hormones power is so great in this regard a mere 100mg dosing will suppress 100% of your natural testosterone production; were talking about one 100mg dosing. As the common low end dosing of this hormone is 200mg per week you may already be able to see how this can be a problem.

Testosterone is an essential hormone to the body; in-fact, it is one of the most important hormones we produce. When testosterone levels fall below adequate levels we suffer plain and simple. Low testosterone levels can negatively affect our libido, muscularity and even mental state; of course if youre supplementing with Deca the muscularity factor wont be as large of a concern due to Nandrolones presence but the other factors will largely be worthy of note. For this reason, those who supplement with Nandrolone in any form are strongly encouraged to supplement with some form of exogenous testosterone so as to provide the body what it needs. Those who hold to this practice will never need to worry about testosterone suppression with Deca use. As a side note, once Deca is discontinued along with all anabolic steroids, natural testosterone production will begin yet again.

Possible Deca Side-Effects:

Like many anabolic androgenic steroids Deca-Durabolin does aromatize and this can bring about several effects of an estrogenic nature. While the aromatizing nature of this steroid is low, only about 20% the rate of testosterone, as it increases progesterone levels as well several Deca side-effects of common anabolic steroid nature can occur. Such Deca side-effects include:

  • Gynecomastia
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High LDL Cholesterol
  • Low HDL Cholesterol
  • Excess Water Retention

The likelihood of such Deca side-effects is dependent on several factors; total dosing, precautionary measures and to a large degree individual response. Responsible use of the hormone will do wonders and largely protect from such effects; especially regarding blood pressure and cholesterol. A lifestyle that is blood pressure and cholesterol friendly will greatly protect you. It should be noted; if you already suffer from high blood pressure or cholesterol issues you are encouraged to get them under control before you ever supplement with this or any anabolic steroid. Of course we must also mention dosing; the higher the dose the greater the reward but the higher the dose the greater the risk. In truth very low doses of Nandrolone can produce amazing results and high doses are in many cases not needed. However, if this is an envelope you want to push that is a decision only you can make but you need to be aware of the possible consequences.

While they will aid in protecting blood pressure and cholesterol our next precautionary measure will largely affect Gynecomastia and water retention; were speaking of course of Aromatase Inhibitors (AIs). AIs actively reduce the amount of estrogen in the body and further inhibit the aromatase process to begin with. For this reason, what isnt there to cause a problem simply cannot cause a problem. Those who are extra sensitive, especially to Gynecomastia may find even an AI wont protect them but they are the unfortunate few. Most who supplement with an AI such as Arimidex or Letrozole and coupled with a healthy lifestyle and responsible doses will never have the first problem with Gynecomastia or any Deca side-effects.