Nandrolone is an anabolic, androgenic steroid compound that is a derivative of testosterone. Its most defining characteristic is that it is the longest lasting nandrolone, because of its large ester. Users report that Nandrolone gives them slow, steady muscle and strength gains with few side effects.
As with any anabolic drug, a high protein intake is required for muscle buildup. Nandrolone has been reported as causing an increase in appetite so this shouldn’t be much of a problem, but it should be noted that without an increase of protein intake, muscle damage might occur.
Doses of Nandrolone depend on what ester is attached to it. Longer lasting ester needs less frequent injection than short acting esters.
Nandrolone aromatizes less than testosterone. Nandrolone has mild side effects but if you take any testosterone-based drug, be aware that large doses or prolonged use can lead to aromatization and gynocomastia.
There is some water retention that might need to be countered when taking Nandrolone. Some users report that the water relieves pain in their joints, but body builders may want to avoid water retention before a competition.
Women taking Nandrolone will have less to worry about when it comes to virilization, although acne, hoarseness, a deepened voice and hirsutism have been reported by women who use Nandrolone for several weeks. Drugs such as Winstrol or Primobolan will need to be used to avoid irreversible virilization in women.
Nandrolone is available widely on the black market in various estered forms and for various prices.
Besides its use as an anabolic agent for muscle growth, Nandrolone is being researched for other applications as well, including male contraception drugs, increased immunities during acute pneumonia and help with osteoporosis.