Dragon Pharma Deca 300 Steroid - What is it?
It is probably one of the most known hormones out of all injectable steroids after Testosterone. Deca 300 is the trade name for the injectable steroid made by Dragon Pharma that contains 300mg/ml of the Nandrolone Decanoate ester.
Being chemically related to testosterone, you'd expect the nandrolone hormone to have a similar anabolic-androgenic effect but it doesn't. It has a lower androgenic activity combined with a higher anabolic effect compared to that of testosterone. Deca 300 has been demonstrated to have a positive influence on calcium metabolism and the growth of bone mass in osteoporosis.
The aromatization occurs at a higher rate, but still not as much as with testosterone. Users sensitive to progesterone might choose to add Cabaser or Dostinex to their cycle as the accumulation of progesterone is one of the adverse effects that may be an issue.
The decanoate ester gives this injectable steroid a duration of action of about three weeks after the injection and it slows down the release of hormone from the injection site. It's normally injected twice a week due to its slow release from the injection site, and most bodybuilders experienced steady enough levels of the hormone in the bloodstream while following this injection protocol.
This Dragon Pharma steroid shouldn't be considered by Athletes who may be tested for steroids and don't want to show up positive as it has a pretty long detection period (about 17-18 months). On the other hand, Nandrolone-Phenylpropionate would be a better option due to its short detection period. Nonetheless, Deca-Durabolin, as it is often called, is one of the most popular steroids being used among bodybuilders today.
The Deca 300, supplied by Dragon Pharma, is sold for a price of $75 on our site. But Nandrolone Decanoate comes in all shapes and sizes the prices vary (depending on the product dosage and package) from $5-$8 for a 1 ml amp of the 200 mg/ml Deca to about $90 for a 10 ml vial of Deca 500 mg/ml
Deca 300 Side Effects
As we discussed earlier, it has a low androgenic activity, which implies that androgenic adverse effects are less likely with Deca 300 given that the injected dosage is within the advised range. It is not recommended to run a Deca-only cycle as it will affect the libido in most Bodybuilders. Stacking this steroid with Testosterone is the best way to deal with this side-effect or one could add a highly androgenic substance like Proviron to the cycle.
Deca-Durabolin is also suitable for use by women with a low risk of masculinizing effects. This is due to the mild androgenic activity that this steroid has shown, however, women should consider using it at a lower dosage than men.
As with most other anabolic steroids, you should be ready for the Deca to affect men's natural testosterone production. This makes Post Cycle Therapy a mandatory part of the cycle. Not following a proper PCT will certainly have its consequences, losing a good part of the gains shortly after the cycle being the best-case scenario.
Other Deca-Durabolin Side Effects:
- Skin and subcutaneous tissue
- Injection site reaction
Deca 300 Usage in Bodybuilding
It is by far not as versatile as Boldenone however the Dragon Pharma Deca 300 still works great bulking as well as cutting cycles. Most athletes stack it most of the time with Testosterone and this combination has always been one of the most popular when talking about a bulking cycle. Nandrolone-Winstrol is another stack that is worth mentioning here.
We've already mentioned earlier that Deca 300 has a negative effect on the progesterone level and Winstrol is the steroid that is considered to help block it. On the other hand, Stanozolol is know for the harm it can cause the joints while Deca has always been known for its "joint healing" effect.
Actually this effect that Deca has on joints is what made it so popular among bodybuilders in the first place since the increase of lifted weight and workout intensity will lead to an increased risk of joint injuries. Male bodybuilders often use Dragon Pharma Deca-Durabolin in doses of 400-600 mg a week for 10-12 weeks. The dosages for women are much lower and range from 50 to 100 mg per week and for most women, this should be enough to promote good muscle and strength gains.
Nandrolone is a long-acting steroid with slow release into the bloodstream this is why 200 to 300 mg of Deca will be injected twice a week for at least 10 weeks when used as a muscle enhancement agent by Bodybuilders.
The effect from the use of this compound will not be felt until the 3rd or 4th week of the cycle this is why most users will add an oral steroid to kickstart the cycle. Most often the Dianabol or Anadrol will be added to the cycle but it's not uncommon for the oral Winstrol or Anavar to be stacked with the Durabolin.
Dragon Pharma Deca 300 Cycle Examples
Classic Mass Builder - Test E Deca Cycle
Post Cycle Therapy should be started 2 weeks after the last Testosterone Enanthate Injection and run for 3 weeks.