Through a thorough understanding of the functions and traits of Nandrolone Phenylpropionate we already have a good understanding of the positive effects of this steroid. However, to put it in terms that a performance athlete can appreciate we can be a little more specific.
For the off-season athlete, a bulking cycle, Nandrolone Phenylpropionate is one of the best steroids he can choose to enhance muscularity and size. This is one of the best mass builders available and for many bodybuilders is used in every bulking plan. Despite being a faster acting Nandrolone form growth will not occur rapidly, but it will be steady, even and significant. This is assuming you are eating enough to grow. In order to grow you must consume more calories than you burn. No steroid in the world can change this truth. But you will get more out of your growth with a steroid like Nandrolone Phenylpropionate if you are doing things properly. You should also notice you stay leaner in your off-season due to the significant metabolic effects of the hormone. And when it comes to recovery from strenuous training very few things will beat Nandrolone Phenylpropionate.
Nandrolone Phenylpropionate can also be used for cutting cycles, although it’s not commonly thought of as a cutting steroid. This steroid will significantly protect lean muscle mass better than many steroids. When we diet we must burn more calories than we consume. This is the only way body fat can be lost. Unfortunately, this puts lean muscle tissue at risk. When we diet some lean tissue will be lost, but successful dieting limits this loss, and Nandrolone can provide this protective measure. And once again the recovery benefits will be tremendous, especially when recovery can already be incredibly difficult when dieting due to the caloric deficit.
The final benefits for performance surround the athlete. Many athletes use low doses of Nandrolone Phenylpropionate for the recovery and joint relief benefits. These are not masking benefits like painkillers provide but true relief. Some may also find strength increases to a degree, although this isn’t a steroid well known for tremendous strength increasing properties. Regardless, this is one of the more common steroids used by athletes.
There are several possible side effects of Nandrolone Phenylpropionate use, but it is also one of the more side effect friendly. The key to managing and avoiding side effects is understanding how they occur and proper use of the hormone. For most men serious side effects should be completely avoidable. In order to understand the side effects of Nandrolone Phenylpropionate we have broken them down into their individual categories.
Estrogenic side effects of Nandrolone Phenylpropionate are possible. Estrogenic side effects of Nandrolone Phenylpropionate include gynecomastia, water retention and high blood pressure caused by severe water retention. These side effects can be avoided by the use of an Aromatase Inhibitor (AI) such as Anastrozole (Arimidex).
The reason for estrogenic side effects is due to the Nandrolone hormone aromatizing. Aromatization refers to the conversion of testosterone to estrogen. However, the rate of aromatization with this hormone isn’t high, but high enough to cause issues in some men. It is also a progestin, and progesterone can activate the mammary tissue and promote gynecomastia in very sensitive men. Estrogenic or progesterone based, AI’s will provide the needed protection.
There are possible androgenic side effects of Nandrolone Phenylpropionate, but they are not extremely likely in men. Hair loss in men predisposed to male pattern baldness is possible as is acne in sensitive men. However, when it comes to such effects this is one of the most well tolerated steroids of all. Genetic predispositions will play the largest role.
Important Note: The use of a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor will not reduce the androgenicity of Nandrolone; in fact, it will increase it and should be avoided.
Although not extremely androgenic the Nandrolone hormone can promote virilization symptoms in women. Virilization symptoms may include body hair growth, a deepening of the vocal chords and clitoral enlargement. Some women can use low doses without issue, but if symptoms occur use should be discontinued immediately. If discontinued at the onset of symptoms they will fade away. If symptoms are ignored and use continues they may become irreversible.
Nandrolone Phenylpropionate can have a negative impact on HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) and it can be somewhat more significant than testosterone. This negative effect may be exasperated by the use of an AI.
It is more than possible to use Nandrolone Phenylpropionate without cholesterol issues or cardiovascular incident, but a healthy lifestyle is imperative. Regular cardiovascular activity is important as is a cholesterol friendly lifestyle.
The use of Nandrolone Phenylpropionate will suppress natural testosterone production. As with all Nandrolone compounds, one injection will suppress nearly if not all your natural testosterone production. Your genetics will not prevent this and it is something that’s completely unavoidable with use. Because of this fact, it is imperative that all men who use this steroid do so in conjunction with some form of exogenous testosterone. This will prevent the individual from falling into a low testosterone condition, which comes with a host of very undesirable symptoms.
Once the use of Nandrolone Phenylpropionate has been discontinued and all anabolic steroids have cleared the body, natural testosterone production will begin again. However, it will not occur overnight and will come slowly. Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) is recommended. This will help stimulate the production of natural testosterone and increase the odds of a successful recovery. PCT will not complete recovery, it will still take several months post PCT, but it will give you a better start.
Important Note: Natural recovery assumes no damage was done to the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Testicular-Axis (HPTA) during use and that no prior low testosterone condition existed.
Nandrolone Phenylpropionate is not toxic to the liver.