Weight lifters, body builders and athletes are all bound by a single word: Steroids. These chemical compounds do as much as help to them as they do damages. But they can’t live without these drugs. If one looks more closely the reason for the use of Steroids, the answer is easy to find. Because they are able to produce results faster, and in the current state of affairs where speed is of the essence, steroids find ready takers by the athletic community even if the use of any kind of performance enhancement drug is specifically prohibited by most of the sports federations around the world.
Details about Nandrolone
Durabolin is the commercial name of the hormone Nandrolone which is an Androgenic Anabolic Steroid. Artificially this is available as derivatives of the hormone as esters like Nandrolone Decanoate or Nandrolone Phenylpropionate. These drugs are not available via the oral route and are available in the injectable form. Once administered via intramuscularly, they form what is called as an injection depot. Once the depot is formed, the release of the medicine is slow and steady and hence their effect on the body lasts quite long. Since durabolin is a prodrug, the hormone Nandrolone is released into the blood stream once its metabolism is complete.
Effects of the Drug
This drug has been invented as a medicine for people who are affected by the catabolic activities on muscle like cancer, AIDS, burn patients and hereditary angioedema. The common factor of these patients is low muscle content or cell activity. In order to promote cell growth or muscle growth, this medicine is administered. The growth is achieved the nitrogen retention capabilities which increases protein synthesis both of which is necessary for cell growth. The other factors that get improved with the drug arethat it has both anabolic and androgenic effects. This means anincrease of appetite, RBC and bone density. Due to this, it can be used in patients having anemia and osteoporosis. Non-medical use by body builders is to increase the mass muscle and improvement in strength and stamina. The improved strength results in body builders and weight lifters to practice more and improve their results by greater percentages.
Like any steroid drug, this too has side effects when taken in excess or if one does not conform to the dosage limits. Since the medicine is esterized in the body, it can produce estrogenic effects in men. Since estrogen is a female hormone, men will start to develop female characteristics like enlarged breasts or erectile dysfunction. The cholesterol level increases due to the drug and chances of heart problems are increased. The esters produced by the drug actively bind to the progesterone receptors and reduces the sexual libido or desire drastically.
In order to minimize the side effects of estrogen, anti-estrogen drugs can be taken. Since the drug is prescription only, one should consult a physician before taking the drug. It is estimated that around 30lb weight can be gained if one takes 3 tablets a day for a month. Since durabolin is a very potent steroid, one should consider the risk versus reward ration and then take it.