While Deca-Durabolin is the most commonly used Nandrolone based steroid it is far from the only one and in recent years the popular Nandrolone-Phenylpropionate has increased in popularity; commonly referred to as NPP and often found under the trade name Durabolin. In many ways NPP is very similar to the original Decanoate version; meaning, the nature of the hormones is for all intense purposes the same with either form. However, when examining the two compounds we have two distinct esters, one with the Decanoate ester while NPP is a Phenylpropionate ester based form. As each one carries its own ester NPP will become active in a noticeable way much faster but its total lasting effect is very short lived compared to the large ester based Nandrolone. Further, because Phenylpropionate is a smaller ester the total mass of the compound will yield more Nandrolone on a per milligram basis. At first glance this would seem to lend to NPP being slightly superior as it becomes active much faster but this isn’t necessarily true; while it will activate much faster, fast is not always beneficial, especially when we consider solidifying gains. However, in the long and short both compounds are very similar but some have said to report less water retention with the NPP form and this is common with smaller ester based steroids.
Nevertheless, real life experiences often show that the original may indeed be slightly more powerful; remember, real life and what’s on paper do not always matchup hand in hand and in the end you will have to find what works best for you.
AMAZING... strong .. I have a good diet. I eat clean. 6 x a day. But as soon as I started the dbol I started filling up. The strength increase is insane. I have to force myself to go easy to avoid injuries. I gained 10 lb in 10 days. I know that a lot of it is water but I also know that only a good product would give me this kind of results. The strange part is that after adding 10 lb my waist didn't change. I will attribute this to my clean diet. But If I gained 10 lb in 10 days eating clean, the weight gain would have been stupid if I was eating dirty. It does not matter as my goal is the gain quality.
In the 1993 (June-July) issue of Muscle Media 2000 , an intriguing testosterone side effect is mentioned. According to this report, quoting the Medical Journal Lancet published from England, it was found that testosterone is remarkably effective as the male birth control method. The study was conducted for a year with 270 men who were administered weekly testosterone injections . It was found safe, effective, and stable with the success rate of over 99 percent with this method while condoms are only 88 percent and birth control pills 97 percent effective.