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Deca Durabolin hard shut down

Nandrolone Decaonate is notorious for causing major shut down during a steroid cycle. Its always recommended to use pregnyl (hcg) during the cycle and during the PCT to help with proper recovery.  A mistake many people make is starting a PCT to early when using Deca, the half life of this steroid is around 14 days, this does not mean you should start the PCT after 14 days, you should wait til the levels are low enough in your system. A steroid PCT calculator such as this one is what you should use to make sure you start your PCT on time. Deca durabolin can also cause major issues with libido especially with low levels of Testosterone in your body, if you are using Testosterone Cypionate it is recommened that you stop the Deca 1 or 2 weeks before the Test Cyp to ensure your Testosterone levels are high enough while the Deca is still in your body.

The are many different post cycle options out there, which one you choose will depend on a few factors such as the dosages taken and the length of time the cycle was.

An example:

Testosterone Cypionate 500mg for 12 weeks

Deca 300mg for 10 weeks

Pregnyl 500iu twice week

This cycle is mild compared to some other cycles and a moderate pct will be needed. Since pregnyl was used during the cycle it will help with recovery. A pct consisting of 50mg clomid and 20mg nolvadex for 4 weeks should suffice. Blood tests should be taken a week after the PCT to see if your body has recovered properly, if not then you should consider doing some research an completing another PCT.

If you are worried about the shut down that Deca causes then rather opt for a different Steroid such as Equipoise which is used by many people as an alternative to Deca. Another option is NPP (nandrolone phenyl propionate) which is a fast acting version of Deca which seems to be very popular for a few reasons, there is less water retention, shut down seems to be far less and there are reports out there that it helps reduce fat.