Active Life: 3 weeks
Androgenic/Anabolic Ratio: 37:125
Average Dose: 300-1200mg/week
High Blood Pressure: Dose dependent
Liver Toxic: No
Water Retention: Yes, but less than testosterone
DHT Conversion: No, converts to NOR-DHT
Decrease HPTA function: Yes, extreme
The slow onset and mild properties of this steroid therefore make it more suited for cycles with a longer duration. Although active in the body for much longer, Deca is usually injected once or twice per week. Deca carries a relatively potent anabolic rating, slightly greater than testosterone. However, its total androgenic activity is much lower than testosterone, carrying an androgenic rating of only 37 compared to testosterone’s 100.
Deca has the ability to enhance protein synthesis, inhibit glucocorticoid hormones, and promote enhanced IGF-1 output. Like many anabolic steroids, Deca also has the ability to increase nitrogen retention in the muscles.