ever commercially sold. Nandrolone Phenylpropionate hit the shelves in the 1950’s and was brought to the market by Organon under the name Durabolin. Soon after Organon would release its Decanoate cousin under the name Deca Durabolin.
Nandrolone Phenylpropionate (NPP for Short) is a small ester base anabolic steroid and is commonly referred to as NPP. This product has never been as popular as the larger ester Decanoate version, in part due to availability; however, in the modern era it has begun to see a resurgence in both use and availability thanks in part due to underground labs.
Nandrolone Phenylpropionate carries with it numerous therapeutic and performance benefits. The Nandrolone hormone is the most commonly prescribed anabolic steroid other than testosterone, but the Decanoate version is the most commonly prescribed Nandrolone form. It is one of the most well tolerated steroids in both performance and medical settings, although possible side effects most certainly exist. This stuff is the shit! Heres where it gets good.
Nandrolone Phenylpropionate carries many positive traits that are similar to many anabolic steroids. However, this compound also carries functional traits that will far outweigh what some steroidal hormones can do. The positive functional traits of Nandrolone Phenylpropionate include:
Increased IGF-1 Production: Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) is a potent anabolic hormone that is also essential to our body’s ability to recovery. This is a hormone that affects nearly all cells within the human body.
Inhibition of Glucocorticoids: Known as stress hormones (cortisol) these hormones are essential to our health and wellbeing. However, glucocorticoids can also promote muscle loss and fat gain when they become dominant. Vigorous activity can lead to increases in stress hormones. Hormones like Nandrolone can reduce the production of stress hormones.
Increased Nitrogen Retention: All muscle tissue is comprised of 16% nitrogen. If retention falls we fall into a catabolic state. The more we retain the more anabolic we remain.
Increased Protein Synthesis: This refers to the rate in which cells build proteins, the building blocks of muscle tissue.
Increased Red Blood Cell Count: Red blood cells carry oxygen to and through the blood. Greater efficiency results in enhanced muscular endurance and recovery.
Increased Collagen Synthesis & Bone Mineral Content: This refers to the strength of bones and cartilage and the ability to strengthen and provide healing relief. This will hold true in joints more so than anywhere else.
Nandrolone Phenylpropionate is also well-suited for medical treatment in a host of areas. Although Nandrolone Decanoate is more commonly used, the Phenylpropionate version is still used with some regularity. The use of Nandrolone Phenylpropionate has been proven useful in the treatment of the following:
- Muscle Wasting Diseases: Cancer, HIV, etc.
- Improving Geriatric Weakness & Fatigue
- Breast Cancer
- The Treatment of Burn Victims
- Pituitary Dwarfism
- Development Retardation in Children
Despite a host of benefits and purposes of use, in the U.S. Nandrolone is generally only prescribed for HIV, AIDS and anemia. Its rate of success in other areas is high, but typically use for such areas of medicine is found outside the U.S. Some U.S. physicians have begun to prescribe it for anti-aging purposes, but this still represents a very small fraction of the total prescriptions.
The Nandrolone hormone is one of the most valuable anabolic steroids of all; top five without a doubt. Medically its an incredible hormone, although the Phenylpropionate version has never been give the full opportunity to shine. This isn’t because of its inferiority, it’s simply that the medical world doesn’t really need more than one Nandrolone hormone and Decanoate is simply the one its chosen.
For the steroid user, this steroid can almost be called essential to an off-season mass plan. But when we look at what it can do for recovery and healing it is almost in a class of its own. Couple this with its side effect friendly nature and this steroid is very hard to beat. However, there’s one important thing we’ve yet to address, erectile dysfunction. Nandrolone is well known for causing erectile dysfunction, often referred to as “Deca Dick.” This isn’t the hormone’s fault; it is due to improper use. As a progestin and a hormone that can produce prolactin erection function can be diminished. Keep a balance in your hormone levels and there won’t be an issue. Keep Your Test more than your “NPP” easy trick so you dont get “deca dick”. Great for your second cycle and more! Nandrolone Phenylpropionate can be combined with a number of other Anabolic steroids. One of these drugs should be Testosterone as your base as we described above. This is a great combination for male athletes, 300 mg of Testosterone and 200-300 mg of Nandrolone Phenylpropionate per week. You can use long or short Testosterone esters, but since Nandrolone Phenylpropionate is a short acting ester, it is recommended to use the short acting ester of Testosterone which is Testosterone Propionate.
The benefits of stacking NPP in a steroid cycle are tremendous. Adding Nandrolone Phenylpropionate to a cycle will significantly increase power performance and reduce the amount of time it takes for the body to recover from intense workouts. NPP allows for slow but steady muscle growth and the ability to burn through fat when used correctly in a cutting cycle with other steroids such as Trenbolone and Masteron.
Lifting heavy weights for longer periods of time will wear down your joints, causing pain and discomfort. NPP is said to alleviate this pain by keeping the joints lubricated. This enables the user to push through extra reps with heavy weight, far more than without the use of NPP in a cycle. NPP has been favored by many for its ability to help relieve this join pain by lubricating the joints but without the added water retention that is associated with its longer acting ester version Nandrolone Decanoate, this is due to the different half-life times between the two similar substances. In bulking cycles, NPP is one of the most popular steroids to stack with other compounds. Although the goal of a bulking cycle is to add mass, NPP will do that but in a clean, quality fashion. This is very beneficial to bodybuilders who bulk during the off-season but need to add pure size and not increase their body fat percentage. This is due to the shorter ester of NPP not allowing the body to hold water retention, as we have just mentioned above. Whether bulking, cutting or just incorporating for the relief of joint pain, NPP will help transform the body into a well-sculpted lean, muscular machine. Keep in mind, diet and training need to be on point at all times to receive the maximum benefits that this amazing substance can offer.