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Decabolin is an oral prohormone precursor produced by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals.
The active substance in it is a Nandrolone precursor, 19-NorAndrost-4-ene-3b-ol, 17-one Decanoate, which is sold in tablet form.
It is available as a dietary supplement to the bodybuilding public, among other legal Hi-Tech steroid alternative products. It is marketed as an effective anabolic compound for building mass and strength.
But how do the results, side effects and reviews compare to real steroids?
Hi Tech Pharmaceuticals Decabolin Review
Where is Decabolin and where did it come from?
Prohomones are are not hormones themselves.
But once in the blood stream they are metabolized into an active drug while in circulation.
They become a synthetic hormone, affecting hormone levels in the body.
By 2014, the sale of most prohomones was banned as they became controlled substances in the U.S.
What is Nandrolone?
Nandrolone(Deca Durabolin) is a synthetic anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) derived from testosterone.
This prohormone has the effect of increasing red blood cell production, bone density and muscle growth. These are the anabolic benefits (the molecule-building process).
A number of the androgenic effects (development of male characteristics) of most steroids are lower with this prohormone. There is also a decrease in the intensity of any effects, such as hair loss or estrogenic enhancements.
Nandrolone was first synthesized in the 1950s and is considered to be one of the earliest steroids used in sports (as early as the 1960s). It was introduced as nandrolone decanoate and became known as “Deca”.
Deca-Durabolin is an injectable steroid. It contains Nandrolone Decanoate (a controlled substance).
At Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, they have manufactured Decabolin to be used as a new, non-controlled, dietary supplement. 19-NorAndrost-4-ene-3b-ol, 17-one Decanoate is a new compound that’s a two step precursor to 19-nortestosterone.
How Does Decabolin Work?
On their official website, the company provides an extensive discussion of the science behind Decabolin.
In general, its effect can be described as a conversion which “takes place in the body as 19-NorAndrost-4-ene-3b-ol, 17-one Decanoate –> 19norandrostenediol –> 19norTestosterone” as it is metabolized.
The “19nor” indicates that one methyl group was extracted from the testosterone. As a result of this change many of the benefits of a prohormone are achieved, but there is a reduction in androgenic-estrogen related side effects.
Taking a supplement orally in tablet form can limit its bioavailability. The effectiveness of this supplement is enhanced by the use of Cyclosome™ Technology.
Hi-Tech has created a double-loading technique which allows fast absorption and onset action, as well as a prolonged prohormone release process. It also claims to enhance the prohormone-loading capacity.
Decabolin contains 1-androstene-3b-ol-17-one (110mg) and 6,7 Dihydroxybergamottin (50mg).
Other ingredients used to make Decabolin tablets: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Phosphatidylcholine 75%, Hydroxypropyl Beta Cyclodextrin, Phytosterols, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, FD&C Blue #2, FD&C Red #40.
Hi-Tech Pharma Review
Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (hitechpharma.com) was incorporated in 1994 in Norcross, Georgia, north of Atlanta.
They create and manufacture high-quality herbal products which are distributed by large retailers across the U.S. and online.
They have two modern labs and manufacturing facilities in Georgia and two outside State College, Pennsylvania.
They research, design and manufacture “science-based Sports Nutritional Supplements and Diet & Energy Aids”.
They have a portfolio of over fifty “state-of-the-art” nutritional supplements focused on solutions in muscle and strength development, sexual performance, fat loss and healthcare.
How to Take Decabolin Dosage Cycles
Decabolin is taken as a dietary supplement, with 1 tablet in the morning and 1 tablet in the evening, with or without food. It is not recommended to exceed 2 tablets per day, or extend beyond 6 to 8 weeks of usage.
A bottle of 60 tablets is sufficient for a 30-day cycle. Several reviewers recommend running it in cycles of 6 weeks.
Decabolin injections are not an option when it comes to this brand.
The benefits of Decabolin use include a gain in lean muscle mass and increased strength. This product is also considered to increase stamina and endurance.
Reviewers are enthusiastic about stacking this supplement with other products, particularly as Decabolin is not considered toxic to the liver as is found with other prohormones.
However, most reviewers discussing this product recommend cycle support and regular post-cycle therapy. One additional benefit is that this product is easy to take (only 2 tablets per day).
There have been clinical studies of Decabolin at several U.S. universities. The results included an average lean mass gain of 10.4 lbs. and an increase in strength of 92.2 lbs in total load on bench/squat/dead lift.
From these significant gains researchers concluded that the supplement contributed to the improvements gained in muscle mass and strength in resistance training.
Decabolin Side Effects
Many of the side effects of the use of a prohormone usually relate to the androgenic effects; that is the development of masculine characteristics or estrogen-related effects.
In general this supplement is considered to have fewer side effects compared to testosterone. Side effects which have been documented on one online review site include mood swings, irritability, anxiety, nausea and aggression.
Where Can You Buy Decabolin Steroids?
Although Hi-Tech sells many of its other products through large retail stores, a search of these and large online retailers did not find Decabolin for sale.
However, Decabolin is available online at a number of websites in addition to the Hi-Tech website.
The 60 tablet bottles at the Hi-Tech website sale for $89.95; at suppreviewers.com for $45.99; and at flexnutrition.com for $95.99 for one bottle.
However, at several websites prices are often considerably less for Decabolin if bought in combination with other pharmaceuticals to stack (such as Hi-Tech 1-Testosterone). This combination is offered at flexnutrition.com for $95.99 (for two 60-tablet bottles, one of each).