Functions and Actions of Nandrolone:
No matter what form you find this compound in, Nandrolone is known as a 19-nor AAS, otherwise known as an anabolic androgenic steroid compound. What makes this designator of 19-nor so unique is the fact that it has a structural manipulation to it that is solely found in the testosterone hormone. This means that it’s a testosterone hormone without the carbon in the 19th location. Because this little tweak occurs, it allows scientists to maintain the powerful properties of testosterone, but create an entirely different steroid with unique characteristics.
Nandrolone is way, way more anabolic than a lot of other compounds, but it is only slightly more anabolic than testosterone. However, compared to testosterone, it is way lower on the androgenic scale. If you look at testosterone, it has an androgenic rating of over 100, whereas, with Nandrolone, you only have a rating of 37. This is a massive difference. The reason why it’s so much lower is that the compound has an ability to turn down your dihydronandrolone instead of your DHT, which is dihydrotestosterone. Because of that, Nandrolone is really easily tolerated by most adult males. The compound is also relatively inactive in terms of the estrogenic side effects, and only 20-percent of aromatase that is only a fraction of testosterone. It is also considered an active progestin and can enhance or manipulate the other potential side effects, but if you make an effort, you can ensure they’re controllable in most contexts.
Nandrolone is really great as a steroid because it has so many performance enhancer and practical benefits. This makes it amazingly versatile androgen. It can stop all of the bad hormones from being produced like glucocorticoids, it can raise your IGF-1 levels, more nitrogen is retained, more red blood cells, a lot more collagen, your bones are stronger, and you can expedite the process of protein synthesis. All these contribute to muscle growth, recovery and gains in strength, mass and speed.
When it comes to Nandrolone, the aforementioned positive effects are also found in a lot of other compounds. However, when it comes to nitrogen retention, no one else comes close to Nandrolone in terms of its capability. This is very important to know because our muscles have a lot of nitrogen in them, over 16-percent of our muscle tissue has nitrogen. This doesn’t seem all that important, but they to maintaining anabolism over catabolism relates to how much nitrogen we keep in our tissues.