Norandren Profile

(Nandrolone-Decanoate)

Norandren is a popular anabolic steroid in both therapeutic and performance enhancing circles. If youíre unfamiliar with this compound, youíre probably not as unfamiliar as you might think; Norandren is merely a trade name for the popular Nandrolone-Decanoate compound known best by the trade name Deca-Durabolin. In any case, regardless of the trade name on the bottle, this is an extremely powerful mass promoting steroid, a steroid with tremendous rejuvenating and healing abilities, and one that is well-tolerated by most healthy adult men. Itís normally not known for increasing strength, but when coupled with other anabolic steroids it can enhance their strength increasing qualities; strength increasing or not this is one tremendous steroid.

As mentioned, Norandren and Deca-Durabolin are the same steroid, and you might be wondering why there are two names; this is merely the name given by a particular manufacturer; Brovel makes Norandren and Organon makes Deca-Durabolin, and both are simply Nandrolone-Decanoate. In either case, this is not a commonly counterfeited steroid, and itís generally one of the more affordable; couple this with tremendous benefits and itís going to be a compound thatís hard to beat. With all of this in mind, letís take a look at Norandren, its nature, its benefits and of course its possible side-effects, and in doing so lead you to safe and successful supplementation should you desire.

Norandren 101:

Norandren is an anabolic androgenic steroid comprised of the Nandrolone hormone and attached to the massive Decanoate ester. A 19-nortestosterone (19-nor) steroidal compound, like all Nandrolone compounds Norandren carries a strong progestin nature as well as possesses mild aromatizing properties. Carrying an anabolic rating of 125 and an androgenic rating of 37, while its anabolic rating is perfect its androgenic rating can be a bit misleading. On the basis of its structural nature, Norandrenís androgenic rating is perfect; however, it tends to display androgenic traits above what this rating implies compared to other steroids that carry a similar androgenic rating. This androgenic activity is one of the reasons this steroidal compound is not recommended for women; the virilization rating is much too high.

While a popular performance enhancing steroid to say the least, Norandren holds a special place in the world of therapeutic steroid treatment, and immensely so. The Nandrolone compound is one of the leading combatants against anemia, and this will be easy to see once we look at its primary traits. It is also tremendously useful for treating muscle wasting diseases; after all, this steroid is an excellent muscle mass promoter. While many are aware of these purposes of therapeutic treatment, increasingly Nandrolone hormonal compounds like Norandren and Deca-Durabolin are being used for therapeutic rejuvenation; a practice often referred to as performance medicine. Through such treatment, rejuvenation of the entire body is precisely what happens; weíll see more of this specifically in the benefits section.

Then we have the traits of Norandren, and from the traits it will be what leads to successful therapeutic treatment; further, the traits will display how direct performance can be enhanced. While this steroid holds numerous traits, there are six that are primary, and it will be these six that represent the overall benefits of action. Four of the traits are shared by numerous anabolic steroids; however, Nandrolone compounds often carry the four to a higher degree of power than many steroids. Further, there are two traits held by steroids like Norandren and Deca-Durabolin that are a bit unique to the Nandrolone hormone, and in many ways what separate it from other steroids. The traits are as follows:

- Increased Nitrogen Retention Ė nitrogen represents 16% of all muscle tissue composition, and while that may not sound like a lot that little 16% plays a massive role. The more nitrogen we retain, the greater our anabolic atmosphere; conversely, when nitrogen levels fall below satisfactory levels we enter into a catabolic state. It is through this trait many of the anabolic benefits surrounding tissue growth and preservation exist.

- Increased Red Blood Cell Count Ė red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen to and through the blood; when our count is low we suffer from conditions like anemia. Through an increase, conditions like anemia are remedied, and through an increase our muscular endurance is enhanced. As our muscular endurance increases, we can make better use of our increased anabolic atmosphere, and that is true performance.

- Increased Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1) Ė IGF-1 is a peptide hormone provided throughout the body by the liver, and it is one of the most important hormones we produce as it affects nearly every single cell in the human body. Carrying tremendous anabolic, rejuvenating and healing properties, to give you an understanding of how powerfully important this hormone is it plays a role on our muscle tissue, cartilage, bones and even our nerves and lunges; thatís massive and beyond important.

- Increased Bone Mineral Content Ė recall above, we stated Norandren would carry two traits a bit unique to the Nandrolone compound, and increased bone mineral content is such a trait. Simply put, this leads to a stronger skeletal structure, and it is part of what provides the relief and healing abilities of this compound when coupled with the trait below.

- Increased Collagen Synthesis Ė this is the second trait that is a bit unique to Nandrolone compounds, as collagen is a protein that is the connective tissue of joints, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and even within the muscle tissue. With increased synthesis, rejuvenation is enhanced and couple this with the trait from above and you have tremendous relief from pain; actual true relief.

- Increased Metabolic Rate Ė as Nandrolone compounds like Norandren and Deca-Durabolin are often thought of as mass promoting steroids, an increased metabolic rate is not something too many people think of at all. Even so, this is exactly what occurs, and while it will not promote direct lipolysis, typically only steroids that firmly bind to the androgen receptor can promote direct lipolysis, but it can still enhance the total metabolic rate, and this will prove invaluable.

The Benefits of Norandren:

From the traits discussed above, itís not too hard to see the benefits of Norandren, but will give you some specifics so you can really get a grasp. For the off-season athlete, this is a perfect steroid for tissue growth promotion, and while it will be slow acting in nature due to the massive Decanoate ester that is attached it will be steady even gains that will be significant as the weeks and months go by. Then we have the cutting cycle, and in this case, while growth will not be enhanced, you wonít be consuming enough calories to stimulate growth you will preserve more lean tissue than you would without steroidal supplementation. In either case, it is here we will see the metabolic enhancing trait at its best, as off-season athletes will be able to gain more muscle mass with less body-fat gain, and dieting athletes will be able to lose more body-fat with less lean tissue loss.

Of course, regardless of your purpose of supplementation, your overall rate of recovery will be enhanced, as will your overall muscular endurance, and alone those two benefits make this steroid amazing. Think about it; you wonít tire out as fast, youíll heal faster and be able to perform at a higher level more often and with greater efficiency, and if thatís not performance nothing is. This is precisely why numerous athletes supplement with Norandren, and we canít say we blame them.

Then we have therapeutic use, and when it comes to muscle wasting diseases and the treatment of anemia the benefits are easy to see just by looking at the primary traits. Then we have therapeutic rejuvenation or what is often called performance medicine. In this case, the Nandrolone hormone is used to aid in bringing back an individualís zest and zeal for life; their bones and muscles donít ache as bad, theyíre not drained of energy and they are simply better and more efficient human beings. It must be noted; this rejuvenation is not fake, and itís not some kind of masking effect; this is not a painkiller and itís really not even a drug when we understand the definition of a drug. This is true healing and rejuvenation, and it is invaluable.

The Side-Effects of Norandren:

There are several possible side-effects of Norandren, and they are the same as those shared by Deca-Durabolin, Durabolin (Nandrolone-Phenylpropionate [NPP}), Dynabol (Nandrolone-Cypionate) or any other Nandrolone compound you can think of. Thankfully, this hormone is one of the more well-tolerated on the market as it pertains to healthy adult men, and through proper supplementation healthy adult men can avoid every last possible side-effect of Norandren use. Before we go any further, we do need to remind you this is not a steroid recommended to women in most cases due to virilization, and it is most certainly not meant for children. There is no anabolic steroid meant for adolescent use unless it is in the case of severe therapeutic need; children who supplement with anabolic steroids will damage their developing androgen system, and often in an irreversible way.

As for the actual possible side-effects of Norandren, they will largely rest on its slight aromatizing nature, its strong progestin nature, your total dosing and genetic response to the hormone based on your own personal underlying issues; donít worry, this will all make sense. At any rate, the primary possible side-effects include gynecomastia, water retention, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Below we will discover the causes of such effects, how we can protect and combat against them, and in doing so enjoy only the benefits of Norandren supplementation.

- Gynecomastia Ė while estrogen is the primary culprit in most cases, as this compound does not aromatize heavily youíd think this wouldnít be a big concern. For those who do not know, aromatization refers to the conversion of testosterone into estrogen, and as estrogen levels rise they can contribute to numerous side-effects; this is one of them. While it does not aromatize heavily, it does enough to warrant a concern, but this concern increases due the progestin nature as a progesterone buildup can also cause gynecomastia. For this reason, the use of an Aromatase Inhibitor (AI) is very important; AIís actively inhibit aromatization, and even decrease estrogen and progesterone levels; if it doesnít exist it cannot cause a problem.

Regarding gynecomastia, it must be noted; many choose to use Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMís) to combat gynecomastia such as Tamoxifen Citrate (Nolvadex) when using aromatizing steroids. SERMís function by binding to the receptor in place of estrogen, but theyíre not always strong enough; they do not inhibit aromatase, they do not decrease estrogen levels and they will do absolutely nothing to protect against progesterone buildups. The only thing that is going to provide assured protection is an AI, and your best choices will always be Anastrozole (Arimidex) and Letrozole (Femara); some studies have shown Letrozole does a better job combating progesterone, but normally either AI will work.

- Water Retention Ė once again excess estrogen is the culprit, and while progesterone can play a role it will normally take massive buildups that are so massive theyíre nearly impossible. Think about it, the Trenbolone hormone carries a strong progestin nature, yet no one is holding water due to that that steroidís use; it does not aromatize; if it caused water retention, bodybuilders wouldnít use it up to the day of the competition. At any rate, excess estrogen is the cause, and once again an AI will protect you. If you use an AI and still hold water, it is possible your dose may be too low, but more than likely you suffer from a greater problem; itís called overeating. If you overeat, especially carbohydrates youíre going to hold water; this is true with or without anabolic steroid use. Use an AI and control your diet and water retention will not be an issue.

- High Blood Pressure Ė like Methandrostenolone (Dianabol) Norandren and Deca-Durabolin are a bit notorious for increasing blood pressure levels, but in the case of Nandrolone compounds this is almost always dosing related. If your dose goes too high, youíre going to have blood pressure issues, and if you live a trashy lifestyle with no regard for your health itís going to be even worse. Of course, excess estrogen can contribute to high blood pressure, so once again an AI will help, but controlling your doses and living a healthy lifestyle will do more for you than anything else; if you do you should not have a problem. It should be noted; this is assuming you do not suffer from an underlying issue such as a genetic predisposition to high blood pressure; you may be able to still control it, but you may have to give it extra effort. Further, if you already suffer from high blood pressure, you should not supplement with any anabolic steroid.

- High Cholesterol Ė like all testosterone, 19-nortestosterone and many Dihydrotestosterone compounds, Norandren can increase your cholesterol levels, and once again it is almost always dose related. If your dose goes too high, youíre going to have high cholesterol, and if you live a trashy lifestyle with no regard for your health itís going to be even worse. Of course, excess estrogen can contribute to high cholesterol, so once again an AI will help, but controlling your doses and living a healthy lifestyle will do more for you than anything else; if you do you should not have a problem. It should be noted; this is assuming you do not suffer from an underlying issue such as a genetic predisposition to high cholesterol; you may be able to still control it, but you may have to give it extra effort. Further, if you already suffer from high cholesterol, you should not supplement with any anabolic steroid.

The above represents the possible side-effects of Norandren supplementation, and as you can see each and every one is avoidable. While true, there is one more effect we must discuss and it is not only possible it is 100% guaranteed in all men who supplement with any Nandrolone compound. If itís an anabolic steroid, in most all cases it will suppress your natural testosterone production, and while suppression will vary from steroid to steroid, with Nandrolone compounds it will be total suppression; you will not be making any testosterone. For this reason, as testosterone is manufactured in the testicles your testicles will atrophy; they wonít disappear but they will lose a little of their fullness. In any case, regardless of how genetically gifted you may be this suppression is going to occur, and for this reason exogenous testosterone supplementation is imperative. Testosterone is one of the most important hormones our body produces, and if levels fall and we enter into a low testosterone condition this can be extremely unhealthy and problematic. Of course, if you supplement with exogenous testosterone with your Norandren use you will not have a problem; after all, youíll be giving the body all the testosterone it needs. Further, once use is discontinued and all the exogenous steroidal hormones have cleared your system your testicles will return to their normal full size as your testosterone production will be back online. It must be noted; testosterone recovery is assuming you did not suffer from a low testosterone condition prior to supplementation, and that you did not severely damage your HPTA during supplementation with reckless or improper practices.

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