The injectable anabolic steroid with longer anabolic activity and lower androgenic effect. It has the capacity to increase protein synthesis in muscle cells and help to achieve a positive nitrogen balance. The drug is used for muscle growth, appetite stimulation, increased red blood cell production and bone density.
Deca-Durabolin is the most widespread and most commonly used injectable steroid. Deca's large popularity can be attributed to its numerous possible applications and, for its mostly positive results. Deca-Durabolin causes the muscle cell to store more nitrogen than it re-leases so that a positive nitrogen balance is achieved. A positive nitrogen balance is synonymous with muscle growth since the muscle cell, in this phase, assimilates (accumulates) a larger amount of protein than usual. The same manufacturer, however, points out on the package insert that a positive nitrogen balance and the protein building effect that accompany it will occur only if enough calories and proteins are supplied.