While Deca-Durabolin is the most commonly used Nandrolone based steroid it is far from the only one and in recent years the popular Nandrolone-Phenylpropionate has increased in popularity; commonly referred to as NPP and often found under the trade name Durabolin. In many ways NPP is very similar to the original Decanoate version; meaning, the nature of the hormones is for all intense purposes the same with either form. However, when examining the two compounds we have two distinct esters, one with the Decanoate ester while NPP is a Phenylpropionate ester based form. As each one carries its own ester NPP will become active in a noticeable way much faster but its total lasting effect is very short lived compared to the large ester based Nandrolone. Further, because Phenylpropionate is a smaller ester the total mass of the compound will yield more Nandrolone on a per milligram basis. At first glance this would seem to lend to NPP being slightly superior as it becomes active much faster but this isn’t necessarily true; while it will activate much faster, fast is not always beneficial, especially when we consider solidifying gains. However, in the long and short both compounds are very similar but some have said to report less water retention with the NPP form and this is common with smaller ester based steroids.
Nevertheless, real life experiences often show that the original may indeed be slightly more powerful; remember, real life and what’s on paper do not always matchup hand in hand and in the end you will have to find what works best for you.
Proviron or Pro-v is an interesting drug. Proviron is technically a steroid. Proviron has no anabolic activity though. Its clinical use is to replace androgen content in the male for men who are being treated for low sperm count and also low sex drive. For the purpose of fertility, pro-v is also combined with many other drugs. For our purposes, think of it as a dual drug for zilching out estrogen as well as offering some insurance against a loss of libido during your cycles. This is an awesome benefit. Personally I have used pro-v with a deca only cycle when trying to stay away from test (I am an androgen head), and pro-v did a noticeable job at keeping my sex drive up to where it usually is when I am on test. It was able to accomplish this great feat with only one, 50mg tab a day. I used IP’s little yellow tabs. Don’t know if you’ve seen them but they are great. To be truthful, I don’t really know if they are made anymore. Either way, 50mg of a legit pro-v per day will offer you great assurance in sustaining your libido. I realize that I speak of this often, but it is key to being able to enjoy your cycles and I find it is also closely related to appetite. This is completely anecdotal but when the sex drive is high, the appetite tends to be high, and you can grow much better with less anabolic steroids. I would trade a ravenous appetite any day over being on a ton of juice with no appetite when bulking and mass is the goal. It is the food after all, that allows the juice to work its magic.