Deca-Durabolin is an injectable anabolic steroid, one of the most popular brands of Nandrolone Decanoate. The drug has a long-lasting effect – up to 15 days (half-life – 7 days) and is used mainly by athletes in mass-building courses.
After a course therapy, these are drugs of a nonsteroidal group, which are used in a strong course of steroids and after taking them. Post Cycle Therapy is a complementary medication that helps prevent various side effects of steroid use. PCT also facilitates the body’s recovery after taking basic anabolic steroids.
Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) after taking Deca-Durabolin
Beginners may overlook the need for PCT after a steroid cycle, but post-cycle therapy is just as important as the cycle itself. Steroids interfere with the body’s natural processes, including the production of testosterone and other hormones; So when you’re off a cycle, you need to stimulate your body to start producing hormones naturally again without relying on artificial steroids.
PCT is important for both preventing the side effects of steroids and maintaining the muscle growth you achieve throughout your cycle.
PCT usually lasts 3-6 weeks or a little longer. Here are some of the more common PCT medications people use for post cycle therapy:
- Clomid PCT: 50 mg/day for 3 weeks (or 100 mg/day for the first 10 days, then 50 mg/day for another 10 days)
- Nolvadex PCT: 40 mg/day for 1-2 weeks and 20 mg/day for 3-4 weeks
- Arimidex PCT: 0.5 mg every other day during cycle, 0.5 mg/day during PCT.
Making PCT an important part of any steroid cycle is a habit that you, as a beginner, need to develop from your very first cycle. These and other PCT drugs come with their own set of potential side effects, so always do your research before deciding which one to use. Check out my full Post Cycle Therapy guide to fully understand what it takes to have productive Post Cycle Therapy.