As previously noted, Deca is often cited as an anabolic steroid that is very ‘mild’ by comparison to other compounds where side effects are concerned. Unfortunately, this is a mix of fact and fiction that needs to be addressed, and most of these ‘Deca is a mild steroid’ claims are from a bygone era where not much was yet known about these drugs, and today we know much more. Deca-Durabolin is by all accounts both a mild and harsh anabolic steroid, possessing both such properties.
Deca-Durabolin is the brand and trade name for the anabolic steroid Nandrolone. Specifically, Deca-Durabolin is the trade name for Nandrolone Decanoate – the decanoate ester variant of Nandrolone. “Deca”, as it is informally known as among bodybuilders, ranks among the top three anabolic steroids where it is the second most popular and widely utilized anabolic steroid in existence. First place is held by none other than Dianabol (Methandrostenolone), and third by Winstrol (Stanozolol). There is good reason for why Deca-Durabolin is so well liked by bodybuilders and athletes, and is even held in high regard by the medical establishment as well.