Laurabolin is oil based injectable steroid, which was intended for veterinary use in animals such as cats, dogs, pigs, lambs and horses. For the life of me, however, I cant imagine a doctor prescribing steroids for someones cat. As with many useful steroids, Laurabolin was never approved or marketed towards humans in the USA.
Firstly, this compound is a 19-nor-testosterone based steroid, and specifically, a Nandrolone, which means that nearly anything which is true of Deca-Durabolin (or any other Nandrolone), will be true of Laurabolin. Were talking here about positive effects on joints, collagen, and bone-mineral content (1)(2). And were also talking about the unfortunate progestinic effects that Nandrolones (remember, Nandrolone is a progestin) have. Progestins have the unfortunate ability to wreak havoc with your natural hormone levels, as well as amplifying many of estrogens effects.(5) Dont forget to have on hand an anti-progestenic ancillary drug. Personally, if I was going to run any form of Nandrolone, Id be using Letrozole at .5mg/day. While its true that Letrozole can cause some problems with blood lipids, I think that when you consider the positive effects that Nandrolone has on them (6), youll find that they can both be run together safely, and actually provide a many complimentary actions. Letrozole will also help you with any possible estrogenic effects from Laurabolin (more on this later). Also, in a cycle containing Laurabolin, testosterone is going to probably be necessary for most people, as youll want to replace the testosterone levels which Laurabolins progestenic properties will have depleted you of. A good rule is to use roughly equal amounts of both compounds.
Laurabolin has a strong anabolic action with minimal androgenic properties and was specifically designed to promote Protein Synthesis without the production of undesired (side) effects. This cellular protein synthesis allows the prevention of protein loss through the urea and promotes lean tissue build up. In animals this compound has also been used to correct metabolic deficiencies, malnutrition, anemia and slow maturation (8). A Few other characteristics of Laurabolin are maintenance of proper levels of Calcium & Phosphorous, and production of red blood cells (8). This compound is unlikely to be counterfeited, due to its low demand in the Nandrolone market-place, where Deca and NPP are the reigning champs. Also, Laurabolin is mostly available in Mexico, where it is sold in very low concentrations; wheras Deca and NPP are available from several Underground Labs, as well as major pharmaceutical houses.
Effects of Laurabolin
So what will it do? Basically, as stated previously, Laurabolin will do everything Deca will do. This stuff will help you recover more quickly from exercise (3) via replenishing muscle glycogen; increasing protein synthesis, etc& the only true difference is the duration of its effectiveness. Laurabolin can remain effective for up to many days after the injection, but only slightly more than Deca. Nandrolones structure is very similar to that of testosterone. The only difference if it lacks carbon atom the 19th position, this causes it to have much lower androgenic properties then testosterone. The primary reason for low androgenic side effects associated with Nandrolone is that although it is altered by 5a-reductase enzyme just like testosterone, the altered product is dihydronandrolone which is much weaker in action then dihydrotestosterone. What do all of these big words mean to you? Well& None of them are particularly important& theyre just geek-speak for stating that nandrolone generally produces less side effects than testosterone.
This item also has much lower tendency for estrogen conversion, the rate at which the Nandrolone converts to estrogen is estimated at 20% that of Testosterone (remember the Letrozole I recommended that you use?).. The disadvantage of Laurabolin over Deca-Durabolin is its generally found in a very low concentration level of 25-50mg per cc/ml. This in turn forces the athlete to take multiple and voluminous injections, making it a little bit less desirable then Deca. However the price of Laurabolin is generally much lower then that of Deca-Durabolin somewhat making up for the voluminous and frequent injections. Unfortunately, while the price of Laurabolin is lower than that of Deca, the water retention experienced from it is the same if not more. Using the Letrozole (which I recommended previously to help with progestenic/estrogenic side effects) will combat this, but I still think that Laurabolin be relegated to use in bulking cycles
The gains with this compound are much slower then with testosterone, however they are of higher quality and are easier to maintain once the use of Laurabolin has been discontinued. And of course, as with any Nandrolone, proper Post Cycle Therapy regimen should be incorporated at the end of cycles consisting of Laurabolin.
It will, again, like all nandrolones, increase your bodymass, FFM, and strength (7). The average doses for male athletes are in the range of 200-400mg per week (which would entail putting more oil in your body than there is in your average Indy 500 car). Female athletes can also find this item useful as it has low androgenic properties and high anabolic properties, which will limit virilizing effects (effects which make a woman take on male characteristics). The average dose for a female athlete would be in the range of 50-100mg per week. Laurabolin is a good choice for female athletes, as it is usually sold in a very low concentration (Mg/Ml), is rarely counterfeited, and is not in high demand, and thus is cheap (you should never pay more than $2-4 per ml). Sadly, this drug will never really be very useful for men, except perhaps for its effects on bone mineral content and collagen, which can be had at 50mgs/week, because it is only available in low dosed concentrations.
Laurabolin Steroid Profile
Chemical Name: Nandrolone Laurate
(base: 17beta-Hydroxyestra-4-en-3-one; 19-Nortestosterone; Nandrolone)
(ester: Dodecanoic acid; laurostearic acid, duodecyclic acid; 1-undecanecarboxylic acid; dodecoic acid)
Molecular Weight (base): 274.4022
Formula (base): C18 H26 O2
Formula (ester): C12 H24 O2.
Melting Point: 44-46C
Effective Dose: (men) 200-400mg/week (women) 50-100mgs/week
Active life: 10 days
Androgenic: AnabolicRatio: 37:125
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- Package insert from Laurabolin