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Laurabolin

Nandrolone shown with Laurate ester

[ 17beta-Hydroxyestra-4-en-3-one]
Formula (base): C18 H26 02
Formula (ester): C12 H24 02
Molecular Weight (base): 274.4022
Melting Point: 44-46C
Manufacturer: Various
Effective Dose: (men) 200-400mg/week (women) 50-100mgs/week
Active life: 10 days
Anabolic/Androgenic Ratio: 125:37

Laurabolin is an oil based injectable steroid, which was allegedly intended for veterinary use in animals such as cats, dogs, pigs, lambs and horses. Very little information while searching in various medical journals for the use of Laurabolin in any of those animals can be found. This, plus the fact that this steroid is primarily available in Mexico, leads us to believe that it is basically made for humans making the trip into Mexico from the US. Unfortunately, as with many useful steroids, Laurabolin was never approved or even marketed toward humans in the USA.
Laurabolin is a compound of 19-nor-testosterone based steroid, specifically a nandrolone, which means that nearly anything that is true of Deca-Durabolin (or any other nandrolone) will be true of Laurabolin. Of course, here we’re talking about all of the things you’re probably familiar with regarding Deca: the positive effects on joints, collagen, and bone-mineral content (1)(2), and the unfortunate progestinic effects that nandrolones have (remember, nandrolone is a progestin). Progestins have the ability to wreak havoc with your natural hormone levels, as well as amplifying many of estrogen’s effects (5). Fortunately, nandrolone is not subject to much aromatization so it will be amplifying the estrogen (most likely) engendered by other steroids in your system. Don’t forget to have on hand an anti-progestenic ancillary drug.

Usage
Suggested dosage if with any form of nandrolone, is 25mg/day. While it’s true that Letrozole can cause some problems with blood lipids, consider the positive effects that nandrolone has on them (6). You’ll find that they can both run together safely and actually provide many complimentary actions. Letrozole will also help you with any possible estrogenic and progesteronic effects from Laurabolin (more on this later). Also, in a cycle containing Laurabolin, adding in some form of injectable testosterone is going to probably be necessary for most people. This is to replace the endogenous testosterone levels that Laurabolin’s progestenic properties will have depleted. A good rule is to use roughly equal amounts of both compounds.
Laurabolin 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 many days after the injection, but realistically, only slightly more than Deca. Nandrolone’s structure is very similar to that of testosterone. The only difference is it lacks a carbon atom at the 19th position. This causes it to have much lower androgenic properties than 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. They’re just geek-speak for stating that nandrolone generally produces less side effects than testosterone. Unfortunately, the main place where nandrolone causes more side effects than testosterone is in its ability to shut down and inhibit your HPTA. This is despite much lower tendency for estrogen conversion, since the rate at which the nandrolone converts to estrogen is estimated at a mere 20% of testosterone’s conversion. The primary disadvantage of Laurabolin over Deca-Durabolin is it’s 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 quite a bit less desirable than Deca. However the price of Laurabolin is generally much lower than that of Deca-Durabolin, somewhat making up for the voluminous and frequent injections. Unfortunately, while the price of is lower than that of Deca, the water retention experienced is the same, if not more. This is possibly due to the longer ester. Using Letrozole (which I recommended previously to help with progestenic/estrogenic side effects) will combat this, but I still think that Laurabolin must be relegated to use in bulking cycles.
Laurabolin has a strong anabolic action (rated more highly than testosterone, for anabolic properties) and this is coupled with minimal androgenic properties. Remember, nandrolone was synthesized to provide fewer side effects than testosterone and more anabolic effects by allowing enhanced cellular protein synthesis, thus allowing the prevention of protein loss through the urea and promoting lean tissue build up. In animals, this compound has also been used to correct metabolic deficiencies, malnutrition, anemia, and slow maturation (8). It will, again, like all nandrolones, increase your bodymass, FFM, and strength (7). A few other important characteristics of Laurabolin include maintenance of proper levels of calcium & phosphorous and the 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, whereas Deca and NPP are available from several underground labs, as well as major pharmaceutical houses.
The gains with this compound are much slower than 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.

Dosage
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, thus, making it cheap. 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 taken at 50mgs/week. This is because it is only available in low dosed concentrations.

References
1. Metabolism. 1990 Nov; 39(11): 1167-9.
2. Effects of nandrolone decanoate on bone mineral content (R, Righi GA, Turchetti V, Vattimo A.)
3. J Vet Med A Physiol Pathol Clin Med. 2001 Aug; 48(6): 343-52.
4. Eur J Endocrinol. 2004 Apr; 150(4): 511-5
5. Cancer Res 1978 Nov; 38(11 Pt 2): 4186-98
6. Sattler et al. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 283: e1214
7. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr Hum Retrovirol. 1999 Feb 1; 20(2): 137-46
8. Package insert from Laurabolin

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