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Sanabolicum

Nandrolone CycloHexylPropionate

(17b-Hydroxy-19 -nor -4 -androsten-3-one-17-phenylpropionate)
Formula (base): C18 H26 02 Formula (ester): C9 H16 02
Molecular Weight: 412.6112
Molecular Weight (base): 274.4022
Molecular Weight (ester): 156.222
Melting Point (base): 122-124°C
Manufacturer: Nile (Egypt) and others
Effective Dose (Men): 200-600mgs/week (2mg/lb of Bodyweight)
Effective Dose (Women): 50-100mgs/week
Active life: 13.5
Detection Time: Up to 18 months
Anabolic/Androgenic ratio: 125:37

Sanabolicum, or nandrolone CycloHexylPropionate is a rarely found version of the anabolic androgenic steroid nandrolone, with a CycloHexylPropionate ester.
Nandrolone probably the most talked about anabolic steroid on the planet. It is a drug derived from the hormone testosterone, with a slight modification taking the form of a carbon atom removed from the 19th position of the molecule. For this reason, it is also called a 19-nor testosterone compound. The modification makes nandrolone more anabolic (muscle building) and less androgenic (producing of male characteristics) than its parent hormone. Testosterone, the standard for that ratio, has an anabolic/androgenic ratio of 100:100 (arbitrarily determined as a benchmark). Nandrolone’s anabolic/androgenic ratio is 37:125.
Nandrolone’s popularity partly stems from its versatility; it can be used to reach virtually any bodybuilding or athletic goal, and has an outstanding safety record among its users. The medical industry uses nandrolone to treat anemia, debility, disease and severe wasting disorders. It is commonly administered to H.I.V positive patents to reverse muscle break down (catabolism) and improve immune function (1)(2). It has numerous benefits for the hard training athlete and very few side effects. First off, nandrolone is an excellent drug for building muscle via different mechanisms of action, some less understood that others. Nandrolone promotes nitrogen retention in the muscle cell (3), which in turn promotes the muscle cell to synthesize and store more protein. The drug also increases the levels of the highly anabolic hormone IGF-1 inside muscle tissue (4). Nandrolone also significantly increase the levels of androgen receptors in muscle (5). Athletes who participate in regular strenuous physical activity will appreciate the effects of nandrolone, proven to significantly improve endurance (6). It can also dramatically improve recovery by increasing the number of red blood cells (1), which in turn will help in the removal of lactic acid and improve oxygen delivery to working muscles; it will also speed the rate of glycogen replenishment after exercise (7). One thing that puts nandrolone above all other steroids taken by athletes is its ability to improve joint function and reduce joint pain by improving collagen synthesis and bone mineral content (8)(9). In fact, a common saying by nandrolone fans is “I feel like I’m 20 again!” when on cycle. Muscle building and “lubed” joints are not the only positives of nandrolone use; it seems to be a good fat loss agent (10), and the amount of fat loss and from where, is dose dependant, with higher dosages producing overall better results (11). The good stuff does not end there, as nandrolone does not only affect your body but your mind as well by increasing chemicals in the brain such as seratonin and norepinephedrine; this will help an athlete train harder and improve speed and power, while at the same time is probably responsible for the enhanced feeling of “well being” many Deca users report (12).

Unwanted Effects
Nandrolone has a safety record that cannot be beat, although it still has some drawbacks, since its chemical structure aromatizes (converts to the female hormone estrogen via the aromatize enzyme) slightly, at about 20% the rate of testosterone. Thus, adverse estrogenic side effects such as breast tissue growth (gynecomastia or bitch tits) and fat gain are not a major concern. With its low androgenic properties, prostate and hair loss problems are not commonly reported by athletes using it. One thing that must be mentioned is the notion that nandrolone aromatizes into the female hormone progesterone. This is not entirely true. Nandrolone, being a progestin, directly acts on the progesterone receptor (PgR) without needing to change chemically. Fortunately, the binding rate to the receptor is fairly low (about 20% of the actual progesterone hormone itself) (13). If you are prone to progestinic sides there are various drugs to available to combat them. Fulvestrant or Letrozole can be taken to reduce the number of progesterone and estrogen receptors (14), and with less receptors to attach to, these hormones will not be able to exert their actions on the body. Letrozole also has the added benefit of reducing estrogen levels to nothing—which would certainly cut down on sides—as without estrogen present, most of the ill-effects of any aromatizing (or even progestenic) steroids aren’t really possible. The use of a progestin also raises the level of another female sex hormone, prolactin. Bromocriptine and cabergoline are drugs that activate the dopamine receptor to lower prolactin levels. Shrunken balls (testicular atrophy) may be a problem from elevated prolactin as well; HCG (a female hormone that acts like LH when introduced into the male body) used during the cycle can best remedy the condition (15). The heart conscious bodybuilder need not worry about cholesterol if choosing to use nandrolone—in a study, H.I.V+ men given nandrolone had no negative affects on lipid profile (16).

Usage
Sanabolicum, nandrolone CycloHexylPropionate is indeed a rare and unusual find anywhere in the athletic world. To figure out how to use it in a cycle, now the ester itself must be analyzed. As we all know, esters delay the release of a hormone, and N-CHP has 9 carbons. This hints that it is a long acting ester comparable to cypionate, (8 carbons) or decanoate, (10 carbons) with an active life of about 13.5 days. I would compare its effects to nandrolone decanoate, aka, Deca-Durabolin thus dosage amount and frequency should be near the same. Thus, once per week injections can keep blood levels stable. Most users however inject 2 times per week, or every 3rd day.
Now that we know the potential usage for anabolism, let us look at how it can be incorporated into an anabolic steroids cycle. Since it is similar to Deca, slow, high quality muscle gains can be expected along with significant water retention. So, our first choice would be to use Sanabolicum in a “bulking” cycle, stacked with a testosterone, of course, and another “bulk” promoting drug like Dianabol or Anadrol. That’s a formidable stack, and great gains in size and strength can be realized. Nandrolone, being a compound that promotes fat loss, can also be used in a “cutting” cycle without problems stacked with testosterone and a low or non aromatizing oral like stanozolol, (Winstrol, Winny) oxandrolone, (Anavar, Var) or oral-turinabol (OT). Lean muscle gains with reduced body fat can be attained. It must be noted that you should avoid combining anabolic steroids with progestin attributes, e.g. Fina (aka Tren)+Deca, as this will only prove bothersome when you are shelling out cash on drugs to fight the sides. It’s common practice to run testosterone one week longer than nandrolone to “line up” timing for post cycle therapy. This is to be recommended with Sanabolicum, as it is going to have a residual effect when it’s not producing an anabolic effect yet it will still suppressing your natural testosterone levels. It’s recommended that testosterone be run about 2 weeks longer than the Sanabolicum to combat this. Due to extremely low availability and a similar drug easily available, sanabolicum may never catch on as the anabolic of choice for nandrolone lovers.

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