Substance: Nandrolone Phenlypropionate
Nandrolone phenlypropionate is a fast acting form of Deca Durabolin.
Almost similar effects as Deca. It only lasts up to 5 days in
the body. Comes in 2cc amps. Doses range from 200-800mg per week
(must be taken every 4-5 days).
Note: The substance ephedrine hydrochloride is also part of numerous
injectable solutions, drops, nasal sprays, syrups, ointments,
powders, and fluids which, however, are not listed here since
athletes usually prefer tablets.
Ephedrine belongs to the group of sympathomimetics. Although it
is not a hormone compound, we would still like to describe it
briefly since it offers the athlete three interesting effects.
First, ephedrine has clear fatburning characteristics. On the
one hand, this occurs since ephedrine produces heat in the body
(thermogenesis). Simplified, ephedrine slightly increases the
body temperature so that the body burns more calories than usual.
On the other hand, ephedrine stimulates the thyroid gland to transform
the weaker LT-4 (L-thyroxine) into the stronger LT-3 (liothyronine),
thus accelerating the metabolism. The fatburning effect, with
the additional intake of both methylzanthine caffeine and aspirin,
can almost be doubled. Scientific research has shown that the
combination of 25 mg ephedrine, 200 mg caffeine, and 300 mg aspirin
is ideal to produce a synergetic effect. Those who apply this
combination three times daily, approximately 30 minutes prior
to a meal, will significantly burn fat. Competing bodybuilders
have appreciated this for quite some time. Second, ephedrine has
anticatabolic characteristics. Thus if is especially useful for
maintaining the muscle system while dieting. Finally, athletes
often use ephedrine as a "training booster." Since it has a mild
amphetamine-like effect on the central nervous system (CNS) it
improves the concentration, vigilance, and the interplay of nerves
and muscles. For this purpose, 25-50 mg ephedrine are taken approximately
one hour before a workout. The athlete feels an immediate boost
in energy which during workout can manifest itself in a 5-10%
increase in strength. Again, also in this case, the effect can
be improved by taking caffeine and aspirin (s.a.). It is important
to note that ephedrine, administered for this purpose, is not
to be taken more than three times a week; otherwise, the body
gets accustomed to it and the "boost effect" decreases, and much
higher dosages are needed.
Side effects can manifest themselves in the form of more rapid
heart beat, insomnia, tremors (light trembling of the fingers),
headaches, dizziness, high blood pressure, and lack of appetite.
The last characteristic, however, is much appreciated by athletes
on a diet. Ephedrine must not be taken when high blood pressure,
a severe hyperfunction of the thyroid gland, irregular heart rhythm,
or a recent myocardiac infarction are present. In Europe ephedrine
is a prescription drug which is mostly available in combination
with other substances. Such a combination compound, for example,
is the German drug Perspiran N, which contains an additional 25
mg ephedrine hydrochloride and 125 mg theophylline per tablet.
Theophylline increases the effect of ephedrine. The Spanish Efedrina
Level of Laboratorio Level S.A. Company can be found on the black
market. A 50 mg tablet usually costs $ 10. The tablets are indented,
with "EFEDRINX stamped on the back. Twenty-four tablets are packaged
in a small white plastic box with a pull-off label. It is interesting
to note that in the U.S. the substance ephedrine hydrochloride
is not a prescription drug and is freely available while other
stimulants and medicines used in sports are either unavailable
or available only at high risk on the black market. In special
magazines for bodybuilders one can always find ads freely offering
Ephedrine. Until the time that this condition changes, Ephedrine
is of no importance on the black market.
This was another of the DDR compounds. It should be
off the market by now. That should not warrant anyone’s attention
though (it was the worst kind of counterfeit).