All anabolic steroids have a tendency to reduce HDL (good) cholesterol and increase LDL (bad) cholesterol. The relative impact of an anabolic/androgenic steroid on serum lipids is dependant on the dose, route of administration (oral vs. injectable) type of steroid (aromatizable or non-aromatizable) and level of resistance to hepatic metabolism. With regards to nandrolone at a dose of 600mg per week over 10 weeks demonstrated 26% reduction in HDL cholesterol levels. This suppression is slightly greater than an equal dose of testosterone over an equal period. In other words it shows a slightly more negative impact on HDL/LDL ratio with nandrolone than with testosterone cypionate. It’s always recommended to accompany the use of this product with a low saturated fat diet and a cardiovascular exercise program.
As reported in recent bodybuilding publications and media, Nandrolone Decanoate can be used carefully by women as a supplement for fitness models as well as athletes, which is rare with steroids producing any kind of androgenic side effects. Recommended doses for women are much lower, typically around 50 mg/ week. The drug’s popularity among fitness models as well as athletes puts Nandrolone Decanoate on the red carpet walk for certain. News reports say that precautions must be taken when used by women, as adverse side effects affect some individuals while producing no adverse side effects for others. Results for men are fairly concrete, but results for women using hormonally based supplements do vary, so according to media sources, women athletes and bodybuilders should use this product with caution and start with very small doses.