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.
The derivatives of testosterone’s are called anabolics. This is when a testosterone is changed in a way that only keeps some of its original characteristics buts excludes others. For example a anabolic steroid could have muscle building effects but without the water retention of the original testosterone it got derived from. These variations are endless and a science on its own. We will discuss and explain every characteristic of every anabolic steroid in depth so that athletes would know what is best for them because we all have different needs.