Nandrolone laureate was originally developed in the 1960’s and was generally prescribed for use in patients suffering from malnutrition, recovering from major surgery, or in catabolic states. The drug was also used to fight osteoporosis, including the treatment of androgen sensitive people such as women and the elderly. As far as the effects for performance enhancing use, the results from this drug were very similar to those seen from Deca Durabolin. Users often report an increase in strength and a gain in quality muscle mass. Nandrolone is not a very estrogenic drug, and only causes around 20% of the estrogen buildup of testosterone. While the levels of estrogen that Laurabolin produces are low, there is third mechanism in which nandrolone can convert. Nandrolone has been shown to have agonistic effects and high affinity binding with the progesterone receptor and act as a progestin throughout the body. The results of this effect can be similar to estrogenic side effects such as bloat and even gyno. Ideally, one would want to run an anti-progesterone compound alongside Laurabolin such as bromo or caber. Those looking to stack Laurabolin would often take it with such compounds as testosterone enanthate or cypionate. Users might also wish to add an oral such as Dianabol or Winstrol. Since Laurabolin has a high affinity towards the androgen receptor while having a lower androgenic expression, it is usually not recommended to be taken without testosterone. Without a high androgenic expression and having a strong bond to the AR enzyme, side effects of low testosterone are possible such as the infamous such as impotence, lethargy, and a low sex drive. Due to this, most users consider it a must to always run a testosterone “base” to any cycle containing a nandrolone to prevent these side effects. The manner in which this drug bonds to the AR enzyme, it also has a very profound effect on shutting down one’s body’s natural ability to produce testosterone. Because of this, most users often run testosterone for a few weeks after discontinuing in order to Laurabolin clear the AR receptor and and prepare it for natural function. It’s also important to run a proper PCT protocol at cycle’s end.