Deca-Durabolin is the second most popular and second most widely used anabolic steroid ever in existence. It is second only to Dianabol in popularity, and Winstrol is the third most popular anabolic steroid among athletes and bodybuilders. Therefore, it is not an uncommon anabolic steroid on the market and the fact that it is one of the only anabolic steroids still mas produced and marketed on the US prescription market today only spreads its availability even further. Individuals seeking to buy Deca-Durabolin will be pleased to encounter vast variations and brands of Deca-Durabolin, both pharmaceutical grade product as well as underground lab (UGL) products.
With its immense popularity, however, there does exist an abundance of fake counterfeited products (especially pharmaceutical grade Deca-Durabolin products). At the same time, the large amount of popularity of this compound also results in plenty of legitimate product flooding the market.
Pharmaceutical Grade Versus Underground Labs
All anabolic steroids ultimately fall under two categories of product grades: pharmaceutical products and underground lab (UGL) products. Potential users looking to buy Deca-Durabolin are no exception to this, and will always be confronted with these two choices when shopping around for anabolic steroids. Pharmaceutical grade products are products manufactured by any FDA (or equivalent) approved pharmaceutical company, and as such there is rigorous quality control and supervision over the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals. The result is human-grade product that is accurately dosed and guaranteed purity and sterility. The trade-off with perfection is that of cost: pharmaceutical grade products are generally very expensive, and far more expensive in comparison to underground lab products. The reasons for this are due to a combination of making up for R&D costs in development of drugs, and the advanced manufacturing processes and equipment used by pharmaceutical corporations. Underground labs are labs run in every single region and country in the world, and depending on which country they are set up in, are often run illegally. The facilities under which underground labs operate can range anywhere from basement/bathroom/garage laboratories to pharmaceutical grade facilities. However, there is no guarantee as to what conditions products are manufactured in, and the same can be said for the quality of the products themselves. Most underground labs tend to produce fairly accurate and decent products, but even if products are sterile and accurately dosed, there are frequent issues of metals and certain unintentional additives in products. The only advantage here is that of lower costs compared to human grade pharmaceuticals.
Pharmaceutical grade Deca-Durabolin products will be covered here only, as underground labs are so numerous (in the thousands) that it is impossible to be able to list in detail each UGL brand. In addition to this, underground labs set up and shut down faster than the winds change and it would be useless to list products developed by a lab that will not be in existence in 2 months or 2 years from now.
It is important to note for those intending to buy Deca-Durabolin that although this anabolic steroid is still manufactured and sold on the American market, Organon is no longer the pharmaceutical company responsible for the manufacture and sale of it. Previous manufacturers of Deca-Durabolin also included Watson Labs and Chein Pharmaceuticals, which also discontinued their generic production of this compound a while ago. Unfortunately due to the fact that the FDA has narrowed the medical uses of Deca-Durabolin down to only 2 applications, the production of this drug in the United States is extremely small and limited to the point where no individuals should seek any Deca-Durabolin products claiming to be American in origin, as control laws are very tight on the drug and potential buyers are most likely to encounter counterfeits.
In Eastern Europe, Deca-Durabolin products can be located in Moldova, where Balkan Pharmaceuticals manufactures this compound under the brand name Nandrolona D. Nandrolona D comes in 1ml ampoules and the incidence of counterfeit Nandrolona D product is of a low incidence. Individuals can also buy Deca-Durabolin in South America, located in Paraguay manufactured by Landerlan Pharmaceuticals. Their manufacture of this compound is actually fairly recent, and is packaged in 10ml multi-dose vials.
In Greece, Norma Hellas manufactures a 100mg/ml product in 2ml vials and this is considered a very high quality pharmaceutical by many. The problem with this product is its high rate of counterfeiting, and Norma Hellas has recently begun productions of a photochromic label in order to combat the mass counterfeiting operations. This involves a metallic holographic marking with the logo of the company on it. This is said to be an anti-counterfeiting measure that is extremely difficult to copy. In any case, it is always highly advised that any individual looking to purchase this product be sure to obtain its original white box with original paperwork. Greece is also the country of origin for Organon, which still produces Deca Durabolin overseas but these are plagued with a high frequency of counterfeits. The issue here is that it is packaged in multi-dose vials, which is a very easy target for counterfeit operations compared to other forms of containment (such as glass ampoules). Any individuals looking to buy Deca in this brand should ensure to have the original box alongside the original anti-counterfeiting ID sticker, which should display a unique hidden mark when exposed to UV lighting.
India is where PB Labs produces their product labeled Deca-Pronabol 200. It is packaged in 1ml ampoules which are dosed at 200mg/ml. The issue with this item is that it is very rare at this time, due in part because India is not a country where many suppliers on the market obtain anabolic steroids from. Alpha-Pharma of India also manufactures Deca-Durabolin, which is located in 2ml multi-dose vials with a concentration of 100mg/ml.
The pricing of all anabolic steroids ultimate falls under three categories of vendors or sources:
– ‘In-person’, ‘personally known’, or ‘gym floor’ sources
– Internet website sources that limit buyers to a minimum order amount
– Internet website sources that do not limit buyers to minimum order amounts and instead allow small single-bottle orders
Prices do not vary much between the first two listed source types, but any individuals attempting to buy Durabolin on the internet will notice distinct pricing differences between websites that set minimum order limits compared to those that do not do so. Websites that do not set minimum order limits allow individuals to buy Deca-Durabolin in very small quantities (single bottle orders, etc.), and because the vendor tends to make small sales as opposed to large quantity sales, prices are frequently inflated to make up for the logistical costs of small orders.
Typical pricing of Nandrolone from sources that do not set minimum order limits will generally find pharmaceutical grade product pricing in the range of $18 – $23 for a single 2ml vial containing 100mg/ml (typically an example of Norma Hellas Greece or Organon Greece products). Underground product from the same type of source ranges from $130 – $145 for a single 10ml vial containing 200mg/ml.
Sources that do set minimum order limits as well as in-person sources can be found selling pharmaceutical Deca-Durabolin for approximately $11 – $14 for a single 2ml vial containing 100mg/ml (typically an example of Norma Hellas Greece or Organon Greece products). Underground product from this same type of source lands in the range of $90 – $120 for a single 10ml vial containing 250mg/ml.