Axiom npp or Nandrolone Phenylpropionate (NPP) is a testosterone derived anabolic androgenic steroid. NPP is a 19-nor steroid due to a modification of one atom. Compared with dihydrotestosterone, Axiom npp has less androgenic activity while having more anabolic activity than unmodified testosterone.
NPP was originally developed to treat osteoporosis and breast cancer in women but thanks to its powerful anabolic effects and relatively weaker androgenic effects compared with many other steroids, it is a popular choice for bodybuilders and performance athletes who wish to avoid dealing with more severe estrogenic and other side effects.
What is npp?
Nandrolone Phenylpropionate, known as NPP for short, is a form of Nandrolone with the phenylpropionate ester attached. Another well known form of this steroid compound is Nandrolone Decanoate, also known as Deca-Durabolin. While NPP also used to be called Durabolin in the past, these days that name is avoided to prevent confusion between the two forms.
The Nandrolone hormone compound is exactly the same in both forms, it is simply the ester which gives each a slightly different property in the body; especially when it comes to half life and how fast it works, and how long it stays active in the bloodstream. This in turn dictates how often you’ll need to take your dosages.
Axiom npp has a shorter half life and so requires more frequent injections to keep your levels stable compared with Nandrolone Decanoate.
Nandrolone Phenylpropionate is a classic Anabolic Steroid with little Androgenic effect. It was first marketed in the 50s. It was sold under the brand name Durabolin by the company Organon. This is the same company that later made Nandrolone Decanoate and sold it as Deca Durabolin for its brand name. These days, underground labs are producing NPP and this is boosting its popularity. As a result, it’s being used more often because it is easier to access.
More or less experienced athletes prefer NPP injections as the most effective and convenient form. A great amount of athletes have been commenting about the quickness of the relief that this steroid gives to their joint pain. The esters are fast-acting and works much quicker than its counterpart, Deca Durabolin (Nandorlone Decanoate). Another major benefit that these athletes are talking about is that they get no water retention when using NPP.
What positive effects make us to use Nandrolone Phenylpropionate?
This steroid has many positive traits associated with its use. That being said, some of the benefits will outweigh what some other steroidal hormones will do.
- Has low Estrogenic properties (via its Metabolite Estradiol);
- Faster Recovery (heals damaged tissues repair quickly);
- Increased Strength Gain;
- Healing Properties (including joints, tendon and ligament pain);
- Quick acting half-life (compared to Decanoate);
- Holds less water weight than Decanoate.
Some of the positive benefits worth mentioning include increased IGF-1 production. What does this mean to you? This is a critical hormone that is needed to help our bodies recover faster. So NPP enhances muscular endurance and recovery.
Next on our list is the inhibition of Glucocorticoids which are stress hormones. Injections of NPP will greatly reduce the production of stress hormones. Who doesn’t like the sound of that?
NPP increases our nitrogen retention which in turn will help us keep more muscle tissue and prevent the body from falling into a catabolic state.
Our protein synthesis will also increase with the use of NPP and this will help our cells build protein and muscle. Increasing the red blood cell count in our bodies is vital to workout longer and harder.
And lastly, NPP will help strengthen our bones and aid in the relief of joint pain often associated with those who spend most of their time picking weights up and putting them down.