Estrogenic Activity moderate
Progestational Activity high
Normethandrolone is a potent oral anabolic steroid derived from nandrolone. Also called methylnandrolone or methylnortestosterone, normethandrolone can crudely be looked at as the “methyltestosterone of nandrolone.” It differs from its parent hormone nandrolone only by the addition of C-17 alpha methyl group, the same alteration that creates methyltestosterone from testosterone. This, of course, was added to make oral dosing viable. Animal studies looking at the oral potency of this steroid rate it to be roughly 3-6 times anabolic than methyltestosterone, while possessing only roughly 10-25% more androgenicity. 2 The overall anabolic-androgenic ratio of this steroid falls somewhere between 3:1 and 5.5:1. Although it is effective orally, normethandrolone is not the most ideal steroid for bodybuilders and athletes, at least where lean mass or sports performance are concerned (something for which nandrolone is highly favored). In this case methylation has amplified the estrogenic and progestational activity of the steroid considerably, which means that muscle gains are likely to be accompanied by considerable water and fat retention.