Synthol: Are Fake Looking Muscles Worth The Risks?
an intermuscular fatty acid that bodybuilders are now using to give increased
size in small muscle groups. It is actually
a synthetic oil that is injected right in to the muscles. The way that this product works is that it becomes
encapsulated between the fasicles (bundles of muscle fibers). Upon
repeated injections, a huge bolus of the oil accumulates, adding volume
to the injected muscle.
As far as
side effects are concerned, injecting
any significant amount of fatty-acid material intramuscularly can be extremely
dangerous. When you jab a syringe into a muscle without any knowledge or
regard to nerve distribution, you may hit a nerve and possibly cause permanent
paralysis of groups of muscle fibers within that area. And besides the
increased possibility of developing abscesses, there is also the possibility
you might inject the fat into a vein or artery and cause serious tissue
damage downstream. If this stuff is accidentally injected into a vein or
artery, it could be transported into the lungs, possibly causing a "pulmonary
embolism" or perhaps even into the brain, causing a "cardioembolic stroke."
It's also known that injecting fatty acids into the system can lead to
a condition where blood clots can develop, resulting in coronaries and
line is it really is not worth the dangers, pain or cost to use.
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