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Synthol – 3 Harmful Facts


what is synthol oil?

Synthol is usually made of oil, benzyl alcohol and lidocain. It contains 85% oil, 7.5 percent lidocain, and 7.5 percent alcohol. (1)

synthol injections in bodybuilding

Bodybuilders utilize the site enhancement to improve the muscles’ outward appearance. Bodybuilders insert a temporary implant deep into the muscle. The results of the enlargement are immediate. Synthol is applied to tiny muscle groups to increase their volume (for example triceps, biceps, deltoids, muscles of the calf). When utilizing synthol, there are certain significant downsides that might be seen. The muscles change shape and distort unnaturally. (2)

Synthol Side Effects

synthol side effects

The negative effects are numerous and include the potential for nerve damage, pulmonary embolism from oil, pulmonary artery blockage, myocardial infarction, cerebral stroke, and infectious problems.

There are also major health hazards to shooting oneself with this junk, aside from the obvious fact that misusing synthol will make you look clownishly ludicrous and will probably leave you permanently deformed.

First off, users frequently get site infections, which result in the accumulation of enormous volumes of pus that must be drained. Additionally, there is a chance of severe scarring, which can decrease the area’s blood supply. This can lead to gangrene and eventually amputation of limbs if left untreated. Even worse, misuse of this oil based injection has been linked to staph infections, which can become lethal and spread throughout the body.

Why do guys use synthol?

An issue that is being discussed more and more in bodybuilding and fitness centers around intramuscular oil injections that result in slowly deteriorating oil based deposits. Site enhancement oils (SEOs) are only used to increase muscle volume cosmetically; they have no positive benefits on muscle strength. There are a huge amount of SEOs on the black market, as well as home-made formulae, usually preservatives such as xylocaine, alcohol, and different medium-chain oils. The usage of this SEOs has been linked to a number of side effects, including fat embolism-like syndrome and inflammation and swelling. (3)

What is the difference between synthol and steroids?

Synthol is different from anabolic steroids, which some bodybuilders also use to increase muscle size. When used to treat diseases like cancer that can lead to muscle loss or hormonal imbalances, anabolic steroids have a genuine medicinal application. It has no such therapeutic benefit. Although muscle tissue is expanded, muscle strength is not increased. Usually, the biceps, triceps, deltoids, and calf muscles receive the injection. Because the benefits of it are practically immediate, bodybuilders may use it before competitions. 

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