Why Are Bodybuilders Using Synthol?
Bodybuilders regularly look for new ways to better their bodies beyond what they do at the gym. According to a review from the journal Polimery w Medycynie, Synthol is used by bodybuilders as a temporary implant that is injected deep into small muscle groups such as biceps, deltoids, and triceps. Synthol offers instant enlargement effects that can assist them in competitions.
Synthol is produced out of 85% medium-chain triglyceride oils, 7.5% lidocaine and 7.5% benzyl liquor. It is manufactured from an Italian well-known steroid known as Esisclene however it’s not considered completely as a steroid, as it’s a sort of oil.
These bodybuilders decided to take the worst shortcut imaginable – Synthol
Ingredients in Synthol
Consisting mostly of oil, the ingredient make-up of Synthol includes the following:
- 85 percent oil built by medium-length triglyceride chains for the best effects (which is how Synthol can impersonate itself as a harmless topical product despite its potential hazards when injected into the body)
- 7.5 percent lidocaine, a local anesthetic used to reduce pain or discomfort
- 7.5 percent alcohol to sterilize the mixture
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These ingredients have not been analyzed by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). Such a lack of supervision poses major risks for use. The FDA even warns bodybuilders against using injections like Synthol for body contouring and enhancement.
Advice from the FDA
For bodybuilders who still are considering using injections, the FDA asks you to please consider the following advice:2
- Never get any form of injection for body enhancement. This means to never inject a filler between your muscles, as they can be dangerous and cause serious injury and even death.
- Never get any injectables from unlicensed providers.
- Discard any product that has strange labelling or looks different than usual.