Dangers of Injecting Synthol
Synthol was originally developed in the 1990’s by a bodybuilding guru called Chris Clarke as a “site enhancement oil”. It consists of fatty acids that accumulate in the targeted muscle tissue. Synthol is a mixture of 85% MCT oil, 7.5% lidocaine and 7.5% alcohol.
Too many bodybuilders have fallen into the trap of adding an inch to their biceps, calves or shoulders just by injecting some oil. 30% of this fat injected will get metabolized in your enzyme system and flushed out, not stored as body-fat, but burned as fuel very quickly.
The remaining 70% of the Synthol you have injected into your "lagging" body-part gets encapsulated inside your muscle fibers broken down slowly over three to five years. Costing over $400 a bottle in some states there are complications associated with injecting this into your muscles.
Unless you have been living under a rock since the 1990's you will have seen the crazy pics of bodybuilders like Greg Valentino and Peter Hiesinger who developed huge oversized arms using Synthol. Recently studies reveal that Synthol is shown to cause inflammations that actually will reduce muscle size over time.
But the problems can potentially get worse as the accumulation of the delicate lymphatic fluids in your muscles can cause havoc with your internal cleaning system. Although the marketers of Synthol proudly say that there are no side effects from taking this product the potential side effects can be daunting.
Sticking a needle directly into the muscle fiber can easily cause nerve damage causing permanent paralysis of certain muscle fibers in that area. Not to mention the increased probability of developing abscesses, or it going directly to the lungs causing "pulmonary embolism" or it could go to your brain causing "cardio-embolic stroke".
If you weigh up the risk of adding an extra inch to your biceps or calves against the strong possibility that you could be injecting these fatty acids into the muscle which will land up in the blood stream, huge potential to be the primary cause of blood clots forming, causing heart attacks and strokes.
Unless you are a professional bodybuilder who could possibly get in the top 5 by injecting pre-contest, this innovative synthetic product should not be considered as the risks outweigh the rewards.