a hormone produced in the pancreas which helps to regulate glucose levels
in the body. Medically, it is typically used in the treatment of diabetes.
Insulin Use and Bodybuilding
Recently, insulin has become quite popular among bodybuilders due to the
anabolic effect it can offer. With well-timed injections, insulin will
help to bring glycogen and other nutrients to the muscles. Some athletes say insulin is beneficial for putting on mass, while others will tend to put on excess fat using insulin. This practice is
extremely risky as even one mistake in dosage or diet can be potentially fatal.
occurs when blood glucose levels are too low. It is a commonand potentially
fatal reaction experienced by insulin users. The following is a list of symptoms which may indicate
a mild to moderate hypoglycemia: hunger, drowsiness, blurred vision, depressive
mood, dizziness, sweating, palpitation, tremor, restlessness, tingling
in the hands, feet, lips, or tongue, lightheadedness, inability to concentrate,
headache, sleep disturbances, anxiety, slurred speech, irritability, abnormal
behavior, unsteady movement, and personality changes. Severe hypoglycemia is a serious condition that may require medical attention. Symptoms include disorientation, seizure, unconsciousness, and death.