Before I delve too deeply into explaining this compound, I feel that its important to stress that last part: Screw up with this stuff, and you die. You will go into a coma, and die. And I'm talking about simply taking too much of this stuff once. Medically, of course, insulin is used to treat diabetes...thus becoming diabetic is a real risk with improper insulin usage.
"Injecting unnecessary insulin into non-diabetics can be lethal if the bodybuilder takes too large a dose or takes it at the wrong time. The glucose in the blood drops to dangerously low levels and the person can faint or end up in a coma. The longer-term consequences of using insulin aren't known, such as whether it might suppress the body's own insulin production or cause diabetes in the future.
Another danger is that medical emergency personnel might not recognize what has triggered a coma in a person who isn't diabetic, particularly because many bodybuilders take the insulin secretly.
The problem has been getting more attention lately. In Britain, a 31-year-old man found unconscious at home was taken to a hospital emergency room and given intravenous sugar to save his life. He recovered, and later admitted to using insulin regularly to increase muscle bulk, in addition to taking steroids, the British Journal of Sports Medicine reported. The bodybuilder had been taking insulin three times a week and had been dieting."
“Insulin is bad for body builders…I cannot stress it enough. I would never ever use it,” ... “As an authority in the sport, it is the deadliest thing that has ever hit the sport.”
Insulin is used in bodybuilding to increase the bulk of muscles. Regular injections of short-acting insulin are combined with a high carbohydrate diet and this has two helpful effects.
Firstly, the insulin works in the same way as it does in endurance athletes – increasing the volume of glycogen and leading to an increase in muscle bulk.
The second effect is that it prevents the breakdown of muscle protein. This means more muscle is made than destroyed, thereby increasing the size of muscles.
But this method of bulking up carries risks. As in the case of the man in Yorkshire, it can lead to a drop in blood-sugar levels, leading to coma or even death.
Some experts also warn that used over the long-term, it could ironically, lead to the development of diabetes, as the body’s own ability to produce the hormone falters.
Aside from these problems, most athletes who use the hormone endanger themselves further because they are unsure of the dose that is required. What follows is a game of trial and error – lethal when injecting insulin. Without professional advice this can lead to dangerous practices.