Insulin for Bodybuilding? – Doctor’s Analysis of Side Effects & Properties

A physician’s analysis of insulin as used in bodybuilding and its side effects and properties. Insulin is a hormone and important medicine, but unlike steroids which have a variety of medical uses, insulin’s medical to a few circumstances. In type 2 diabetics it is a last resort when other interventions have failed. Therefore its use in bodybuilding is particularly concerning and comes with dangers both commonly known and rarely discussed. In my opinion its use as a PED is simply going too far. If you are considering taking Insulin as a PED or have taken it, please watch this video. If you know a medical professional who is unaware of this type of use, please share it with them!

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02:55 – Short, medium, and long-acting forms
Type 1 and 2 diabetes, hyperkalemia
04:36 – Comparing insulin as a PED to steroids
– In muscle and fat tissue
07:45 – How insulin is used in bodybuilding
08:52 – Hypoglycemia – dangerous low blood sugar
11:48 – Overdose from concentrated forms
12:38 – Danger of insulin before sleep
13:10 – Visceral fat accumulation – bubble gut
14:24 – Organomegaly – enlargement of organs
15:03 – Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
15:23 – Electrolyte disturbances
16:03 – Insulin resistance
16:25 – Anti-insulin antibodies
16:40 – Other risks
17:02 – Central nervous system effects

Stay Strong and Healthy,
Dr. O


As the Anabolic Doc, since 2003, I’ve provided men who are using or have used anabolic steroids a confidential, ethical and professional medical venue to discuss their use. I do NOT in any way support the use of any performance enhancing drugs – PEDs, anabolic steroid or other medicine for muscle building or body transformation. The “off-label” use of PEDs, as such agents is considered elicit and may lead to adverse health outcomes. Please consult an expert health professional regarding any medical agent and do NOT use any medicine without the explicit advice and supervision of an appropriate medical expert.

This video is for education and information only. This is not medical advice. Only take medications as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take illegal substances. Taking steroids can lead to serious health consequences.

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