Acnemans Insulin FAQ
Warning: Taking this drug can and
will kill you if you do not use it properly. This article is
only meant to inform you. This should not be used instead of your
doctor's consultation.. Never under any circumstances take this
or any other drug without your doctors approval. Consult your doctor first!
What is insulin?
Insulin is a hormone secreted by the beta cells of the pancreas that
controls the metabolism and cellular uptake of sugars, proteins, and
fats. As a drug, it is used principally to control diabetes. Insulin
is not a steroid.
What type of insulin should I use for
Humulin R and Humalog are the only insulin's I recommend because they
act fast and are out of the body fastest (this makes them the
safest). I have never used Humalog but understand that aside from
quicker onset and half-life it is essentially the same.
Why do I want to use insulin?
Insulin has been called "Anabolicus Maximus" by some gurus
of the bodybuilding world. Insulin can give you greater gains than
you have ever had using anabolic's alone. Insulin, in combination
with androgens and resistance exercise, may trigger maturation of
satellite muscle cells (small, more or less useless cells that are
held in reserve, which do not contribute to muscular strength) into
mature muscle cells that do contribute to muscular size and strength.
How freakin cool is that. Hyperinsulinemia has been shown to
stimulate protein synthesis in isolated limb infusion experiments ,
these anabolic properties seem to be the result of insulin binding to
If insulin is so great why aren't all
Diabetics have a disease and use insulin to replace endogenous
insulin that they cannot produce. Bodybuilders use insulin in a
totally different way. Some diabetic bodybuilders manipulate their
insulin use to use insulin for muscle growth and get good results but
changing dosages and times of injection of insulin for diabetics can
Isn't taking insulin dangerous?
Ummm YES! Before deciding to take insulin here is what you have to do
to be safe.
1. Do not use slin alone have a training partner or girlfriend who's
not using slin hang around with you from the time you take the slin
to about 2.5/4 hrs after.
2. Tell you're partner to look for anything out of the norm for your
personality and have a list of questions like your ssn or address etc
that they can ask you. Don't joke around, and answer them without
shit, because if you cant answer or refuse to answer it could be a
sign of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Symptoms of hypoglycemia
include disorientation, headache, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness,
fast heartbeat, sweating, tremor, and nausea.
3. If you cant/wont answer or are feeling the symptoms of
hypoglycemia they should be prepared to feed you carbs like pancake
syrup, coke, sugary stuff. I bought glucose tablets at Walmart. kind
of like candy but gets in the blood faster and dissolve
quickly. these are for diabetics ask at the pharmacy.
4. Have your partner know that if they suspect low blood sugar and
cant convince or force you to consume carbs until your better. CALL
911 and ask for an ambulance and tell the truth to the operator...
that they suspect you are in insulin shock and explain when they get
there (the ambulance guys not the cops) that you are not diabetic but
using insulin for anabolic purposes. Have the type of slin, the
dosage and carbs consumed recorded to give the paramedic. They will
save your life. Then you refuse transport to the hospital and eat. It
might be a good idea to make sure your house is "clean"
before every workout just in case the bad thing happens and the cops
ask a lot of questions.
5. Why so much preparation for the possible problem?? insulin can
kill you in minutes if you go down!!
6. Take the carbs and protein together immediately after injecting
the slin (dont take chances trying to time out 15 min after
injection). Take the protein with the carbs because the protein is
pushed into the muscles with the slin also (creatine too).
7. Before an hour passes you should eat a normal balanced meal (high
protein low fat with carbs).
8. Consume another small high protein medium carb low fat meal at 2.5
hours after the injection. Congrats you lived. (keep some Gatorade on
hand just to make sure because your not going to have a lifeline)
9. YAWN... Don't go to sleep within 4/6 hours of using insulin since
you can develop hypoglycemia while asleep and not have warning signs.
Ok I'm not scared I still want to use insulin...
Where do i get it?
Humulin R is over the counter (OTC) just about everywhere. Humulog is
new and is still a prescription drug is some places. BUT... Insulin
is NOT a controlled substance and will not be confiscated by customs
or postal inspectors so order it online if you cant get it locally.
Where do I keep it? (STORAGE)
The FDA requires that all preparations of insulin contain
instructions to keep in a cold place and to avoid freezing. The
refrigerator is a good spot. Unrefridgerated insulin can be kept of
28 days as long as it stays in a cool and dark place.
Where/how do I inject insulin?
The best sites for insulin injection are in the subcutaneous tissue
of the abdomen (avoid the area close to bellybutton) .Usually, you
should not inject within 1 inch of the same site within 1 month. The
arms and legs can also be used, but insulin uptake from these sites
is less uniform. Insulin should be injected subcutaneously only with
a U-100 insulin syringe. "B-D ultra-fine" insulin syringes
are good. Insulin syringes are available without a prescription in
many states. If you cant purchase the syringes at a pharmacy, you can
mail order them. Using a syringe other than a specific insulin
syringe is dangerous since it will be difficult to measure out the
How much insulin should I take?
I recommend never using over 10IU. 10IU is enough to make you grow.
In general Dosages used are usually 1 IU per 20 pounds of lean
bodyweight. So a 220lb bodybuilder with 9% body-fat would use 10iu of
insulin(aprox200lb lean mass/20 = 10iu). But even experienced insulin
users shouldn't use max dosage at the beginning of an insulin cycle.
First-time users should start at a low dosage and gradually work up.
For example, first begin with 2 IU and then increase the dosage by 1
IU every consecutive workout until you reach your calculated dose or
determine a maximum personal dose (some people are more sensitive to
insulin sides like hypoglycemia). This will allow the athlete to
determine a dosage he can safely use. Insulin dosages can vary
significantly among athletes and are dependent upon insulin
sensitivity and the use of other drugs. Athletes using growth hormone
and thyroid might have higher insulin requirements.
When do I take insulin?
It is my opinion that you should only take insulin after a work out,
never before or when not working out, because before a work out you
could crash and die during the workout and when your not working out
it makes you fat. Some people disagree with this. IF you want, get
some info from them and try it. But remember I told ya so.
When do i eat after using insulin?
Immediately!!! DO NOT TRY TO TIME YOUR CONSUMPTION OF CARBS!! You
should immediately take a carbohydrate AND protein drink after taking
you're insulin. I've stated this twice because it is very important.
Even experienced insulin users can get a surprise now and then.
Eat a meal at about an hour after using insulin. Consume another
small high protein medium carb low fat meal at 2.5 hours after the
injection. keep some Gatorade on hand just to make sure. Remember
that insulin can still work much later so be careful and eat if you
feel hypoglycemia symptoms.
What do I eat after using insulin?
Some people recommend a zero fat intake for 4 hours after taking
insulin. I do not disagree with this. But if your bulking you can be
a little relaxed on this. But high fat intake after taking insulin
can lead to high body fat.
The carb/protein drink taken after the insulin shot should contain AT
LEAST 10 grams of carbs and 5 grams of quality protein per IU of
insulin injected with little or no fat (creatine taken in this drink
is optional but works great). Before an hour passes you should eat a
normal balanced meal (high protein low fat with carbs). At 2.5 hours
after the injection you should Consume a small meal. keep some
Gatorade on hand just to make sure. Remember that insulin can still
work much later so be careful and eat if you feel hypoglycemia
symptoms. Once again i've stated this twice because it is important.
***Some insulin users recommend far less carbs
than I have stated above. This is a personal decision you will have
to make since it could be very dangerous...Even deadly! My opinion is
to take the carbs and learn to diet after bulking if you gain too
How long should/can I take insulin?
Short cycles please because you could have side effects. It is
suspected that you could become an insulin dependant diabetic but I
have never seen proof, but is it worth the risk? I would only use it
a few times a week (maximum 4 on 3 off) for no more than 3/4 weeks.
What should I avoid while using insulin?
Do not use alcohol. It lowers
blood sugar, and you may experience dangerously low blood sugar
Do not change your workout in the
middle of a cycle of insulin. Changes in how much you exercise can
change the amount of insulin you can tolerate and maintain blood
Do not take any recreational
drugs at the same time as insulin since they could mask symptoms of
Do not change the brand of
insulin or syringe that you are using without first talking to a
doctor or pharmacist. Some brands of insulin and syringes are
interchangeable, while others are not.
Do not use insulin if you are
sick with a cold, flu, or fever. These illnesses may change your
Do not use any insulin that is
discolored, looks thick, has particles in it, or looks different from
the way it looked when you bought it.
Do not use OTC drugs that will
cause drowsiness within 6 hours of using insulin.
Do not go to sleep within 4/6
hours of using insulin since you can develop hypoglycemia while
asleep and not have warning signs.
What are the possible side effects of
insulin besides hypoglycemia?
Rarely, people have allergic reactions to insulin. Seek emergency
medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty
breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or
face; or hives).
Hypothetically, one could become an insulin dependent diabetic if
insulin is used too long.
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