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What is Synthol? Unveiling The Truth Behind the Muscle-Enhancing Oil



Well-known member
May 22, 2015
Some bodybuilders want to take shortcuts to build their muscle mass. It has been a trend in the industry. However, misuse is potentially dangerous. While there are supplements to improve muscle size, injections like Synthol are another thing to make the muscle enormous. Bodybuilding experts do not recommend them, yet many still take the risk because of their fast results.

Synthol is an injectable muscle enhancement that can help an individual stand out. Since it contains primarily oil, it only increases the size but does not enhance strength. Therefore, it does not help bodybuilders in lifting.

It is an unnatural practice in the bodybuilding industry that undermines bodybuilding principles. Synthol is a proven muscle enhancement shortcut that can lead to awful muscle appearance when misused.

What is Synthol?​

Synthol injection is a site enhancement oil (SEO) that contains 85% oil, benzyl alcohol, and 7.5% lidocaine. Benzyl alcohol is a solvent that, when overused, may produce irritation and central nervous system depression. On the other hand, lidocaine is an anesthetic that may cause twitching, weak pulse, and muscle stiffness.

SEOs are quick fixes to achieve an impressive physique. Because it can provide immediate muscle enhancement, a bodybuilder may skip strict bodybuilding nutrition, consistent training, and disciplined lifestyle choices. Prioritizing direct visual aesthetics over genuine muscle development, individuals may jeopardize their long-term health and undermine the true essence of the sport.

Unlike performance-enhancing drugs, Synthol does not have any medical use. Instead, it only provides enormous muscle mass.

The Usage of Synthol in Bodybuilding​

Synthol plays a significant role in providing more prominent and more defined muscles. It also lets lifters target specific muscle groups for growth in those areas. By putting synthol directly into particular muscles, athletes can give the impression of bigger muscles and improve the look of their bodies as a whole.
Pumping or fluffing Synthol often gives out-of-balance muscle groups more balance and symmetry, helping athletes look better on stage or in competitions. Bodybuilders can fix asymmetrical characteristics and achieve a more proportionate appearance by deliberately injecting synthol into muscles that may require additional development.

Some bodybuilders may legitimately strive for aesthetic body modification but must find an appropriate balance between the two extremes. A bodybuilding regimen should prioritize health, functional strength, and natural muscle development.

The Science Behind Synthol​

Although Synthol can temporarily improve the appearance of muscles, it has minimal effect on how well muscles function or perform. It does not boost the muscle strength or the performance of athletes. The presence of synthol in the muscle may hinder the operation of muscle contraction, which can lead to a possible reduction in overall performance.

Injections into the muscle are the most common route of administration for Synthol. Bodybuilders frequently inject them into the biceps, triceps, and deltoids, as well as other muscles that need to be enhanced in size or symmetry, avoiding nerves, blood vessels, or bones. Instead, the injection point should be in the middle of the muscular belly.

Injecting synthol is a process that requires caution and should only be attempted by those with the necessary knowledge and experience. Risks and complications can be reduced by using hygienic techniques, giving the correct dose, and checking the quality of the synthol product.

The Dangers of Synthol

Synthol versus Anabolic Steroids

Syntol and anabolic steroids contribute to increased muscle size. However, there is a significant difference between them regarding their work processes, impacts, and possible concerns.

Synthol's primary effect is to enlarge the interstitial spaces inside the muscle, which results in a momentary boost to the muscle's appearance without directly promoting its growth or strength. It has an immediately noticeable effect. However, it does not aid in actual muscle growth.

On the other hand, anabolic steroids are artificial forms of the hormone testosterone that naturally occurs in males. They accomplish this by attaching to androgen receptors in the cells, promoting anabolism and stimulating protein synthesis. Because they improve nitrogen retention and stimulate the synthesis of red blood cells, anabolic steroids can enhance athletic performance and increase muscular mass and strength.

Personal tastes are critical to the decision-making process, which is essential given that bodybuilding is a very individualized sport. Those who value aesthetics and visual harmony will likely find this selective approach appealing. Bodybuilders can quickly make the injected muscle group look more extensive and more pumped, which can be helpful for competitions or photo shoots.

The Health Risks and Controversies Surrounding Synthol​

Using synthol to build muscle might lead to an unhealthy obsession with appearance and a misguided self-perception. After the short-term effects of synthol wear off, some people may experience psychological distress, muscle dysmorphia, or dissatisfaction, which can perpetuate the use of synthol or lead to dependency.

Those who suffer from body dysmorphia often get dependent on Synthol to cope with their negative thoughts about their appearance because they dwell excessively on their perceived defects. Muscles may appear in an unnatural shape, which comes permanently. Injected muscles frequently look soft and spongey, like giant inflated balloons that would pop at the touch of a pin.

While there is some disagreement among doctors over the safety of synthol, most agree that there are valid reasons to be concerned about it. Medical professionals say Synthol use risks include infection, nerve damage, and deformity. Direct intravascular injection of synthol can also result in embolism, a potentially fatal condition where blood flow is restricted and tissue death is possible.

Legal and Ethical Aspects of Synthol Use​

Critics say that using Synthol to look better goes against the core values of bodybuilding: hard work, dedication, and natural muscle growth. It can give an unfair edge and change how people compete, compromising the industry's integrity.

In addition, the widespread use of Synthol may contribute to maintaining unreasonable expectations for one's body image and promoting an unattainable ideal of beauty. It is necessary to promote an approach that is well-rounded and emphasizes one's general health, real muscle growth, and valuable strength to keep the ethical basis of bodybuilding intact.

Even if it's not illegal, injecting Synthol into muscles isn't recommended because it's not safe. Synthol is marketed by companies who sell it under the name "posing oil" because it makes a person's body appear more glossy during contests. Many obtain Synthol legally on the Internet for this purpose. Some people inject it into their muscles so that they can fast increase their muscle size without having to spend time exercising in a gym.

The Role of Scientific Research and Studies​

Scientific research from the National Library of Medicine indicates that Synthol can lead to muscle fibrosis. Muscle tissue becomes so severely damaged that it may die, leading to surgical removal due to the pain it may bring. Another published study also states that more serious side effects of Synthol include nerve damage, pulmonary embolism, cerebral stroke, and infections.

According to the findings of a study published in the Journal of Health Psychology, the Internet is full of information promoting Synthol's benefits for muscle building, including its safety and efficacy, mostly coming from blogs and seller sites. However, only a few provide credible scientific knowledge concerning the risks associated with using Synthol.



Synthol plays a distinctive part in bodybuilding in its capacity as a site enhancement oil. It can produce momentary improvements in the appearance of muscle size and symmetry. Unfortunately, there is no cure for Synthol-related issues, and many people experience permanent disabilities brought on by the adverse effects of Synthol.

Aspiring bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts should remember that true progress and success in muscle-building stem from a foundation of disciplined training, proper nutrition, and a focus on naturally developing muscle.

Frequently Asked Questions​

Does the FDA approve Synthol?​

No, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States disapproves of using Synthol as a site enhancement oil. Since Synthol has no connection to medical treatment or diagnosis, it does not fall under FDA regulation for therapeutic use.

Do drug tests before bodybuilding competitions detect Synthol?​

Standard drug tests done before bodybuilding events do not screen Synthol use. The purpose of these tests is to determine if someone is using banned substances like anabolic steroids, performance-enhancing drugs, or other illegal substances that give a person a competitive edge. But it's essential to remember that some bodybuilding organizations or competitions may have ways of checking or rules about using site enhancement oils.

What does Synthol abuse look like?​

People who use too much synthol have big muscles that look out of scale with the rest of their bodies. Some muscle groups may look too big, giving the body an unbalanced or twisted look. The injected muscle may have noticeable bumps, lumps, or bulges, which can detract from its natural shape and definition.
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Mecca V.I.P.
Apr 10, 2014
I hate that shit.

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