Bodybuilder Injects Coconut Oil Into Triceps


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( 4UMF NEWS ) Bodybuilder Injects Coconut Oil Into Triceps:

Hey bodybuilders — this isn’t how you want to get ripped. A gym nut trying to pump up actually ruptured his triceps after injecting his muscles with coconut oil.

The BMJ case study reveals that the 25-year-old, who had been body-building for four years, also suffered multiple cysts from trying to bulk up by injecting non-prescribed insulin and vitamin B12 into his arms.

It seems steroids aren’t the only shots bad for your guns. The story reports that muscle men are also shooting natural oils, such as sesame, walnut, paraffin and coconut, which are more affordable than other synthetic compounds used to make muscles more well-defined. The method is more popular in Arab and Middle Eastern communities, but the practice is spreading via the web to other countries.

The problem is, the long-term effects these injections have on the muscles and the rest of the body haven’t been investigated by health professionals.

Brazilian bodybuilder Valdir Segato, 48, made headlines recently for ballooning his biceps to 23 inches — almost two feet — through oil injections. But even the wannabe Incredible Hulk admitted to the Mirror that his doctors “tell me to stop it,” and he’s been hospitalized.

The muscle maniac featured in the BMJ, who was also taking steroids and protein supplements besides his coconut oil shots to get jacked, suffered seizures, infections, hormone imbalances and fertility problems. The injections formed lesions on his muscles and caused cellulitis bacterial skin infections on his arms. His ruptured triceps required surgery.

But the writers report that this all still hasn’t stopped the bodybuilder from practicing dangerous techniques in pursuit of the perfect body. And they suspect that doctors will be seeing more case studies like this one.

“The few cases of natural oil self-inoculation formally reported are likely to be the tip of the iceberg,” the doctors warned. “We need to be aware of these cases to enable correct clinical diagnoses, and also to recognize other self-abusive and potentially life-threatening practices.”
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