Product Name: Humulin-R
Chemical Name: Regular Human Insulin USP (rDNA Origin)
Manufacturer: Eli Lilly
Presentation: 1 vial/10 ml (100 IU/ml)
Humulin-R is an injectable Insulin manufactured by Eli Lilly and it is a polypeptide hormone structurally identical to human insulin synthesized through rDNA technology. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas which helps to regulate glucose levels in the body. Humulin by itself is short-acting insulin. Humulin-R, like many other form of injectable insulin, is intended for subcutaneous injection, and it should not be used intramuscularly, since its dispersion in the rest of the body would take more time. Insulin is the most anabolic hormone and is often used by athletes and bodybuilders. Humulin-R comes packaged in a 10 mL vial (100 IU/mL).
Humulin-R is important for several functions, such as controlling blood sugar. Insulin helps the human body cells by removing the sugar from the bloodstream and the sugar fuels the body’s cells, giving them the energy to work properly. With Humulin-R rate at which bodybuilders can pack muscles is incredible, almost a pound of muscle a day, but the negative effects are also very dangerous. The drug should be taken with great care. This drug induces transportation of glycogen and amino acids within muscular and other tissues and it can increase the proteins anabolism.
It can be injected under the skin or into a vein. Athletes should change the Humulin-R injection sites each time. A certain location should not be used for injections more than 1 time per month. This the compound stays active for 6-8 hours and due to this hypoglycaemia can occur at any moment. In this case it is advised to consume more carbs. The average used dose is 1 IU per 20 pounds of bodyweight, but it is the best to start out at a lower dose like 2-4 IU. More experienced bodybuilders can increase the dosage to 15 -20 IU per day, but the negative effects should be closely monitored by a physician. In case of over dosage or incorrect regime the consequences can be lethal. There are several very important issues that that somebody taking insulin must remember in order to avoid side effects: avoid missing or delaying meals, avoid taking too much insulin, avoid exercising or working more than usual.
Symptoms of mild to moderate hypoglycaemia while using Humulin-R may occur suddenly and can include: sweating, drowsiness, dizziness, sleep disturbances, palpitation, anxiety, tremor, blurred vision, hunger, restlessness, depressed mood and other mood changes, tingling in the hands, feet, lips, or tongue, irritability, abnormal behaviour or headache. However this is a very dangerous compound and at signs of any negative effects or at the wish to increase the dosage people should consult the physician. The situation can also be aggravated if the persons using Humulin-R have or had diseases of the adrenal, pituitary, or thyroid gland, or progression of kidney or liver disease.