Erythropoietin EPO hemopoietin Polypeptide Hormones Increases Red Blood Cells
It is known as hematopoietin or hemopoietin, and is produced by interstitial fibroblasts in the kidney in and in perisinusoidal cells in the liver. EPO increases Red blood cells in the blood whose primary function is to deliver oxygen from lungs to organs. Increasing red blood cells will raise your energy levels, improve recovery and endurance so you will be able to train, run and lift more and for longer . EPO is associated with improved bodyweight, exercise capacity, oxygen uptake, respiration, whole body metabolism and energy efficiency. Cognitive functions such as learning and focusing also improves by EPO.
Structural Characteristics :
Erythropoietin is a vital hormone for red cell production in bone marrow. Without it, definitive red blood cell production (Erythropoiesis) does not take place. It is a protein signalling particle for red blood cell (Erythrocytes) precursors in the bone marrow.
Erythropoietins available for use externally for medical purpose are produced using recombinant DNA technology. Isolation and synthesis of this hormone is very useful for performance enhancing purpose. Structurally this hormone is a single chain of polypeptide containing 165 amino acids. Exogenous EPO taken for strength and performance enhancing purpose is classified as erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) but can be detected in blood tests due to difference from endogenous one. Hemax (EPO) became famous in 1998 after many positive doping results during Tour de France.
Hemax can be stacked with HGH like Glonotropin, instead of taken individually. To get best result effective dosages of both hormones must be injected. It is safe to inject Hemax while taking Anabolic /Androgenic steroid such as Testosterone, Nandrolone etc.
Hemax is generally used for treatment of anaemia resulting from chronic kidney failure, inflammatory bowel disease, and myelodysplasia. It is generally injected subcutaneously or intra venous.For performance enhancing purpose recommended dosage is 15-50 U /Kg of body weight. This comes out to be 1000 -4000 IU per injection every 3-4 days. The dosage should be started 7-10 days before the event so that the peak activity is reached around the event.
Side Effects :
There are many side effects associated with the use of this drug. Most prominent are increase blood pressure and headache. Other side effects include flu like symptoms, aching bones, chills .This drug can be life threatening if higher dosage are injected. While using Hemax one should control blood pressure and should drink at least 3-5 liter water per day.