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Erythropoietin supplement and Effects on Sex Hormones and Pituitary Gland

Patient: I am 16 years old and i weigh 162 pounds. I am really into weight lifting i took a supplement called nitrix which is a creatine and nitric oxide supplement for 12 weeks with no negative side effects now i take a supplement for weight training called epozine-o2 that has Erythropoietin to increase RBC count is this dangerous for me? will it stunt my growth, or cause testosterone or pituitary gland problems?

 

 

Doctor: There are many body building supplements from various commercial brands, most of them have Creatine as main constituent, also aminoacids, proteins, all these may help to grow muscle and give you the necessary energy and aerobic capacity to develop your weight lifting daily routine. Amongst the side effects described for Epozine O2 are: flushing, light-headed, weakness, and this is why some persons go back to other products as Nitrix. On the other hand Erithropoietin is not likely to produce any effect on your sex hormones (androgens), nor your pituitary gland.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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