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Mechanism of action - Insulin is a peptide hormone that is produced by the pancreas. It has a hypoglycemic action - only lowering hormone that regulates glucose levels in blood. Insulin helps the absorption of glucose by muscle cells and liver, where it is stored as glycogen (a polysaccharide consisting of linked glucose molecules). This is done by making cell membranes more permeable to nutrients. This is the desired effect, but with him it increases the deposition of lipids in adipose tissue. It involved not only in carbohydrate but also protein and fat metabolism. Highly expressed its anabolic effect is the reason more players and fans to use it.

Name: Insulin
Trade names:  Novomix, Insuman, Humalin, NovoLet
Category:  hormones
Type: injection (under skin)
Action time: a couple of hours (depends of type)
Optimal dosage:    3-4 I.U. on each meal (10-15 I.U. daily)
Common side effects:  low blood glucose, vertigo, the risk of unconsciousness