Erythropoietin (EPO) 3000iux1 vial

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Medical Uses of Erythropoietin

EPO has a number of medical uses, although mainly to treat anemia, secondary to other conditions, such as:

  • Renal failure
  • Cancer
  • HIV
  • Pre/Post-surgery to reduce the need for blood transfusion

Effects on Performance

EPO stimulates bone marrow to produce more red blood cells (RBC) and  therefore haemoglobin. For this reason EPO is most commonly used  amoungst endurance athletes as a higher RBC count means better oxygen  transportation and so a higher rate of aerobic respiration. The faster  the rate of aerobic respiration, the higher the level at which the  athlete can work without utilising the anaerobic systems which produce  lactic acid and cause fatigue.