The Benefits of Injecting Steroids with Insulin Syringes
04.07.2015

The Benefits of Injecting Steroids with Insulin Syringes

If you are a steroid user, the chances are that you’ve been taught to use 23 guage or 25 guage needles for intramuscular injections of anabolic steroids. After all, this is what athletes and bodybuilders have been doing for decades. Furthermore, medical school and medical professionals all recommend and use either 21g to 23g and 1 to 1-1/2 inch long needles for intramuscular injections. Why would anyone consider doing anything differently?

What if there was a better and more optimal way to inject steroids? Are 21g and 23g needles the best size for steroid injections? It certainly is a tried, tested and convenient method preferred by nurses and doctors. But sometimes the procedures used by medical professionals represent what is the most convenient and quickest method and NOT necessarily what is optimal for the patient.

Medical professionals would much prefer to use a procedure that requires only 3 seconds over one that requires 30 seconds even if a gradual injection is better for the patient. And since most patients may have a high body fat percentage that requires the use of a long 1-inch or 1-1/2 inch needle, doctors will use the long needle even in cases when the patient has a low bodyfat and a shorter needle would suffice. Doctors tend to subscribe to the one-size-fits-all approach that works best for them and not necessarily best for their patient.

In most cases, bodybuilders who inject steroids would benefit from using smaller insulin syringes. These syringes are typically 29 guage and ½ inch long. The use of smaller needle sizes is much easier on the muscle tissue. Larger needles cause more muscle trauma and are much more likely to cause scar tissue especially with repeated injections over time. Furthermore, the slower injection speed (30+ seconds) that comes with the use of insulin syringes is also much easier on the muscle tissue than the faster injection speed (3 seconds) with 21g and 23g needles. When larger injection volumes are involved, three slow injections of 1 milliliter still cause less muscle trauma that a single fast injection of 3-milliliters.

The smaller needle size and slower injection speed associated with the use of insulin syringes make it optimal for steroid users seeking to minimize scar tissue and muscle tissue trauma.

In addition, the shallower depth required with insulin syringes means that steroid users have a wider selection of injection sites (e.g. delts, biceps, triceps, quads, etc). This allows them to avoid the problem of repeated injections in the same site.

An important factor that may have historically deterred steroid users from using insulin syringes is the fact that it is extremely difficult, and sometimes seemingly impossible, to draw the injectable solution utilizing an insulin syringe/needle.

There are two solutions to overcoming this difficulty. The most common solution is to ‘backload’ or ‘backfill’ the insulin syringe. This involves the use of a second larger guage needle/syringe to draw the solution from the vial or ampule. The plunger is removed from the insulin syringe and the barrel of the insulin syringe is backfilled with the solution.

Alternatively, the original insulin syringe can be used to both draw and inject the solution. Drawing the solution takes much longer than it would with a 21g or 21 guage needle. Instead of a few seconds, it could take 2-3 minutes. Few people have the patience to do this. But few people realize that you are not required to actively pull on the plunger for the full 2-3 minutes to fill the syringe. You are only required to draw waiting long enough to start the flow of oil into the syringe. You can then pull the plunger back to the desired fill point and set the vial on its side and go do something else. You can then return a few minutes later and the syringe will be filled and ready to use.

The optimal method of injecting steroids is not necessarily the most convenient. However, for those bodybuilders interested in optimizing every aspect of their pharmacological endeavors, there are several benefits to using insulin syringes for steroid injections.

11 thoughts on “The Benefits of Injecting Steroids with Insulin Syringes

  1. Mac

    Hi I don’t know if this website keeps up-to-date or not but I got in my test enath and I had to get needles on my own so I got the needles which are insulin needles that are most commonly used by insulin meters and heroin people that read 1 mL /CC and has 100 units I understand that you have to take 500 mL a week which is two separate shots of 250 mg but I’m wondering if my needle that I have is the right type a needle to use for that so if I go to 10cc then it will equal 250 ml for one shot because my friend who also uses gear said to go to the 60 mL ???

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    1. Bawbag

      Don’t be stupid10 cc . 500 ml. What the hell are you on about. ……..1 cc=1 ml. So it 2 ml you want or 2 cc to make up the 500mg. As 1 cc or 1 ml=250 mg

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      1. P-Man

        Yes, the oil will go through a 31gauge needle. With that short 5/16 length you may not be injecting it into the muscle though depending where injecting. Without going deep into the muscle you chance the oil forming a bubble close to the surface which may be uncomfortable. I find 1/2″ is best for me, it will deposit the oil deep enough in. Try it and see what works best for you, as everyone is different and has different preferences.

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        1. Smith

          After reading this I wanted to give it a shot, only had 31g 5/16 on hand. Backloaded 4 with .5 ML of test e and test c.

          Used a lot of pressure and injected in the upper chest.

          No pain, no discomfort what so ever.

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  2. JC

    I use a 19g for pulling and a 30G for injecting .. OK takes like 45s to 1 min to inject 1M of Test E .. but feels much better and less sore and better to hold skin tighter on injection as a smaller needle

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  3. Rob

    If your test is test 250 and you want to inject 250 mg of test you would draw to 1cc. In a insulting syringe that would be 100iu.

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  4. Rick

    Can you store 1/2 cc of Primoteston Depot in an insulin syringe for 4 days. I am doing the whole 1 cc dose once a week and would like to try a smaller dose more frequently

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    1. P-Man

      Yes, you can store preloaded pinz if you’re careful and safe about it. Store them in an air tight container out of sunlight and high heat/cold. Use alcohol to wipe down everything and avoid contamination.

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  5. Scott

    Can you use a 1/2 inch needle to inject test? I heard that you can’t because it doesn’t hit the inside of the muscle? This true?

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