Kynoselen is an injectable veterinary drug from France, produced by the firm Vetoquinol. It contains a mixture of Heptaminol, AMP (Adenosine Monophosphate), vitamin B12, Sodium Selenite, Magnesium Aspirate & Potassium Aspartate. This blend makes for a restorative “tonic” type drug, administered to protect an animal’s muscle mass and overall wellness after illness, injury, or trauma. For example, it may be used as an anti-catabolic after a strenuous race, or to help get an animal on its feet after a debilitating infection. At other times it is simply used to support the vitality of an animal that is otherwise healthy, but at the moment less than vigorous in its daily activities. In some cases it is even used for the very basic purpose of remedying a deficiency in vitamin B-12 or Selenium intake.
Bodybuilders are attracted to Kynoselen for its mild anabolic and lipolytic properties. The principle active ingredient in the product is Heptaminol, an inotropic compound that increases contractile strength, and minimizes fatigue, of the muscles. It has also demonstrated a specific ability to increase the differentiation of satellite muscle cells, a process that helps generate new muscle tissue (skeletal muscle growth). This same ingredient is also known to affect the release and uptake of Norepinephrine (Noradrenalin), increasing levels of this hormone/neurotransmitter in the blood. Since Noradrenalin is an important regulator of lipolysis in humans, this allows Heptaminol to impart a fat loss effect. Admittedly, however, both its anabolic and lipolytic properties are not dramatic. But being that this drug is totally legal, it remains an attractive alternative to anabolic steroids for many. Even when used alone it can impart measurable increases in strength, muscle mass, fat loss and masculinity, which no doubt explains why Kynoselen is relatively popular drug these days.
The usual recommended dosage is around 1 ml weekly for every 25 pounds of body weight. This would mean that a 200 lbs bodybuilder would use around 8 ml per week, not a small injection volume by any means. For this reason, some opt to take a lower dosage, injecting at the very least a 2 ml three times per week. At this dose, a single 100 ml vial would last about 16 weeks. At 8-10 ml per week the bottle would still last for ten to twelve weeks. It is best to use up the entire bottle once it has been opened, even if you did not need that much drug for your cycle. As with all injectable drugs packaged in multi-dosed vials, contaminants will be introduced into the solution immediately once the seal is broken for the first injection. Being that it is water-based medication, it is not expected to keep very well. You most certainly do not want to leave a half used bottle of Kynoselen on the closet shelf for later use.
Because it tends to increase Noradrenalin levels, Kynoselen is a mild stimulant, It is likely for this specific reason that its use has been banned by certain horse racing organizations. This means that one can expect certain stimulant-related side effects, especially when taking this drug in higher dosages. This includes rapid heartbeat, sweating, jitters, restlessness, increased blood pressure or insomnia. A good rule of thumb used by bodybuilders to try and keep such side effects from becoming a problem is never to inject more than 2 ml per day. They may also want to start with an amount lower than the recommended dosage (determined by body weight), perhaps even half of this. The dose is then slowly increased, so that the peak level is reached only after three to four weeks of slow incremental increases.
Kynoselen will usually run you about $75 to $100 per bottle. It is not a controlled substance and is likewise pretty easy to obtain locally or via mail order. Currently no fakes are known to exist. Given its abundance and low cost, we do not think we should expect counterfeits anytime soon. It is also important to note that legitimate Kynoselen is a veterinary drug only, and has never been manufactured for human use.