EPO - OCR A-Level/AS


EPO - OCR A-Level/AS


  • increased RBC count, therefore more oxygen is readily available to the muscles to carry out aerobic respiration.
  • increased VO2 max
  • delayed OBLA/DOMS


  • increased risk of blood clots
  • increased risk of heart failure
  • increased blood viscosity
  • decreased blood flow/cardiac output
  • increased risk of stroke
  • decreased natural production of EPO


EPO is a synthetic version of the hormone naturally produced by your kidneys that increases the rate of production of red blood cells. EPO is often taken by endurance athletes, such as road cyclists. This drug id often taken simply because the athlete is desperate for success, or overly extrinsically motivated by things like prize money.EPO, isn't very good for you.


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