What is MeldoniumMeldonium(Mildronate) is a medicine which improves metabolism and gives the energy to the tissues. The scientists created Meldoium for the controlling the growth of plants. Then the athletes actively began to use this drug in the nineties. Also, the athletes have used Meldonium as the legal dope.
In 2015 all the world began to discuss the Meldonium because of the scandal. The World Anti-Doping Agency has added this medication to the list of banned substances.
Did you know that tennis star Maria Sharapova didn't pass a drug test for Meldonium while playing at the Australian Open? In fact, Maria Sharapova is the biggest name that has been caught with the use of this medicine.
Actually, the bodybuilders use Meldonium because this drug has the following positive effect:
- reduces fatigue
- increases strength
- improves productivity
- protects the heart muscle and myocardium
- prevents accumulation of fatty acids by cells
- activates glycolysis.
- accelerate the recovery processes after workouts and competitions
- increase endurance
- protect from the negative impact of stressful situations
- stimulate the central nervous system.
How to use MeldoniumBy the way, the drug has two forms - capsules and injections. Meldonium(Mildronate) is sold almost in every pharmacy in Eastern Europe. The exact dosage for athletes who practice such disciplines as bodybuilding or powerlifting is calculated by the athlete's own weight. The main recommendation for the daily dosage is that it should not be more than 5000 micrograms.
The professional athletes drink Meldonium for half an hour before training and drink it with a large amount of water. Also, you should use this drug only once a day. The dosage is calculated in such way. For each kilogram own weight should account for 20 micrograms.
The minimal duration of the cycle is 42 days but the maximum permissible duration is 90 days. Then it is necessary to make the break at least a month.
Meldonium side effectsThe specialists recommend refusing from taking Meldonium to those people who have problems with the function of the central nervous system. It is about liver or kidney disease. This drug can aggravate these diseases.
If the athlete exceeds recommended a daily dose or have the intolerance to the drug, then the following negative effects can appear:
- low blood pressure;
- extreme irritability;
- a headache and dizziness.