I would to some extend. PIP from the gear comes from the oil(s) being absorbed by the muscle at a faster rate than the hormone is being absorbed, leaving behind the crystals that grind and tear against your muscle, which causes discomfort; this is also known as PIP. Now, the best brands of AAS use oils and solvents which take longer to absorb , in relation to the hormone, so that there is minimal discomfort - and the table below illustrates this point, through analysing how long particular oils take to disperse through intramuscular tissue.
This updated second edition of the poster is 660 x 297 mm and shows all the needle lengths and guages used by injecting drug users, and has a clear harm reduction message: "use the shortest, thinnest needle you can".
An essential addition to the wall of all needle and syringe programmes this poster will stimulate discussion about needle selection, encourage services to stock a range of needles, and reduce the harm caused by inappropriate needle selection.
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If you are in any doubt about the appropriate use of any needle, or which needles can be used as an alternative, you can find out all you need to know on
There is an article on the anatomy of a syringe on the needles and syringes at the bottom of the needles and syringes product listing page.
All the needles on the poster are available on our website, and, in the 'product briefing' section of all the needles on our site, there is extensive guidance on the uses, risks and alternatives:
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