A bodybuilder, Romario Dos Santos Alves, 25,who wanted to look like the Incredible Hulk risked his life by injecting oil into his arms.
Romario turned to a cocktail of oil, painkillers and alcohol to pump up his biceps – with astounding results.
The married dad-of-one says his experiences of using the synthetic filler synthol cost him his sanity and nearly his life and he was even scheduled to have one of his arms amputated.
“If you take it once there will definitely be a second time – it’s addictive.
“I remember the doctor told me that they would need to amputate both arms – they said everything in there, all my muscles, were rock.I want other people to see the dangers, I could have died all because I wanted bigger muscles. It’s just not worth it.”
“I saw some really big guys in the gym with huge arms and I started to make friends with them.They introduced me to synthol and I got excited about the results – I lost control.”
Romario began to find ever more dangerous ways of injecting himself with the oil.
“My muscles started to solidify and I couldn’t even inject my arms – they were full of rocks,” he added.
“I decided the only thing I could do was buy specialist needles to inject. The kind of needles used on bulls – there are no stronger needles around – I know it seems stupid but I had to get my synthol fix.”