Blood cells, particularly erythrocytes, play an important role in steroid hormone transport. In fact, early studies with red blood cells demonstrated that when progesterone was added directly to whole blood, about 80% associated with erythrocytes and was removed from serum by sedimentation. (14) In contrast, only about 5% of aldosterone associated with the erythrocytes under the same conditions. Progesterone is a non-polar steroid that seeks out a non-polar, lipophilic environment such as the plasma membrane of the red blood cells. In contrast, aldosterone is a more oxidized and polar version of progesterone and would more likely find its way to a hydrophilic portion of blood, such as plasma.
Paired with the standard five-speed manual gearbox, the Abarth’s MultiAir engine produces 160 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque, while Abarths equipped with the paddle-shifted six-speed automatic sacrifice a few ponies but add more torque, producing 157 horses and 183 lb-ft. Monumental turbo lag throws a wet blanket over both powertrains, however, although the automatic suffers slightly less than the manual. With zero-to-60-mph times hovering around seven seconds, the Abarth isn’t as quick as its racy styling suggests. And despite the quicker and more tactile steering, stronger brakes, bolstered sport seats, and blatty exhaust note, the 500 Abarth finished in last place in 2012 and 2014 comparison tests .
EPO is not something you will find on the black market with any regularity. However, what is found will carry with it an enormous risk when it comes to counterfeits. Of all performance enhancing drugs, while its overall market is low, a large portion of that market is plagued by counterfeits. This can make obtaining quality EPO quite difficult. Further, this is not a cheap performance enhancing drug by any means. If you do not do some hard digging when looking for a supplier, you may very well find youve spent an enormous amount of money for nothing in return.