Romario Dos Santos Alves always wanted a body like The Incredible Hulk. He will go to extremes to look like his favorite action hero by regularly injecting his muscles with synthol, a mix of oil and alcohol. Alves was able to dramatically increase the size of his biceps to 25 inches despite the unnatural appearance.

The constant pain and negative reactions from the public eventually took its toll on Alves’s mental health. A women once confronted him saying that her daughter is 12 years old and is afraid to come to church because she was scared of Alves and said he was a demon.

“I remember the doctor told me that they would need to amputate both arms,” he told the Daily Mail. “They said everything in there, all my muscles, were rock.” Fortunately, doctors were able to just remove some of the “rocks” that had formed in his arms

Alves finally stopped injecting synthol in 2013. Despite almost ruining his life, he’s still tempted to try out other substances from time to time. “Two weeks ago I bought a substance called estigor, a horse hormone”

Alves still has ambition to become a professional bodybuilder.


See Synthol muscle in action!