Originally Posted by thuggery
I read somewhere that it's actually detrimental to your health in a long run but I don't know for sure.
It could be that, like a lot of things which increase your red blood cell count, it increases the viscosity of your blood. Which in turn can lead to heart problems and the like.
Im not an expert but at college (16-18 so high school age in America) we learnt that this happens when people blood dope, or use EPO, so it would figure that the same negative side affects would be present here. Though probably no where near as bad