What is it that Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez had his cousin inject into him?
Most likely is was a product called Dimetabol.
Dimetabol is a mixture of vitamins and the steroid Nandrolone. This mix is very popular because the vitamins are meant to mask the steroid agent. It is also popular because users can say they thought they were taking a vitamin shot if they are ever caught during doping tests.
This particular substance is manufactured by a Mexican veterinary supply company and is intended for use on cattle and horses during periods of stress or after birth to aid recovery and weight gain.
The vitamins in the mix provide the "energy boost" that "A" was referring to.
Nandrolone is an anabolic steroid. It works by increasing the growth of certain tissues in the body and has been shown to improve the oxygen-carrying ability of blood by increasing hemoglobin and the size of red blood cells.
So the steroid also will help in the energy and stamina department by aiding in the flow of oxygen while increasing muscle growth.
Nandrolone may cause liver tumors or bloody cysts in the liver and spleen. It also causes a decrease in good cholesterol (HDL) and an increase in bad cholesterol (LDL), seriously increasing the risk of developing hardening of the arteries and heart disease.
Dimetabol very popular drug among Dominican baseball players because it is cheap and readily available.