Clenbuterol is perhaps the strongest and most popular health, weight loss supplement.
This drug is quite popular among those who want to lose weight quickly and is even more popular among bodybuilders and athletes.
However, they have been a lot of concerns, reports and discussions on the side effects of Clenbuterol in men and women.
Many believe that the drug gives quick results with little or no side effects when used appropriately while, others believe that it comes with some notable side effects irrespective of how individuals use it.
If you are considering the use of Clenbuterol for bodybuilding, below are the list of side effects that you should be aware of before deciding whether to embark on this therapy or not.
Short term effects of Clen
Originally, Clenbuterol was put to use for the treatment of respiratory diseases. It acts as a bronchodilator similar to the Asthma puffer known as Albuterol.
But recently with the discovery of its weight loss properties and the improvement of muscle condition, Clenbuterol has become more popular for these functions.
The drug works by raising the flow of blood and the rate of metabolism. These in turn burn off unwanted lipids or fat deposits.
Athletes benefit from the drug because it gets rid of the fat around the muscles by acting upon hormones such as; dopamine, adrenaline and noradrenaline.
Specialists believe this is one of the reasons why the drug should be administered gradually and under the supervision of a doctor.
The disregard of this warning could lead to side effects of the drug.
The short term effects have been largely linked to consumption of Clenbuterol-treated meat or perhaps when individuals increase the dosage of the consumption of the drug.
Some short term side effects of the drug includes; sweating, anxiety, insomnia, palpitations, hypertension, breathing difficulties, headaches, nervousness, tremors, dry mouth, increased heart rate and muscle cramps.
It is important to note that these short term side effects disappear gradually as the drug is discontinued and the drug is gradually expelled from the body system.
You can largely prevent these effects by first getting a checkup from your doctor to determine whether you are health enough to use this drug and by controlling your doses.
If you take a safe dose and drink lots of water during the day, side effects are minimal.
What are the long term side effects of Clenbuterol?
It might interest you to know that a lot of research is being carried out on the effects of Clenbuterol on animals especially, rodents.
Researchers have shown that with continuous long-term use, Clenbuterol causes and increases the size of the cardiac muscle tissues of the heart.
This only occurs after taking the substance in large doses for many months or years at a time. The cause have been linked to increased production of collagen.
This increment in collagen reduces the heart effectiveness in pumping blood. The increase in collagen have been found to cause irregular heart beat (Arrhythmias).
This is due to the interference in the electric signals sent through the cardiac muscles to enable it to pump blood.
The Interference in the electric signal flow in the heart leads to the development of Arrhythmia and these increases the risk of stroke.
Furthermore, research shows that Clenbuterol causes heart degeneration in rodents as it greatly affect the dimensions and structure of the heart.
All these can cause the aggravation of any Pre-existing condition of the heart that was not known before.
In addition, it have been reported that Clenbuterol tends to affect the mechanical properties and buildup of the bone negatively.
This mostly, leads to increasing bone fragility and the long-term effects of this, is the greater risk of bone fracture which comes as a result of greater fragility of bone alongside greater muscle mass.
A lot of conclusions have been drawn on the effects of Clenbuterol on animals, but conclusions on the effects have not been made on humans.
The extent of damage done to those who take overdose of Clenbuterol is not completely known.
However, it have been reported that a couple of symptoms are evident following immediate ingestion of large doses of the drug.
Over dose may lead to prolonged toxicity of the drug because of the fact that it takes quite some time for Clenbuterol to breakdown and completely be cleared from the body system.
Some of the side effects of Clenbuterol overdose are: Headaches, Tremors, Breathing difficulties, Vertigo, Stroke, Hypokalaemia, Hypophosphatemia, depletion of taurine and increased heart rate known as tachycardia.
One side effects of Clenbuterol that most individuals who seek to lose weight dislike the most, is the loss of efficacy of the drug after a few weeks of use.
Individuals have noticed that after 3 to 4 weeks of administration the drug becomes ineffective as the individuals rapidly gain back weight.
And this is quite the opposite of what anyone who wants to lose weight would want.
The sudden loss of efficacy have been attributed to the effect of the drug on the metabolism some of the user.
Clenbuterol also have a lot of role to play in Veterinary medicine just as it does in human medicine. It is used in the treatment of breathing disorders.
However, in recent times it have also be used in the breeding of food producing animals. The goal of this therapy in live stocks is to reduce their level of fat and increase their muscle mass.
However, research has shown that these have some damaging effects on the animals especially, as these drug is administered in high doses of about 5 to 10 times of the therapeutic dose.
Therefore, it is imperative that those who intend to commence the use of this drug should consider the effects before making their choice.
Many thousands of people have taken Clenbuterol safely, but side effects are possible. This is especially true if you use too much or take it for an excessively long time.
For this reason, Clen should be cycled to prevent side effects and you should get guidance from your doctor before you start taking it.
You can read more about the safe use of Clenbuterol on this side before you decide whether or not this drug is appropriate for you.