What exactly is Clenbuterol and what is this supplement used for? Clenbuterol is a bronchodilator used worldwide to treat high blood pressure, cardiovascular shock, asthma, migraines, anaphylactic shock, and arrhythmias.
As a bodybuilding supplement, it is also taken for weight loss, diet and fat burning results. Clen is well known for being able to promote fat loss while preserving muscle tissue in an anti-catabolic fashion.
It is also commonly used by female celebrities so they can achieve a toned look and eliminate unwanted body fat. This substance often comes in 20 mcg tablets, and it is also distributed in syrup and injection form.
It is often confused with a steroid, but is actually a sympathomimetic because it affects the sympathetic nervous system by interacting with adrenoceptors.
What is Clenbuterol?
There are nine types of receptors in the body that have their own subcategory number. Clenbuterol affects only one of the three subsets of beta-receptors (beta-2).
As a beta-1 stimulant, Clenbuterol relieves bronchial and arterial obstructions and has little or no side effects to the heart (as opposed to nonselective beta agonists).
Clenbuterol research experiments have proven the drug to be a highly efficient bronchodilator. It’s easy to use because it only takes one dose per day (Actually, it lasts 34 hours in the body.) to maintain steady levels of it in the blood.
Also, there are virtually no consumer complaints when Clenbuterol is taken correctly.
Although Clenbuterol is not approved in the United States, it is still used in a lot of other countries.
It is assumed that the large existence of effective asthma medications already on the market is the culprit behind Clenbuterol not being available in the US, making it not cost effective to submit Clenbuterol for FDA approval. For now, US consumers have to purchase the substance through international sources.
Animal research has proven that Clenbuterol has effective anabolic qualities. This substance is also considered to be thermogenic and is a beta-2 agonists that affects fat cells by transforming them into free fatty acids. Because of these two qualities, this drug is an ideal choice for athletes.
People using Clenbuterol desire more muscle and less fat. Because the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise printed a review in August of 1995 that pointed to the fact that the research is primarily the product of animal testing, many people doubt whether Clenbuterol is effective in humans in any way.
There are plenty of users who attest to its success in increasing muscle mass, and there are some that say using the drug is not worth their time. These conflicting claims can confuse people into thinking Clenbuterol is not worth trying.
Effects and Side Effects
Insomnia, sweating, increased blood pressure, shaking hands, and nausea are potential side effects of taking Clenbuterol that last no more than a week as the body gets adjusted to the compound being in the body.
To decrease the likelihood of side effects, many start with very low doses and gradually increase to the normal dose. Men generally take 2 – 8 tablets per day while women take 2 – 4 tablets a day.
Clenbuterol raises the body’s temperature by at least a half degree. The reason why is because the body is converting fat into energy. Don’t worry, you won’t really notice the body temperature change.
Also, keep in mind that this drug can’t be used for excessively long periods of time or else the effectiveness will gradually wear off as the body becomes even more adjusted to the compound.
How to Use Clen
A recommended time length is 4-6 weeks. To determine when Clenbuterol is no longer working in your body, just check to see if your body temperature has returned to normal.
You’re going to have to stop taking it and retry it after a few weeks have gone by to regain the effect of the compound. This is when it is a good idea to cycle with Tren or other anabolics. At this point, increasing the dose won’t do any good until your body has rested from using the substance.
Athletes agree that combining Clenbuterol with thyroid hormones (like Cytomel) allows it to burn even more fat without even having to change the normal diet. Growth hormone therapy utilizes the aforementioned combination to enhance the thermogenic and anabolic nature of the drug.
Clenbuterol is commonly used in combination with anabolic steroids during an athlete’s or bodybuilder’s ‘cutting’ cycle. One of the most typical cycles is testosterone, Winstrol, and Clenbuterol.