Clenbuterol is the most famous fat burner in the world of anabolic steroids. However, it is not a steroid, as some believe, but a beta-2-agonist, a medicine for the treatment of asthma.
Active Substance: Clenbuterol Hydrochloride
Commercial Names: Clenbuterol
Clenbuterol is a beta-2-agonist. Beta-2 agonists are used in the treatment of bronchial asthm. They dilate the airways, which narrows during an asthma attack. It acts by copying the effects of some natural substances such as adrenaline and noradrenaline, substances produced in the human body. These substances prepare the body for action, such as exercise or when under stress. One of the effects of these substances is to open the airways so that more air can reach the lungs. They should not be used when you have severe kidney and liver problems and should be used with great care when you have heart and circulation problems, thyroid gland, diabetes.
Clenbuterol is used by many athletes to lose weight without loss of muscle mass. In addition to the thermogenic effect, Clenbuterol also has an anti-catabolic effect. But Clenbuterol does not burn fat directly, as many believe. The weakening effects are given by the general increase of the metabolism by stimulating the mitochondria in the fat cells, then the cells act on the beta-2 receptors.
Clenbuterol loses its thermogenic effect after 8 weeks, when the body temperature returns to normal. That's why most athletes who take it, use a thermometer to check their body temperature. Clenbuterol increases it slightly, and when the temperature returns to normal, administration should be stopped or paused because the body has adapted and Clenbuterol is no longer effective.
Clenbuterol is used when you are already defined and you want to tighten as much as possible, burning the stubborn fat. Given the potential side effects, it is absolutely illogical for someone with a fat level over 10% to use it. It is most often used by bodybuilders, fitness models or other athletes who emphasize muscle definition. They take it 8-10 weeks before the contests.
Doses are gradually increasing, starting at 20-40mcg/day. It increases until the desired dose is reached. For athletes, starting doses are 10-20 mcg/day and maximum doses of 80-100 mcg/day.
Attention: Clenbuterol is measured in mcg - micrograms, not mg - milligrams!
Clenbuterol Side Effects
The most common side effects are dizziness, nervousness, heart pain, increased sweating, muscle cramps, trembling of the hands. But these side effects also manifest differently from individual to individual. Usually the most intense side effects occur when Clenbuterol is not administered correctly starting with high doses. The most intense side effects occur within the first 3-4 days. If after these days the side effects are too strong, the administration is discontinued and resumed after 2 weeks. This is done until the body adapts. There are individuals who do not tolerate such stimulants.