Clenbuterol is very popular with bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts. It is mainly used during the cutting phase because it is effective in burning fat. You've probably heard someone at the gym mention Clen. Many people will claim that it is one of the best compounds when it comes to shredding fat.
But how effective is it? And most importantly, how safe is it? In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about Clenbuterol.
What is Clenbuterol?
Clenbuterol (Clen) is a bronchodilator. People with asthma use bronchodilators because they make breathing easier. It first appeared on the market in the late 1970s.
Therefore, its effect occurs mainly in the adrenal region. Clenbuterol hydrochloride is a salt and is generally in this form. It is characterized as a type of adrenergic agonist, adrenergic agonists work in a similar way to epinephrine, they are substances that stimulate receptors.
When these receptors are stimulated, the body undergoes a process of relaxation of vasculobronchial dilation and increased myocardial work. In the same way, they increase the aerobic capacity of the body and stimulate the work of the central nervous system and the transport of oxygen between cells.
Effects of clenbuterol
This drug has a bronchodilator effect, which makes it widely used in the treatment of respiratory diseases, such as asthma. It causes a considerable increase in heart rate and vascular dilation, which inevitably increases metabolism and causes weight loss.
What is clenbuterol for?
Most people take clenbuterol for three reasons:
• To improve athletic performance.
• To lose fat faster and at the same time preserve or gain muscle mass.
• Slim down
• There is an ongoing debate about whether it increases physical performance, but as of now, most studies indicate that it probably does not.
How to take it
Clenbuterol should be started with a dose of 20 mcg. Higher doses may be used after assessing tolerance, but caution is advised with higher doses due to the potency of the drug. Under no circumstances should you consume more than 120 mcg per day.
Most of the clenbuterol should be taken in the morning hours, to allow for some metabolism before bed at night (although it will still be distributed)
It is usually used incrementally over 15 days – after which a break should follow for another 15 days. That is, 15 days of use, 15 days off.
This is done so that drug receptors are not saturated (leading to decreased assimilation of the product) and also to achieve greater control over clenbuterol side effects.
The greatest benefit of Clenbuterol is its catabolic state (fat loss) and anabolic properties (growth of muscle tissue, in animals). It is not really understood why it causes fat loss and muscle tissue growth.
However, bodybuilders and athletes take advantage of the benefits of Clenbuterol alone or in combination with other substances to define their muscles and to lose body fat.
This drug is particularly popular with women as it does not produce the side effects derived from androgens (such as virilization, deepened voice, hairiness, acne, to name a few of the effects of androgens, some of them being irreversible).