Clenbuterol is the most popular fat burner in the world of anabolic steroids. However, it is not a steroid, as some believe, but a beta-2-agnost, a medicine for the treatment of asthma
Active substance: Clenbuterol hydrochloride
Trade names: Broncodil, Broncoterol, Xebron, Clenasma, Clenbuterol, Contrasmin, Contraspasim, Monorez, Siropent,
Clenbuterol is a beta-2-agonist. Beta-2 agonists are used in the treatment of this bronchial. They dilate the airways, which narrows during an asthma attack. It works by copying the effects of 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 acts selectively on beta-2 receptors. When they act on them, there is an increase in body temperature, an increase in the rate of metabolism and a decrease in appetite. Due to these properties, Clenbuterol is used by many athletes to lose weight without compromising muscle mass. In addition to the thermogenic effect, Clenbuterol also has an anti-catabolic effect.
But Clenbuterol does not directly burn fat, 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 cadence acts on the beta-2 receptors.
Clenbuterol comes in tablets of 20 mcg or 40 mcg, but is also available in the form of syrup, inhalation pump, injectable, powder and granules. Doses are highly dependent on how the user responds to side effects, but is in the area of 40-120 mcg / day. It should never exceed 200 mcg / day, which is a lot anyway. Any dose over 120 mcg / day increases the risk of heart damage! Careful, Clenbuterol is measured in mcg - micrograms, not mg - milligrams!
Clenbuterol loses its thermogenic effect after 8 weeks, when the body temperature returns to normal. That's why most athletes who use it use a thermometer to check their body temperature. Clenbuterol increases it slightly, and when the temperature returns to normal, administration should be stopped and paused because the body has adapted and Clenbuterol is no longer effective.
Its anti-catabolic properties disappear after about 18 days. Clenbuterol is believed to have anabolic properties, but it is not true. The use of steroid belts in PCT, with the hope of preserving more muscle mass, has proved ineffective. The myth that it is anabolic comes from animal studies, where it has been found that on mice it is strongly anabolic. But these effects are not valid in our case, as Clenbuterol has no anabolic effect on humans.
Regarding muscle weakness and definition Clenbuterol has proven to be very effective, with many athletes using it successfully, especially when a sharp definition is needed, such as before a bodybuilding competition. But Clenbuterol is not a magic pill! It will not make the fat disappear like a miracle just because you use it. You also need a calorie-restricted diet. In fact, in order to have results and burn fat you have to follow a diet as strict as if you were not taking anything. Clenbuterol administration is done to increase the efficiency of the diet and speed things up a little. An athlete with high fat percentages will not benefit from Clenbuterol administration.
Clenbuterol is used when you are already defined and you want to tighten as much as possible, burning the stubborn fat. Considering 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 competitions.
Considering the long half-life, the most efficient method of cycling would be 2 weeks yes, 2 weeks no, no more than 12 weeks in total. In order to extend the use life up to a maximum of 6 weeks continuously, after the first two weeks, Ketotifen is added, each 2 mg daily; care should be taken, adding ketotifene increases the potency of Clenbuterol, so dose reduction may be needed. The half-life of Clenbuterol is 35 hours.
If the plan is followed for 4-6 weeks, the doses increase at longer intervals. At the maximum dose should be reached in the last 7-14 days of treatment.
It never starts directly with a high dose! Doses increase gradually, starting from 20-40 mcg / day. It increases until the desired dose is reached. For athletes, the starting doses are 10-20 mcg / day and maximum doses of 80-100 mcg / day.
An example of a cycle for clenbuterol is:
day 1: 20mcg
day 2: 40mcg
day 3: 60mcg
day 4: 80mcg
day 5: 80mcg
days 6-12: 100mcg
day 13: 80 mcg
day 14: 60 mcg
Another example is 2 days yes - 2 days no, but this kind of cycle has not been shown to be effective. At high doses, take 20 mcg at a time, in several times, until 3 pm. For example, if 80 mcg should be taken in a day, they will be divided into 4 doses of 20 mcg each. Take one dose every few hours. But keep in mind that Clenbuterol is not recommended after 15-16 hours, as it can adversely affect sleep.
Clenbuterol is used by some after a steroid cycle to aid recovery, but this method is not effective. The most popular use of Clenbuterol is during the defining period. It also increases vascularity, strength, tone during a caloric deficit. For the most significant results Clenbuterol is combined with T3. Again, this combination works only when you already have low fat levels and follow a well-developed diet.
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 properly starting directly 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 will be discontinued and resumed after 2 weeks. This is done until the body adapts. There are individuals who do not tolerate such stimulants.
In general, the side effects of Clenbuterol are strongly felt by most users. It is extremely rare for anyone to experience any side effects. The most common side effects are: restlessness or strange feeling, trembling of hands, heavy sweating and increased heart rate.
Another common side effect is muscle cramps. It is manifested especially in athletes because of the intense training they do. This is why it is necessary to drink a lot of water during the administration of Clenbuterol. And supplementation with taurine is recommended, Clenbuterol emptying the body's reserves.
Dangerous side effects usually occur at high doses, but can also occur at doses below 100 mcg / day in sensitive individuals. In this category between heart pain, very high blood pressure, irregular heart rate and panic states. Some studies have found that abuse can also lead to hypertrophy of the heart muscle, which is irreversible and in time leads to death.
Clenbuterol is relatively easy to find on the black market, and is not expensive. Fakes are very rare, problems arise in products manufactured by illicit producers, which can be overdosed or overdosed, making administration difficult. Also, as the production technique is not well developed in such cases, the resulting product may be unstable, leading to rapid loss of properties, becoming virtually useless.