Clenbuterol Hydrochloride is a powerful bronchodilator that is used to treat respiratory diseases. Although Clenbuterol has been extremely successful in this regard, it has never been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, unlike in other countries.
In addition to its properties to treat respiratory diseases, Clen is very popular in sports as a means of burning subcutaneous fat. For a long time, Clenbuterol has been a favorite of thermogenic agents, both among fitness enthusiasts and professional bodybuilders, who must include it in their pre-race training. It is worth noting that when using Clenbuterol, it is not necessary to use Anabolic Steroids, as this is a common misconception.
Clenbuterol has an effect on the sympathomimetic nervous system, where several receptors are located through which Clenbuterol performs its function. These receptors are the beta-2 receptors that Clenbuterol stimulates and through which stimulation improves breathing. By stimulating beta-2 receptors, Clen also achieves a metabolic stimulating effect. Clenbuterol does not directly stimulate the burning of subcutaneous fat, but increases basal metabolism by raising body temperature.
Some people use Clen in the hope of gaining muscle mass because of the anabolic properties it possesses. Although Clenbuterol does have anabolic properties and this has been demonstrated in a number of studies, unfortunately these properties are not apparent when used by humans.
Effects of Clenbuterol use
Used in the treatment of patients with asthma, the effect of Clenbuterol is very simple — it dilates the airways and thus helps patients to breathe easier.
As a thermogenic agent, the effects of Clenbuterol are again very simple. It raises body temperature by stimulating beta-2 receptors, which leads to an increase in metabolism, which in turn leads to increased calorie burning.
Of course, Clenbuterol is not a magic pill and in order to achieve the optimal effect of its use you need to follow a proper diet and exercise.
In this regard, it is important to mention that the use of Clenbuterol is best included in the last weeks of a diet, when there is little and very stubborn fat left.
Side effects from the use of Clenbuterol
There are several possible side effects from using Clen. These side effects can be quite unpleasant and generally affect everyone who uses it, in one way or another. Most often they are expressed in nervousness, tremor in the hands and increased sweating, as they are most pronounced in the first few days of intake and subside afterwards. It should be noted that although the initial stimulant effect of Clenbuterol and its side effects decreases relatively rapidly, its effect on subcutaneous fat burning remains strong and it is not necessary to increase the dose immediately. Clen can be effective in this direction at the same dose for up to 5 weeks.
In addition to these side effects, the use of Clen can be expected and others, such as headaches, nausea, insomnia and perhaps the most unpleasant — muscle cramps. To avoid the appearance of muscle cramps, it is important to hydrate well and in some cases it is appropriate to take Taurine as a dietary supplement.
The use of Clen is also associated with some potentially dangerous side effects, which we must pay attention to and which in most cases are associated with extremely high doses and improper use of the drug. Such cellular effects are high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, panic and cardiac hypertrophy.
Use of Clenbuterol
In therapeutic practice, Clenbuterol is usually dosed at a dose of 20 MCG/day, and sometimes this dose can reach 40 mcg/day. Some patients may need to use an even higher dose, but this is usually rare and for very short periods of time.
As a means of burning subcutaneous fat, Clen is usually dosed in a pyramidal manner, starting with a low dose and gradually grading the dose in order to maintain the effectiveness of the product without the risk of severe side effects. In men, the dose usually starts at 40 mcg/day, and for women at 20 mcg/day.
There are several basic Clenbuterol regimens that apply:
2 Weekly Rotation
One of the most commonly used dosing regimens, in which Clenbuterol is used for a period of 2 weeks, after which its use is stopped for the same period of time. In this regimen, the dose of Clenbuterol is increased periodically, until it reaches a maximum and optimal for the individual, after which it is maintained until you stop taking it. The intake is followed by 2 weeks of complete rest, in which no stimulants and thermogenic agents are used.
Although quite effective, this scheme has one major drawback and these are the two weeks during which the metabolism is not stimulated in any way. This is a big disadvantage for bodybuilders who are preparing for a race and who need maximum stimulation of fat burning throughout the period.
In this regimen, Clenbuterol is started at 20 or 40 mcg / day and maintained for 2-3 weeks. At the end of this period, the dose will be increased by 20 mcg/day for another 2-3 weeks. From now on, the dose will be increased by 20 mcg/day every 2-3 weeks until the end of the regimen.
Somewhere in the middle
This Clenbuterol regimen usually lasts 4-6 weeks and falls somewhere in the middle between the options described above, and is extremely suitable for taking in the last weeks before a race.
In this regimen, Clenbuterol intake is started at 40 mcg/day and increased periodically until the maximum desired dose is reached, which is maintained for a period of 7-14 days.
Regardless of which regimen you choose to use, the maximum recommended dose of Clenbuterol is 120 mcg/day, and some would upload it up to 140 mcg / day. Under no circumstances should you exceed a dose of 140 mcg/day if you want to avoid possible heart problems. Also, the use of Clenbuterol should not exceed 16 weeks a year, no matter which option is chosen.