Clenbuterol is an interesting drug, often confused for an Anabolic Steroid which it is not. Known as a sympathomimetic compound, Clenbuterol is sold commercially under the names Spiropent and Ventipulmin, as an Asthma medication. Clenbuterol stimulates the beta-2 receptors, which allows users to burn fat at a far greater rate than would be possible naturally, thus its popularity amongst bodybuilders as well as your average person trying to lose weight.
Clenbuterol is often taken alongside Anabolic Steroids as well as T3 (Thyroid Hormone) to form a cutting cycle. The combination of Clenbuterol and T3 leads to some serious fat loss. Anabolic Steroids are usually added into the cycle to help the user maintain or even build lean muscle mass during the cutting phase.
In order for Clenbuterol to remain effective, it needs to be cycled 2 weeks on 2 weeks off, or 2 days on 2 days off. This is due to the receptors becoming saturated, causing Clenbuterol to stop working. Certain medications such as Ketotifen can be used to prevent the receptors from becoming saturated, when Ketotifen is used, Clenbuterol can be used up to 6 or 8 weeks without becoming less effective.
For males a dosage of between 100 and 140mcg daily is taken, for females about half that amount. When starting a Clenbuterol cycle, you need to start on a low dosage and slowly up the dose till you get to your desired dosage.
Often combined with 1 or 2 “Cutting” Steroids such as Anavar, Winstrol, Trenbolone, Equipoise, Turinabol and Testosterone Propionate. For more advanced users, a combination of Trenbolone, Testosterone Propionate, T3 and Clenbuterol is used for up to 8 weeks and can lead to some great fat loss results and lean muscle mass gains. Trenbolone is often used at 200 to 300mg a week. while Testosterone Propionate is used at around 500mg a week. Dosages depend on the users goals and experience.
Clenbuterol is also known for its anti catabolic properties and is sometimes used by bodybuilders after a Steroid cycle, during the “PCT” phase, to help preserve muscle mass.
Clenbuterol Side Effects:
For many users, especially sensitive ones, Clenbuterol can have some pretty harsh side effects which often lead to users discontinuing a cycle earlier than planned.
One of the most common side effects associated with Clenbuterol usage is Muscle Cramps. Muscle cramps caused by Clenbuterol can be quite severe and painful. This side effect is caused by the depletion of Taurine within the muscles as well as the blood. Supplementing Taurine at 2 to 5 grams a day has been known to help control this side effect.
Insomnia, night sweats, tremors “shakes”, high blood pressure and headaches are all side effects associated with Clenbuterol. Side effects are often dosage related, this is the main reason why it is recommended to start Clenbuterol on a low dosage and slowly work your way up. Side effects can be reduced or eliminated by lowering the dosage.
Being an extremely popular fat burner, Clenbuterol is readily available on the black market, as well as “research sites” which sell liquid Clenbuterol for “research purposes”. Due to the micro doses of Clenbuterol per a tablet, it is always a better idea to buy Clenbuterol in liquid form, if you are not purchasing a pharmaceutical brand, as underground labs producing Clenbuterol tablets could easily make mistakes with the dosing which could cause some serious problems. If you choose to buy Clenbuterol in liquid form, expect to pay around $30 to $50 dollars for a 30ml bottle dosed at 200mcg/ml. Research needs to be done before buying any brand of Clenbuterol, in order to make sure what you buying is legit and is safe to use.