Clenbuterol (Clen): The Facts
Clenbuterol was originally developed to help treat asthma and other respiratory issues, but its affects as a powerful fat burner, helped to make it popular as both a performance-enhancing drug and a weight loss aid.
It holds a number of similarities to ephedrine, but is much more effective and sees more pronounced results in short spaces of time. Often referred to as Clen, this compound is not a steroid but a beta-1 sympathomimetic and central nervous system stimulant.
Clen is often used by bodybuilders and sportsmen because of its thermogenic and anti-catabolic properties. It increases the body’s core temperature, in turn boosting energy expenditure and facilitating weight loss.
The supplement subtly increases total metabolic activity by stimulating the beta-2 receptors, meaning that stored body fat is converted to energy. Clen has also been known to reduce appetite in some users and aids muscle retention, decrease muscle loss and aerobic capacity.
This supplement is often taken in tablet form, but is also available in injectable, nasal spray and liquid form.
The dosage of Clenbuterol should increase over time, which is why many users choose to take this supplement in a cycle. To maximise the benefits of clenbuterol it’s advisable to increase dosage by 20 mcg every 14-21 days.
Users should always start with a low dose of around 200mcg a day. In general, a daily dose of clen for males should sit between 600-100mcg for men and 10-40mcg for women. In other words, a little Clen goes a long way!
There are, however, a number of negative side effects regularly associated with Clen. These include muscular cramps and tremors, insomnia, sweating, headaches, nausea, increased blood pressure, palpitations and heart problems.
Clenbuterol is therefore not suitable for anyone with cardiac issues or hypertension, Users are also advised to exercise caution when taking clenbuterol with other adrenoceptor agonists, as side effects are likely to be doubled.
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