Although not a Steroid, Clenbuterol is commonly used by bodybuilders to assist in fat loss during their cutting phase. Clenbuterol is known as a sympathomimetic compound, there are other compounds such as Caffeine, Ephedrine and even Cocaine that belong to this same group.
Sold under the brand names Spiropent and Ventipulmin, this drug was created for people suffering from breathing disorders such as Asthma by opening the airways in the lungs, throat and nose.
Clenbuterol is a beta-2 agonist, it works by stimulating the beta-2 receptors, allowing users to burn fat, making it an extremely popular choice amongst bodybuilder’s as well “normal” people looking to burn fat faster than what could be achieved naturally.
Clenbuterol is available in a number of different forms, such as, Tablets, injections, powder as well as an Oral liquid version.
The oral liquid version is produced by underground labs, due to the tiny dosages used, it is extremely hard without the right equipment to produce tablets or capsules while ensuring each tablet/capsule has the correct dose in them.
Clenbuterol Side Effects
Unfortunately there are many potential side effects with Clenbuterol, many of these side effects can be avoided by lowering the dosage.
Common side effects include:
- Heart Palpitations
- Tremors (shaky hands)
- High Blood Pressure
- Muscle Cramps
Many of these side effects tend to subside within a few days of starting Clenbuterol, if they don’t go away, lowering the dosage should help. Muscle cramps can be avoided by supplementing 3 grams of Taurine daily. Unfortunately not much can be done to prevent excessive sweating, Clenbuterol works by speeding up your metabolism, this leads to an increased body temperature which then causes excessive sweating.
Often combined with “cutting” Steroids such as Winstrol, Trenbolone and Testosterone Propionate and other fat burners such as T3. Almost all cutting cycles contain Clenbuterol due to its effectiveness in speeding up fat loss. For males, dosages usually peak between 100 and 160mcg daily, for females, around 80mcg daily.
Dosages should always be ramped up in order to help reduce side effects, generally a male would start on 20mcg for 2 days and continue going up by 20mcg every few days till they reach their desired dose.
Clenbuterol is usually taken either 2 days on 2 days off or 2 weeks on 2 weeks off, this is due to the downgrade of the beta-2 receptors, causing Clenbuterol to be far less effective after 2 weeks. Products such as Benadryl are known to prevent receptor downgrade and allow users to continue using Clenbuterol effectively for up to 8 weeks.
Clenbuterol is also known to contain Anabolic properties, while it is not Anabolic enough to increase muscle mass, it has been known to help decrease muscle loss during the PCT phase after a Steroid cycle.
**A Typical cycle containing Clenbuterol would look like this:
|Clenbuterol||Thyroid Hormone (T3)||Testosterone Propionate||Trenbolone Acetate|
|Weeks 1||20 – 60 mcg day*||40 mcg day||150mg eod||100mg eod|
|Weeks 2||60 – 100 mcg day||60 mcg day||150mg eod||100mg eod|
|Weeks 3||60 mcg day||150mg eod||100mg eod|
|Weeks 4||80 mcg day||150mg eod||100mg eod|
|Weeks 5||20 – 60 mcg day||60 mcg day||150mg eod||100mg eod|
|Weeks 6||60 – 100 mcg day||40 mcg day||150mg eod||100mg eod|
|Weeks 7||150mg eod||100mg eod|
|Weeks 8||150mg eod||100mg eod|
*Cycle is for entertainment purposes only and should not be taken seriously
**In the above cycle you will see it states 20 – 60mcg a day for Clenbuterol for the first week, this means start on 20mcg and slowly increase to 60mcg towards the end of the week. There is no PCT listed in this cycle, a PCT should always be taken, if you are unsure of how to do a PCT please do some research. T3 can be highly catabolic and should never be used without Steroids as it is known to breakdown muscle mass.
Due to fat burning products being so popular it is very easy to buy Clenbuterol. First you need to decide on whether you want tablet form or oral liquid form. The liquid form is the easiest version to buy, due to legal loopholes, liquid Clenbuterol is sold legally as a research chemical on many different websites. Although these research sites state that their products are not for human consumption, many people still buy Clenbuterol online from these companies with the intention of using it to burn fat. There is also an injectable version available, however it’s a better idea to rather avoid this version, if you make a mistake and inject to much it will be too late to do anything about it, the injectable version is also known to be far stronger and thus a smaller dosage than usually required can bring on many side effects.
The liquid oral version usually comes in a dropper bottle with instructions that will state how many drops equal a certain dosage. Generally you would put the required amount of drops into some juice or water and drink it.