Clenbuterol (Clenbuterol) is a drug that was previously used only for medical purposes to treat asthma. It has been very effective in fighting the disease. Over time, its properties have been noticed by athletes and the drug has been actively used to burn fat. Today, Clenbuterol is in high demand in bodybuilding and is used on a dry course.
How does the medicine work and what are its effects?
Clenbuterol is a selective β2-adrenergic stimulant that stimulates beta-adrenergic receptors. Due to this effect, various biochemical processes are activated in the body, which contributes to the acceleration of lipolysis. Under the influence of the drug, the body begins to use fat as its main source of energy, preventing it from accumulating. The following positive results can be obtained with Clenbuterol:
- Burning fat deposits and dry muscles
- increasing performance indicators
- speeding up metabolism
- inhibits the synthesis of cortisol, a catabolic hormone
Clenbuterol promotes the active production of thyroid hormones. All its effects are aimed at accelerating lipolysis. These properties of the drug determine its suitability in the stage of preparing athletes for competitions. A course of Clenbuterol will allow you to maintain the muscle mass you have gained and not lose the high physical abilities you have gained by taking anabolic steroids.
Clenbuterol: contraindications and possible side effects
To avoid negative consequences of taking Clenbuterol, you should consult a specialist before starting the course. It helps to calculate the optimal dose for the athlete and determine the duration of the course. Do not take the drug before the age of 18, in the presence of contraindications such as pregnancy and lactation.
Hypersensitivity to clenbuterol components can cause unwanted symptoms:
- chills and cramps
- increased perspiration
- sleep disturbances and unfounded anxiety
- Arrhythmia and arterial hypertension
- nausea and vomiting
Side effects are more common during the first week after you start taking the drug, caused by a sharp increase in your metabolism. In the following days, the athlete’s condition stabilizes. Clenbuterol can be considered relatively safe if the recommendations for use are not followed, that is, the doses are respected and the duration of treatment is not exceeded. Beta-blockers can be used to reduce the incidence of unpleasant symptoms. For example, bisoprolol helps restore your heartbeat, and you need to take ketotifen to eliminate heightened emotions and normalize sleep.
Caffeine and thyroxine can increase the likelihood of “side effects”. If you drink alcohol while taking Clenbuterol, the load on your heart will increase and your muscles will start to break down.
How to Use Clenbuterol in Bodybuilding
The main recommendations for the treatment of clenbuterol are:
- Beginners should start with the minimum dose (20 mcg) and gradually increase it to 120 mcg over 7 days
- In order to prevent side effects, ketotifen should be replaced with 1-2 mg per day from the second week
- At the end of the cycle, the clenbuterol level drops to 30 mcg
The duration of the drug should not exceed 6 weeks. Take a break of at least 2 weeks between courses. Increases the effectiveness of taking thyroxine. But as mentioned earlier, it increases the likelihood of side effects.
Reviews of athletes on Clenbuterol
Bodybuilders often use the drug because it promotes effective fat burning. Athletes leave positive feedback about using Clenbuterol on dry runs, noting its high effectiveness and low side effects. The drug opens wide horizons for representatives of strength sports, therefore it justifies its use.