Clenbuterol is a revolutionary drug manufactured by Balkan Pharmaceuticals as an oral preparation. It is widely used by the athletes and body builders to kill the excess fat out of their system by using its thermogenic property. Popularly known as clen, it is not a steroid but has ability to enhance the muscle growth and increase body metabolism. Clen is a Beta- 2 receptor agonist which helps the body to release and burn excess fat. It also has a long lasting effect as a bronchodilator and was originally meant to treat the chronic breathing disorders like asthma and used as a primary component in asthma inhalers.
Clenbuterol is a sympathomimetic amine (commonly called stimulant) working on central nervous system as a fat loss agent. It increases the rate of conversion of fats, proteins and carbohydrates into useful energy and helps in fat burning process. Its quick fat reduction properties and slight anabolic properties make it a popular choice for the bodybuilders and professional athletes worldwide. It has minor anabolic effects on human muscle tissues. It implies that it requires high doses of clen if it is supposed to be used as an anabolic compound. As a performance enhancer it has disappointed the users and is rather more appropriately called a fat loss drug and used as such. If there is a sudden increase in strength soon after its intake, this is primarily due to its stimulant properties rather than any anabolic activity. Even as a fat loss agent, clenbuterol may not be so effective for every individual although it is so for most of the users but there may be some non responders as well.
Although clen is not very anabolic in nature, it may be called anti catabolic but only if combine with a low calorie proper diet. When on such diet, our body uses carbohydrates instead of fats and so for source of energy it relies on proteins instead of fats. Due to this, muscles shrink while fat remains unaffected. Here, clenbuterol plays a pivotal role as it helps our body to use fat as an energy source. With it’s quicker and efficient fat burning process, the user gains leaner and muscular looks.
Clenbuterol is a drug that works on the receptors in our body and as such it is advisable to avoid using it regularly and instead take intervals in between to give these receptors a break. Otherwise its effects will subside gradually when body gets addicted to it. It can cause restlessness, excessive sweating, nausea, increased body temperature, and blood pressure, palpitation, hypertension to name a few of its side effects. It can also cause severe hand trembling, insomnia and cardiovascular problems. It is advised for bodybuilders to drink plenty of water and not increase the dosage from 2-8 tablets per day. For women, it is always better to administer this drug at lower dosages. To increase the effectiveness of any drug, it is always better to take its dosage in proper manner and avoid overdosing.