Clenbuterol is a sympathomimetic amine mainly used in breathing disorders. Marketed as Spiropent, and Ventipulmin, it is majorly used as a bronchodilator. Most of the people have a misconception that it is a steroid. However, it is a very close kin to anabolic steroids, but is not actually one. It falls into the beta- 2 agonist drugs and its Therapeutic use is limited to horses in most of the countries. Once a horse is been given a dose of, clenbuterol, it cannot be slaughtered for food. This drug is equally popular amongst Hollywood celebrities for lean bodies as well as amongst sportspersons and athletes for gaining strength. This drug is approved for human use in some countries, while it is banned for human consumption in many countries. Also, clenbuterol is not approved by the Food and Drug Authority in The United States and it is banned for IOC- tested athletes as well.
Effects and advantages of clenbuterol
Clenbuterol has long- lasting and potent effects as it is a stimulant thermogenic drug.
Here are a few advantages that you may enjoy if you are on a dose of this drug:
- Anti- catabolic effects: Clenbuterol has anti- catabolic effects. It decreases the rate of protein reduction in the muscle cells, causing an enlargement of muscle cells as a result. This fact is extremely advantageous to body- builders, which is the reason why this drug is so popular amongst them for balancing the catabolic phase.
- Fat- burning effect: Clenbuterol leads to a slight increase in the body temperature, which causes the body to burn down some fats.
- Weight loss drug: Due to the fat burning and muscle gaining abilities of clenbuterol, it is highly used as a weight loss drug. In fact, it is popular as size- zero drug in Hollywood and is extensively used by celebrities for losing weight.
- Medication for breathing disorders: The bronchodilators stimulating effects of this drug are the reasons that it is primarily used in the treatment of breathing disorders. It causes an increase in aerobic capacity and therefore is used in the treatment of asthma and various other breathing disorders. It is often prescribed by many physicians to the patients of asthma and congestion. Thus, people with chronic breathing diseases use this drug thus enabling them to breathe with ease.
- Performance enhancer: Clenbuterol is highly used for the purpose of improving body strength in athletes. It enhances their performance by multiple folds and makes them efficient to give their peak performance which is otherwise not easily possible.
- Miscellaneous effects: It boosts the central nervous system stimulation, oxygen transportation and blood pressure.
- Treatment of horses: This drug is also used extensively in the treatment of horses.
Risks and Harmful side- effects of clenbuterol
Although clenbuterol is not a steroid, yet it can prove to be extremely catastrophic if taken in high amount. Because of its ban on human consumption in many countries, it might be a risk to consume the drug legally. Just like its kin anabolic steroids, clenbuterol too has numerous side- effects that range from short- period effects to long- termed side- effects. Hence, one must be very cautious while consuming this drug. Also, since it is a strong drug, it can have ruinous side- effects.
Here is a list of the side- effects of this drug that you need to read before giving a thought on consuming the drug:
- Quality of medication: Poor quality drug can prove to be even more harmful even while consumed in small amount. Therefore, be very careful about its quality while buying this product.
- Jittering: People consuming clenbuterol may find their hands shivering and feel a little jittering while they start consuming the product initially.
- Anxiety: It may cause your heart to beat faster which can induce the condition of anxiety and sleeplessness.
- High blood pressure: It leads to an increase in blood pressure, which is a common with side- effect of the anabolic drugs as well (which is the reason it is misconceived by many as an anabolic steroid). Thus, if you are on a dose of this drug, get your blood pressure regularly checked.
- Gastric problems: Many gastric troubles such as vomiting, gastric irritation, etc are common to occur while on a medication of this drug.
- Thyrotoxicosis, tachycardia, subaortic senosis are amongst some other ailments that may trouble the consumers of this drug.
- Muscle cramps: Muscle cramps are another common trouble that may occur in the body of the people on a dose of clenbuterol. This drug depletes taurine which is an essential electrolyte required by the body and thus leads to muscle cramps.
- Heart ailments: The greatest threat that this drug imposes on its consumers is to the heart. It can cause enlargement of the heart ventricles (which is referred to as cardiac hypertrophy), which is a permanent side- effect. Hence, one must be extremely careful while consuming the drug and try avoiding high doses. If any such problem persists, contact your physician.
- Sleeping troubles: It can also induce depression and sleeping problems such as snoring and insomnia.
Managing and trimming down the risks and side- effects
Even if the list of the side- effects of this drug is tedious, there still exists a list of solutions that can help you avoid the side- effects of clenbuterol (as with every problem, comes its solution).
Here are a few possible ways that can prove helpful to the consumers of this drug to avoid the risks and side-effects:
- Stay hydrated as much as possible. This can help you prevent yourself from the muscle cramps.
- Do not take a dose higher than 0.12 mg since a dose higher than this amount can prove to be extremely harmful.
- Do not stop the consumption immediately. Reduce the dose over a considerable period of time so that the body gets enough time to adapt to the changes.
And if any problem persists, contact your physician. Clenbuterol is not extremely harmful, but only if taken in limited amount.
Clenbuterol is often used as part of a steroid cycle with steroids such as winstrol and testosterone propionate, this type of cycle is called a cutting cycle and will deliver great results.