Today’s review hosts an article on Clenbuterol, a member of the large anabolic steroids family.
The large category of anabolic steroids is to be reviewed in one of our next articles
Starting from the historical facts, allow me to mention that Clenbuterol owes its creation to the treatment of asthma in horses.
Works as a very powerful decongestant and bronchodilator, relaxing the airways in horse’s lungs and facilitating the breathing process.
In this way, an enlargement of vessels is observed, facilitating the transfer of oxygen to blood.
As it was obvious that a strong anabolic effect was present in animals, everyone in the athletic community prompted to use this formula in humans for improving the athletic performance and increase their muscle gains.
Clenbuterol (also used for treating humans) is under ban at this moment, recommended for the fight against asthma under medical prescription only.
As a piece of information we should mention that in certain countries of the world, the anabolic Clenbuterol is on use as a supplement to animal nutrition for better muscle rebuilding and faster body fat loss.
Clenbuterol, being one of the most powerful and successful anabolic steroids, gained a great deal of popularity in the sports community.
Unfortunately, though it is under ban, is still available and on use by many other amateur athletes only (is detected and prosecuted by law).
Clenbuterol is not a hormonal compound as many might believe, but a clear anabolic substance “destroying” body fat by creating a surplus of beneficial energy in the organism, so allowing for tougher and more effective workouts, resulting in muscle gain in a shorter time.
Rebuilding the body becomes easier and mostly a relaxing affair. The user’s strength is increased dramatically and its performance is greatly improved.
It is by no means accidental that this anabolic substance was used (and still being used) broadly by bodybuilding athletes.
The need for fast and high muscle gains and the urgent need for large amounts of energy, high endurance and tremendous physical strength, as well have made Clen an important help for bodybuilders.
Today we are well aware of the not so good side of the product. This anabolic – though provides an immense anabolic action – causes side effects, problems, disruptions to organism’s normal functioning.
A number of serious long-term effects on user’s health have forced the state to impose legislation on banning the sale, while its purchase and use are not allowed without a prescription.
Its main use by bodybuilders relies on the thermogenic effect and its ability to increase the body’s metabolic rate.
The resulting increased metabolism promotes the process of fat burning in organism and “drying” of excess fat.
The body is free of excess fat (converted into useful fuel for the body) and the muscles are now clearly visible and ribbed.
Clenbuterol’s use applies to cutting phase of bodybuilding mainly, where the body is in a process of so-called “drying” of all unnecessary fat.
More specifically, it has been used as a nasal de-blocker and as an aid against asthma in animals and humans (in some countries has been approved as medication) but with no great success, so being replaced by more effective drugs.
Surely the question on how is possible a medicine (mainly used in horses and animals in general) turned out to be one of the most popular supplements in bodybuilding, is always valid.
There is a simple explanation. Persons and especially professional athletes looking for fast muscle gains and higher energy noticed its strong anabolic action.
Clenbuterol as an active substance appears to bind to receptors responding to organism’s epinephrine.
There is, however, a significant difference in the fact that Clenbuterol produces higher fat burning benefits.
Another characteristic not to be missed is that Clenbuterol also binds to muscle cells, so appearing to play an important role in stimulating their protein synthesis (known to promote muscle regeneration and maintain muscle gains from the fat burning process).
Human results and clinical studies of Clenbuterol have shown to stimulate the heart and central nervous system.
It is known that the increase in epinephrine provides the body with several positive effects such as:
Due to extremely fast and efficient fat burning, Clenbuterol has quickly become the favorable product of bodybuilders and other athletes (professionals & amateurs), as well as persons wishing to lose weight and eliminate body fat in a short time.
Athletes still use Clenbuterol for increasing athletic performance and rapid fat burning (by maintaining muscle gain).
Though its use (in most parts of the world) is banned on humans (in some countries is also banned on animals if not instructed by veterinarian), the results to date of its active capacity in humans and its effects on health are quite worrying.
Here are many malfunctions and side effects observed following the use of this substance:
Are heart problems possible?
The action of such a potent chemical stimulant as Clenbuterol appears to cause a pressure increase over a long time. This can pose many risks to organism’s functioning as abdominal hypertrophy, cardiac abnormalities, arrhythmias, severe chest pain etc.
Another serious side effect of Clenbuterol is again directly associated with its stimulant action, causing sleep disorders, presenting anomalies, not only during sleep, but also in its quality considered as the most important part).
Lack of sleep (and in particular a poor quality sleep allowing the body and mind to rest) has very serious effects on the functioning of the heart, among others.
There are also studies showing that the body can lose high amount of potassium by the systemic use of Clenbuterol, a quite serious problem as potassium plays a very important role in both muscle contraction and cardiac function.
Clenbuterol (Clen), like many other anabolic steroids under ban currently, are very powerful hormone-chemicals, which may be produced in a completely normal way by the human organism.
The purpose of these chemicals is to boost these hormones on fighting certain conditions and diseases such as:
They circulate in different forms such as pills, injections, ointments and nasal sprays.
Yes! Usually these side effects depend on the nature of the chemical and its dosage.
The duration the substance is administered as a treatment (given at the discretion of the treating physician), is also very important.
A strong disadvantage of these chemicals is that they sometimes “inactivate” the immune system (immuno-suppressants), causing sometimes serious hormonal disorders (in the case of anabolic), resulting to susceptibility not only to viruses and colds. The body is now more prone to dangerous infections and serious illnesses.
Long-term use of anabolic steroids is very likely to cause serious side effects such as osteoporosis, diabetes, vision problems, muscle weakness, hormonal disorders, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and stroke.
The use of anabolic substances can cause serious side effects in the body, such as acute acne and fluid retention.
Overdose can also have serious effects on the organism, such as damage to liver, kidneys or heart.
In addition, intense fluid retention may cause a flatulence phenomenon in the abdominal and heart area, leading to cardiac arrest, along with another possible case manifested at conditions of increased cholesterol leading to heart attack and stroke (regardless of age).
However, the sudden discontinuation of these chemical substances is equally dangerous.
Their strong and dangerous chemical composition presents extreme addictive effects, so a possible sudden interruption may cause even greater problems in the functioning of the organism.
Though Clenbuterol possibly recognized as a medicine for treating asthma in humans, in certain countries of Europe and America, this drug is still considered as quite risky by national drug agencies.
Whatever the case, Clenbuterol remains a controversial drug (for human and animal use) and is widely contraindicated in bodybuilding and weight loss programs. .
Its use is restricted to certain pathological cases as a treatment after medical advice.
Starting from the fact that this is a product administered only by prescription and aiming for medical treatment, its dosage is to be determined by the treating physician (depending on the individual’s clinical condition).
Nevertheless, for those using Clenbuterol (illegally), in the context of muscle strength and body mass gain, the periodical use is recommended, that is a period of administration followed by a brake period. These periods can range from 2 days of administration and 2 days of rest, up to 2 weeks of administration and 2 weeks rest.
Injections or pills usually administer the active substance, with both forms presenting certain risks.
Yes, in certain conditions. The purchase and sale of Clenbuterol is legal in the US (and in many other countries around the world) if administered as a medication (and only after prescription).
The problem is created if Clenbuterol is used as a booster for Bodybuilding.
In any case, it may be purchased online.
Our alternative proposal to anabolic Clenbuterol is…
The obvious risks by the use of the anabolic steroid, Clenbuterol, led Crazy Bulk a pioneer company on manufacturing and production of supplements worldwide, to develop an equally effective but safe bodybuilding product, the Clenbutrol.
It is also a natural bronchodilator (as the corresponding anabolic substance) acting as a thermogenic factor increasing the body’s metabolic rate and the burning of adipose tissue.
Unlike the chemical Clenbuterol, Clenbutrol is a completely natural product, containing natural ingredients in its composition and presenting no risks to user’s organism and health, neither in the long nor in the short term.
Below, a list of the major benefits offered by Clenbutrol:
Clenbutrol has no effect on organism’s hormone system or its overall smooth functioning.
Creates no side effects, and a mild form of side effects reported to date is purely of temporary character, going away in a very short time (once the organism is accustomed to the new substance received).