Clenbuterol by Sopharma
Clenbuterol was originally manufactured and developed to help sufferers of breathing disorders such as asthma as a bronchodilator and decongestant, and it is a sympathomimetic amine. However, in bodybuilding Clenbuterol is considered to be a “cousin” to ephedrine. More fondly known as just “Clen”, it is a beta-2 receptor stimulant as well as beta-2 agonist. In simple English, it means that clenbuterol help users to burn stored fat cells to be used as energy first before the body reaches out to other sources as fuel.
While Celnbuterol might be approved in a few European countries to be used mainly as an asthma drug, the use of it is banned by the FDA in the USA. It is however commonly used on livestock in the farming industry all over the world. This is because it helps to decrease fat and increase lean mass in livestock, making them have more lean muscles and less fat.
The Use and Benefits of Clenbuterol in Bodybuilding
In the world of bodybuilding, Clenbuterol is used main in cutting cycles only. In fact, clenbuterol is considered to be exclusively a cutting steroid, and a staple in most cutting cycle. Many users claim that adding on clenbuterol to a cutting cycle will help them shred fat faster to get that lean look. While acting as an anti-catabolic and anabolic agent, it also helps to raise your basal metabolic rate as well as help the body to burn fat stores in the body to be used as energy source.
Clen is great for those who wants to cut due to its amazing cutting related properties. Users claim that it is a “special fat burning pill” that helps to both burn fat as well as help the body to retain as much muscle as possible. In other words, users will maintain their size and shred their fat away!
The Side Effects of Clenbuterol
While clenbuterol is known as an amazing cutting drug, it is however side effects laden, and because of this, it is considered to be as one of the most controversial compound in bodybuilding today. It has gain a bad reputation for negative side effects that are unbearable and not worth it, but if we look at old school bodybuilders, clenbuterol is considered to be a very popular compound for those on a cut. The truth is: it all depends on individual tolerance.
Some of the side effects that had been associated with Clen are the likes of heart problems, blood pressure problems, over-heating of the body, abnormal sweating, anxiety, heart palpitation and dizziness. However the side effects might lessen as your body gets used to it. Another bad side effects while on clenbuterol is the bad cramps. This can be prevented with taurine and potassium.
Dosages of Clenbuterol
Clen is an extremely powerful drug that might cause damage to the heart, and because of this it is very important to remember that you cannot mess around or abuse it. Always stick to a conservatice dosage, and start low, around 20 mcg per day, and never exceed over 200 mcg a day. The optimal dosages for men is around 60 – 100 mcg per day, while for women dosage is around 10 mcg to 40 mcg would suffice.
However, there are research that claims that clenbuterol works good for up to 2 weeks, after that it would be as effective due to the fact that long term use of clenbuterol causes a deregulation of the central nervous system beta-2 receptors. One way around this is to cycle 2 weeks on, and 2 weeks off until it clears up. However clen is known to be more effective with prolonged use. If you want to use it straight, have anti-histamines like Benadryle or ketotifen to continue using it after 2 weeks. Always supplement with electrolytes, potassium, taurine and N2Guard while on a clenbuterol cycle as it helps to reduce any unbearable sides.