The main topic being answered in this review is the possibility of Clenbuterol being an anabolic steroid which helps to build the body. The complete name of Clenbuterol or “Clen” is Clenbuterol Hydrochloride. The original goal of researchers for creating Clenbuterol was for the treatment of asthma but it was later on discovered that the substance indeed had properties that could help in losing fat and is even more effective than other substances like Ephedrine. From then on, Clenbuterol has been really well known and in demand for its weight loss effects. Clenbuterol had been scientifically proven to help boost the metabolism by tackling the Beta-2 receptors in the body and breaking down fats into energy faster. Some consumers also claim that Clenbuterol helps suppress their food cravings.
Rumors have been spreading around that Clenbuterol indeed has anabolic properties. Anabolic properties entail the substance to help in building muscle and forming a leaner physique. This review will expand more and explain more on that premise. The most common users of Clenbuterol are those athletic people and body builders who want to bulk up and enhance energy levels.
About the said anabolic properties
Up to this day, the rumor of the anabolic properties of Clenbuterol remain to be a rumor since it is not yet thoroughly proven by science. However, anabolic effects of this drug on animals like cattle and rats have been revealed to be true. But research has not extended to anabolic effects on humans yet. So what we do in this review is to understand how Clenbuterol works on the human body and determine from this whether it really has anabolic effects.
Some of the results of stimulating beta receptors in the body are higher blood pressure and higher body temperature. Even though the function of Clenbuterol as a beta-2 agonist helps greatly in losing weight, its effect on humans is not as pronounced as its effect on animals since we have lower amounts of beta-2 receptors compared to animals. Therefore we can conclude that the anabolic effects observed on animals in high doses of Clenbuterol can less likely be seen on humans.
Anabolic properties are not so pronounced
Despite what has been stated above, since there is an anabolic effect observed in animals then it makes sense to claim that it has an anabolic effect on humans however small it may be. So if you are determined to see its anabolic effects on you, you then would have to take unreasonably large amounts of the drug which will turn out to be dangerous for you. Although its anabolic effects are not so obvious on humans, still it is highly recommended for those body builders who want to lose weight and lose that fat in order to promote muscle toning and body bulking.
Clenbuterol can be taken for a period of 3 weeks at a time. Or if you are taking it with an antihistamine such as Ketotifen, then you can use it for as long as 7 to 8 weeks. The combination of this 2 drugs, also known as Superclen, is usually conducted for an 8 week on and 3 week off cycle which would bring about better results compared to a 3 week on and 3 week off cycle with only Clenbuterol.
The advantages gleaned from Clenbuterol
As mentioned before, the action of Clenbuterol is the stimulation of the Beta-2 receptors in our body and enhances the metabolism to help lose fat. A more active and enhanced metabolism will help in increasing the body’s temperature due to more heat produced from the mitochondria in the cells. This effect will help in breaking down the fat to turn it into usable energy. Plus using Clenbuterol with another supplement further intensifies its weight loss effect which greatly help in promoting an overall improved physique. Aside from this, you can add the slightly anabolic effect of this drug to its pros that will help in burning fat and maintaining lean muscles. Clenbuterol has in fact been previously used as an anti-catabolic substance in between steroid cycles to help in preventing weakening the muscles.
Safety precautions of using Clenbuterol
Like all other drugs and supplements in the market, Clenbuterol has its fair share of flaws. There are several side effects that could probably happen to users of this supplement. Although these effect are usually mild and last for a short period of time. One of these are the induced feeling jitters and insomnia for several days. Others report having experienced cramps but they could be taken care of by just taking in a lot of water.
Aside from these effects, hypertrophy of the heart could also possibly happen when Clenbuterol is not properly and responsibly administered. So if you take care to use Clenbuterol according to instructions, you should not be worried for any intense side effects. The worst you could experience is lack of sleep and jitters but only for a few days. If you definitely do not see any anabolic effects in Clenbuterol, you can use it together with other supplements that offer these properties in order to achieve optimum body building.