Clenbuterol or Clen is probably the most popular among athletes – and especially among bodybuilders, boxers, MMA fighters, and weightlifters – an anabolic steroid for cutting (massive loss of body fat).
Although its use and sale was banned for several years, Clenbuterol remains a “dynamic” topic of discussion in gyms around the world.
With the active ingredient Clenbuterol, it managed to become the No. 1 anabolic for weight loss/fat burning/ body drying, of every body (no matter the number of kilos is got).
The rapid and massive “attack” of this product on the fat stored in the body, is the main reason for its huge popularity, even today (as a banned drug).
As an active chemical, Clenbuterol is a member of β2-agonists (we’ll see together what exactly this means for its active ability).
Below we are going to have all the useful information needed for this popular anabolic steroid.
Clenbuterol (Clen) – What is it?
First, we should mention that Clenbuterol – the active ingredient of the chemical Clenbuterol (also known as Clen) – is a very powerful chemical developed for medical (and non-sports) purposes.
The original idea behind Clenbuterol was to treat asthma effectively, a common disease affecting a large number of populations.
This idea based on the extremely effective decongestant and extensive bronchodilator action, it was first applied in horses and not in humans, meaning that the drug had a clear veterinary application in the first phase.
However, is Clenbuterol legal for sale for human use?
Today, Clenbuterol is approved for medical (prescription only) use in some European and Latin American countries, while in most countries it remains a strictly banned substance (even for medical use).
Nevertheless, how did Clenbuterol end up from being a drug for animals (or humans even in a small part of the world) entering the sports field as a cutting supplement and even illegal?
As a decongestant, Clenbuterol can dilute the blood so that it could eventually lower blood pressure; while in addition, as a bronchodilator, it tends to dilate blood vessels thus allowing greater blood flow. However, increased blood flow implies a larger volume of oxygen in the blood circulating in the entire body.
This results in – among other things – increased fat loss in the body and stimulation of the user’s muscle mass.
Therefore, these characteristics of Clenbuterol being recognized by bodybuilders everywhere, made them start the illegal use of the product for sports purposes.
In any case, the question remains.
Is Clenbuterol legal for purchase to enhance athletic performance?
The answer is clearly no.
Clenbuterol, a banned substance, is detected in all official sporting events through special anti-doping controls.
Clenbuterol for Weight Loss – Αn anabolic steroid?
Considered as an anabolic steroid, it is not really one.
Finally, what is it?
Clenbuterol is a very special chemical (non-steroid) with a strong stimulating effect.
It is no coincidence that many users support its resemblance to the well-known stimulant ephedrine.
Therefore, this is a drug used for the immediate relief of asthma symptoms (i.e. shortness of breath, chest pain and tightness, wheezing caused by bronchial asthma, but also for the feeling of exhaustion).
In fact, Clen, resembling extensively to ephedrine, is a β2-agonist (as mentioned above).
Let’s see further down what this means.
B2-Agonist – What it is & How it works
A β2-agonist product (as Clenbuterol) is a product with bronchodilator activity, an anti-asthma medicine and can only be obtained with a prescription.
In some cases, bronchodilators are even prescribed for sports use, in order to avoid the contraction of the bronchi caused by intense physical exercise.
These are mainly short-acting bronchodilators (SABA|Short-Acting Beta Agonists) providing immediate relief from the symptoms of breath shortness, allowing a controlled, efficient physical exercise, with no problems.
Why is Clenbuterol not available for Sale?
The data of Clenbuterol in the body of athletes so far belong (exclusively) to unofficial data.
As the purchase and sale of Clenbuterol remains generally illegal for human use (for medical or sports purposes) in most countries of the world, while its use for medical (exclusive) purposes is limited to only a few countries, the resulting data can not be properly evaluated to give reliable scientific data.
Clearly, all its users will confirm to you the truly overwhelming fat loss that Clenbuterol can achieve in a very short time.
However, what about its side effects on the organism?
The reliable data obtained so far about Clenbuterol concern the application of the chemical in animals.
From these data, many very worrying data/side effects emerge.
It is therefore its negative effects on the organism leading to its ban on its use by humans in general (in most countries of the world) and, surely, to its categorical ban by any official sports organization.
Side effects of Clenbuterol
- muscular apoptosis
- destruction of heart muscle cells
- cardiovascular complications
- muscle tremor
- increased blood pressure
- sleep disorders
- gastrointestinal disorders
- increased sweating
- increased stress
- severe headaches
- dry mouth
- severe muscle cramps
Note that the chemical Clenbuterol or Clen is under ban for EVERY official sporting event around the world.
Especially since the Olympic Committee has ordered its ban for more than 20 years.
Clenbuterol Results & Benefits – Why do so many insist on its Illegal Sale?
Many people (men and women) around the world insist on buying online and using Clenbuterol illegally for its powerful weight loss effect.
In particular, observations found that this drug very easily could:
- enhance the metabolic function of the organism
- increase body fat burning
- enhance muscle reconstruction in the body
- protect the body from muscle waste
- stimulate energy levels
- fight any feeling of fatigue (physical, mental or psychological)
- greatly improve athletic performance (endurance/physical strength/alertness/concentration)
- reduce recovery time after training
- acts like Human Growth Hormone Supplements
Clen – although not sufficient formal clinical studies in humans are available – seems to be able to stimulate muscle growth dramatically in the athlete’s body and prevent muscle atrophy or muscle waste.
It is therefore no coincidence that it is widely used (especially in bodybuilding) in very difficult cutting cycles.
During the Cutting Phase – and in an attempt to reduce the body weight (and more specifically their body fat percentages) effectively – many athletes lead their bodies to burn lean muscle tissue to save valuable energy.
Muscle waste is the biggest fear of any athlete wishing to lose weight and get a flawless figure in its body.
Is there really an “ideal cycle” with Clenbuterol?
For being precise in what we say and write, we would have to emphasize once again that Clenbuterol is an illegal substance, strictly banned by sporting events around the world, and extremely dangerous to the user’s health and life.
However – and since many are looking for information on the use of this drug – we must give clear and unambiguous instructions to limit the degree of risk to which the user runs into.
In any case, prior to starting with the instructions for use, let us clarify that these following instructions are not official.
The data obtained come from reviews of chemical users who made illegal use.
This means that we do not have any statistics or clear data on the action/recommended dosage/effects of Clenbuterol on each user’s organism.
Therefore, let’s see how the “Ideal Cycle” with Clenbuterol looks like for all its fans.
Clenbuterol Cycle for Beginners
Clenbuterol is used (even today) by beginners, professionals and very demanding users, always with the same enthusiasm.
The results provided are impressive. There is an absolute “drying” of the body from any unnecessary suspicion of fat.
It is therefore expected that both “advanced” athletes (with less fat to lose) and beginners (with less or more body weight than adipose tissue for burning).
Usually, new users follow a more conservative dosage.
Clearly, this dosage varies slightly from person to person (depending on weight and body volume), but mainly varies depending on gender.
It would be a good dose to start with 40 mcg for men and 20 mcg for women bodybuilders (or athletes in general).
It is extremely important for a new user to start conservatively, with a low dose.
This will help to avoid dangerous reactions of the organism and extreme side effects.
Especially in the first contact with such a strong drug, there is a high degree of risk for many and severe side effects.
In addition, as the person does not know whether or not is allergic to this product – it is good to start at a very low level and gradually increase the dosage until reaching the desired dose.
Ideally, Clenbuterol administration takes place in the morning.
The reason is that Clenbuterol acts as a powerful stimulant in the organism. Administration late in the afternoon or evening is extremely likely to cause the user (even without being sensitive to stimulants) sleep disorders, nervousness, and headache or brain hyperactivity.
Many athletes, however, tend to make this administration in the afternoon, especially if they have a scheduled workout afterwards, providing them with the energy and alertness required for dynamic and tireless workouts.
Finally – again speaking empirically and not scientifically – a typical Clenbuterol cycle for beginners lasts about 2 weeks.
Many, however, use small variations of this cycle, from 10 days to 4 weeks (depending on the desired results).
Clenbuterol Cycle for Evolution / Progress (Conservative method)
An evolutionary cycle is a transitional stage in which the user should gradually adjust the dosage of the drug.
Therefore, from a beginner dose, should gradually increase the dose until reaching the desired and appropriate dose for the body weight and the goals set.
The primary goal, however, should be nothing more than maintaining the health of the individual and reducing the side effects of the drug as much as possible.
For this reason, there is no clear timeline for the dose adjustment phase of the drug.
The user increases the dose as slowly as deems safe for its own organism.
Then – and when stabilized at the desired dosage – a full cycle of up to (maximum) 4-6 weeks may follow.
In this conservative Clenbuterol progression regimen, the dose could take an increase by 20 mcg over a period of 2 weeks.
Gradually increasing the dosage over a full cycle (as opposed to applying a fixed dose from the beginning to the end of the cycle) allows for a more effective action of Clenbuterol in the organism, to prevent the organism’s tolerance to the active substance Clenbuterol.
Clenbuterol Cycle for Evolution / Progress (Aggressive method)
This is the most dangerous (but also the most popular) Clenbuterol progress cycle method especially among bodybuilders.
The period decreases but the dosage becomes much larger and aggressive for having immediate visible effects on the body.
The goal is to burn body fat en masse, in an extremely short period.
This will enable the athlete to quickly increase the muscle benefits, boost the energy reserves and achieve the perfect line in the body.
As already mentioned, in this aggressive method of Clenbuterol cycle it is important to reduce the time, as the dose of the drug increases.
Therefore, most users follow a 2-week program of drug administration and two (2) weeks break.
The dose should start at the minimum (the dose for beginners: 40 mcg for men and 20 mcg for women) and gradually increase by 20 mcg every 2 days or so.
Essentially, the goal is to reach the desired dose at a steady pace within 2 weeks of use.
After 2 weeks – and once you have reached the maximum dosage – there are 2 weeks of complete discontinuation.
After the two (2) weeks of break, you can start a new cycle of progress (aggressive method) of two (2) weeks Clenbuterol administration.
At this stage, you do not start taking the minimum dose again, but you go directly to the maximum dose (to the end dose of your previous cycle of two (2) weeks).
The dose in this two (2) week cycle is not increased anymore, remaining constant throughout the two (2) weeks and then follows a new cycle of two (2) weeks.
At which dosage Clenbuterol is considered as “Safe”?
The word “safe” for a powerful drug (even banned for sale and use) such as Clenbuterol, is clearly inappropriate and inaccurate.
However, based on the experiences of various Clenbuterol users, we can talk (at least on an empirical level) about “forbidden” and extremely dangerous dosages to be avoided in any case.
We already mentioned that the minimum dose is 40 mcg and 20 mcg for men and women respectively.
Similarly, the maximum dose for men is 140 mcg, while for women comes up to 120 mcg.
Adherence to the recommended doses (even those informal and resulting from the experience of other users) is extremely important for such a powerful and dangerous chemical product as is the case of Clenbuterol today.
We personally must discourage anyone who thinks of attempting such a high (and very dangerous) dosage for such a powerful drug.
High doses increase the risk of serious side effects as:
- increased heart rate
- increased stress
- intense feeling of pulses
- severe headaches
- intense sweating
- severe sleep disorders
- gastrointestinal disorders
- cardiovascular problems
Note: Let us emphasize once again that the Clenbuterol product for sale and use is not recommended for beginners or experienced athletes, as its use under official law remains illegal in most countries of the world.
In addition, it is and remains a banned substance in all official sporting events around the world.
How many Clenbuterol Cycles can I apply in one (1) Year?
As expected, the permissible cycles of a drug like Clenbuterol for one (1) year are limited.
Nevertheless, let’s be clear for those who do not know that Clenbuterol is a drug that can cause many side effects in the organism as well as many health problems.
Serious incidents reported, ultimately led to the user’s death.
It is therefore very important that people selecting to use such an illegal substance should be extremely more careful and cautious about the dosage applied.
As the way of applying the cycles differs (depending on the method followed by the user and the final goal set), we cannot talk about the number of cycles.
In any case, what we can say is that – under no circumstances – should the number of 16-week Clenbuterol cycles exceed one (1) full year.
People who did not follow this informal rule (in a large percentage of them) developed serious cardiovascular problems.
How long does a dose of Clenbuterol last?
The duration for the effect of a Clenbuterol dose clearly relates to the dosage followed by the individual, as well as to the body itself.
However – and approximately – a large dose of the active substance Clenbuterol works in the organism for a period of about 6 weeks.
After this period, the results gradually begin to decline.
During this period of 6 weeks (approximately), Clenbuterol maximizes the organism’s metabolic function, thus enhancing the fat burning taking place in the organism.
The benefits are real and immediate, but mostly permanent, even after discontinuing the drug.
Note, however, that Clenbuterol is an illegal drug for purchase and use. In addition, prosecution takes place for athletes in official sporting events around the world, in case of use.
As long as the substance Clenbuterol remains active in the organism, it is possible to detect it in the special anti-doping tests performed by the specialized bodies.
However, to be more specific (in numbers), let’s say that the active substance Clenbuterol remains detectable for about 6 days from its administration.
In any case, attention. This does not mean that after 6 days, the active substance Clenbuterol will not be detected.
In fact, it is very likely that traces in the urine for a long time after 6 days may be found, while detection is possible after the last dose of the drug.
However, even this number is not completely clear, precise and accurate.
According to the scientific research carried out so far on the mode of action of the chemical substance Clenbuterol in the human body, its elimination from it is characterized as “biphasic”, meaning that it is performed in two (2) different stages.
- 1st stage of excretion of Clenbuterol by the organism: t (1/2 alpha) 12.1 hours
- 2nd stage of excretion of Clenbuterol by the organism: t (1/2 beta) 48 hours
Apart from the common side effects, are there any other serious diseases associated with Clenbuterol Pills?
This is another very important reason for Clenbuterol remaining high on the list of the most dangerous and strictly prohibited for purchase and use of chemicals in most countries of the world.
Let’s look at just a few of them
#1. Dramatic weight gain
As the use of the chemical Clenbuterol causes great fluid retention in the body, it is very likely that the person using it will experience a large (and relatively unjustified) increase in body weight, despite persistent training.
For this reason, Clenbuterol users recommend not exceeding the 4-week cycle.
Long-term use of this drug significantly increases the risk of side effects such as stroke.
Another very serious condition associated to the use of this powerful drug is:
Although lower doses do not indicate a higher risk, the risk seems to increase as the dosage increases.
However, it is not very simple to determine what “high dosage” means for each organism individually.
This is why it is advisable to avoid the use of such illegal substances not accompanied by clear instructions for use.
Ensuring your health should be the top priority.
#3. Low Bone Density
Another extremely important point to keep in mind is the damage caused by the extensive (for a long time or in high doses) use of Clenbuterol on the bones.
In particular, experts warn that excessive use of Clenbuterol can lead to a significant reduction in bone density.
Surely, this results in an increase of the risk for serious injuries (cracks, fractures and other damage).
More specifically, for bodybuilders and weightlifters (where the load and the pressure exerted on the bones is very large) the importance of healthy and strong bones is extremely high and primary need.
#4. Cardiac Hypertrophy
Finally, another serious association between Clenbuterol and a serious health problem is cardiac hypertrophy.
Scientific studies proved that the use of the banned drug Clenbuterol could cause serious side effects in relation to the cardiovascular system.
More specifically, the use of this active substance seems to cause:
- enlargement of the heart
- increase in heart rate
- increase in the size of the heart muscle
Nevertheless, why is such an oversized heart dangerous?
The overall increase in heart size caused by Clenbuterol adversely affects its ability to pump blood.
As mentioned, a little while ago, this difficulty of the heart to pump blood may lead to the occurrence of a stroke and certainly to death.
Sudden deaths reported were eventually associated with the use of the strictly banned purchase and use of this chemical.
The majority of these cases relate to overdose or substance abuse.
Is there a legal alternative to Clenbuterol? Which is this?
Yes. There is.
As its name implies (Clenbutrol) is a product created with the sole purpose of imitating the active ingredient and benefits of the well-known drug Clenbuterol.
How does the powerful Clenbutrol Fat Burner of CrazyBulk work?
Clenbutrol works in a way identical to Clenbuterol, however, without causing any side effects in the organism.
What it does is to increase the natural function of thermogenesis in the organism (with specific ingredients contained in its formula).
With the increase of thermogenesis (i.e. the internal temperature of the cells of the organism) automatically increases the metabolic capacity of the organism and therefore the fat burning takes place.
Following the increase of fat burning, the available energy of the organism automatically increases.
As a result, we have an athlete losing massive body fat, without any feeling of fatigue or exhaustion in its training.
Besides, a very important factor with Clenbutrol (legal steroid alternative to the well-known steroid Clenbuterol) is the increase in oxygen flow caused in the organism, thus ensuring maximum and optimal cardiovascular function.
This cardiovascular stimulation facilitates the proper “nutrition” of the damaged muscles and therefore the faster reconstruction of a lean muscle mass (without a trace of fat).
CrazyBulk’s Clenbutrol is currently one of the most popular legal “shredding” products for professional bodybuilders and amateurs.
Clenbutrol –Ingredients contained
All the ingredients found in the legal and non-prescription (OTC | Over The Counter) dietary supplement Clenbutrol are:
- Of premium quality
- clinically tested
- of natural origin
Below is a list of ingredients as shown in the product packaging, so you can see the exact dosages included (and therefore their effective strength).
- Garcinia Cambogia Extract (fruit) 450 mg
- Citrus Aurantium (peel) 450 mg
- Guarana extract (seed) 342 mg
- Niacin (as Nicotinamide) 21 mg 131% of Recommended Daily Amount – RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
- Protein 0.3 g <1% of RDA
- Sodium 4.5 mg <1% of RDA
- Fat (of which saturates) 0.1 g <1% of RDA
- Total Carbohydrate 0.8 g <1% of RDA
- Sugars 0 g
- Calories 6 cal (per serving)
Is Clenbutrol Detected in Special Anti-Doping Controls?
No, this being the most amazing thing about this legal supplement.
- not in injection form.
- non-toxic or dangerous (in any way) to health
- not causing any side effects.
- not addictive.
- not detected in anti-doping controls.
Even better, it provides results almost equivalent to those of the anabolic Clenbuterol.
As Clenbutrol is not a synthetic product, neither containing dangerous steroids, it is a legal supplement used freely by anyone, without a prescription.
In fact, with Clenbutrol, you do not risk side effects even after very long use.
However, attention. It is recommended to periodically discontinue its use for some time so that the organism does not show tolerance to the active ingredients.
What’s the Time required for Visible Results?
Clenbutrol (as well as all legal bodybuilding supplements from the leading company CrazyBulk) are designed to deliver real benefits, without causing any harm (or side effects) to the organism.
The duration of action of the supplement is not specific, as affected by a variety of factors (including the organism of each user).
However, it takes a long time for the benefits being realized in the organism.
Why does this happen?
The reason is that Clenbutrol works from the inner part of the organism out, that is, it takes care to create the “ideal conditions” in the organism for achieving the desired result, nothing more than eliminating the excess fat.
It achieves this with a list of ingredients (in the appropriate dosages) for increasing the thermogenesis and therefore the fat burning taking place in the organism in a 24-hour period.
Therefore, it takes a minimum of four (4) to five (5) weeks of use according to the manufacturer’s instructions to have real benefits from the active ingredients of the supplement.
Clenbutrol – Purchase
The purchase of the authentic and legal Clenbutrol supplement is possible exclusively via its official website on the internet.
For every other product, there is a serious possibility of being a cheap and dangerous imitation.