According to bodybuilding websites, Clenbuterol is their most popular fat burner. Bodybuilders, weightlifters, and athletes also agree. This drug is often used by women in a cutting cycle to not only lose those unwanted pounds but to also protect their lean muscle gains and provide them with an extreme energy to push them to their limits while working out.
Clenbuterol is a very powerful drug. Before deciding to take this, understand how the drug is used, know the dosage recommendations and be aware of the potential side effects. This is a prescription-only drug. It is best to check first the legal status of Clenbuterol in your country before proceeding to your next step.
Clenbuterol 101: What is Clenbuterol?
Most people think that Clen is a steroid. It is not. Clenbuterol is a sympathomimetic amine. This is a bronchodilator. Not a weight-loss drug. Not even an anabolic-androgenic steroid. But why are women using Clen for weight loss? This drug has fat-burning capabilities. However, it is not recommended for the treatment of obesity. In medical scenarios, Clen is used to treat lung disorders like asthma, emphysema or COPD.
As a bronchodilator, it relaxes the smooth muscle fibers of bronchi tubes inside the lungs. For example, during an asthma attack, these muscles contract, preventing the patient’s’ oxygen intake and exhalation of carbon dioxide. Clenbuterol clears the pathway to allow more oxygen intake.
How To Use Clenbuterol?
In medical scenarios like asthma, Clenbuterol dosage is 20 mcg taken twice daily. This will, of course, depend on the severity of the condition. This drug is not recommended for frequent use because of its long half-life. This means that Clenbuterol stays longer in the body compared to other drugs. It has been reported that potential tolerance for the drug is possible. With the doctor’s prescription, it is possible to increase the dosage up to 120 mcg a day.
For individuals who are aiming to lose weight, it is not impossible if you find them using this drug and misusing it. They usually start at ½ to one tablet a day but may take as much as eight tablets a day, which ranges up to 160 mcg. This is dangerous. Adverse effects have been reported. So if you abuse or misuse Clenbuterol, it is not far that you will be one of those users who are suffering from these adverse effects.
Potential Side Effects of Using Clenbuterol
As it has been strongly advised by experienced users, take Clenbuterol with extra caution, especially if you’re using Clen without a prescription for non-medical purposes. These side effects have been reported by some users.
- Hypokalemia – Decreased the level of potassium which is important for heart functions.
- Accelerated heart rate
- Increase in anxiety levels
Women who are using, or still deciding to use Clenbuterol for weight loss should understand that this is not a weight loss product. Losing weight is not the best way for women to use Clen. Potential side effects will depend on a number of factors which may include age, weight, and dosage, the frequency of use, health status, exercise regimen, and diet. There is a chance that Clenbuterol side effects can outweigh the benefits when it comes to losing weight.