Clenbuterol, also known as Clen, is commonly used for burning fat by those who have experience with competitive bodybuilding. These users have a basic grasp on the side effects of this drug and its uses. Despite this, there has recently been an uptick in a number of questions concerning Clen for bodybuilders that are arriving from those who do not know much about how it can be used when dieting to lose fat.
Taking Clenbuterol for Bodybuilding
Clenbuterol is in the class of drugs known as sympathomimetics due to their ability to stimulate the sympathetic nervous system. It works to ensure a fight or flight reaction, causing a general stimulant effect. Competitive bodybuilders who take Clen cycles helps them break down triglycerides into fatty acids for oxidation, making it an effective cutting substance. Dilating the arteries that feed skeletal muscles so that the bloodstream can transport more oxygen to them. Once it has been taken, Clen is absorbed well (70 to 80 percent) and stays in the bloodstream for 25 to 39 hours. Since it has a long half-life, side effects can last for a longer period of time.
Benefits of Clenbuterol for Bodybuilders
Bodybuilders often take 60 to 120 mcg of Clen each day with additional compounds used to burn fat such as Yohimbine, T3 (which boosts thyroid function), or an ECA (Ephedrine/Caffeine/Aspirin) stack. They tend to split the dosage up into many 20 mcg doses throughout the day. Clenbuterol acts fast and produces results and benefits almost immediately. It is known for its thermogenic effect on increasing body temperature. When preparing for competitions, bodybuilders often use a Clen stack in combination with steroids such as Equipoise, Anavar, and Winstrol.
The Anabolic Properties of Clenbuterol
When Clen stimulates the beta-2 receptors it causes an activation of the anabolic pathways contained within the skeletal muscles, resulting in an anabolic effect. Though you might be excited about a compound that will help you add muscle while losing fat, be aware that this effect while having been scientifically demonstrated, does not necessarily happen at the dosages necessary for human use. Clen’s anabolic effect was shown in animal studies, not human studies since the research used dosages that are not safe in humans, and unnecessary for bronchodilation. Be aware that applying animal data to humans is not safe, particularly when using drugs unsupervised.
Clenbuterol Legal Status
Clenbuterol is not considered a controlled substance or require a prescription to buy, it has not been officially approved for human use though it is legal in the United States. This means that under FDA regulations, it cannot be included in dietary supplements but must be sold as a research chemical. Clen may not even be used for medical reasons in humans in the US. The only approved use according to the FDA is for racing horses who have breathing problems. Do not take this drug if you are planning to compete in any of these associations as you will be disqualified from the competition.