When used without a prescription in no physician oversight, the potential for side effects increases.
Bodybuilders and athletes often incorporate Clenbuterol into their drug or supplement regimens in order to enhance benefits.
When used very carefully and following medically recommended dosage, Clenbuterol may provide positive results for medical patients.
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Bodybuilders and athletes often take prescription-strength drugs to enhance their physical performance enhancement or body building efforts.
Among them include:
In most cases, each of these substances are prescription-only.
Clenbuterol continues to be one of the most abused drugs in a bodybuilder’s arsenal – even though it’s not an anabolic androgenic steroid.
What exactly is Clenbuterol? It’s medically defined as a sympathomimetic amine.
This type of drug has an influence and impact on the body’s sympathetic/autonomic body functions. Such functions include:
Clenbuterol is mainly used as a component found in bronchodilator medications. Its main function is to relax or dilate the smooth muscle tissues that line the airways of the lungs.
Clenbuterol may be prescribed for treatment of lung disorders including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
It is not prescribed in the United States due to the potential for damaging side effects, but it is manufactured and used in other countries around the world including those of South America, Asia, and South Africa, among others.
Because of its ability to relax the airways, bodybuilders use Clenbuterol in a number of dosage ranges to increase oxygen intake. Muscles require oxygen for growth, development, and endurance.
The drug is often also used as a fat burner due to its thermogenic properties.
Professional and non-professional bodybuilders and athletes – or even though seeking fast weight loss – should note that the fat burning capability of Clenbuterol is minimal and is typically only effective on individuals with an already lean body mass.
Finally, because if its involvement in metabolism and energy production, bodybuilders may incorporate Clenbuterol into their routines for muscle mass gains.
Even high levels of Clenbuterol will not provide significant results. More effective results can be found with anabolic androgenic steroids such as testosterone for muscle building.
High doses of Clenbuterol can however, cause significant side effects.
The same applies to its fat-burning potential. Individuals using it as a weight-loss drug will likely end up being disappointed.
While Clenbuterol may be most effective in improving oxygen intake, a person with a normal lung function may end up causing damage to their body due to the side effects of Clenbuterol.
Putting something into your body that it doesn’t need can negatively impact body activities and functions. The same applies to Clenbuterol. A person would have to take higher than recommended, and often dangerous levels, to achieve significant benefits from its use, so approach with caution.
Medical recommendations for Clenbuterol dosage in the treatment of a medical issue is approximately 20 mcg a day. Anything over that can increase the risk of side effects.
Bodybuilders often take as much as 160 mcg a day!
Even individuals on a relatively low Clenbuterol dosage and under medical supervision experienced side effects. That’s why the drug use should be carefully monitored by a physician.
Watch for side effects when it comes to any Clenbuterol dosage, especially overuse and misuse. Some of the most common include:
Even a relatively low Clenbuterol dosage can contribute to even more serious side effects including atrial fibrillation. Every person can have different reactions to the drug.
Another serious side effects is rhabdomyolysis – one report defines an individual using the drug for only a few days.
Rhabdomyolysis defines direct or indirect muscle injury. When damaged skeletal muscle breaks down faster than otherwise normal, it can produce a number of symptoms including:
When coupled with extreme exercise, use of Clenbuterol can exacerbate such conditions. Any Clenbuterol dosage should be carefully considered by professional and amateur athletes prior to use.
Every person reacts differently to different substances and the same applies to Clenbuterol. Those using Clenbuterol for weight-loss should be aware that it won’t work on its own.
Adequate exercise, appropriate and nutritious diet, and appropriate intake of calories, proteins, carbohydrates, and fats – and exercise – are required.
No one expects a problem, especially with low Clenbuterol dosage, but it does happen.