It depends on what side of the fence you’re on. Some bodybuilders believe that Clenbuterol is effective in dropping stubborn pounds, while others feel it is nothing more than a waste of money.
Clenbuterol fat burners aren’t specifically designed to burn fat. But they’ve become popular as many prominent athletes and celebrities have been caught using this drug to slim down.
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Clenbuterol is not specifically designed as a weight-loss drug, a fat burner, or an approved method for weight loss.
Clenbuterol, at its most basic description, is a bronchodilator. It’s often found as a component of asthma inhaler medications.
More specifically, Clenbuterol is defined as a stimulating sympathomimetic amine, meaning that its components have an influence on the sympathetic nervous system.
The sympathetic nervous system controls a number of automatic (autonomic) body functions including but not limited to:
Sympathomimetic amines can have an influence on numerous body organs and systems.
Some of the components in Clenbuterol are involved in some of these functions. However, its main mechanism of action is that it acts as a bronchodilator.
When a person with asthma has an attack, those airways constrict, reducing oxygen intake.
Clenbuterol forces those airways to relax or dilate, encouraging oxygen intake and therefore enhanced oxygen delivery.
Bodybuilders use bronchodilators and Clenbuterol for the same reason; to increase intake and delivery of oxygen, more specifically designed to target the muscles.
Increased oxygenation increases the potential for muscle growth, endurance, and stamina.
How the body reacts long term to use of bronchodilators when lung function is deemed normal is uncertain.
Clenbuterol also has a reputation for influencing metabolism.
It does stimulate a higher basal metabolic rate and can therefore have an effect on certain nervous system activities associated with metabolism including respiration and cardiovascular function.
Finally, Clenbuterol, because of its influence on metabolism, is also known for its thermogenic or fat burning effect. This effect is minimal at best, if not combined with exercise and diet.
Clenbuterol fat burners are not especially effective as weight-loss drugs if used alone. This is why most bodybuilders stack them with other agents like T3, Anavar or Winstrol.
In those with an already lean or low body fat physique, a body builder may achieve a small drop in weight (perhaps 3 or so pounds) when using the agent just prior to a competition.
Clenbuterol is not effective in a person who is overweight or obese. A person would have to take a very high doses of Clenbuterol to achieve significant results for either fat burning or metabolism boosting effects.
However, it is very effective at suppressing the appetite and boosting energy levels, which means it can have benefits for fat loss.
So while Clenbuterol does provide some minimal effects in a number of functions, it doesn’t work all by itself.
Diet and exercise are essential for weight loss. Clenbuterol fat burners won’t work on their own either.
When a person uses Clenbuterol fat burners expecting drastic weight loss, he or she is more than likely to be disappointed.
Any time you put something into your body that it doesn’t require, you increase the risk for possible side effects and adverse reactions.
In medical situations, and in prescription strength inhalants, Clenbuterol may be taken at an average of 20 mcg. In some circumstances and depending on severity of condition, dosage might increase as high as 40 mcg.
Dosage recommendations for Clenbuterol fat burners vary widely among bodybuilders depending on source.
Bodybuilders often take as much as 120 mcg daily. That may not seem like a lot, but even at low doses, Clenbuterol can cause a number of negative side effects that include:
Side effects that have an impact on any aspect of the nervous or cardiovascular system can be especially worrisome.
In higher than recommended doses, Clenbuterol can be toxic to the heart and overall cardiovascular system .
Reports of such incidents are not isolated and don’t always involve older individuals or those diagnosed with pre-existing cardiovascular problems.
One report described a 31-year-old male bodybuilder who was diagnosed with “acute Clenbuterol intoxication” and presented to an emergency room experiencing metabolic disturbances, super ventricular tachycardia, heart palpitations, and difficulty breathing.
Bodybuilders and athletes and even non-athletes seeking accelerated muscle gains, increased stamina and performance, or weight loss should carefully research Clenbuterol slimming agents before using.
The danger of taking something that affects so many organ functions and body systems is not to be ignored. When it comes to Clenbuterol fat burners, most users are looking for a quick, easy fix.
The only long-term solution to weight loss is increased exercise, a moderate and nutritious diet, and changes in eating behaviors.
Even individuals using prescription and medically supervised Clenbuterol products experienced negative side effects and adverse reactions, even at low doses.
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