Getting big muscles quickly is a challenge that takes a lot of dedication and focus to reach.
One of the best and most effective ways to reach that level is through the use of steroids. Unfortunately, these substances are illegal and have many side effects that can be problematic if you aren’t prepared to counteract them properly.
One type of steroid or steroid-like substances that has been getting a lot of attention lately is Clenbuterol.
In this in-depth article, you will get the chance to understand this substance better, how it helps you burn fat and increase your muscle mass, how to use it correctly, and the types of legal alternatives that you can use.
You’ll also get tips on how to dose and stack this substance for maximum effectiveness.
Table of Contents
- The Nature of Clenbuterol
- Why Clenbuterol is Used as a Fat-Burning Substance
- How It Works
- The Benefits of Clenbuterol
- The Types of Clenbuterol
- The History of Clenbuterol
- The Different Versions of Clenbuterol
- Is Clenbuterol Legal?
- What are the Correct Doses of Clenbuterol?
- What are Side Effects of Clenbuterol?
- What Happens If You Use Clenbuterol for Longer Than 2-3 Weeks?
- A Typical Clenbuterol Cycle
- Steroids and Supplements That Work Well With Clenbuterol
- Stacks to Consider
- Clenbuterol and PCT
- Where to Buy Clenbuterol?
- Legal Clenbuterol Alternatives
- Reviews for Clenbutrol
- Clenbuterol Results
- FAQ About Clenbuterol
- Q: Why is Clenbuterol not a steroid?
- Q: If Clenbuterol is not a steroid, why is it treated like one?
- Q: What will happen if I am caught using Clenbuterol?
- Q: Can I inject Clenbuterol?
- Q: Is it safe to stack Clenbuterol with other drugs for weight loss?
- Q: Can women take Clenbuterol?
- Q: Will taking Clenbuterol automatically burn fat?
- Q: What diet is best to follow with Clenbuterol?
- Q: Can I die when taking Clenbuterol?
- Q: Should teenagers use Clenbuterol?
- Final Thoughts
The Nature of Clenbuterol
Clenbuterol is, contrary to popular belief, not a steroid.
In fact, it is closer to a real medicine than most types of steroids you’ve probably read about in the past.
That’s because Clenbuterol is a beta2-agonist or a substance that helps to manage allergic reactions. Most medicines of this type are used to help manage bronchial issues and have been used to treat asthma.
In fact, Clenbuterol was initially developed as a treatment method for asthma or respiratory issues in horses and other types of animals.
While I’ll discuss the history of this substance in more depth later, it is worth understanding now that it was not considered a muscle-building material initially.
In fact, it was classified as a nasal decongestant for years before it was used with steroids to burn fat and bulk or cut muscles.
Interestingly, a variety of studies have been undertaken to gauge how effective Clenbuterol is for managing asthma and other types of issues like it.
The results were quite positive, showcasing the fact that Clenbuterol was a useful compound for managing breathing problems.
In fact, it is still used by some for this exact purpose. So just how did it transition away from this purpose and into use for muscle-building and fat-burning benefits?
Why Clenbuterol is Used as a Fat-Burning Substance
Clenbuterol is an interesting substance because, when tested, it had the surprising benefit of binding with the receptors in your body that respond to epinephrine. That natural hormone is a useful one that helps to control and boost your metabolism and burn fat.
However, Clenbuterol is even more effective in this way and burns large amounts of fat off of your body more quickly than natural hormones and chemicals.
In fact, a multitude of studies has taken a look at the fat-burning possibilities of using Clenbuterol and have found that it is a beneficial and powerful substance for this purpose.
In fact, these same studies have even found that Clenbuterol binds with your muscle cells and can stimulate the synthesis of muscle protein in your body. While not as powerful as the reaction caused by steroids, it does have a few of the same beneficial effects.
As a result, these findings have helped to inspire a cottage industry of Clenbuterol use and sale throughout the performance-enhancing drug world.
Unsurprisingly it has become a popular choice for bulk and even cutting stacks for both amateur and professional users.
And while it is possible to use Clenbuterol on its own just for gains in fat loss and muscle building, it usually works best when stacked with more potent steroids.
Before moving on to the many benefits of Clenbuterol, it is probably best to take a more detailed look at how it affects your body. In this way, you can best prepare for its use and the side effects that I will also discuss later.
How It Works
Clenbuterol has a variety of effects on the body due to the way it binds to the receptors in your body.
For example, it will naturally increase your heart rate and improve your overall metabolism. In people who are exercising, these benefits make it easier to focus on a routine without getting bored or tired.
However, Clenbuterol also causes other effects such as:
- Increased excitability
- Boosted energy
- Bettered mental focus
- More focused protein synthesis
- Increased muscle retention
All of these results occur because of the way Clenbuterol chemically binds with your body.
In a sense, it replaces your body’s epinephrine levels and supplants its use.
Its more potent nature gives your body a sense of increased energy and a natural type of “high” that makes exercise easier on the body and the mind. So, like steroids, it will naturally boost hormone levels in your body.
All of these effects have made Clenbuterol an attractive option for those looking to build their muscles.
In fact, it is so potent that the World Anti-Doping Agency has banned the use of it at all times.
This ban is in effect whether or not you use it for competition. As a result, it can be hard for you to find Clenbuterol if you want to use it. However, it is possible to track it down and experience its many benefits.
The Benefits of Clenbuterol
If you are interested in taking Clenbuterol, it is important to know how it can benefit your body. Thankfully, it does have many interesting advantages that make it a good choice for those who are trying to burn fat off their body and get into shape.
The following is a look at the many positives that Clenbuterol will provide you when you stack it with steroids. These are the benefits you get from merely taking it and not when stacking it with steroids. When possible, I have included studies that showcase these benefits.
Clenbuterol has a surprising effect on your body in that it will increase your temperature level after about an hour.
This effect is known as a thermogenic one and provides many benefits to your fat burning and muscle building. For example, an increase in body temperature makes it easier for you to burn fat by promoting lipolysis or ketosis.
These processes are necessary for burning fat off of your body in a safe and controlled way. In fact, both of these processes will turn to your body’s stores of fat as an energy source instead of the food that you eat.
That said, the exact temperature increase is usually quite minor, no more than one degree Fahrenheit or so.
However, that extra degree of body warmth can make all the difference when it comes to your thermogenic health. Those effects will be in place even if you don’t exercise while taking Clenbuterol but will increase to higher levels if you do exercise while taking this substance.
I’ve already talked heavily about the metabolic effect that Clenbuterol has on your body.
However, it’s hard to deny that this is the most significant benefit it offers. Studies have shown that taking Clenbuterol increases your metabolism by up to 10 percent even if you don’t exercise.
However, exercising also naturally increases your metabolism and, when paired with Clenbuterol, can boost it to even higher levels. The importance of an increased metabolism for weight loss and muscle burning cannot be emphasized enough here because these concepts are tied together so innately.
A faster metabolism will create more energy for your body by digesting your food more effectively. It will also increase your ability to synthesize protein and enhance your ability to exercise. These benefits further improve your fat burning capabilities and slim you down incredibly fast.
Oxygen flow through your body is handled by your red blood cells.
It is, obviously, an important part of your overall health. That said, it is also critical to your muscle-building capacity. That’s because the oxygen in your red blood cells helps to increase your muscle strength and size by promoting and strengthening the healing process after exercise.
Thankfully, Clenbuterol provides a boost in oxygen flow by increasing how much oxygen reaches your lungs.
This benefit is particularly useful for those who suffer from bronchial problems but is also noticeable in those who do not. In fact, even those who don’t have problems may see positive oxygen effects when taking Clenbuterol.
Increased oxygen flow also helps to improve your focus, boost your energy, and slightly increase your stamina.
While Clenbuterol may not have effects on your total endurance (a fact I’ll explore in the next section), it does help provide short-term performance stamina benefits.
While Clenbuterol doesn’t increase your testosterone level and, therefore, has less effect on your muscles than steroids, it can still produce some strength gains. That’s because Clenbuterol helps to boost the important areas of your body that are necessary for strength gains.
For example, I already discussed how it improved oxygen flow through your body and made it easier for you to breathe smoothly and effectively during exercise. That increase will boost your performance in a variety of ways and make it easier for you to exercise.
That said, these studies did find that endurance benefits were either less pronounced or not noticed when taking Clenbuterol. Real endurance gains are only possible with sustained hard work.
Other Benefits You May Experience
Discussing all of the benefits of Clenbuterol would take up too much room here. While I summarized the most important points above, I also think it’s a good idea to briefly discuss a few of the other benefits below.
When taking Clenbuterol, you can expect:
- Overall physical and mental stimulation
- Fat loss throughout your body
- Lean muscle gains
- Decreased appetite
- Stronger heart and lungs
The Types of Clenbuterol
Clenbuterol comes in many different forms, most of which center on how it is used.
There are several different ways that you can take Clenbuterol, each of which has its benefits and disadvantages. Let’s take a look at the most common types of Clenbuterol to give you an idea of which type is right for your exercise needs.
Note: These application methods will vary in availability depending on where you buy your Clenbuterol.
Some manufacturers focus on creating just one type while others make multiple options. Later on, I’ll discuss the variations in Clenbuterol brands and give you an idea of what to expect from them.
Spray pens are interesting to use because they allow you to ingest your Clenbuterol while on the go. They are usually quite small and easy to fit into most exercise packs. Just as importantly, they contain a particular dosing level that you can adjust based on your needs.
The downside of this type of pen is the cost. While they are one of the most common types sold on the market, they can be tricky to find and cost $10-20 more than other types. That said, they distribute your Clenbuterol very efficiently and maximize its benefits.
One of the easiest-to-find forms of Clenbuterol is the tablet type. These tablets allow you to take your Clenbuterol with food and provide one of the most precise dosages available. Most are split up into 20-50mcg doses, meaning that you can create an accurate and easy-to-control dosing schedule.
The most helpful thing about this form is that it goes into effect on your whole body instead of a single location. However, it does have a slight lag in effect because you need to digest it before it works. As a result, you need to wait at least 30-45 minutes after taking it before noticing the benefits.
Injections of Clenbuterol are a popular option for professional athletes because of their concentrated dosing. If you want to work just a single part of your body, you can inject Clenbuterol directly into it. Even better, the half-life is a little longer, which means it will affect your body for a lengthier period than other types of Clenbuterol.
Scars at the injection sites are the most common problem associated with this Clenbuterol type. While these can be minimized by spreading your injection destinations to different areas of the body, they can become noticeable very quickly. Unfortunately, it is also a lot harder to find injections than it is tablets, though they are available from some medical manufacturers.
Powders and Gels
Powders and gels are very similar in their benefits, which is why I am combining them here. The powder form is a good choice for someone who has trouble swallowing pills and who isn’t comfortable giving themselves an injection. Unfortunately, it is not often easily available from many manufacturers.
The gel form is the only topical type of this substance available on the market. Apply it directly to the area that you want to exercise during your workout, work it into the skin, and you should see results. You’ll start to notice extra heat on your body right away when applying this gel.
The History of Clenbuterol
The exact origin of Clenbuterol has been lost to time and manufacturer indifference.
The first known use of the name was in the 1970s, though it was originally developed to help with asthma.
I already touched on some aspects of that in the first section of this article, so I won’t delve too deeply into it here.
While it is used in many areas around the world for managing asthma symptoms, it has become best known for performance enhancement.
That said, its most common medical use isn’t even on humans at all but on horses.
In fact, many countries don’t allow the use of Clenbuterol for medical purposes except on horses with breathing and congestion issues. The exact performance-enhancing benefits it has on horses are similar to those in humans, though perhaps not quite as potent.
As a result, it was banned from use in competitive horse racing events, unless it was shown that the horse had a legitimate reason to use it.
In some instances, there may be a waiting period before competition necessary for horses who have received it as a medication. Often, this is a week or two after the dosing stopped, as this gives the horse’s body time to adapt.
Some of the most interesting moments in Clenbuterol’s history lie in the number of athletes who have suffered from suspensions after using it.
For example, Olympic sprinter Katrin Krabbe’s career ended after she was caught using it before the 1992 Summer Olympics. As a result of her use, she received a three-year suspension that came at the tail-end of her career and forced her to call it quits.
And in 2008, during the US Olympic trials, American swimmer Jessica Hardy was given a one-year suspension when she tested positive for Clenbuterol. She stated that she took the drug by accident because it had been dosed in food without her knowledge.
Most people don’t believe these kinds of excuses and an athlete’s career can be tainted by what may have been the one-time use of a performance-enhancing substance.
And then again, some athletes get caught using Clenbuterol or other substances multiple times.
For example, MLB pitcher Guillermo Mota was given a 50-game suspension in 2006 after testing positive for Clenbuterol. And in 2012, he suffered a 100-game suspension that ended his whole season. Even worse, individuals in clubhouses have been found guilty of distributing and buying this supplement to athletes throughout the league, an activity that is both dangerous and illegal.
These issues touch on the legality of Clenbuterol and its use as a performance-enhancing drug.
I’ll talk more about that topic later on in this article, exploring its legal status across the nation and the world and where you can buy it.
However, now is an excellent time to transition to the various brand names of Clenbuterol that are available on the market around the world.
The Different Versions of Clenbuterol
One thing that might surprise you is the vast array of Clenbuterol versions on the market.
That’s because it is not a patented medication and can be manufactured by a multitude of companies. As a result, there are dozens of companies available that produce it in a broad array of countries.
Honestly, I don’t have enough room in this short sub-section to discuss every variation of Clenbuterol available. Doing so would require a whole article. That said, it’s a good idea to touch on a handful to get an idea of what is available for you.
The different brand names of Clenbuterol that are currently available on the market include:
- Alpha Pharma Astralean
- EURO-MED Clen
- LA Pharma Clenbuterol
- Malay Tiger ClenoX
- SB Labs Generic Clenbuterol
- Meditech Clenbuterol
- Sopharma Sofia BG Clenbuterol
- Thomae G Spiropent
- Genesis Labs Generic Clenbuterol
- British Dragon Clen
- Yansuan Clenbuterol HCL
- Thaiger Pharma Airclen
- Nihfi (Bulgaria) Clenbuterol
- Hubei Huangshi (China) Clenbuterol
- Duopharma Clenbuterol
These are just the brand names available for tablets. Liquid and gel form varieties come in brands such as Medistar, Blue Sky Peptides, Madkson James Research, ClenPen Spray Pens, USA Peptides, Claire Gel, Extreme Peptides, RUI Products, and more.
The injection variations typically come in one of these brands, though there are specific manufacturers of these products available.
The Differences Between These Brands
Honestly, there isn’t a whole lot of difference between one brand of Clenbuterol and the next. While the manufacturing process might differ in a few slight ways, most follow the same formula. As a result, there is typically only a difference in the amount used in a tablet.
For example, Alpha Pharma Astralean uses 40mcg tablets, which is one of the basic doses of Clenbuterol.
However, other groups, such as Genesis Labs Generic Clenbuterol, only produce 0.02mg tablets. These more concentrated forms must be carefully dosed to avoid complications.
One thing to take into consideration when buying these products is the country from which it originated.
Later on, I’ll discuss where you can purchase Clenbuterol and how the location of the manufacturer and supplier can affect the quality of this medication.
Is Clenbuterol Legal?
The legal status of Clenbuterol is confusing.
While it is not banned in the United States or many other countries, its use is strictly controlled.
Currently, it is only legally available to treat lung problems in horses.
In countries like the United Kingdom and Canada, you can buy and use Clenbuterol for whatever purpose you want but cannot act as a supplier.
That said, it is nearly impossible to get Clenbuterol from manufacturers in America. While there are companies who make it here, they sell strictly to veterinarians. In fact, you can’t even take veterinary Clenbuterol and give it to your horse without the help of a veterinarian. To do so would be illegal.
The FDA officially bans it as a dietary supplement. Beyond that, it has been banned by many sports organizations, including the IOC. That said, there are other countries where it is legal to own for any purpose, such as China and Russia.
What are the Correct Doses of Clenbuterol?
Dosing with Clenbuterol varies depending on your needs.
A starting dose of 40mcg is common in men and 20mcg common in women. At this level, the reactions in your body will be quiet mild. You’ll feel some effects but won’t be at severe risk for overdose.
During a cycle, most people will slowly increase their dose by 20mcg every day or two until they reach a top level.
For women, that is usually 80-100mcg while men top off at 140mcg. Any higher and you seriously risk triggering side effects or causing an overdose. A full cycle of Clenbuterol will usually last no more than 2-3 weeks, at which point you take a break.
When it’s time to quit taking Clenbuterol, it is a good idea to slowly decrease your intake over the last few days of your cycle.
Try to work your way down to a 20-40mcg range. This step is smart because it helps you avoid adverse withdrawal symptoms. At this point, you need to wait at least 1-3 weeks before you start again. But I’ll cover that topic in more detail in the section on Clenbuterol cycles.
What are Side Effects of Clenbuterol?
While Clenbuterol is safer to use than steroids, it is still a drug.
That means it has a multitude of effects on your body, some of which are negative. Unfortunately, some of these problems can threaten your life when they occur. Thankfully, most occur in limited instances and only when taking high doses.
That said, anybody who is interested in Clenbuterol needs to understand the possibilities of health complications when taking it. This section will take a look at the short-term effects, the longer-term issues, and the symptoms of an overdose that could lead to an increase in side effect occurrence.
Short-Term Side Effects
Thankfully, most of the side effects of this supplement are usually short and not that severe.
For example, you may suffer from a temporarily increased heart rate, nausea, tremors in the hands, anxiety, headaches, and sweating. These issues will come and go in those in whom they occur.
Not everybody will experience these types of side effects, and many will vary in intensity. Like with steroids, higher doses of Clenbuterol will lead to both an increased risk of side effects and worsened severity. That’s why it is essential to stick to the dosing recommendations I suggested.
Most of these side effects will disappear after you stop taking Clenbuterol. By the time you are a day or two into your break period, they shouldn’t recur at all. However, there are some long-term side effects that you need to understand before starting.
While the long-term effects of Clenbuterol are less known and tested, there have been a few instances of problematic reactions occurring for a lengthy period. For example, animal studies on Clenbuterol found that sustained use may cause an increase in the size of your heart muscle cells.
That’s because Clenbuterol causes an increase of collagen in your heart. As your heart cells increase in size, they will become less flexible and become inefficient at pumping blood. This reaction can cause confusion, nausea, and other problems.
Even worse, there is evidence that this may cause irregular heartbeats that increase your risk of strokes and heart attacks. The exact extent of these dangers in humans is uncertain. However, studies have also found that sustained use (such as four weeks of very high doses) may cause cardiac atrophy.
Other issues that must be considered include the effects that Clenbuterol has on your bone structure. In animal studies, it has been shown to increase bone fragility by making it more difficult for your bones to rebuild. That’s why an increased risk of fractures is one of the most common side effects of Clenbuterol.
When you take a serving of Clenbuterol over 160mcg, you greatly increase your risk of an overdose.
Overdoses cause a variety of symptoms that are painful and potentially life-threatening if they are not managed immediately. Just as problematically, your chance of suffering from other types of side effects increases when you overdose. Just a few symptoms to watch out for include:
- Cramps in the kidney area
- Excessive heart rate
- Severe headaches
- Tremors throughout your body
- Nausea and confusion
The moment you notice these symptoms, it is time to stop taking Clenbuterol and visit a doctor immediately. They can void your system of this drug and ensure that you don’t suffer from life-long problems. After that, they can give you recovery medications to help your body heal from what can be a scary and unfortunate situation.
What Happens If You Use Clenbuterol for Longer Than 2-3 Weeks?
Some users are tempted to use Clenbuterol for longer than 2-3 weeks because they think it will increase its effectiveness.
That is not the case. Unfortunately, the exact opposite is true. People who use Clenbuterol for longer than three weeks are going to not only see a decrease in their weight loss but a potential weight gain.
That’s because of the saturation problem I’ve mentioned in previous sections. When your body’s beta-2 receptors are too saturated with Clenbuterol, they’ll stop working. As a result, your body’s metabolism will grind to a halt, and the exercise and diet routine that had helped you cut all that weight is going to pack on the pounds instead.
A Typical Clenbuterol Cycle
Cycling with Clenbuterol is typically done in a variety of ways.
Most users take it intermittently, meaning that they take breaks that are as long as their use period. For example, some may use it for three days in a row before taking a break of three days. They then continue following this cycle for weeks, such as eight, and then take a break of the same length.
Taking Clenbuterol in this way is done so as not to saturate your beta-2 receptors with too much of it all at once.
Failure to take a break can cause your receptors to grow numb to Clenbuterol, which will cause it to lose its effectiveness. Cycling will, therefore, give its efficacy a boost and increase how well it works for your body and your muscle gains.
I’ve already discussed how users should start with a dose of about 20-40 mcg on their first day and then increase their limit up to 80-120mcg by upping their dose by 20mcg every other day.
Once you have reached this high point, you can stay at it until your cycle is done. If you are trying to build muscles instead of losing weight, cycling should be done using one of the following methods below.
Steroids and Supplements That Work Well With Clenbuterol
While there are many types of steroids on the market that you can cycle with Clenbuterol, there are a handful that work very well with it.
If you are going to bulk up using steroids and you want to use Clenbuterol, the following options are your best bet:
- Anavar (Oxandrolone)
- Winstrol (Stanazolol)
- T3 Cytomel
- Deca Durabolin
- HCG Drops
Later on in this section, I’ll discuss a few stacking options that you can use for your Clenbuterol cycle.
This information should give you a good idea of how to start your cycle, what kind of doses you can tolerate, and which steroids or supplements work best for your needs.
The early cycle is a good choice for people who are just starting their Clenbuterol regiment. A dosing period of about two weeks is a good place to start. Going any higher risks saturating your beta-2 receptors with too much Clenbuterol too soon.
Aim for about 40mcg per day if you are a woman and 80mcg per day if you are a man. Increase your doses, as I mentioned above, to reach those levels. A break period of at least 1-2 weeks is necessary after you finish. Two weeks is probably your best choice because it’ll clean your body more thoroughly.
After you go through at least two or three early cycles of Clenbuterol, you can progress to the advanced cycle. It lasts for three weeks for both men and women with breaks of 1-3 weeks between your dosing. Shorter breaks let you get started on your schedule sooner but may not effectively clean your body of this supplement and cause saturation.
The dosing levels are much higher for both women and men during this cycle. Women should stick to an 80mcg per day dosage, working up to it the same way they did with the early period. Men can go all the way up to 160mcg per day, though I think that 140mcg is probably the best middle ground because it decreases your risk of saturation.
Stacks to Consider
The following sections will discuss a few useful stacking options for Clenbuterol.
Each supplement will be described in depth to ensure that you understand why it is useful for your dosing.
A schedule will then be highlighted to make it easier for you to take these steroids and supplements properly.
This supplement simulates the natural hormone Cytomel, which is used to keep your thyroid operating properly. It works in a slightly different manner than Clenbuterol but produces similar results. When using it properly, your metabolism will increase due to boosted activity in your thyroid gland.
Stacking this supplement with Clenbuterol should be done on a schedule of no more than 2-3 weeks. And after that period is over, you need to take a break that matches your dosing period. You can take 25-100mcg of T3 per day safely when pairing it with Clenbuterol.
When taking this supplement, most people will split up their dosage into at least 2-4 different dosing periods in a day. That’s because it has a very high half-life and will disappear from your body in a few hours. Spreading your dose out evenly through the day ensures it remains active.
Taurine, like Clenbuterol, helps to increase your ability to tone muscle or burn fat. Taking a synthetic version while dosing with Clenbuterol is critical. That’s because the extended use of Clenbuterol will cause your natural Taurine levels in the liver to drop exponentially.
When this happens, you’ll experience severe cramps that can halt your exercise and make life difficult and painful. You may also notice a rebound effect, i.e., a decrease in your exercise effectiveness. Thankfully, taking a 3-5g supplement of Taurine can help you avoid this problematic issue.
If you want to cut your muscles, Clenbuterol and Anavar are potent partners. Anavar is one of the least problematic types of steroids on the market because it has a low anabolic ratio.
This fact means that you are less likely to suffer from problematic reactions to it, such as developing breasts. It also makes it safer for women to take for extended periods.
Cycling with these two substances should be done in a two-week period and consist of one week of Clenbuterol and another week of Anavar. The first week prepares your body for the Anavar and makes it more potent.
A typical cycling schedule of this type includes:
- Week One of Clenbuterol
- Day 1 – 20-40mcg
- Day 2 – 40-60mcg
- Day 3 – 60-80mcg
- Day 4 – 80-100mcg
- Day 5 – 100-120mcg
- Day 6 – 80-100mcg
- Day 7 – 60-80mcg
- Week Two of Anavar
- Day 8: – 10-20mcg
- Day 9 – 10-20mcg
- Day 10 – 20-50mcg
- Day 11 – 20-50mcg
- Day 12 – 30-50mcg
- Day 13 – 40-50mcg
- Day 14 – 30-20mcg
Other supplements, such as Winstrol, follow a very similar process. Make sure that you pay attention to your body’s reaction to these products.
If you find that you are suffering adverse affects, it is wise to talk to a doctor to learn more about how you can prevent their recurrence.
Clenbuterol and PCT
Most muscle-building supplements require the use of post-cycle therapy or PCT to get your body back to a normal hormone balance. PCT helps to increase your body’s natural production of testosterone and keeps you from losing muscles.
Clenbuterol is unique among the supplements I’ve examined because it not only doesn’t require PCT but can be used during PCT for other steroids.
In fact, taking a small supplement of Clenbuterol during PCT helps to increase your level of energy without affecting your testosterone levels.
Therefore, you can continue to workout heavily during your PCT without experiencing severe adverse side effects. While not all lifters and steroid users will enjoy the use of Clenbuterol for PCT, it may be beneficial for you.
The exact amount you should take will also vary depending on the prior intensity of your muscle-building routines.
I suggest that you take the same dose you were using during your steroid cycle. Make sure, however, that you stop taking Clenbuterol after your PCT is over. That’s because Clenbuterol, while less problematic than steroids, can still affect the way your body operates chemically.
The use of Clenbuterol during PCT goes best if you were using Trenbolone, Deca Durabolin, Dianabol, or Anadrol during your training.
The legal alternatives to these supplements also pair well with Clenbuterol for PCT. As always, follow the cycling schedule suggest above to ensure that you get the results you want without sacrificing your potential gains.
Where to Buy Clenbuterol?
The legal status of Clenbuterol makes it very hard to find a place to buy it.
The manufacturers I mentioned in previous sections have websites that you can visit and use to purchase Clenbuterol. You will have to ship it to your home, though, and risk getting caught by the authorities.
In most instances, you are probably safe to buy it without getting caught. That’s because mail is not strictly controlled and you may be okay shipping a small amount of it to your home. Unfortunately, you are always at legal risk when buying Clenbuterol in this way. That’s why it is always better to purchase legal varieties.
Legal Clenbuterol Alternatives
While Clenbuterol is a beneficial product for people who are trying to burn fat and gain muscles, it is too heavily controlled for most people to risk. Nobody wants to go to jail for buying and using Clenbuterol, which is why I always suggest trying legal alternatives instead.
Thankfully, there are a large number of these supplements on the market right now, which makes it easy for you to find one that is right for you. I will take a look at three of the best right here and give my recommendation on which is the best choice for your money.
#1 on our list is Clenbutrol, a legal Clenbuterol alternative produced by Crazy Bulks. If you have any experience with this manufacturer in the past, you know what kind of quality to expect. Honestly, Crazy Bulks is my favorite manufacturer of high-quality legal performance-enhancing alternatives. And Clenbutrol is no different than any other product I’ve used by them.
Like other legal alternatives to Clenbuterol, it helps to improve your cutting cycles, removes fat from your body, improves your energy and endurance, and retains your lean muscle mass. However, it can be stacked with a variety of legal alternatives produced by Crazy Stacks, including Winsol, Anvarol, and Trenorol.
The main difference between Clenbutrol and others like it on the market is its overall effectiveness. I am particularly impressed by its ability to increase oxygen transportation through the body, a benefit that is often limited to other legal alternatives. If you have to try Clenbuterol and (rightly) don’t want to get in any legal trouble, this is your best choice by far.
Reviews for Clenbutrol
If you are more interested in trying out the safer and legal Clenbuterol alternative, Clenbutrol, it is worth taking a look at what real users are saying about its effectiveness.
On the official Clenbutrol website, many reviews are very pleased with this product’s effectiveness. For example, a man named William gave it five stars and said that he had lost a lot of weight without suffering from sleep issues.
In another more detailed review, a user named Alena claimed that Clenbutrol was “magic” and that taking three pills 30-45 minutes before working out helped her burn fat and get into shape. In fact, she used this supplement before her wedding to shed a few stray pounds and to fit into her dream dress. The results were good enough for her to grant Clenbutrol a five-star rating.
And while there were some negative reviews scattered throughout the site, a vast majority were very positive. One person claimed that they were able to lose 50 pounds using Clenbutrol with exercise and had kept the weight off two years after they stopped taking Clenbutrol. It is fair to say that these results, while impressive, are not entirely typical because some users complained that they lost no weight even when working out.
Clen by Anabolics.com
This Clenbuterol alternative works in a very similar way to the original substance. It promotes a stronger metabolism and helps you burn fat quickly and efficiently. That said, it is less dangerous to your body and uses all-natural ingredients in a way that Clenbuterol does not.
Just as importantly, Clen is 100 percent legal and can be purchased in America without any difficulties. Try to stack it with legal alternatives to the items I listed above. In that way, you’ll get the best results. That said, this isn’t quite the best choice.
VPX Liquid Clen
Those who want a liquid version of Clenbuterol often use this brand. It comes in an easy-to-use dropper that lets you create very accurate doses. You can add it to your food, drinks, or put it directly in your mouth to get a quick result that will get your energized for exercise.
The only problems I have with this supplement is its price.
While legal alternatives for Clenbuterol are never inexpensive, liquid versions are often the priciest. That said, it is still an excellent choice for anyone who prefers dosing with liquid Clen.
While the information contained in this article so far has been essential for anybody interested in this supplement, I know that most readers are interested the most in learning about the average or expected results of using Clenbuterol. That’s because they want to know whether or not the gains made while on Clenbuterol are worth the potential side effects.
And that is an important consideration so, in this section, I’ll take a look at the average weight loss expectations and showcase a few before and after photos captured of people who used this product. This information should give you an insight into whether or not Clenbuterol (or its legal alternative) is right for your training needs.
Average Result Expectations
As Clenbuterol is a weight-loss supplement, it is probably best to mostly discuss how much weight you are likely to lose while using it, rather than the amount of muscle you will have gained.
That isn’t to say that you won’t gain muscles while using this drug.
In fact, you will cut your muscle tone, increase its definition, and add bulk to your overall mass if you workout while using this supplement. It just isn’t the same as steroids, so don’t expect that you will see results as severe as that.
And your results will vary depending on whether or not you follow a high-quality exercise routine and a healthy diet.
You’re going to need plenty of protein, fruits, and vegetables to lose weight while using Clenbuterol.
Staying on an unhealthy or high-calorie diet while taking this supplement will minimize your results.
That’s why it is a good idea to eat fiber-rich foods, such as most types of bread, while exercising and taking Clenbuterol to drop even more pounds. The exact diet you use will vary depending on your taste and your personal preferences. As long as it is healthy and not high in calories, you should see results.
Therefore, people who regularly take Clenbuterol and follow a healthy diet and exercise routine can expect a variety of different results that differ between individuals depending on a variety of factors. Usually, you’ll lose about 3-6 pounds in the first week of our routine. Those pounds will be strictly fat, so if you are bulking up during this period, you might not notice the weight loss on the scale.
However, you’ll start noticing in later weeks because you’ll continue to drop fat weight.
In fact, your weekly gains are going to increase as you progress through your dosing period and your body acclimates to it. For example, you can expect a fat loss of 5-8 pounds after two weeks and one of 10-16 pounds after four weeks. The variation will depend on the intensity of your exercise, your metabolism and a multitude of other factors that can be hard to predict or prepare for in advance.
By the time you reach the end of your eight-week dosing period, you should have lost anywhere between 15-28 pounds of fat.
That’s an average of about 3-4 pounds of body fat every week. Don’t forget, though, that your total weight loss will be offset by the number of muscles that you build. While you aren’t going to end up weighing more when you’re done, you can expect to lose at least 15-28 pounds of fat while gaining 5-10 pounds of muscle.
Findings on BroScience
BroScience is a website that studies the results of steroid and supplement use and which often has multiple before and after pictures that display typical results. Their article on Clenbuterol is no different. The first picture they highlight is a young man who is already in pretty good shape. While he isn’t ripped, he is skinny and has very little body fat.
The after picture (which does not indicate the total gains, loses, or time length of his dosing) shows six-pack abs and more definition throughout his body. The gains aren’t huge like they would be with a steroid, but they are apparent. The small gut he once had is gone and is replaced by lean and toned abs that would be the envy of just about anybody.
The second picture on the site showcases a young woman who primarily used Clenbuterol for weight loss. In the before picture, she was a little heavier than average, particularly around her stomach. Her thighs were also a little thicker than normal for her height and frame, and the extra weight she had gained had started to affect her upper chest and even her face.
The after picture showcases a minimal loss of 20-25 pounds of fat. The extra weight in this woman’s face had disappeared, and her stomach had shrunk enough to reveal the hourglass figure that had been hidden by fat. The muscle gains in the photo were minimal to non-existent, which indicates an essential difference in expectations between genders when using Clenbuterol.
BroScience reported that the studied results for Clenbuterol were slightly different between the genders. For example, women tended to lose more body fat than men while using Clenbuterol, while men were more likely to increase their muscle mass. This finding is pretty typical for this type of supplement. That said, it appears that Clenbuterol is more effective than most.
A Look at Hugh Jackman
Few people don’t know who Hugh Jackman is at this point in his career. This movie star has become respected not only for his action movie chops as Wolverine in the Marvel X-Men movies but for his dramatic ability and even his singing. However, lifters also gave him major props for the incredible gains he made in his physique after the first X-Men movie.
In that movie, Jackman was far from a slouch. In fact, he was in pretty great shape and was an immediate sex symbol for many around the world. However, his muscles became even more extensive and defined for the rest of the X-Men movies. These gains in physique not only made him more credible as an action star but made him an even more significant sex symbol than he was in the past.
And steroid and performance-enhancing supplement specialists are sure that those gains came with the use of Clenbuterol. The proof is in the skin tone. Clenbuterol is well-known for causing a red look in the skin of its users. That’s due to the ways it increases body temperature. And when looking at the before and after pictures, that red tint is pretty apparent.
FAQ About Clenbuterol
Q: Why is Clenbuterol not a steroid?
Many people make the mistake of calling Clenbuterol a brand of steroid because it helps them gain muscles. That’s not true. That’s because Clenbuterol does not operate like a steroid by enhancing your testosterone levels. As a result, it is not classed as a steroid but is instead a performance-enhancing drug that can boost your metabolism.
I already discussed how Clenbuterol works in great detail above so I won’t dwell on it here. However, it works by increasing your body temperature and suppressing your appetite. In this way, it increases your metabolism and makes it easier for you to burn fat and work out effectively. As a result, you can build larger muscles more quickly.
Q: If Clenbuterol is not a steroid, why is it treated like one?
Competitive groups frown on the use of Clenbuterol because it offers many potential benefits that would be unfair for them to utilize. While caffeine and other legal foods and medications will increase your metabolism, they aren’t as effective as Clenbuterol. As a result, this substance is treated like a performance-enhancing substance by most governing bodies.
In fact, some might even be confused about the nature of Clenbuterol because it is so often stacked with steroids and other substances. As a result, they may make the mistake of thinking that it works in the same way. That is just not the case. However, most groups still have made it a banned substance because of how well it helps burn fat and boost muscles.
Q: What will happen if I am caught using Clenbuterol?
There are a few circumstances that can occur if you are caught using Clenbuterol for performance-enhancing purposes. First of all, it is illegal to use for this purpose. So if you are caught possessing it, you will be prosecuted. Prosecution without possession is a little trickier. Most legal authorities won’t try to press the issue if you are caught merely having used it without any on your possession.
However, if you are caught using it before a competition, the results can be devastating. Most athletic authorities will ban you from competing in their tournaments again. They may even strip you of past championships or wipe your record. Some may be more forgiving and just ban you for a short period. That said, a growing number of groups are taking a tough stance on this controversial subject.
Q: Can I inject Clenbuterol?
The primary form of Clenbuterol is a 20mcg pill. That’s because it is easier to produce these pills, easier to take them, and simpler to monitor your intake when using them. However, you can take Clenbuterol in both oral syrups and as an injecting serum. However, this isn’t strictly necessary to successfully use this substance.
That’s because injection isn’t necessarily going to improve the effectiveness of Clenbuterol. As it isn’t a steroid, injecting it directly into your muscles doesn’t increase its effects. In fact, orally ingesting it either through a pill or a serum is the better choice because it will immediately improve your metabolism better than if you had injected it.
Q: Is it safe to stack Clenbuterol with other drugs for weight loss?
There are many types of weight loss drugs on the market today and stacking them with Clenbuterol is a terrible idea. That’s because most of these substances work in the same way, i.e., increasing your metabolism. Some also use high doses of caffeine to stimulate your body and make it easier for you to burn fat and build muscles.
Therefore, you might be getting too much of a good thing and cause a severe and immediate adverse reaction. Even worse, using Clenbuterol with some substances, such as phentermine, can be deadly even in small doses. If you want to burn fat using Clenbuterol, you should do it without that extra help. However, you can safely stack it with steroids, as long as you follow the guidelines I suggested above.
Q: Can women take Clenbuterol?
Steroid use in women is always a problematic area because it usually causes a lot of health issues that can be difficult to manage. However, Clenbuterol is safe for women to use because it doesn’t cause the same kinds of side effects. That said, women should take smaller doses of this substance to avoid any negative or adverse side effects.
For example, if men take 5-8 tablets at 20mcg strength, women should limit themselves to 1-4 tablets. That’s because their metabolisms are often more profoundly affected by these substances and require a lengthier recovery time to manage. That said, some women may be able to tolerate higher doses of Clenbuterol. Talk to your doctor about this fact to learn more.
Q: Will taking Clenbuterol automatically burn fat?
Clenbuterol is not a fat-burning substance in the sense that it targets and destroys fat. Therefore, simply taking it won’t necessarily destroy the fat in your body. That said, it does increase your metabolism and makes it easier for your body to burn fat. Even the increase of 10 percent in your metabolism offered by Clenbuterol is likely to help you lose some weight.
However, exercise and a high-quality diet are going to be just as effective, if not more so, at burning fat. Clenbuterol’s effectiveness is based on how much work you are willing to put into losing weight. Working out at least 30-60 minutes per day while taking it will burn fat more efficiently than taking Clenbuterol on your own. That said, varying your exercise is an essential way of ensuring you avoid exercise fatigue and other issues.
Q: What diet is best to follow with Clenbuterol?
People often make the mistake of eating whatever they want when using Clenbuterol. That’s because they think that it increases their metabolism more than it does. You cannot eat whatever you want when on Clenbuterol but should make sure that you eat a healthy and effective diet. The type that you use doesn’t matter too much here.
Just try to eat a diverse array of foods, such as vegetables, fruits, meats, and healthy fats. This diet will provide your body with the nutrients it needs and increase the effectiveness of your Clenbuterol. Try to avoid cutting your calories too much, though, as this can cause your body to go into starvation mode and make your Clenbuterol less useful.
Q: Can I die when taking Clenbuterol?
Like any dietary stimulant, Clenbuterol is not 100 percent safe. While it is safe to use moderately and on an exercise and steroid cycle, taking it for too long has been shown to increase the size of your heart and affect your blood pressure. In fact, it might increase your blood pressure enough to cause unpredictable side effects, including heart problems and even cardiac arrest.
So, try to avoid taking Clenbuterol for more than 16 weeks out of a year. Short cycles of this substance are the most effective because they minimize how much effect it can have on your body. The sequences I indicated above are safe to follow and ensure that you don’t suffer from these effects. On a side note, legal alternatives to Clenbuterol are typically more reliable to use for more extended periods.
Q: Should teenagers use Clenbuterol?
Teen athletes or those who want to lose weight should probably steer clear of Clenbuterol. While it isn’t as dangerous to their bodies as steroids or other similar substances, it is probably more potent than they can handle. That’s because their bodies are filled with high levels of hormones and can be easily disrupted if you aren’t careful.
Even worse, their bodies are still growing and may suffer from severe side effects when using such substances. For example, the increased metabolic rate may cause a strain on their heart that makes it beat too fast, damaging their overall health. Keep teenagers away from Clenbuterol or any other stimulant.
If you find yourself interested in Clenbuterol and want to use it, there are many purchasing options that you can consider. Just understand that you are going to be breaking the law to buy these substances. I cannot suggest that you do that but instead firmly argue for the use of legal alternatives.
These alternate medications are not only legal but safer to use than Clenbuterol. You can still stack them with various legal drugs and get similar muscle-building results. However, the choice is ultimately up to you and is something you have to decide to do on your own.
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Bro Science: Clenbuterol Benefits: 7 Ways Clen Helps Lose Fat and Preserve Muscle
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