Clenbuterol, or “clen” for short, is one of the most popular drugs among professional bodybuilders. The high demand for it is due to the fact that the product is one of the most powerful fat burners. Because of this, “clen” is often used for weight loss and drying before competitions.
Clenbuterol is a beta-2-sympathomimetic, whose main action is fat burning. The high fat-burning effect, as with a low-calorie diet, is accompanied by an increase in stiffness of muscle mass, veins become more clearly defined, and a burst of strength is observed. The half-life of the drug is around 35 hours.
As a stimulant of the central nervous system, clenbuterol has a powerful anti-catabolic effect; in many countries it is used for the treatment of lung diseases (bronchial asthma in particular). It is used mainly at the end of a steroid course.
Due to a pronounced fat-burning effect, the drug is often taken for weight loss. In this case, the burning of fat occurs without grueling diets, but with a slight increase in body temperature. This rise in temperature is what takes up the fat.
The dosage of the drug depends on the body weight and the body’s reaction to side effects. For men, the average dosage is 40-140 mcg and for women, 20 -100 mcg per day.
This drug is not recommended for those with heart, kidney and liver problems.
Drinking plenty of water (5-7 liters a day), eating bananas, oranges, or potassium-containing medications may help avoid muscle cramps.
Analgesics may help to get rid of headaches.
In general, side effects may go away on their own after 8 to 10 days of taking the medicine
- Half-life: 36 – 48 hours
- Anabolic Rating: N/A
- Androgenic Rating: N/A
- Burns fat
- Stiffens muscle mass
- Increases physical strength
- Anxiety and fear, headaches, sweating
- Slight trembling of the fingers, muscle cramps
- High blood pressure
Recommended working doses
The most commonly used method is 2 weeks of taking it / 2 weeks of a break.
- Day 1 – 40 mcg
- Day 2 – 40 mcg
- Day 3 – 80 mcg
- Day 4 – 80 mcg
- Day 5 – 80 mcg
- Day 6 to 12 – 120 mcg
- Day 13 – 80 mcg
- Day 14 – 40 mcg
Take a break for 2 weeks and then repeat the first 2 weeks.
Increase the dose only if there are no side effects.