Clenbuterol… it’s not the most common substance in the world, and a lot of people haven’t heard of it. However, in Hollywood, Clenbuterol has been taking the weight-loss community by storm. Some indications suggest that this drug might be what’s responsible for so many of Hollywood’s slimmest patrons.
Whatever the case may be, it’s obvious that ‘Clenbuterol weight loss’ is a massively popular trend among celebrities and the wealthy in Hollywood. More and more women are being turned on to the stuff and losing weight incredibly fast – and athletes are using it to shed pounds too.
With all this hype and the allegedly incredibly quick results it delivers, one has to ask – is Clenbuterol legal? And perhaps more importantly, is it safe?
What is Clenbuterol?
Clenbuterol isn’t a steroid, contrary to the opinions of many people. It does share a couple of similarities to steroids, but it’s actually a lot different in the way it acts. It’s part of a family of drugs known as beta-2-agonists.
Beta-2 agonists are a lot closer to stimulants in their action. They tend to increase a person’s heart rate and blood pressure, as well as increasing perspiration and – of course, the rate at which you burn calories. These are effects similar to drugs that cause a serious increase in adrenaline, like amphetamines.
The original use of Clenbuterol was as a bronchodilator – a substance that expands the airways in the lungs. It was used to help people eliminate asthma symptoms. It’s not used so often anymore for this purpose and, in fact, isn’t really officially used in any medical areas because of the dangers associated with it.
These days, of those countries which do allow the use of Clenbuterol therapeutically, it’s for the treatment of horses. And when it is used on horses, they cannot then later enter the food chain for human consumption.
Using Clenbuterol for weight loss
Clenbuterol isn’t supposed to be used for weight loss – that’s just an unintentional effect of the drug. Clen is a fairly potent catabolic substance, which means it helps to burn fat, and it’s also anabolic, which means it enhances growth and helps produce more hormones, just like anabolic steroids.
Clenbuterol is mostly popular among the ladies because it’s able to provide them with the muscle growing benefits of steroids, but it doesn’t produce all the ‘manliness’ anabolic steroids are known for. Anabolic steroids can cause a deepening of the voice, excessive growth of hair, acne, a more masculine physique, and other things that are less than ideal for a female.
The stuff can also be used with other drugs or supplements to help enhance the effects. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been any research done on humans that have proved it to be effective as a weight loss supplement, but several studies involving animals suggest it’s fairly effective at reducing fat and enhancing muscle growth.
Is Clenbuterol safe?
Unfortunately, Clenbuterol can’t really be considered safe. The use of Clenbuterol brings with it a list of health issues that, in some cases, can even dwarf those steroids are known to cause. This is one of the main reasons people haven’t done a lot of human-based research on Clenbuterol – we already know it causes a lot of damage to a user’s health.
Before you think about using Clenbuterol, take a look at these side effects.
Currently there’s no data on the amount of damage that Clenbuterol can cause to someone whose body is still developing.
Interestingly enough, Clenbuterol is also known to start causing weight gain after someone has used it for a long time. After a few weeks (as little as a month), people have noticed that Clenbuterol stops being catabolic and starts promoting fat gain.
Clenbuterol can cause some serious symptoms of overdose which can emerge within minutes of taking too high a dose. These symptoms can last for days due to the long half-life the substance has.
Here’s what could happen if you take too much Clen:
- An extreme heart rate of over 200 beats per minute
- Taurine depletion
- Serious headaches
- Difficulty breathing
This means you could potentially die from an overdose of Clenbuterol. Worth the risk? I think not.
Clenbuterol cannot and should not be considered a safe substance. In fact, we don’t condone the use of it at all due to the serious health issues it can cause and the fact that it rests in a gray legal area.
Having said that, we understand the appeal of Clen, and we stock a much safer (and totally legal) alternative known as Clenbutrol.
Clenbutrol mimics the effects of Clenbuterol using natural, legal ingredients – and it’s proving increasingly popular with natural bodybuilders worldwide.
Have you ever taken Clenbuterol? Did it make you ill? Share your story with us in the comments below.