Clenbuterol is a steroid like substance, but not a steroid. It shares similarities with drugs like adrenaline and amphetamines.It was initially introduced as a decongestant for patients with severe breathing problems and chronic breathing disorders such as asthma to make breathing easier. Off late, it has been recognized as a growth promoting drug often used by athletes/body builders as it helps to increase aerobic capacity and their performance. It has also been used by many Hollywood actors to reduce weight. Increasing number of women are consuming Clenbuterol for a zero size figure and hence, Clenbuterol is also called as “Clen” or “size zero pill”.Clenbuterol is one of the best drugs used for weight loss without losing your muscle.
How does it work?
It helps to improve your body’s metabolism rate by retaining the muscle. This increases the lean mass by burning the stored fat in your body in the form of energy and hence muscle build is possible. It also has thermogenic effects which means, your body temperature is increased slightly which results in burning more fats.
Clen Cycle and how to take it?
Clenbuterol is measured in micrograms per dose. It is available in 20mcg,40 mcg,50 mcg,60mcg,100mcg and 200 mcg. It is also available in injection form, inhalers, Clen pumps, spray pens and liquid syrup forms and in some places as powder.
According to this source, the general Clen cycle starts with a low dose and then increase it slowly as per the body’s tolerance. The usual cycle is between 4-8 weeks. Most men take 4-8 tablets in a day and women take 2-4 tablets in a day.
There are different types of Clen Cycles. One is two weeks on and two weeks off, second is 2 days on and 2 days off, third is a continuous increasing dose of Clen. The most effective cycle of these is 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off to burn more fat. In this, one starts with a dose of 20 mcg to 40 mcg and slowly increases up to 100-140 mcg. After two weeks of break, when you restart the Cycle, you start the dose at the same level as you ended. However, this method has a problem that the body’s metabolism is decreased when you stop taking it after every 2 weeks due to the absence of fat burner (no increase in body temperature results in no fat burning). Hence, a new method of incremental Clen Cycle is gaining popularity. In this, the dose is started at a low level of 20 mcg and slowly increased every three weeks. This method maximizes the benefits as the body’s metabolism is never lost.
Looking at the half-life of Clen, it is advisable to have a Clen Cycle for two weeks and then two weeks off and this process can last upto 12 weeks or less.
It stimulates the Central nervous and has a lengthy half-life which could increase the side effects. The common side effects include shaky, jittery, increase in sweating, heart palpitations, anxiety, overheating, heart problems, blood pressure, muscular tremors/cramps and increased appetite.