Clenbuterol Hydrochloride, most commonly known as Clen is one of the most powerful and popular fat-burning agents among performance enhancers, and it's hard to deny, it does a fantastic job. A bronchodilator designed to treat asthma, while it will work for this purpose, over the years it has quickly gained more popularity as a fat-burner than anything else. For many performance enhancing athletes, Clen is considered essential to their fat-loss needs, as it promotes total, enhanced metabolic activity, and can even suppress your appetite to a degree. It must be noted; appetite suppression appears to affect everyone a little differently, and some won't experience, but an enhanced metabolic rate is guaranteed.
Before we go any further, let's clear up a common misconception; although Clen is used by many performance enhancing athletes it is not an anabolic steroid; it is a bronchodilator. For reasons that make as much sense as saying what goes up must come up, often anything performance enhancer's use is labeled an anabolic steroid; before too long, someone will start labeling the food performance enhancers eat as anabolic steroids. With all this in mind, let's take a look at Clen and see how it might benefit you.
Clen is a bronchodilator that through its direct mode of action stimulates the beta-2 receptors, and through this action causes the metabolic rate to be enhanced. The process itself is fairly basic; as the beta-2 receptors are stimulated, the mitochondria of the cells are encouraged to release more heat; this causes the body's core temperature to increase, thereby causing the metabolism to be enhanced and fat to be burned at a greater rate. This truly is all there is to it; there's nothing all that magical going on, but what does occur creates a most welcomed effect, and enables us to burn fat we probably wouldn't have otherwise.
While Clen will encourage an enhanced metabolic rate, it will not strip fat off your body all on its own at a significant rate; sorry, you still have to diet. If you're consuming more calories than you burn, you're not going to lose any fat; fat-loss and nutritional principles overall do not change just because you're supplementing with Clen. Of course, if you're dieting properly Clen will help you along the way, but where it truly shines is in aiding in the removal of stubborn body-fat. We all have those spots that are very difficult to lose; problem areas that seem to hang on for dear life no matter what we do. Through Clen supplementation, along with a proper diet we can finally see these problem areas go away. Moreover, Clen appears to provide mild anabolic activity; by mild we truly mean mild. Even so, this increased anabolic activity will only improve the metabolism even more, enabling you to burn even more fat, and that's a good thing. No, it's not anabolic enough to spur any significant muscle tissue growth, but what it can provide in the name of metabolic action is more than welcomed.
Without a doubt, as Clen is a stimulant the most common side-effects associated with Clen will be of that nature; primarily a jittery, shaky feeling and insomnia. In most cases, such effects will wane as we become accustomed, but there will be some who experience them to such a strong degree they cannot supplement. Clen has also been shown to cause muscle cramps in some individuals due to it depleting taurine; if this occurs, simply supplement with taurine, but in many cases, a little extra water consumption will take care of the problem
Beyond the above factors, while they can largely be controlled there is one of a far more serious nature; cardiac hypertrophy; the enlargement of the cardiac ventricles. Fortunately, this is an extremely dose dependent effect, and with responsible supplementation, it is virtually impossible in healthy adults. In-order to ensure this effect never occurs, you should limit your Clen use to 4 total months per year, and you should never exceed 140mcg per day doses, with most women finding 100mcg per day doses to be all that is warranted. Further, while these are our max doses, this doesn't mean we use such a dose the entire time we supplement; start low, very low, and only increase the dose as needed. Most men will find 40mcg per day to be the perfect starting point, with most women finding 20mcg per day to be more than enough Clen to get the job done early on.