There are two primary Clenbuterol effects that are relevant to the performance enhancing athlete; three if we take into consideration the compounds original intent. Of course, most people know the primary Clenbuterol effects surround the metabolism, and while we'll explain how that works we're also going to explain a few more affects you may not be aware of but can be extremely useful. We'll also touch briefly on what this potent bronchodilator cannot do, as in many circles it's greatly misunderstood. Let's dive in and see what we can find.
The vast majority of those who supplement with Clenbuterol will do so for its fat-burning abilities; more specifically, its ability to enhance the metabolic rate. By its direct mode of action, Clen as it's often referred to causes the body's core temperature to increase, thereby causing metabolic action to be enhanced. This all occurs due to the Clen stimulating the beta-2 receptors which in-turn encourages the mitochondria to release more heat; in the end, this results in greater fat-loss. While the metabolic Clenbuterol effects of this nature are strong, it's not going to melt fat off your body all on its own, you'll still have to diet, but it can enhance your diet and provide an increase in fat-burning efficiency. Most people who supplement with Clen find it perfect for losing fat in stubborn and once thought impossible areas; in any case, Clenbuterol should be viewed as an addition to an already well-planned diet.
When it first hit the shelves, one of the primary Clenbuterol effects touted was immense anabolic power; after all, it had proved to be fairly anabolic in rats. While rats grew like a weed, it does not appear to have this effect in humans; it is however slightly anabolic, but it's nothing to write home about. You're not going to gain an inch on your biceps due to Clen supplementation; you're not going to see your bench or squat go up 50bs just because of Clen; however, we can't end the discussion there. While Clenbuterol may not be very anabolic, and we assure you, it's not, it still carries a slight anabolic nature, and even though slight this promotes a greater overall metabolic rate. What does this tell us; it tells us of all the Clenbuterol effects, fat-loss is primary.
Clenbuterol Hydrochloride in its official name was originally designed to treat breathing disorders such as chronic asthma, but it would quickly become more popular as a thermogenic despite its original intent. However, this original intent, while very useful to those who suffer from asthma, it can also be extremely useful to performance enhancing athletes; especially those who participate in heavy cardiovascular activity. Runners, cyclist and any other endurance athletes regularly supplement with Clen for its ability to improve breathing; after all, for such individuals how well they breathe is the end all be all.
When taken in reasonable doses for reasonable amounts of time, very few healthy adults will ever have a problem with Clenbuterol. As a stimulant, the most common adverse Clenbuterol effects surround a jittery or shaky feeling and insomnia; in many cases, the body will adjust if such a feeling occurs, but there will be those who can't tolerate it. In any case, most all individuals will feel a little shaky when supplementation first begins, but it will normally wane. Some will also experience muscle cramps due to Clen depleting taurine; if this occurs, simply supplement with taurine, but in most cases, hydrating a little more will take care of it. Of course, then there's the big one, the big bad scary one; cardiac hypertrophy. People who abuse Clenbuterol are subject to cardiac hypertrophy, but if you're reasonable and responsible this is virtually impossible. In-order to remain safe, men should never exceed 140mcg per day, while women should stop with 100mcg per day, and no one should supplement more than 4 months total per year. Further, while those are the max doses, you should never start there; start low, 40mcg for men and 20mcg for women and increase by 20mcg every 2-3 weeks as needed. Once the max dose is reached, if such a dose is needed you will not use it for more than 3 weeks.