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Any fat-burning complexes can fulfill their function (to one degree or another) only if one important condition is met – energy deficiency.
Clenbuterol is a sympathomimetic amine used by sufferers of breathing disorders as a decongestant and bronchodilator. People with chronic breathing disorders such as asthma use this as a bronchodilator to make breathing easier. It is most commonly available as the hydrochloride salt, clenbuterol hydrochloride.
It was patented in 1967 and came into medical use in 1977. (Wikipedia)
Clenbuterol is approved for use in some countries as a bronchodilator for asthma.[medical citation needed]
Clenbuterol is a β2 agonist with some structural and pharmacological similarities to epinephrine and salbutamol, but its effects are more potent and longer-lasting as a stimulant and thermogenic drug. It is commonly used for smooth muscle-relaxant properties as a bronchodilator and tocolytic.
It is classified by the World Anti-Doping Association as an anabolic agent, not as a β2 agonist.
Clenbuterol is prescribed for treatment of respiratory diseases for horses, and as an obstetrical aid in cattle. It is illegal in some countries to use in livestock used for food. (Wiki)
The essence of Clenbuterol use is that when is the respiratory center decreases, it seems that the effect is exerted by opioid drugs and in our case only smooth muscles.
With the systematic use of Clenbuterol in animals, the effect of muscle growth was observed. Unfortunately, this effect is not manifested due to differences in the number and types of adrenergic receptors.
Athletes often like to take it on PCT, while endowing it with anabolic properties and arrange courses to gain muscle mass, referring to some very old studies that were conducted on laboratory animals. But, the fact is that in animals and humans, type 2 and type 3 adrenergic receptors are distributed differently. For this reason, in animals this, although insignificantly, will work, but in humans, it does not work at all.
The fat-burning effect of Clenbuterol is manifested by the indirect influence method in the following order:
1. The sympathetic nervous system is stimulated.
2. The adrenaline rush is activated.
3. The body temperature rises and a thermogenic effect is created.
4. All metabolic processes are accelerated, one of which is lipolysis (fat burning).
Effects promised by manufacturers and sellers:
- burning of subcutaneous fat;
- retention of muscle mass;
- increased stamina;
- growth of power indicators;
- the growth of the lean muscle mass;
- strengthening mental concentration, etc.
- burning of subcutaneous fat under certain conditions;
- increase in mental excitability.
Since it can bind to β 2 adrenergic receptors and release adrenaline and norepinephrine, this situation already provides a certain basis for the possibility of fat burning. At the same time, in particular, the body temperature rises, the heart rate rises and the substances accelerate somewhere by 30 – 40 percent. In itself, this situation already creates all the conditions for burning fat cells. And in fact, there is simply no direct connection between Clenbuterol and the burning of fat cells, manufacturers and most sellers say to us. It just provides those conditions that contribute directly to the process of fat burning.
The action of Clenbuterol can be compared with a person staying under the influence of severe stress (the mechanisms are similar).
Adrenaline, which at the same time actively plays in the body, greatly inhibits the production of insulin, as a result of which there is an increase in blood glucose.
A long overstated blood sugar leads to vascular damage and the development of type 2 diabetes.
ATTENTION! In such a scenario, diabetes develops in people prone to anxiety and suspiciousness.
Clenbuterol’s work with insulin is very interesting. In particular, when a huge amount of adrenaline is released, as a result of the use of Clenbuterol, insulin secretion is suppressed. Accordingly, with long courses of Clenbuterol using ketotifen, as many people like to do (antihistamine, antiallergic drug, it is used to prolong the ability of adrenoreceptors to bind to Clenbuterol), insulin production is suppressed. Accordingly, if you, being on Clenbuterol, break down from a diet and start to eat carbohydrates, then you have a certain risk of making diabetes. Since there is more sugar circulating in the blood during taking Clenbuterol than without it and insulin is suppressed.
In principle, to get the fat-burning effect on it is possible. But for Clenbuterol to work, you need to create all the conditions for this.
If you compare it with ECA, then on ECA, you can violate a certain diet, abuse carbohydrates, in any case for 1 month, you can lose 1 – 2 kg of fat, not following the diet. Clenbuterol, on the other hand, works only under ideal conditions, like L-carnitine and most fat-burning thermogenic preparations.
Clenbuterol, we take it only to speed up the metabolism, but we must take into account the factor that Clenbuterol works with:
- long-term low-carb diet;
- the percentage of subcutaneous fat is not more than 15 percent;
- carbohydrate-free diet;
- keto diet;
- without training, but with a large calorie deficit.
Clenbuterol does not work with:
- diet for muscle mass gain;
- the percentage of subcutaneous fat more than 20 percent;
- in the absence of frequent meals;
- type 2 diabetes;
- there is an opinion that it does not work at all!
From our practice, not a single person who experimented with diet, while observing the work of Clenbuterol, was able to burn enough fat. Since Clenbuterol alone is not capable of doing this. Since Clenbuterol is a common thermogenic, but with large and varied side effects.
In the experiment we conducted, a caloric surplus was deliberately created when using Clenbuterol in dosages from 120 mcg. (Malay Tiger) up to 240 mcg. (Balkan). In addition to the deterioration of moral well-being, no shifts in the direction of lowering the waist, the size of the control folds on the thigh, delta and stomach were noted.
Subject to the basal calorie level (an indicator at which the percentage of fat is not added, but does not go away), there were no changes in control measurements.
Side effects from the use of Clenbuterol have a fairly wide range. This spectrum does not correlate with the results that you get when using this drug.
- increase in heart rate to values of 100 – 130 beats / min. at rest;
- increase in blood pressure in 100% of cases;
- pain in the heart (not often);
- fainting conditions;
- feeling of lack of air;
- a sense of anxiety, panic attacks;
- increased depression in its presence;
- frequent urination;
- extrasystolic arrhythmias;
- heavy sweating with heavy sweating;
- increase in body temperature to 37.0 – 37.5 at rest, to 38.0 – 39.0 during training;
- insomnia, nervous exhaustion;
- a state of hypoxia during enhanced training.
If you do not take ketotifen, then tremor (hand tremor) will also be observed. Blood pressure will always be increased, as adrenaline rises in the body, which acts directly on the sympathetic nervous system.
The sympathetic nervous system is that part of the autonomic nervous system that is responsible for the release of adrenaline, the regulation of body temperature and the regulation of heart rate. Also for activation of the kidneys, urination, as well as for everything related to the mobilization of all the forces of the body, including immunity. Therefore, an increase in blood pressure will always be observed, an increase in heart rate will negatively affect the heart. Suppression of the respiratory center leads to a state of hypoxia, especially if the person is under stress while training, for example.
Clenbuterol is not recommended for people prone to depression, as this can lead to a situation, up to panic attacks.
Since the studies of the drug were conducted not in humans, but in laboratory animals, it is difficult to say about the maximum dosage for humans, but it is thought that 300 – 400 mcg. It may be quite enough to provoke a hypertensive crisis, with all the ensuing consequences.
If we talk about its qualities in fat burning, then an important role is played by an increase in body temperature, self-hypnosis (the placebo effect), a diet that you follow.
The anticatabolic effect after the course of AAS can create:
- vitamin C;
- BCAA amino acid complexes;
- INFEZOL amino acids (the most effective, are administered as droppers);
- anabolic steroids;
- arginine (least effective).
ATTENTION! With excessively high estradiol, the anti-catabolic effect will be reduced.
Anticatabolic effect, Clenbuterol does not possess. In conditions of calorie deficiency, especially if you go out of the cutting cycle using Clenbuterol, switching to PCT, you provide an additional calorie expenditure due to an increase in body temperature and the release of adrenaline. Under these conditions, muscle mass cannot be maintained. To maintain muscle mass, it is necessary to take 400 – 500 grams of protein per day.
When using Clenbuterol in horses, it was noticed that even if the animals were malnourished, they still build muscle.
In humans, such experiments have not been conducted, so to say that Clenbuterol retains muscle mass in people on PCT is impossible.
Thus, instead of preserving the mass that you have gained, you just burn it with Clenbuterol, creating a calorie surplus.
Dosages of Clenbuterol
If you are not afraid of the numerous side effects that accompany Clenbuterol, you are his admirer and at the same time meet the criteria described above, then the dosage of this drug is from 80 to 160 mcg per day.
The half-life of Clenbuterol is about 10 hours. This allows you to break its admission into equal intervals of time. When using the entire dose at once, you will create a more harmful environment for the nervous and endocrine systems.
This course lasts 7-10 days. When ketotifen is added to the course, it may take longer. However, as we considered above, in this case, negative phenomena can occur in the form of an increase in blood sugar and the appearance of diabetes in the future. And if you already have diabetes, then you should not try it at all, so as not to aggravate an existing problem.
In this case, you can choose drugs that are less negative for the body.
The physical effect of taking Clenbuterol, you will feel pretty quickly, literally in 20 – 30 minutes after ingestion.
The real result will also not be long in coming and will be visible literally in 5 – 6 days. But, this will happen only if the conditions described above are met.
Clenbuterol is a drug with a wide range of side effects. This must be taken into consideration. You can use it if you are already familiar with it and you have experience with it, as well as if you are a fan of this drug and you still will not be stopped by any arguments. But, you need to understand that the world does not stand still, that there are other drugs, and ligaments that work no worse than it and with fewer side effects. You can also find them on our website. But, as it says, it’s up to you to decide.
This article is more focused on those who have not yet decided on the choice of drugs for fat burning. We hope that it helped you to at least a little understanding of this issue.
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