Think muscle building steroids and you literally have your hands full with choices.
But when it comes to cutting compounds, there are only a few that are really effective.
The rest are just gimmicky, or will only be helpful if you are very lean to begin with.
Among the ones that work are Albuterol, Clenbuterol and DNP.
We wouldn’t touch DNP with a barge pole. Not unless we want to be cooked to death from within. That shit should be eradicated from the face of the earth to be honest.
And Albuterol isn’t half as effective as Clen.
That leaves us with Clenbuterol, the most popular cutting drug of all times.
Used by everyone from athletes to bodybuilders to the couch addict.
If you are looking to shed, Clen is what you need.
Here’s the low down on this very, potent fat burning drug.
What is Clenbuterol?
Clenbuterol is a veterinary grade decongestant and a bronchodilator that was originally prescribed to horses for the treatment of asthma.
Don’t let the veterinary bit scare you. It is approved for human use in several countries, barring the United States. Which isn’t too surprising if you ask us.
Clenbuterol has a two-pronged approach for asthma treatment.
It thins the blood to reduce pressure in the airways and also widens the airways increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood.
In a bodybuilding setting, where it is more popular, it works by stimulating the central nervous system and the heart, much like amphetamines. This in turn, amplifies the metabolism by up to 10%.
That might not seem like much on paper. But in effect, it’s like your body burning fat 24×7.
You will feel more excited, your heartbeat will be high, your body temperature will be high and you will feel focused and determined.
Even normal walking or mild exercise will amplify fat burn. There’s no need to perform HIIT.
Having said that, Clenbuterol is a very potent drug and one that deserves a fair bit of respect. More on this in a bit.
What does a Clenbuterol pill look like?
Clenbuterol pills are small, round and white. Some brands also offer these pills in yellow, green and orange lately.
But the white version is the most popular one.
The lowest available dose is 10mcg. But tablets are also available in 20 and 40 mcg doses.
UG labs mostly stock German made Clen from brands like Balkan Pharma. But there are many Indian brands that are cheaper and equally effective, since the drug isn’t controlled in India.
Clenbuterol is easily available to buy and there is no risk of counterfeiting.
However, we’d steer clear of what’s sold as liquid clen these days. Liquid is easier to use than swallowing multiple pills. We get that.
But we have seen numerous instances where the liquids were improperly dosed.
What if you want to use 40mcg/ml and end up taking a 100mcg dose instead?
Pills are safer. Stick to the tried and tested methods.
What are the results that you can expect from Clenbuterol?
We all know that Clen is a very powerful fat burner. But is that it?
Nopes. There’s more to the drug.
Here are some of the results that you can expect from a Clenbuterol cycle.
Focus and attention:
Clenbuterol is a powerful stimulant and it will keep you alert and focused all day. Think of it like being on 5x your regular dose of Caffeine. But unlike ECA stacks which have a spike and then a crash, you will have razor sharp focus all day while you are on Clen.
Clenbuterol is mildly anabolic. Well, it is anti-catabolic to be precise. But since it is mostly used in a stack along with other anabolic compounds, it helps amplify the effects of those compounds to an extent. So, if you add it to a cutting cycle, it not only burns fat but also helps you retain your hard earned muscle. The mild anabolism also makes your muscles appear harder and more vascular while you are on Clen.
Clenbuterol increases your metabolism by 10%. It also increases your core body temperature by a few degrees. This forces your body to use stored fat reserves for energy. It is frequently used during PCT, which allows the user to eat in a calorie surplus without the risk of gaining a lot of fat.
What are the side effects of Clenbuterol?
For most users, even the lowest dose of 20mcg provides reasonably good results. This low a dose is well tolerated and the side effects are manageable.
But most users use Clenbuterol in short cycles where the dose is increased every day until they hit a sweet spot where the sides aren’t too bad.
However, this increases the risk of side effects manifold.
Jitters: The first thing that most users notice is the jitters or tremors or whatever you want to call it. It can last all day at times. But usually stops on its own once the drug is discontinued.
Insomnia: Once again, usually felt at the high doses. If you find it difficult to sleep, just dial down the dose or stop using it for a few days. And then resume with a lower dose.
Muscle cramps: Clenbuterol depletes the levels of potassium which can cause severe cramps. Many bodybuilders up their dose of bananas or use potassium supplements to counter this.
Ventricular Fibrillation: Read palpitations and irregular heartbeat. Pretty scary. The risk of this happening apparently increases if you supplement with taurine while using Clenbuterol.
Hypotension: Last but not the least, Clenbuterol can cause a fatal drop in blood pressure at high doses.
PCT during Clenbuterol cycles
Well, Clenbuterol is not an anabolic steroid. So, a PCT protocol is not really required.
However, it does cause some serious side effects even at low doses. Also, it depletes potassium and Taurine levels.
Some supplementation will make those sides a lot more manageable.
Like the N2guard. It has a blend of vitamins, minerals and herbal extracts that should keep the muscle cramps down.