Being a beta-2 agonist, clenbuterol is mostly used as broncodilator in the cure of asthma. It is in use in many countries around the globe. It is not a FDA approved medicine because of its long half life. Many believe it has half life of 48 hours. But experts say it is only 35 hours. It works similar to adrenaline. It is a stimulant for central nervous system. It has similar side effects like other central nervous system stimulants for example ephedrine.
It is available in variety of forms like tablets, syrup, pump and injections. It usually comes in 200mcg tablets. In some areas clenbuterol is even available as powder. Doses depend on the individual’s health history, disease condition and mainly on their response to side effects. Commonly recommended dose for men is 4-8 tablets per day and for women 2-4 tablets a day. When body temperature falls back to normal after around 8 weeks, it loses its thermogenic effects. After 18 days, clenbuterol loses its anti-catabolic and anabolic properties. Two weeks on / two weeks off is the best recommended cycle for clenbuterol. In the off weeks one can use either Yohimbine or ephedrine.
It is commonly used in post cycle therapy. It helps the patient to recover fast. There will be no restriction on eating large amount of food, no need to worry about addition of body fat. It helps the individual’s who work more in the gym by maintaining their intensity and strength.
It is very useful to enhance the muscle hardness. On a caloric deficit, it can increase vascularity, strength and size of the muscle. It is used by bodybuilders as a steroid. Clen has mild steroid like properties. They use it to increase LBM as well as to muscle hardness and strength. For this purpose a diet containing moderate carb, moderate fat and high protein works well.
An ECA stack is a best choice when using clen as a performance enhancer and a stimulant. Since it has much shorter half-life, ECA stack will help. Carbohydrates should be included in the diet to enhance clen’s stimulant properties. When using as a stimulant, Ketogenic diet should not be followed. One can still import Clen pills legally.
When it comes to enhancing metabolic levels, DNP can raise it by 30 percent, ephedrine by 2-3 percent and Clen by 10 percent. But clen can raise the body temperature by several degrees. Even though DNP is found to be the best fat burner, because of the high risk associated with it people never use it. Moreover it doesn’t come with anti-catabolic benefits. Ephedrine has anti-catabolic properties but because of its short half-life no body recommends it and it is not effective.
When it comes to side effects caused by clen, most say there are very mild side effects. Side effects caused are milder than an ECA stack. For the prostate and sex drive many people say this is easier since there is no ECA style crash. This may be because of 2 weeks cycle of clen.