Can you imagine this? Clenbutrol was initially a drug used for treating respiratory disorders or asthma in horses. Have you ever thought that a horse drug can become the fitness secret of many celebrities and athletes one day? Here’s the story of an animal bronchodilator that became world famous fat burner.
Clenbutrol is not an anabolic androgenic steroid!
Clenbuterol, popularly known as Clen is not a steroid. All those infamous steroids in the market work by increasing testosterones in the body. Free testosterones in our body stimulate protein synthesis and thus speed up muscle repair and formation. This is how the steroids induce muscle building and increase male sex characteristics. So they are called anabolic-androgenic steroids. Steroids are on the top among a bodybuilder’s favorites.
Clenbutrol is different. It does not increase the male hormone testosterones in our body like anabolic steroids do. If you are male and would like to enhance testosterone, then go for other supplements like TestoMax.
Clenbuterol Vs Human body
Like in horses, even in human beings, clenbuterol dialates the airways in the lungs and helps in increasing oxygen supply to our body. Clenbutrol is also said to work as a decongestant. It is an approved asthma drug for human beings too in some countries even today.
Watch this short animated video to understand bronchodilation process
Clenbuterol wide opens airways and leads to improved breathing. Improved breathing increases the endurance levels of athletes and bodybuilders. Improved breathing supplies more oxygen to our heart and eases our work out sessions as it improves cardiovascular endurance.
Clenbuterol is usually compared to other such drugs as ephedrine, amphetamine etc.
It is a chemical that has structural similarities with epinephrine and amphetamines. All these chemicals are used in asthma drugs widely. But off late, due to their stimulating and thermogenic effects they have become popular for cutting fat and weight loss.
Clenbuterol is a stimulant and so causes the side effects
One of effect or positive side effects of clenbutrol drug when used for asthma was its thermogenic effect on human body. It stimulates metabolism by generating more heat in our body. Metabolic rate is the rate at which our body converts fat into energy. Higher metabolism leads to fat burning.
Thermogenic results of clenbuterol attracted bodybuilders and other people trying to get rid of the fat layer on their body sooner than expected. The effects of clenbuterol were long-lasting and it gained popularity very quickly.
Why it’s a bodybuilders’ favorite during cutting cycle?
Bodybuilders started using clenbutrol extensively during their cutting phase. Women bodybuilders also take it to build muscles faster. The unique benefit women had from Clen over anabolic steroids is that, it did not lead to any male sex characteristics. It made workout sessions easy and muscle tears less painful.
Even today people in many parts of the world are using clenbuterol as a fat burner and stimulant. Athletes, celebrities and bodybuilders are using it to have a defined body and increase endurance even if it is illegal to use for the purpose.
Side effects must be considered seriously
Due to some dangerous side effects of continuous intake of high doses of Clenbuterol, it was banned in the US and European countries. The most common side effects surround a jittery or wired feeling, increased heart rate, increase in bold pressure, anxiety, shaky hands and abnormal sweating etc. It is also considered as a dangerous contender leading for cardiac attack and arrest.
I have written a extensive research article on all the side effects . You must read it here.