Is it not surprising that before and after clenbuterol information and photos use are such popular searches on Google (and other search engines) for the simple reasons that a) it is one of the most popular fat loss compounds used worldwide and b) it is very effective! But what can you expect from using Clenbuterol and what are the other aspects that must be taken into consideration when using it?
Let’s first examine what Clenbuterol is (it is always important to research and understand the drug before using it). Clenbuterol is a bronchodilator that has been used for several decades to treat lung and breathing disorders, such as asthma. It does, however, have thermogenic properties, meaning it is commonly used for the purpose of burning fat and losing weight (particularly within the bodybuilding and fitness community). It must be noted that Clenbuterol does not directly and actively interact with adipose tissue and fat cells, it merely increase body temperature, which in turn increases metabolism. For those that want a little bit scientific information, this is done through the beta-2 receptor via the stimulation of cellular mitochondria.
So how will Clenbuterol affect the user? First of all, just as it was intended to do, it will open up the airways and improve breathing. This will have a minor (but noticeable) effect on aerobic performance levels, but it is not primarily used for this purpose as there are several other drugs available that do this to a great degree. Secondly (and the bit most of you reading this are waiting for!), it will ramp up metabolism through increasing body temperature (via the mechanism mentioned in the above paragraph). In layman’s terms, when metabolism is increased, fat cell are stimulated, resulting in the break down of these fat cells, i.e. burning body fat. It is important to remember, however, that Clenbuterol is not a magic pill and you shouldn’t expect to make anything more than very minor fat loss, unless a correct diet and exercise regime are put in place.
Don’t for one minute think that Clenbuterol isn’t effective though! When you see before and after photos of people who have used it then you will be impressed I can assure you. Clenbuterol is widely used in the bodybuilding and fitness community as a finishing touch to contest preparation and it often used for the last 4-6 weeks (sometimes longer depending on the user) to help to promote a shredded look. This doesn’t mean you have to be a competing athlete to use Clenbuterol not do you have to be super lean, but it does help to be training extremely hard, eating correctly and have a sensible body fat percentage to make the most of Clenbuterol’s effects.
What is the best way to do a Clenbuterol cycle?
When it comes to choosing how you will cycle clenbuterol you have two choices: firstly, you can take it by itself and secondly you can stack it with other performance enhancing drugs (such as steroids). Before we continue it must be noted that it should never, under any circumstances be stacked with other stimulants as this could potentially have extremely hazardous effects. More often than it not it will be used in conjunction with other compounds, and in most cases this will be steroids as it is extremely popular in the bodybuilding and fitness community. But how is it used?
For those outside of the aforementioned community who just want to lose some excess weight/body fat, then a ‘less in more’ approach is certainly always better. Unfortunately nowadays there seems to be a ‘win at all costs and quickly’ attitude, which sadly leads to people taking too many compounds and/or too high dosages and/or for too long. Clenbuterol is a very powerful drug and one that should never be taken lightly. Starting at a very low dose for the first few weeks is highly advisable and if you tolerate that well then you can increase in small increments, for example start at 10mcg per day for the first two weeks then move to 2omcg. In terms of cycle length I would suggest no more than 4 weeks and going over 20mcg in a 24 hour period would be a very prudent way to take this compound.
When it comes to ‘cutting’ in bodybuilding, Clenbuterol is often combined with steroid such as a short-estered testosterone (which should be the base of all courses) alongside anavar, winstrol, masteron, trenbolone and maybe even halotestin. Again, starting with lower dose is best advice, however those in these circles are likely to increase how much they take beyond what is suggested above as well as taking it for longer than is recommended.
Where can you find clenbuterol for sale?
Being a performance enhancing compound, clenbuterol can only be found for sale on the black market, with prescriptions only ever given for legitimate lung related ailments. Luckily for those users that wish to take it there are a plethora of websites that offer it and it can be readily found on sites that sell steroids in addition to online pharmacy websites. With the increase in the amount of performance enhancing drugs that are being taken nowadays the sheer number of places that sell products like this is astonishing, but as you would expect for any blacker market product there are high numbers of fakes. Due to this there are now several (very well used and extremely popular) steroid reviews sites that enable users to see where is legitimate and where is not, making it far easier to users to obtain it than ever before.
Another option would of course be to purchase it from your local source, i.e. local dealer in your gym, however with it being a prescription medicine and therefore illegal to buy and sell it wouldn’t be very wise, particularly with the harsh penalties that aren currently in place for such crimes. Personally, I would always stick to verified online sources for my clenbuterol as there are many that can be trusted. The product linked at the top of the page is an example of a website that sells 100% authentic supplements.
What is the optimal clenbuterol dosage?
When it comes to any performance enhancing drug the correct dosage for you will depend on several factors and all of these need to be taken into account before you start taking it; the same can be said for clenbuterol. As you may already guessed from this (and many other articles on this website) I am very much in favour of starting with a low dose regardless of the factors I am about to discuss. Going too low is a million times better (for your health) than going too high, and with a drug like clenbuterol going too high on the dosage front can have serious consequences. So what are the factors mentioned above? Gender, weight, experience, health concerns (particularly heart).
First and foremost it is vital that I state that if you have any heart related problems then under no circumstances should you take clenbuterol or any other strong stimulants at all. Period. However, health issues aside, men can usually tolerate it better than women therefore higher dosages can be used by males than females. This is in part due to musculature and overall body mass, as men on the whole are much larger than their female counterparts. Previous usage will always come into play as those who have used it before should be able to tolerate it slightly better than newcomers (unless they’ve had a long lay off).
A standard tablet comes in 20mcg and most pharmaceutical grade and underground lab products with come in this size. This, however, doesn’t mean you have to automatically take full pills straight off the bat! There is no harm in cutting it half and consuming just 10mcg to begin with (and for at least the first week that you’re taking it). For those casual gym goers who want a bit of a boost I would advise no more than 20mcg per day for four weeks, and for those users who are preparing for bodybuilding I would suggest a dose no higher than 40mcg for a maximum of six weeks.
What results can be expected from using Clenbuterol?
Although I am loath to discuss ‘results’ (as they are enormously subjective) it is of interest to a lot of people out there, so it is important to touch on what can be expected from using clenbuterol. As we all know it is used for weight loss and dropping fat or ‘cutting’ as it is known in the bodybuilding and fitness industry, so results in this context will be related to the amount of weight lost (in lbs) or the body fat dropped (%). As a general statement the more body fat your carry the great amount you should lose (and probably quicker too).
There is no definite answer to what results you will obtain as there are far too many variables. Everyone has a different genetic make up and will react differently to drugs, exercise and diet. The key to making sure that you do have success is to ensure that first and foremost your training and diet regime are absolutely dialled in, as if these areas are sufficiently covered then you will not maximise your fat loss. Remember, PED’s are only the icing on the cake and without the discipline and hard work you will never achieve your goals.
For a casual user who is exercising four to five times per week and who is on a calorie deficit it would not be uncommon for them to lose up to 10lbs of fat in a four week cycle. For those combining it with anabolic steroids then this could be more, however the anabolic nature of steroids would mean that lean muscle mass would probably be built, therefore the scales would not represent the true picture of what results have been achieved (only a DEXA scan could show this). The more work you put in the more you will get out so just remember to train your ass off and stick to your diet!
What are the side effects of clenbuterol usage?
Although some may suggest it is over the top to suggest it is a very dangerous drug, I always think it is better to be safe than sorry. I will reiterate what I said above – those with any kind of heart problem should never use it. Period. The side effects associated with clen use are usually not deemed overly bad, but it is impossible to know what is really going on inside unless you have everything monitored, which lets face it, no one is ever going to do.
As with all drugs and PED’s there is a risk of side effects with Clenbuterol use, and it is, after all, a stimulant and therefore may have adverse effects in this area. The most common side effects are jitteriness and the continuous feeling of being ‘wired’, which can last for the entire duration of Clenbuterol use. This is the first thing most users will notice when they take clen for the first time (or after an extended break form it) as it will be most noticeable at the start. This can actually cause a problem though, as when the jitters etc…start to fade people start to think that the drug is not working as effectively any more and therefore up the dosage, which as you can guess in not an ideal thing to do! Sadly, what people don’t know is that the same dosage will induce the same fat burning effects for five weeks, so there is no need to up the dosage unless you plan to use it beyond this – which most people don’t and shouldn’t. Being ‘wired’ 24/7 isn’t going to have a positive effect on your sleeping pattern or quality (clenbuterol has a half-life of 34 hours) and this is vital for proper recovery so this always must be factored into your routine.
In addition to the above, Clenbuterol can also induce headaches, nausea and particularly painful muscle cramps. It is vital that users stay hydrated and ensure they sodium levels are topped up to avoid all of these side effects.
Now you may be wondering why I haven’t mentioned the serious side effects yet, well that’s because I wanted to have them separate to the other side effects as it is important that everyone who use Clenbuterol is aware of the serious effects it can have. The effects on the heart will be fairly substantial. Any stimulant, Clenbuterol included, will massively increase resting and exercise heart rate levels and will also send your blood pressure through the roof, all of which is very bad for your long term cardiac health. In addition to this, it can also cause cardiac hypertrophy (enlargement of the heart muscle), which again is far from a good thing. If you are going to use Clenbuterol then use low doses for short durations.
As we always say here on The Anabolic Database, be cautious and do your reach if you are interested in Clenbuterol before and after – it is a serious drug, with serious side effects and is not something that should taken lightly or by those looking to lose a little bit of weight.
Is the internet the best place to find Clenbuterol reviews?
If you are looking for reviews of clenbuterol then online is undoubtedly the best place to find them. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ask those people you know who have used it for their experiences and advice, but just make sure you don’t ask your local dealer as he will tell you tales of how it is the best compound known to man and you’ll look like a greek god if you take it! The internet is the premium place to look for reviews simply because there are so many places, websites, forums etc…that can be explored, as well as hundreds of thousands of people across the globe who have used it. Sure, some will exaggerate their claims and some will claim it is useless (usually those with fake products), but on the whole the sheer amount of information out there can be invaluable to anyone considering using it. Let’s have a look at the three main places where you can find information on this subject.
Bodybuilding and fitness forums: There are hundreds of these online and at least 20 to 30 very good ones, i.e. they have lots of users and more importantly lots of knowledgable and experienced users. These forums are by far the best places to visit as you’ll get heaps of good advice and there will be countless threads for you to browse through, with hundreds of reviews available for you to read.
Steroid and bodybuilding websites: These are usually linked to forums (or have their own forums) but there are several very large ones who have expert writers who provide exceptional content on everything bodybuilding, anabolic steroid and performance enhancing drug related. Doing a simple Google search for the drug you want to find reviews on is the best way to find these.
Youtube: Despite the large amount of useless videos on Youtube, there is some excellent content posted by very knowledgable people. If you can sift through the rubbish I am sure you will find many top quality videos on clenbuterol, which will certainly be worth watching.
Is there a different type of Clenbuterol for women?
You’d be surprised at how many times this gets asked and how many people actually think there are different version for males and females. The answer, of course, is no, yet with the amount of male and female fat burners and fat loss products on the market it is easy to understand why there may be some confusion over this. However, just because there is one type of this compound, which can be used by both sexes, it doesn’t mean they should use it in the same way. In fact, it would be wise for women to use it very differently to their male counterparts and we will discuss why below.
We all know that there are many variations between the sexes and when it comes to performance enhancing drugs these differences should be heeded. The motto of this site is ‘less is more’ and this is particularly relevant when it comes to women. It goes without saying that they should use less than men, but sadly with everyone wanting quick results nowadays there seems to be a culture of high doses and longer durations. This is not only true of stimulants, but even more worryingly of anabolic steroids too, and we all know just how badly they can affect women. So to all the females out there reading this – start low and build your way up. Even if this means starting as low as 5mcg every day, at least you’ll be able to assess your own tolerance to clen and see what effects (both positive and negative of course) it has.
A sample cycle would be: 10mcg per day for 4 weeks, with maybe the last week at 20mcg per day if you tolerate it well. Don’t be afraid to begin lower and use half tablets.
Is there such thing as liquid Clenbuterol?
As you may or may not be aware the usual form it takes is pill/tablet capsule, the choice of which ultimately comes down to the manufacturer/supplier. However, with the growing amount of research chemical suppliers who provide novel compounds in liquid form (such as clomid, nolvadex, MK677 and other peptides) there became a big call for even more compounds being produced and available to buy. Clen, as you would expect, made it onto this list and is available from numerous sellers across the globe in liquid form (it comes with a dropper so you can can squeeze a few drops under your tongue).