Monday, May 07, 2007

What is Clenbuterol?

Clenbuterol is a beta-2 agonist and is used in many countries as a
broncodilator for the treatment of asthma. Because of it's long half
life, clenbuterol is not FDA approved for medical use. It is a central
nervous system stimulant and acts like adrenaline. It shares many of
the same side effects as other CNS stimulants like ephedrine. Contrary
to popular belief, Clenbuterol has a half life of 35 hours and not 48

Dosing and Cycling

Clenbuterol comes in 20mcg tablets, although it is also available in
syrup, pump and injectable form. Doses are very dependent on how well
the user responds to the side effects, but somewhere in the range of
5-8 tablets per day for men and 1-4 tablets a day for women is most
common. Clenbuterol loses its thermogenic effects after 6-8 weeks when
body temperature drops back to normal. It's anabolic/anti-catabolic
properties fade away at around the 18 day mark. Taking the long half
life into consideration, the most effective way of cycling clen is 2
weeks on/ 2 weeks off for no more than 12 weeks. Ephedrine can be used
in the off weeks.

Clenbuterol vs Ephedrine vs DNP

Ephedrine will raise metabolic levels by about 2-3 percent and 200mg of
DNP raises metabolic levels by about 30 percent. Clenbuterol raises
metabolic levels about 10 percent and it can raise body temperature
several degrees.
DNP is by far the most effective fat burner but many people will never
use it because of the risks associated with it. It also offers no
anti-catabolic benefit. Although it does have anti-catabolic effect,
ephedrine short half life prevents it from being all that effective.

As far as side effects, Clenbuterol's are certainly milder than DNP's,
and some would even say milder than an ECA stack. There is no ECA-style
crash on Clenbuterol and many users find it easier on the prostate and
sex drive. This may in part be due to the fact that Clen is generally
used for only 2 weeks at a time.

Side effects


The most significant side effects are muscle cramps, nervousness, headaches, and increased blood pressure.

Muscle cramps can be avoided by drinking 1.5-2 gallons of water and
consuming bananas and oranges or supplementing with GNC potassium
tablets at 200-400mg a day taken before bed on an empty stomach.

Headaches can easily be avoided with Tylenol Extra Strength taken at
the first signs of a headache. You may need to take double the
recommended dose.

Common Uses

Post-Cycle Therapy: Clen is used post cycle to aid in recovery. It
allows the user to continue eating large amounts of food, without
worrying about adding body fat. It also helps the user maintain more of
his strength as well as his intensity in the gym. Diet: Roughly the
same as on cycle.

Fat loss: The most popular use for Clen, it also increases muscle
hardness, vascularity, strength and size on a caloric deficit. For the
most significant fat loss, Clen can be stacked with T3. Diet: A high
protein(1.5g per lb of bodyweight), moderate carb(0.5g to 1g per lb of
bodyweight), low fat diet(0.25g per lb of bodyweight) seems to work
best with Clen.

Alternative to Steroids: Clenbuterol has mild steroid-like properties
and can be used by non AS using bodybuilder to increase LBM as well as
strength and muscle hardness. Diet: A moderate carb, high protein,
moderate fat diet work well.

Stimulant/Performance Enhancement: It can be used as a stimulant, but
an ECA stack may be a better choice because of it's much shorter
half-life. Diet: To take full advantage of the stimulatory effects of
Clen, Carbs must be included in the diet. Keto diet do not work well in
this case.

Precautions: Is Clen for you?

The same precautions that apply to Ephedrine must be applied to Clen,
although some people find ECA stacks harsher than Clen. It should not
be stacked with other CNS stimulants such as Ephedrine and Yohimbine.
These combinations are unnecessary and potentially dangerous. Caffeine
can be used in moderation before a workout for an extra kick, although
its diuretic effects may shift electrolyte balance. Drink more water if
you use Caffeine.

What else do I need to know?

Most users that report bad side effects and discontinue use are those
who use high doses right at the start of the cycle. The worst side
effects occur within the first 3-4 days of use.

A first time user should not exceed 40mcg the first day.

Example of a first cycle:

Day1: 20mcg
Day2: 40mcg
Day3: 60mcg
Day4: 80mcg
Day5: 80mcg (Note: Increase the dose only when the side effects are tolerable)
Day6-Day12: 100mcg
Day13: 80mcg (Tapering is not necessary, but it helps some users get back to normal gradually)
Day14: 60mcg
Day15: off
Day16: off
Day 17: ECA/ NYC stack

Example of a second cycle:

Day1: 60mcg
Day2: 80mcg
Day3: 80mcg
Day4: 100mcg
Day5: 100mcg
Day6-Day12: 120mcg
Day13: 100mcg
Day14: 80mcg
Day15: off
Day16: off
Day 17: ECA/ NYC stack

Do not take Clen Past 4pm and drink plenty of water: 1.5-2 gallons a day.

All brands are not equal when it comes to Clen, different brands will yield different results.

That about covers everything.

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