Clenbuterol is one of the most controversial drugs, its use in bodybuilding and slimming programs remains a big question mark.
Introducing Clenbuterol, a steroid-like substance originally developed to treat asthma in horses.
The drug is both a vasoconstrictor and a bronchodilator.
The decongestant thins the blood to lower blood pressure, while the bronchodilator widens the blood vessels and increases the amount of oxygen carried.
Clenbuterol is also approved for the treatment of asthma in humans in some countries in Europe and Latin America, but is banned for this purpose in the United States.
Historically, Clenbuterol has been used by veterinarians in the United States to help those same horses gain more muscle and less fat. But today in many countries the use of Clenbuterol, even when working with animals, is prohibited by law. So is it worth the risk to you?
Effect of Clenbuterol
Clenbuterol was originally intended to treat asthma but has gained controversial popularity as a weight loss tool in bodybuilding.
The drug stimulates both the heart and the central nervous system. It has the same effect on the body as adrenaline and amphetamines.
It is also a beta 2 agonist, which is the opposite of beta blockers. While beta-blockers reduce the production of adrenaline and norepinephrine, clenbuterol increases them.
This action of Clenbuterol causes various side effects. Annotation:
- Certainly and increased activity
- Excitement and nervousness
- Accelerating metabolism, which leads to accelerated fat burning
Side effects of clenbuterol
The reason clenbuterol has been banned in many countries and has sparked heated debate is that there are many negative side effects associated with its use.
Most of them are similar to the ones that cause amphetamines:
- anxiety, sleep disturbance
- decrease in the level of potassium in the body
- profuse sweating
- increase in body temperature
The risk may seem insignificant, but taking clenbuterol can have adverse effects on your heart – a strong heartbeat, atrial fibrillation or an irregular and fast heartbeat and problems with blood pressure.
Increased heart rate and vasodilation caused by this substance can lead to an enlarged heart. This is a condition where the heart grows abnormally and can lead to a heart attack and even death.
Another danger is that clenbuterol contains dopamine, known as the pleasure hormone.
Dopamine is closely related to addiction, which means that regular use of Clenbuterol can also lead to it.