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Clenbuterol – The Most Dangerous Fat Burner Or Miracle Drug?

Clenbuterol has been made popular by many celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Brittany Spears and Lindsay Lohan.

We all know A list celebrities make the most sound medical advice and advice the most sustainable ways to lose weight 😉

It’s also a popular fat loss drug among bodybuilders and bikini athletes, to get them super lean for stage.

The medical use is as asthma medication as it’s a bronchodilator which makes breathing easier.

Athletes also use it to increase cardiovascular performance as it increases lung capacity.

In the UK Clenbuterol is illegal to distribute but legal to take.

Mechanism Of Action

Clenbuterol is a Beta-2 agonist with some structural and pharmacological similarities to ephedrine.

This increases your heart rate, breathing rate and increases thermogenesis (increases body temperature)

By doing this your metabolism is raised and you burn more calories at rest.

However, if you aren’t lifting weights or eating enough protein you will burn muscle and lose fat at the same rate and end up the same body fat percentage just lighter i.e., “skinny fat”.

Is There A Downside?

There are several dangerous side effects of clenbuterol. Most bodybuilding deaths aren’t from anabolic steroids but from fat burners like Clenbuterol and diuretics.

The few common side effects are severe muscle cramps, heart palpations and anxiety.

One of the bodybuilders at my gym had a heart attack when taking clenbuterol so I have vivid memories of how dangerous this drug can be. He was only in his early 30s

Should You Think About Taking It?

Short answer is: no.

It can have very serious side effects. One of them being death

It will increase your metabolism but will also burn muscle too. Just eat in a calorie deficit and that will do the same job.

The only use it may have is when someone is already very lean and can’t cut calories back any further. I.e., is competing in a physique competition. For average population still has very little use.

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