Clenbuterol also known as Clen is famous amongst the body builders and athletes as it helps them to achieve their desired physique by working on the right parts of body to burn fat. It has been recognized as a growth promoting drug often used by athletes/body builders as it helps to increase aerobic capacity and their performance. After being used by many celebrities as well for a zero size figure, it is also called a “size zero pill”.
With a proper workout routine and a healthy diet, great results can be seen by the use of Clenbuterol. However, higher the risk of side effects if the dosage is not taken properly.
None of the supplements are free from side effects. The short term side effects of Clenbuterol are:
- heart palpitations
- Increased heart rate
- Dry mouth
- Breathing difficulty
- blood pressure
- muscular tremors
- increased appetite
- Abnormal sweating.
These side effects can be minimized by following a safe dose and drinking a lot of water while on a Clen Cycle. Otherwise, these side effects would anyway vanish once Clen will be stopped.
In the long term side effects, Use of Clen in animals showed that it increases collagen. This non-elastic substance increases the size of heart muscle cells and interferes with the electric signals sent to heart to pump blood. Due to this, the rate of pumping of blood is interfered. This may cause irregular heart beat and will include the risk of stroke. Clen can also get some structural changes in heart and may result in sudden death. And the long term use of Clen with people suffering from some heart diseases may cause serious problems.
Some studies have also revealed that Clen can be harmful to bones as it increases the bone fragility. And bone fragility with an increase in muscle mass increases the risk of fractures.
Prolonged usage of Clen can also cause severe side effects of stroke, Hypophosphatemia(a condition of low levels of phosphorus in blood which causes chronic diarrhea, malnutrition, burns or uncontrolled diabetes),Tachycardia(increase in heart beat),Hypokalemia( low potassium levels which causesWeakness,Fatigue,Muscle cramps,Constipation,abnormal heart rhythms).
Clenbuterol is famous for its weight loss feature. What many do not know is that this weight loss is temporary and you will soon start to gain weight. In case of long term use of Clen, sudden and intense weight gain has been noticed in people. This is due to the impact on body’s metabolism rate which is disturbed over the time. People, who suffer weight gain after Clen, often complain of more weight gain than they used to have earlier to Clen. And the only way to keep up the weight loss after stopping Clen is to keep up with a healthy diet and proper exercise.
In order to avoid the long term and risky side effects, one must take the prescribed amount of dose only. Never overdose or take it for a longer time than prescribed.