Ever since Hollywood discovered and started promoting Clenbuterol for weight loss, it was declared as the new school weight-loss wonder drug of our modern times. There has been a lot of craze in these slimming pills lately. In fact, there have been speculations that Clenbuterol is responsible for the Hollywood elites size zero bodies (as the celebrity weight loss pill of choice). Apparently, the increasing number of women using Clenbuterol for weight loss is shocking. While some are said to slim down rather quickly, others do so at a slower pace, but the thing is they all lose weight at the end of the day.
What is Clenbuterol
Clenbuterol is popular especially with bodybuilders and other athletes in the field of endurance and power sports, as they often use it as a performance-enhancing drug. This brings us to the question. What exactly is Clenbuterol?
Clenbuterol is also known by other names like the size zero pill and clen. While Clenbuterol may resemble a steroid like substance, it is actually not a steroid. It is classified under a group of drugs known as beta-2-agonists. However, it shares similarities with stimulants drugs that increase heart rate, perspiration, blood pressure, etc. such as amphetamines and adrenalin (ephedrine).
Originally developed as a bronchodilator for relief, alleviation and treatment of equine asthma symptoms, Clenbuterol’s therapeutic use in several countries still remains limited to horses, but with the catch that such horses (who have consumed Clenbuterol) cannot be slaughtered for food, even later on. Just as any typical drug out there, it also has some side effects. However, its side effects include weight loss and muscle growth what the consumer may be looking for in the first place. Many bodybuilders and athletes use it either alone or with other substances to speed up lean muscle growth and trigger fat loss.
Particularly popular with female athletes, the study of Clenbuterol has been limited to animal research and no human research is available to ascertain that it is effective and safe. However, animal studies have revealed that it increases skeletal muscle and induces fat loss.
The main reason Clenbuterol for weight loss is popular with females is that it does not produce masculine or androgenic side effects (physical, functional and behavioral) of anabolic steroids e.g. virilization, deepened voice, male body type development, acne, hairiness to name a few and some of the physical side effects are irreversible. In the US, Australia, and a number of European countries, Clenbuterol is legal for use in horses and in the treatment of asthma.