What is Clenbuterol and how does it work?
Clenbuterol Hydrochloride which is also known as Clen is a very powerful thermogenic agent. Although it is a thermogenic, it was essentially created and initially meant to be used as a bronchodilator. It was designed to treat breathing disorders like asthma; however, it is mostly commonly found in fat-loss programs. It has in common some properties with Ephedrine but it is by far a more effective fat-loss tool. Clenbuterol is an important part of any cutting cycle for athletes who want to enhance their performance.
One thing needs to be clear: Clenbuterol is not an anabolic steroid. It is just a bronchodilator with a very strong thermogenic nature. Obviously when it is combined with anabolic steroids, its fat-loss benefits will be even much stronger. In any case, anabolic steroids are known to significantly heighten your metabolic rate, with a number of them even stimulating fat-loss directly. Although this is true, it is not necessary to supplement with anabolic steroids if you opt to use Clenbuterol in your fat-loss program.
The Functions and Characteristics of Clenbuterol
As a sympathomimetic, Clenbuterol Hydrochloride works on the sympathomimetic nervous system. There are a number of receptors in the body that a sympathomimetic can work on and Clenbuterol’s main area of interest and action is around the beta-2 receptor and it actively stimulates it. It is through this kind of stimulation that airway blockages are actively reversed and breathing improved for those with breathing difficulties. On the other hand, this same stimulation can be helpful in improving the person’s metabolic rate. What Clenbuterol does is to stimulate the metabolism by raising the body’s temperature but does not aggressively burn fat by attacking fat cells.
This happens as a result of the beta-2 stimulation stimulating the cells’ mitochondria in order to produce and release additional heat. This then raises the body’s temperature a little bit, improves the metabolism, as well as makes the person to burn body fat at a faster rate.
Apart from Clenbuterol being beneficial for several breathing disorders, similar improved breathing might also prove to be useful to certain athletes, mainly those who may benefit from improved cardiovascular endurance. But this does not mean strong, remarkable improvement as there are other ways that are more ideal for augmenting cardiovascular endurance.
In spite of Clenbuterol being a very powerful thermogenic, it doesn’t mean that it is magical. Obviously, it is not possible to cut weight without torching more calories than you consume, irrespective of the supplement you use. So, you should not expect it to do the work for you. To cut body fat, you have to diet. Although Clenbuterol will help you burn extra calories, still you have to be in a deficit. In actual fact, while you are using Clenbuterol, you will still need to diet just as hard as you would diet without it, if you want to cut body fat. You can’t be eating like a pig and hope to cut any body fat. Besides, as potent as Clenbuterol is, it usually works best when added to a well-planned diet.