Bodybuilders and athletes often take steroids in order to gain muscle mass and strength and lose the unwanted fat but there are some drugs in the market which cannot exactly be categorized as steroids but have similar properties; one of such drugs is Clenbuterol or Clen. A short definition of Clen is that it is actually a medication for respiratory disorders like acute asthma and bronchitis but displays exceptional muscle building properties together with stamina enhancement and rapid loss of weight. As it is not a steroid, the user is safe from the usual side effects which come with steroids. Clenbuterol is a multipurpose drug and is also extensively used in vet clinics. Due to its ability and the amazing speed with which it strips off fat, it is given to animals such as pigs to make their meat lean.

Clen as a Steroid

Clen serves the purpose of a steroid effectively. It has muscle building properties and promotes muscle growth. It enhances the size of the muscles by making the muscle cells large. It also has anti-catabolic quality which enables it to retain the amount of proteins to a very large extent. As proteins are the essential factor in muscle growth, Clen gives superior quality muscles.

Increased stamina and higher endurance levels is what every athlete and sportsperson desires. Clenbuterol gives greater strength by increasing the aerobic activity in the body and by increasing the oxygen transportation in the body. Thus the use of Clen gives the athlete ability to train more and put up a better performance.


Though a lot is said about the muscle building and stamina building qualities of this drug, its ability to rapidly get rid of the unwanted fat stored in the body is what makes it preferable over other steroids. It quickly depletes the body fat by increasing the temperature of the body and burning off those layers. It is especially popular among women and all those people who desire a slim figure but without exercising or dieting. Its fat burning ability keeps the athletes and the bodybuilders in their specific weight category.

As mentioned above, Clen does not come with the usual side effects of the steroids like water retention, Virilization in women and gynocomastia in men. The users however complained of nausea, vomiting, headaches, tremors in hands, enlargement of heart and insomnia. Palpitations and excessive sweating has also been reported by some users while some felt dizzy after taking it.

Another drawback of Clen is that if it is taken for a long period of time and in high doses,  it stops working; meaning there is no fat loss with extended use of this drug.

Clenbuterol also has a long half cycle and therefore is easily detected in doping tests. Many athletes, cyclists and swimmers have been caught positive and stripped of their medals; they were also suspended for a year or two.

Dosage of Clen

Clen is available in the form of tablets, syrup and injectible solutions. Being quite powerful, it is taken in mcg or micrograms. The maximum recommended dosage for women is 120 mcg and for men it is 140 mcg. If the user takes more than this maximum dose then it causes many health related problems; the most prominent ones being high blood pressure and myocardial infarction or in simple words heart attack.

As its use is banned in the USA and the UK and other countries of the world, it is difficult to obtain Clenbuterol from onland pharmacies without a doctor’s prescription. For this reason people mostly buy Clenbuterol from online pharmacies as these are reliable and you do not need a prescription to buy steroids from online pharmacies.