Clenbuterol Hydrochloride is known to be one of the strongest fat burning drugs to exist.
Not that weight loss was the original reason for developing the drug, but it certainly became its most sought after characteristic.
- Can you buy Clenbuterol in the UK or USA, or any other western country, though?
- Is it even legal to use for this purpose?
- Is It Safe?
- And, if you can’t get it, are there alternative products?
We’ll discuss these points here. First, a little overview of Clenbuterol Hydrochloride.
Clenbuterol Hydrochloride Overview
Clen, as it is more commonly known, is a sympathomimetic amine.
The important thing to infer from the name is that it interacts/affects the sympathetic nervous system.
It has bronchodilating effects and improves the short-term function of the cardio-vascular and respiratory system.
This is the reason it was originally conceived for medical application, to prescribe to patients who suffered from asthma or other related conditions.
For similar reasons, clen has also been used as a performance enhancing drug. Increased aerobic output is just one of the reasons it might be used, but there is also a mild anabolic effect to clen, together with an intense fat-burning one.
These open it up to a wide spectrum of potential users, from weight-class athletes looking to preserve muscle while losing fat (bodybuilders, fighters) to celebrities wanting the quick fat-loss fix.
Clen is a beta-2 agonist which means that it binds to receptors of the central nervous system and affects the levels of related neurotransmitters, such as adrenaline, noradrenaline (epinephrine and norepinephrine) and dopamine. And, as mentioned, the strongest effect of clen is the increase in thermogenic fat burning and base metabolic rate.
Farmers have even used clenbuterol to make their livestock leaner, although this practise is banned in most countries and is becoming more and more rare. The odd occurrence is occasionally reported, and it has even happened where a professional sportsman has unwittingly eaten meat containing clen and failed a drugs test!
Can You Buy Clenbuterol?
Generally speaking, clen is classed as a low schedule controlled substance, which means a prescription would be required to be able to purchase/obtain it. Given that most drug authorities not approved it for human use (or even animal use) this is a non-starter.
That leaves the option of purchasing clen from offshore laboratories or underground dealers, both of which we advise you against pursuing.
Is It Even Legal to Use?
The sale, distribution and purchase of clenbuterol is illegal in most countries (e.g. UK, USA, Canada, Australia, most of Europe), but possession for personal use is not. This is a grey area/loop hole that many people take advantage of by purchasing from an overseas laboratory (where purchase is legal) and then having it shipped to their country unmarked.
We don’t advise this because (a) it could still potential end up being legal trouble for you, (b) you have no idea what you are buying, even if it looks like genuine Sopharma, for example, it might not be, and (c) even genuine clen can cause unwanted side effects.
Is It Safe?
The phrase ‘not approved for human use’ is an alarming one, admittedly, but does it necessarily mean Clen is unsafe?
Clenbuterol can cause a number of negative side effects. If there is such a thing as any responsible dosage plan with clen, then it is usually when this has been disregarded that the most serious cases of health issues have arisen.
Again, we do not support the use of Clenbuterol Hydrochloride, but the severity of side effects do appear to be dose-related.
Those effects include: cardiac hypertrophy (unwanted growth of heart walls), nausea, vomiting, hyper CNS stimulation (shakes, trembling, jitters), uncontrollable weight loss, high heart rate.
Are There Any Alternative Products?
There are a few products on the supplement market which aim to emulate the effects of Clenbuterol, but with one important difference – no negative side effects.
The best one we have found in this category is manufactured by the company Crazybulk. Their supplement line is filled with alternatives to steroids and drugs like Clen.
They use natural ingredients which tend to be analogues of the original synthetic drug, except that they do not have negative side effects.
The sacrifice is that they are a little less potent than the original drug. It’s a good trade off in our opinion as you can use the Crazybulk version long-term.
The product’s name is Clenbutrol, which is mightily close to the original Clenbut-e-rol. Follow the link below to read our full comprehensive review.