Is Clenbuterol Anabolic or Not?
Clenbuterol has long been touted as an anabolic agent. This article aims to resolve the long answered question of whether or not clenbuterol is anabolic or not.
Clenbuterol is mainly used as a performance enhancing drug in bodybuilding and sports that are aerobic in nature. In bodybuilding it is mainly used as a cutting agent pre-contest. Clenbuterol is effective in this manner because of clenbuterol’s ability to increase the rate in which the body burns fat.
As to whether clenbuterol is anabolic or not. This is a questions which is still up for debate by many in the bodybuilding world. Past research on cattle shows that clenbuterol is indeed anabolic however it is important to note that the same effects in humans have not been studied and this is very important because there is reason to dispute whether the same affect is prevalent in humans.
To answer that question, one must consider how clenbuterol works. Clenbuterol stimulates the beta receptors in the body which in turn increase the temperature and blood pressure in the body. But clenbuterol is specifically a beta-2 agonist. This is great for fat loss but because as human we have less beta-2 receptors in our body than say cattle our reaction is different. Because of this, research showing that it is anabolic can not be given the same weight for human use.
It is our opinion that clenbuterol is therefore only slightly anabolic. To be used solely as an anabolic agent would require dosages far in excess of those listed on our site and this is strongly advised against.
Although it is only slightly anabolic, it is still the perfect choice for bodybuilders wishing to lose fat and get cut – as it is slightly anabolic it ensures that body builders will not lose the muscle that they have gained while bulking up.
Clenbuterol can be used for a maximum of 3 weeks when taken alone or, if taken with Ketotifen for 7-8 weeks. Most bodybuilders take the ketotifen/clenbuterol mixture (also known as superclen) because an 8 week on/3 week off cycle is so much more effective than only taking for 3 weeks on/3 weeks off cycle.