Clenbuterol from Bodypharm is a steroid-like chemical that was initially developed to treat asthma.
Clenbuterol’s initial use was as an asthma drug. However, bodybuilders, performance athletes, and those wanting to lose weight are now using the drug.
Clenbuterol can be used as a weight-loss aid because it can increase a person’s metabolism. As well as reducing body fat and weight, it also allows the user to retain both muscle mass and body strength at the same time.
Clenbuterol became known as a celebrity diet secret because of its apparent use by celebrities and famous athletes.
One study reviewing data from two regional poison centres in the U.S. found that in 11 of the 13 reported cases of people taking clenbuterol, it had been used for weight loss reasons or as part of a bodybuilding regime.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has banned the use of clenbuterol at all times, both in and outside of competition.
Athletes and bodybuilders taking clenbuterol will often work on a program cycle that includes on and off periods.
Such a program could mean 2 days taking clenbuterol and 2 days without taking any, or perhaps a week taking the drug followed by a week of none.
Dosage can vary, depending on factors that include gender and tolerance, and it can be taken orally or injected.
Both methods have risks. Injections can cause scarring or air bubbles to form in the blood, while tablets can affect the liver.