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Clenbuterol for Weight Loss

Clenbuterol, A Dangerous Fat Loss Trend?

Copyright Danna Schneider

There seems to have been a rash of unexplained, dramatic weight losses in Hollywoodland as of late, and some are suspecting that there is more than just a strict diet and punishing exercise routines at work.

We all know that "normal" women are under a lot of pressure to be thin and look a certain way to fit a barbie doll image of sexiness and desirability, but women in Hollywood experience this same pressure tenfold, and they may be succumbing to the use of dangerous drugs to achieve this effect.

A drug called Clenbuterol is suspected to be behind some of the Hollywood dramatic size reductions these days, and it seems it is being used with no regard to the fact that the drug is not even approved for human consumption, and may have potentially life threatening effects.

Not only that, long time users may soon find that Clenbuterol can actually have the opposite effect desired, it may actually make them gain more weight in the long run, even if they eat very little.

What is Clenbuterol Diet Pill

Clenbuterol, or "Clen" as it is referred to sometimes, is actually a veterinary
drug, approved mostly for use on horses with breathing problems. It is known as a bronchodilator ths is essentially steroidal, but it's side effects are as a long time thermogen, or fat burner, because it elevates resting heart rate and increases internal body temperature.

This is why it is known to quickly make people drop weight and burn off fat,
because it increases the heart rate and the rate at which calories are burned, even when a person is not being physically active.

This is also why it is potentially life threatening. Lab tests on rats had
actually shown that the drug has a hardening effect on the walls of the heart, which can lead to any number of heart problems and potentially even heart failure or irregular heart beats.

Clenbuterol is only legal for veterinary use in horses to treat breathing
problems, and is not approved for human consumption (for a reason), yet people are buying this stuff over the internet with relative ease.

Logic would tell us that a drug powerful enough to treat a horse cannot be
healthy for a much smaller human to consume, and yet it seems thin-obsessed women are still putting their lives at risk in the name of being unnaturally thin.

Clenbuterol gained notoriety within "inner circles" when bodybuilders began using it to help them up their muscle mass while simultaneously reducing their body fat. In an unnatural amount of time, body builders were gaining significant amounts of muscle while reducing their body fat.

To put muscle on this quickly while also reducing body fat cannot be good for the heart, as it may put undue strain on it to keep up with the unnaturally high muscle content. Muscles notoriously burn more calories than fat, and this puts the body into overdrive, forcing it to constantly burn it's energy reserves (hence, the fast fat loss and size reduction).

Long Term Side Effects of Clenbuterol

As with anything else that seems like it's a "magic fix" in one area,
Clenbuterol can has some extremely negative consequences to overall health and well being, and the side effects have not been studied on humans yet, so there is almost definitely more that we don't even know about.

One side of this drug that may not be so appealing to the people who are taking it expressly to look rail thin is that those effects the drug was initially
taken for may actually come back to bite you in the skinny rear end.

Apparently long term "Clen" users have experienced an unexplained ballooning of weight, presumably because the drug's effect has worn off and the user's body has become immune to it, and is trying to gain back the much needed fat that we are all genetically programmed to have (especially women).

Even if these long term users eat virtually nothing, or what would be considered a fairly restrictive diet, they have reported experiencing an uncontrollable surge in their weight. So, clenbuterol is no magic bullet by any means it seems, and it can even be the snake that comes back to bite you in the end.

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About the Author

Danna Schneider is the founder of where dieting and nutrition news as well as product reviews can be found.