Clenbuterol is a non-steoroidal fat burner that is commonly used by body-builders and weightlifters for weight loss. It possesses an effective mechanism for burning lipids while maintaining fat-free muscle. It can suppress appetite which is effective for weight loss purposes as well. However, like other fat-burners, Clenbuterol comes with its own set of side effects. Here are the most common.
Clenbuterol Side Effects
Clenbuterol side effects include muscle cramps, increased heart rate, sweating, dry mouth, headaches, lack of sleep, palpitations and anxiety. Other side effects include shaky hands, difficulty breathing and vomiting. These side effects are often a result of short-term use and tend to dissipate once the drug has been eliminated from the bloodstream. Long-term side effects, however, take longer to treat and are less understood.
A long term side effect is an increase in the size of cardiac muscle tissue. This could be due to the increased production of collagen. Collagen can interfere with the transmission of electrical signals through the heart muscles. This could lead to irregular heartbeat, strokes, and other cardiovascular problems.
The drug may also cause cardiac tissue degeneration. The drug may affect the structural dimension of cardiac tissue and may cause aortic enlargement, especially after exercise. Compromised cardiovascular tissue may increase the risk for aortic ruptures which in severe circumstances could lead to death.
Fragile bones is another side effect associated with long-term use of Clenbuterol due to the changes in the mechanical properties of bones. Users may be predisposed to bone fractures due to fragile bones being placed under greater muscle mass.
Weight gain is another long-term effect of Clenbuterol use. This could be due to the drug’s effect on the body’s metabolism. This tends to happen when the user develops a tolerance to the drug. Clenbuterol loses its effect and the user rapidly develops weight gain.
As long as doses remain in the safe range, these side effects may not manifest. Some people may experience the side effects but the body eventually adapts over time. However, long-term users should be more vigilant because the side effects associated with long-term use are more serious and may be more difficult to treat.