Who WOULDN’T want this stuff? Wow! Is this the holy grail or what?
Effects and Dosage
Clenbuterol is a non-steroidal ?2 adrenergic agonist with some structural and pharmacological similarities to epinephrine and salbutamol, but its effects are more potent and longer-lasting as a stimulant and thermogenic drug. It causes an increase in aerobic capacity, central nervous system stimulation, and an increase in blood pressure and oxygen transportation. It increases the rate at which fats are metabolized, simultaneously increasing the body’s BMR. It is commonly used for smooth muscle relaxant properties.
This means that it is a bronchodilator and tocolytic. It is usually used in dosages anywhere from 20-60 micrograms a day when prescribed. A dose of about 120 ?g should never be exceeded in a day. It is also prescribed for treatment of horses; however, equestrian usage is usually the liquid form of clenbuterol. Clenbuterol is also a sympathomimetic in the peripheral nervous system.
So let’s see… for me, I can lose weight (YES!), breathe better (YES!) and have better oxygen transportation (YES!).
Only downside I see is the blood pressure, which could be an issue for me (but for all those benefits, I’m willing to work around that one). Wow, I may finally have a reason to see a doctor regarding my asthma. Doc, I want the good stuff!
Having said all that, perhaps Contador’s story is plausible after all- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19680955
I’m leaning towards Contador being innocent in this one. The detected levels are so low that it makes abuse unlikely, and this is one of those unusual tests in which even a trace amount means you’re “positive.” This is not at all like Floyd’s testosterone issue, where you are OK up to a certain level. You’d have to be crazy to dope using something where any trace amount could lead to a suspension.