Clenbuterol is a performance-enhancing drug similar to a steroid, but it is one that works a little differently.
Unlike anabolic steroids like trenbolone, testosterone or Anavar; clenbuterol is a drug that is used to burn fat predominantly. This occurs through two separate mechanisms:
- It acts as a bronchodilator to increase the vessels that bring oxygen into the blood
- It acts as a beta-agonist to increase the metabolism in a way similar to caffeine… like caffeine on caffeine!
This helps to metabolize fat stores by increasing blood flow to the area and by ramping up the energy demands of the body. It can increase productivity and improve performance in athletic activities – in fact, it is often used as a PED by athletes.
But how long does it stay in your system?
Knowing the half-life of clenbuterol is important for a number of reasons. It’s important for athletes, because they may need to eliminate it before testing. If an athlete is caught with a PED in their system before or during a competition, then this will be seen as cheating and that athlete may be expelled from the competition. Athletes (especially bodybuilders) will often get prior warning of a drug test however, given them time to remove the offending substance.
At the same time, knowing the half-life can be important when it comes to managing your own cycles and dosages. You need to know how much to use, when to use it and when to stop. Clen places a serious strain on your body as it is essentially overclocking your heart. If you combine this with vigorous exercise (which people tend to) then it can be very dangerous. Likewise, it can also be addictive and cause ‘cardiac hypertrophy’.
In short then, studies suggest that clen remains active in the system from anywhere between 28-36 hours. This is the active life meaning that it will continue to affect you for that time. The complication comes from the fact that detection can still occur 4-5 days following administration. At this point, it might not have an effect on your body, but it is still able to get you into legal trouble – or at least disqualified from a contest. It is only detectable in the bloodstream however for just 48 hours.
Knowing the half-life of clenbuterol is very important seeing that it is not only illegal, but also banned by most competitive organizations and highly dangerous and addictive.
A much better approach then is to use something that is legal and that doesn’t carry all these negative effects. A good example of Clenbutrol. Clenbutrol is a supplement from Crazy Bulk that is created using entirely natural ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids and herbal extracts. These ingredients have been shown in studies to drastically increase the metabolism and to work as natural vasodilators. In other words, they have all the positive effects of clenbuterol but without the risks or the legal issues.