As with nearly all sympathomimetic stimulant based fat loss compounds (and most fat loss compounds in general), the Albuterol doses for the purpose of performance and physique enhancement are generally inflexible. Albuterol is utilized in much the same manner that Clenbuterol or Ephedrine is utilized. Albuterol doses and the protocols in which it is used is actually more similar to Ephedrine than it is to Clenbuterol, although Albuterol’s effects at the cellular level are identical as a beta-2 receptor adrenergic agonist. The manner in which Albuterol doses are administered is closer to Ephedrine in that the half-lives of both compounds are very similar (3 – 6 hours). However, the general manner of use of all stimulants for the purpose of fat loss is normally uniform in the following fashion: a peak dose is selected, which is the maximal daily dose that will be used during the cycle for fat loss. The first several days (normally spanning the first week or two) of use, the dose will be slowly ramped upwards until the final peak dose is achieved, after which the user will remain at the peak dose for the duration of use.
Unlike its close brother Clenbuterol, which is measured in micrograms (mcg), Albuterol doses are measured in milligrams (mg). This is an important point to be remembered, as the various measurements in dosing between not just the many stimulants, but also among the many different performance enhancing drugs, can be very confusing at times (especially for those unfamiliar with chemistry and dosing instructions and measurements).
Because Albuterol is a beta-2 receptor agonist, like Clenbuterol (and any/all beta-2 receptor agonists), it will over time slowly down regulate the beta-2 receptors. This is especially true under chronic daily use, which is necessary for the fat loss effects that result from Albuterol doses. The beta-2 receptor down regulation will manifest itself as a reduction in effective fat loss over time until no additional fat loss is experienced from Albuterol (which normally takes 2 – 4 weeks to occur, depending on the individual). There are two possible methods of up regulating these receptors, with the first being simple time off the drug (2 weeks minimum or longer). The second method would be through the use of Ketotifen, an anti-histamine drug normally used as an allergy medication, which actively up-regulates these beta-2 receptors. In such an instance, Ketotifen can be utilized at a dose of 2mg every night before bed for 7 days whenever beta-2 receptor down regulation has become significant. This will allow continuous use of Albuterol without the need for breaks. Albuterol, nor any stimulant, should be used chronically at fat loss doses for periods greater than 8 weeks.
Medical Albuterol Dosage
Albuterol is used medically for the treatment and management of asthma, bronchospasm, and to a lesser extent, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). For these treatments, Albuterol doses is normally that of 2 – 4mg administered 3 – 4 times daily in tablet/oral format. Each Albuterol dosage is to be spaced evenly apart so as to avoid any unnecessary overlapping build-up of blood plasma levels of the stimulant.
Albuterol Dosage for Fat Loss
Even though Albuterol has demonstrated a greater degree of proven anabolic capability in humans, it is almost exclusively utilized as a fat loss agent. Even so, the Albuterol dosages required for the anabolic effects are the exact same doses required for the fat loss effects as well. Albuterol doses for either goals are typically the same for all three user tiers (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) due to the fact that there is very little inflexibility with the doses required for various effects from a stimulant such as Albuterol. As previously mentioned, Albuterol doses should be slowly ramped upwards until the peak dose is achieved, and the peak optimal dose might be different for different individuals (some individuals might be more sensitive to stimulants than others). This is why the dose can be slowly adjusted upwards, so as to assess tolerance and determine the best effective Albuterol doses.
A peak fat burning Albuterol dose is normally that of 16 – 24mg per day. Being that nearly all Albuterol tablets are dosed at 4mg per tablet, this would in other words be a total of 4 – 8 tablets per day. This peak dose should be separated into evenly spaced administrations throughout the day. For example, if a peak dose of 16mg/day is desired, then the user will generally administer either 8mg twice daily, or 4mg four times daily. An example of these types of Albuterol doses are as follows:
Albuterol use at 24mg/day total (peak dose)
– 8:00am: 8mg of Albuterol
– 12:00pm: 8mg of Albuterol
– 4:00pm: 8mg of Albuterol
Albuterol doses can be split up in even more frequent administrations than the example listed above if the individual desires. It has been mentioned twice already that individuals should ideally slowly ramp the dose upwards at the beginning of use, especially for beginners or individuals who are very sensitive to stimulants. Note that how fast an individual ramps their dose upwards is also a factor that varies between individuals and their personal preference (some might prefer to ramp their Albuterol dosages up once every 3 days, while others might prefer to increase the dose once every 6 days). The following is a general example of ramping up (also known as titrating upwards)
Outline of Proper Ramp-Up Dosing Protocol (for Albuterol at 24mg/day total peak dose)
– Day 1: 8mg of Albuterol
– Day 4: 16mg of Albuterol
– Day 8: 24mg of Albuterol
The user now remains at 24mg/day for the duration of the Albuterol cycle.
Female Albuterol Dosage
The female response to Albuterol is the exact same as the male response, with the only difference being perhaps a variation in the peak dose and/or the slow ramp-up period. Females might exhibit greater sensitivity to Albuterol doses due to the fact that females generally tend to comprise a lower overall body mass and body weight. The same ramp-up protocols should be observed by females, with more attention paid to the individual response and comfort ability. When a comfortable and tolerable Albuterol dosages is achieved, the female can elect to stop at said dose and remain at that peak dose for the duration of use.
Proper Administration and Timing of Albuterol Dosages
Albuterol possesses a half-life of 4 – 6 hours, which necessitates a more frequent multiple-times-per-day dosing schedule, as outlined above. Users will typically spread their Albuterol doses evenly apart throughout the day among 3 – 4 (or more, depending on user preference) administrations. Those who enjoy Albuterol over Clen normally do so because of its shorter half-life, allowing almost all administrations early in the day with little interference of sleeping patterns at night compared to Clenbuterol.
Expectations and Results from Albuterol Dosages
With a caloric deficit and proper training program, Albuterol can increase fat metabolism and aid in the loss of body fat, commonly resulting in an extra 2 – 4 lbs. per month lost from the inclusion of Albuterol alone. With a caloric surplus, Albuterol can indeed exhibit a small but noticeable (but by no means dramatic) increase in strength and muscle mass.
 Effect of dietary clenbuterol and cimaterol on muscle composition, beta-adrenergic and androgen receptor concentrations in broiler chickens. Schiavone A, Tarantola M, Perona G, Pagliasso S, Badino P, Odore R, Cuniberti B, Lussiana C. J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2004 Apr;88(3-4):94-100.
Effects of ketotifen and clenbuterol on beta-adrenergic receptor functions of lymphocytes and on plasma TXB-2 levels of asthmatic patients. Huszar E, Herjavecz I, Boszormenyi-Nagy G, Slapke J, Schreiber J, Debreczeni LA. Z Erkr Atmungsorgane. 1990;175(3):141-6.