Clenbuterol does not possess much variety in the manner in which it can be used, as its primary focus is on its fat burning properties, so this must be kept in mind when Clenbuterol dosages are the main focus. Clenbuterol of course holds broader application where it is used to treat a variety of different medical conditions (asthma treatment being the primary application). Most individuals who seek to use Clenbuterol within the physique/performance enhancement circle are focused on the fat loss properties. Therefore, in bodybuilding and athletic circles, Clenbuterol is used almost exclusively as a fat loss agent. It is because of this that Clenbuterol is rarely seen used in conjunction with a bulking phase/cycle, but it is something that has been done. The primary reason for individuals using Clenbuterol during a bulking phase/cycle is to take advantage of its fat loss properties, and allow it to keep fat gain to a relative minimum while the user is in a caloric surplus in order to bulk up. Although this type of Clenbuterol use does occur, it is very rare. Far more commonly is Clenbuterol used during phases where the user wishes to ‘cut up’ and lean out – essentially, fat loss phases/cycles where the user is engaged in a hypocaloric state in order to amplify fat loss and speed up overall fat metabolism. If Clenbuterol is to be used as such, the results can be very effective. When compared to the use of Clenbuterol during bulking phases, it seems as though it would be more of a wasteful practice to utilize it during a bulk-up.
Clenbuterol dosages are measured in micrograms (mcg) instead of the common milligram (mg) measurement commonly found among many performance enhancing drugs. It is important to note this distinction for those who are unfamiliar with chemistry and dosing instructions and measurements. If individuals do not understand in what measurement they are dealing with, individuals uneducated in the matter could easily place themselves in harm’s way and potentially kill themselves if they were to attempt to measure Clenbuterol doses in mg instead of mcg.
Practical Clenbuterol Dosages
Under its use for medical conditions such as asthma, Clenbuterol doses in the range of 20 – 40mcg daily are the current medical prescription guidelines. The importance in stating the medical Clenbuterol dose protocol is to indicate how low the medical dose is in comparison to the Clenbuterol doses required to elicit fat loss. The importance behind this realization is that in terms of Clenbuterol being sympathomimetic, rapid increases of Clenbuterol dosage or immediate full administration of the peak dose can often be extremely discomforting and even fatal for the user. Therefore, it is strongly advised that individuals slowly increase their Clenbuterol doses steadily over a period of days, slowly working up to the desired peak dose. What one person’s optimal and comfortable dose is may often not be the same for a different individual. Clen is often dosed in 20mcg tablets (although 40mcg, 50mcg, and even 100mcg tablets can be found on the market), and for ease of explanation here we will assume that 20mg tablets are used in all examples in this profile. A peak fat burning dose for an individual is normally in the range of 120 – 160mcg daily. However, nobody would just instantaneously start at this dose for safety reasons stated above. Instead, 20 – 40mcg would be administered on day one, and an additional 20mcg would be added every third day. There are individuals who possess lower sensitivities to Clenbuterol (and to most stimulants), and these individuals may be able to increase their dose faster and in greater amounts (i.e. every other day instead of every three days as listed). The opposite of this condition is also true for those with hypersensitivity to Clenbuterol and related stimulants, where the slow ramp-up dosing scheme may require a slower less frequent increase of Clenbuterol dosage. Once again, peak Clenbuterol dosages for fat loss should eventually land in the range of 120 – 160mcg daily, depending on individual tolerance and sensitivity to stimulants and Clenbuterol. An individual should never exceed 160mcg daily due to increased health risk. Slowly over time, the human body should become accustomed to the stimulant effects of the compound.
Outline of Proper Ramp-Up dosing Protocol:
Clenbuterol peak dose at 120mcg per day
– Day 1: 40mcg/day
– Day 3: 60mcg/day
– Day 6: 80mcg/day
– Day 9: 100mcg/day
– Day 12: 120mcg/day
The user therefore now remains at 120mcg/day for the duration of a 2-4 week cycle (or a full 8 week cycle if Ketotifen is used every second week)
The fat burning effects resulting from Clenbuterol should remain for approximately 4 – 6 weeks before Beta-2 receptor down regulation begins to occur and becomes noticeable. Some individuals may experience this in 2 – 3 weeks (once again, these time frames vary with individual response, genetics, age, etc.). At the point of receptor down regulation, the user should either halt Clenbuterol use for a period of at least 2 weeks in order to allow Beta-2 receptors to up regulate before resuming use of the drug. A second and more commonly preferred option is the use of Ketotifen Fumarate, which is an antihistamine drug that has demonstrated in studies to up regulate the Beta-2 receptors. The main benefits of Ketotifen use for receptor up regulation are that of the ability to use Clenbuterol continuously without the need to take 2 week breaks. This is of high importance for individuals that cannot afford to take periodic breaks from Clenbuterol use and still require the need to up regulate B2 receptors. Ketotifen can effectively be used by administering 2mg daily (preferably at night before bed) for 7 days, beginning every second week of Clenbuterol use. However, it is very important that Clenbuterol use should not exceed 8 weeks of total use due to stressors and side effects on the body, which will be further discussed later on.
Female Clenbuterol Dosage
For the most part, female response to the effects of Clenbuterol is the exact same as the male response. The only major difference in Clenbuterol doses for females is that of the difference in body weight and mass. Females tend to be of a lower total size, weight, and body mass than men and therefore may tend to be more sensitive to Clenbuterol doses. With this being established, the exact same slow ramp-up dosing protocol should be used for females as well. The peak effective dose for most females should be in the range of approximately 80 – 100mcg daily, which is fairly common. Many females have reported being tolerant of 120mcg daily doses but the general point to remember concerning Clenbuterol is that Clenbuterol doses are not a set-in-stone protocol, and each individual will tolerate the stimulant effects differently. Therefore, the steady ramp-up dosing protocol is the best method of determining an individual’s optimal dose, as the individual will be able to slowly assess their tolerance and gauge the effects of the drug on their system in order to determine the optimal peak dose.
Coming Off Clenbuterol
Many have made the claim that individuals should always taper down their Clen dosage when halting administration (very much like the opposite of a ramp-up). This essentially lands on personal preference. Many have successfully halted Clenbuterol use without any tapering of dose with no ill effects, while others have claimed to experience a type of ‘stimulant crash’ when halting Clenbuterol abruptly, and instead prefer a tapering down of Clenbuterol doses. Individuals who wish to end Clenbuterol administration abruptly with no tapering do not claim to experience this ‘stimulant crash’, which would lead one to believe that how one wishes to end their Clenbuterol cycle is a personal preference based on personal experience. Should an individual wish to taper down their dose, it is recommended to do so in the exact same manner as the ramp-up protocol, but in a reversed manner.