Generic Astralean (Clenbuterol) 40mcg belongs to a group of drugs known as sympathomimetics and is taken to mimic adrenaline and noradrenaline in the human body. It is a selective beta-2 agonist that is used to stimulate the beta-receptors in fat and muscle tissue in the body. Clenbuterol exhibits most of its effects on the stimulation of both type 2 and 3 beta-receptors. It is very effective in helping to burn bodyfat. Clenbuterol is also effective in increasing muscle mass and decreasing fat loss. For fat loss, Clenbuterol seems to stay effective for 3-6 weeks, then it's thermogenic properties seem to subside. Its anabolic properties subside much quicker, somewhere around 18 days.
Clenbuterol is attractive for its pronounced thermogenic effects as well as anabolic properties. A number of medical reviews have cited its outstanding potential to promote muscle gains as well as fat loss and weight loss. Clenbuterol is also used post cycle to aid in recovery. It allows people to keep eating large amounts of foot without adding excess adipose tissue (fat).
In parts of the world where people take this medication regularly for medical problems, the doses are usually 20mcg to 40mcg per day. In a performance enhancement setting, the doses titrate upward to a much higher maximum. A 40mcg per day starter dose often works out well, though when it comes to Clenbuterol for women, 20mcg per day may be a better option at first since women tend to be more sensitive to the product. However, the body becomes accustomed to this compound very quickly, so you need to titrate the dose to counteract this.
Average cycle length on Clenbuterol is 8-10 weeks with a 4-6 week off period. A first time user should not exceed 40 mcg the first day. Increase by one tablet until the side effects are not tolerable.
Example of a first cycle:
Day 1: 20 mcg
Day 2: 40 mcg
Day 3: 60 mcg
Day 4: 80 mcg
Day 5: 80 mcg (Note: Increase the dose only when the side effects are tolerable)
Day 6 - Day 12: 100 mcg
Day 13: 80 mcg (Tapering is not necessary, but it helps some users get back to normal gradually)
Day 14: 60 mcg
Day 15: off
Day 16: off
Example of a second cycle:
Day 1: 60 mcg
Day 2: 80 mcg
Day 3: 80 mcg
Day 4: 100 mcg
Day 5: 100 mcg
Day 6 - Day 12: 120 mcg
Day 13: 100 mcg
Day 14: 80 mcg
Day 15: off
Day 16: off
The side effects of Clenbuterol range from mild to severe, and they often worsen with increased doses taken over long periods. Most of the side effects come from the drug’s stimulating properties, but the good news is that while the side effects may be frustrating and uncomfortable, they usually go away on their own over time. The most common include a “jittery” feeling, shaking hands, and increased sweating. For some, these effects are very strong and prevent further use. For most, though, these effects subside after the first few days.
Some people report headaches and sleeplessness, and many find it almost impossible to sleep at first and after each dose increase. The Clenbuterol half life is approximately 36 hours, so it lasts for a long time once you take it.
Some of the dangerous side effects include a massive increase in blood pressure, irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia), panic episodes, and even cardiac hypertrophy, or a condition in which the heart becomes much larger than normal due to its increased workload. This usually occurs over a long period, but when you add this to the fact that many athletes and bodybuilders already have a small degree of cardiac hypertrophy due to the high amount of cardiovascular exercise they endure, it is certainly important to consider the risk.
Symptoms may begin within minutes of ingestion of clenbuterol and last for hours/ days leading to prolonged toxicity due to the long-half life (it takes a long time for clenbuterol to break down and clear from the body) of clenbuterol.
Store the medicine at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store the drugs in the bathroom. Keep all drugs away from reach of children and pets.