Clenbuterol is a drug that has different effect on the different individuals, as it reacts on a wide variety of receptors. Its half-life is from 36 to 48 hours, so the correct dosage is important to be taken. Clenbuterol is a commonly abused steroid, sometimes also referred to as Clen steroid. It is mainly used by people who suffer from different breathing disorders including asthma, but it further has other effects as well. The Clenbuterol is a β2 agonist, which comes with similarities in the pharmacology and the structure to drugs like salbutamol and epinephrine. The Clenbuterol effects however, are stronger as the drug is more potent and can last for longer periods.
Many people ask the question ‘Is Clenbuterol a steroid’?
A serious and long discussion has been going on online is Clenbuterol steroid or not. Often it is mentioned with the bodybuilding steroids and in fact can be used with other anabolic as well. Yet, experts say that the Clenbuterol steroid is a stimulant and is not an anabolic steroid. It comes in the same group with other drugs including Ephedrine and Caffeine, Albuterol and Adderall.
Even if similar to these drugs, Clenbuterol uses a bit different methods to stimulate the sympathomimetic central nervous system – mainly through adrenoreceptors, which are to be found in different tissues in the body. Clenbuterol causes stimulation of the central nervous system, aerobic capacity, transportation of the oxygen and blood pressure. Among the other effects of the Clen steroid can be named the increase in the metabolism rate of the body fat. The Clenbuterol steroid is also used thanks to its muscle-relaxant properties. Clenbuterol is mainly used to burn fat by people in the athletic and in the entrainment circles. Yet, it is first used in medicine for the treatment of different medical problems.
So to the question Is Clenbuterol is steroid? The simple answer is ‘No’.
Anabolic research made
The users of Clenbuterol have also been asking themselves whether Clenbuterol has anabolic effects like the steroids. Many of them are using the drug for the effect it has on the metabolism of the body. The research made on rats and their skeletal muscle tissues, has confirmed that Clenbuterol has minor and also mild anabolic function on the muscle tissues in case it is used for an extended period of time.
The bodybuilders and other people who take Clenbuterol say that the anabolic effects of the drug on them are minor and often not shown at all. That is why those users, who are hoping to use Clenbuterol for anabolic reasons, should know that the drug does not have such effect. When Clenbuterol is taken with steroids aiming better physique performance, should be accepted as a drug that can help the user to lose fat.
Another fact that users of Clenbuterol should note is that the doses given to the animals in the test would have been very high and also dangerous if used by people. That is why the experts say that after all Clenbuterol, when taken according to the dosage, may not have any anabolic effect on humans.
Medically Reviewed by H.L. Krüskemper, [Research Scientist, Author] on Aug 27, 2018 – Written by Johann Von Reinhardt. Medical information in the article is based on W.L.‘s ebooks and Pat Lenehan’s “Anabolic Steroids and other Performance Enhancing Drugs” 
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