Clenodex (Clenbuterol HCL) 40 mg 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. Clenodex 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. The product generally comes is 40 mg tablets.
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).
It is well known that Clenbuterol use results in rapid down-regulation of beta 2 receptors. This is due to the powerful stimulatory effect of the drug. It is therefore pointless to use clen for long periods without a break. Some believe that a two day on, two day off dosing schedule will allow adequate potential for receptor up-regulation. However, I doubt this to be the case due to the relatively long half life of clen, resulting in continued stimulation even throughout the ‘off’ days. A much better regime would be a two week on, two week off cycle. Maximum plasma levels are reached around 2-3 hours after oral administration, and terminal half life at 34 hours (Zimmer, 1976).
A tapering up of dosages is recommended in an attempt to limit harsh side effects. Most commonly, a user will start by taking one 20mcg tablet on day 1, followed by an increase of one tablet on subsequent days. Subject to personal tolerance levels, a dosage of 140mcg (seven tabs) will be used by day 7, and this level should be maintained for the entire second week. It would be fruitless to exceed seven or eight tablets daily due to receptor over-saturation. There is no requirement to taper down.