With all the pressure being put on women today to be thin and sexy, many are taking drastic measures to attain that wafer-like image, even turning, in some cases, to dangerous weight loss drugs such as Clenbuterol to help them lose weight.
We have all seen the amazing celebrity weight loss transformations of the Hollywood starlets who seemingly – almost magically – lost several dress sizes ‘overnight’.. And didn’t most of us just assume that with all that money, they had probably hired the best trainers and dieticians money could buy to get them into that tiptop shape so quickly?
In fact, it is suspected that most of the stories you hear about this ‘magical’ weight loss are most likely just one more clenbuterol weight loss story rather than sticking to a ‘healthy diet plan’ or burning off the excess pounds through ‘strenuous workouts’ as most of these starlets would have us believe.
Weight loss drugs such as Clenbuterol, which by the way was never intended to be a weight loss aid in humans in the first place, seem to have become the diet aid of choice for young women in Hollywood and elsewhere who feel like they must keep up this stick-thin appearance for whatever unhealthy reason.
According to the clenbuterol weight loss stories reported all over the internet landscape from people who have taken Clenbuterol, the fat just ‘melts away’ without long, grueling stints at the gym, and minus the impossible diet consisting of little more than carrot sticks and lettuce.
Clenbuterol, also called “clen”, is a smooth muscle relaxant that was developed initially to alleviate asthma symptoms in horses. It works as a bronchodilator, meaning that it relieves the bronchospasms associated with asthma and other lower respiratory illnesses. It is also used, sometimes illegally, in animals to reduce fat deposits and increase their lean muscle mass.
Clenbuterol, which commonly comes in a salt form called Clenbuterol Hydrochloride, has been mistaken for a steroid because of its illegal use by athletes. It has properties that are similar to ephedrine, but the effects are usually stronger and last longer. Use of this drug causes an increased aerobic capacity, increases blood pressure, and it is also a central nervous system stimulant.
Because of the reported increase in lean muscle mass and its significant health risks, Clenbuterol has been banned for all athletes that are tested by the IOC (International Olympic Committee).
After Clenbuterol became popular in the farming community because it increases the lean muscle tissue in animals, it also became popular with athletes and others who were interested in a quick way to increase lean tissue and decrease fat stores. Body builders seek out clenbuterol for weight loss, and to increase their “cut” look before competitions.
Clenbuterol has a mild anabolic effect on the body, and a fat burning capacity that can result in losing weight, but also can increase lean mass that results in a more muscled body. However, neither weight loss nor a lean chiseled body come naturally from a pill. There are consequences.
Clenbuterol Side Effects
Taking Clenbuterol comes with significant health risks and side effects. Because it is a sympathetic nervous system stimulant, side effects when taken in high doses can include heart problems, insomnia, muscle spasms, hand tremors, moderate to severe headaches, and elevated blood pressure. Some of these side effects can be temporary, but with increased use of the drug, others lead to further health risks, including stroke from the increased blood pressure.
In such industries as modeling and acting, the obsession with weight loss is painfully evident.
In fact, it appears that in these industries (and others as well), you can never be too thin, and as a result, these women are always looking for a quick fix to get – and stay – slim. But a Clenbuterol quick fix? Sadly, many are even willing to trade their health for their appearance.
Side Effects Of Clenbuterol On Teenagers
An unfortunate by-product of all of this is that young teens also come to believe that in order to be happy, they must also be thin, at any cost. These young, impressionable girls see those paper-thin models and starlets and think that in order to be popular and ‘in’, they must look that way as well.
And because teens also believe that they are invincible, and have no fears of health risks or the dangers of Clenbuterol, it is often their choice for that quick weight loss fix, even though the extent of damage that can be done to still developing bodies is unknown.
Clenbuterol is not approved for use by humans because of the side affects and health risks, and it has been withdrawn for use as a bronchodilator. Currently it is only approved for use in respiratory illnesses in horses and is in fact described by some doctors as an ‘animal vaccine’.