Anabolic Steroids: Everything You Will Ever Need To Know About These Muscle Building Drugs

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What Are Anabolic Steroids?

Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS), commonly referred to simply as anabolic steroids, are a combination of steroidal androgens which include organic androgens such as testosterone and synthetic androgens whose structure and effects are very similar to testosterone.

The term ‘anabolic’ refers to the fact that anabolic steroids have the ability to increase protein levels, particularly in cells that are found in skeletal muscles.

They also contain androgenic and virilizing properties in varying degrees, which are responsible for the growth and maintenance of facial and body hair growth etc. However, androgens only account for one piece of the puzzle when it comes to the sex hormone agonist triangle, with the other two being estrogens and progestogens.

How Do They Work?

First of all, not all anabolic steroids are created equal. In fact, there are several substances that can be classified as anabolic steroids, and although their effects are similar, they function very differently within the body.

One of the major functions of a steroid is to bind itself to androgen receptors in order to increase the levels of free testosterone available in the blood. For example, Dianabol has a positive effect strength gains and promotes hyperbolic muscle growth through an increase in free testosterone in the blood.

Similarly, Trenbolone attracts the androgen receptor five times more efficiently than testosterone. There’s also Anavar, which is less potent and considered a safer option due to the fact that it is a derivative of DHT or dihydrotestosterone. DHT is way more powerful in its effects than testosterone, and another one of its popular derivatives is Winstrol.

On the other end of the spectrum, you have Anadrol which passes through the cells in your kidney to stimulate erythropoietin protein. This protein is released into the blood to promote muscle growth and efficient absorption of nutrients and oxygen. This means more fuel and building blocks for your body to work with to make for rapid muscle growth, better performance, and even faster recovery. Likewise, Deca Durabolin helps with rapid muscle growth and improved performance through the increase of red blood cells.

A Short History of Steroids

Anabolic steroids have been around since the 1930s when they weren’t even referred to as steroids. Around this time, a group of scientists got together to develop a synthetic form of the male hormone known as testosterone. This synthetic hormone was created as a form of treatment for men who couldn’t produce enough of it naturally, thus diminishing their sexual performance while affecting their ability to develop naturally.

The same synthetic substance was used to improve the performance and raise the physical weight of World War II soldiers, and post-war athletes started using it to give themselves an edge over the competition.

Looking at the 1956 Olympic records, you’ll find that Soviet athlete performed exceptionally well with the help of steroids. Upon realizing the effects of steroids on Soviet athletes, a physician by the name of Dr Zeigler then developed a more refined version of modern-day anabolic steroids.

a picture of the 1956 Olympics powerlifting event

From then onwards, steroids started gaining popularity among all types of athletes, from high school athletes to professional sports players and Olympic competitors. However, their run was short-lived, as steroids’ use was later banned in Olympic competition by the International Olympic Committee in 1975.

They were then sold illegally on the black market until the Anti-Drug Abuse Act was introduced in 1988, which cracked down on the illegal sale, use and possession of steroids. The early 90s saw the introduction of the Anabolic Steroid Enforcement Act of 1990, which classified anabolic steroids as a Schedule III drug according to the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). That said, the unlawful sale of anabolic steroids still continues to this day, with recent surveys showing adolescents and young adults as the most active users.

Statistics on Steroid Use

According to the American Journal of Sports Medicine, there are currently 3 million users of anabolic steroids in the US alone, which equates to roughly 1% of the total population. This shows exponential growth of anabolic steroids after the Class III Controlled Substance classification, especially when compared to the 1991 figures from the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, which reported a figure of 1 million users at the time.

a 1991-2015 steroid use grapg for the USA, England, Wales, Sweden

Annals of Epidemiology recently published a study which reported that anabolic steroids were used at least once by almost 3.3% of the world’s population; 6.4% of males and 1.6% of females. According to the report, the highest demand for anabolic steroids comes from the Middle East, followed by South America, Europe, North America, Africa and then Asia. The biggest users seem to be recreational athletes, as well as professional athletes, prisoners, and non-athletes.

Why Are They Becoming More and More Popular?

Steroids remain wide-spread within the sports community as well as among non-athletes, despite the fact that they come with well-documented side-effects, which begs the question; why are people still buying and using steroids at such high rates?

Here are a few plausible reasons that explain how the pros far outweigh the cons when it comes to steroid use:

Physical Form

Almost everyone wants to get ripped and is willing to skip the time, energy and sacrifice it takes to get there. Anabolic steroids create a shortcut that helps to get you there faster, and that’s one of the motivating factors behind most people’s use of them. They simply want the results without investing the amount of time it takes to get them.

a very muscular male

Athletic Performance

Athletes use the drug to improve their performance, thus giving them an added advantage to do better than the competition while improving their earning potential as well.

Strength Gains

Ever heard pro and amateur athletes talking about getting ‘the gains’?  This refers to experiencing peak physical strength which then gives you the ability to lift heavier, and last longer. Almost everybody wants the strength gains associated with peak athletic performance. Anabolic steroids will make you much stronger than you will ever be without these drugs.

Steroid Reports

Anadrol

As the first syllable of the term Anadrol suggests, this compound was first created to treat sufferers of Anemia. Since then, it has been used to successfully treat people that suffer from similar weight-loss related diseases. Some of the positive effects of Anadrol include an increase in appetite, promoting healthy weight-gain, an increase in strength as well as red blood cell count.

Side Effects

Nevertheless, excessive use of Anadrol comes with some hectic side-effects, like tumours and blood-filled cysts in the liver. These conditions are usually preceded by the following symptoms, which should serve as a warning sign to anyone using the drug.

Below is a list of possible side effects is using Anadrol:

  • Nausea, vomiting, headaches, and diarrhoea
    • Rapid weight gain on the face and midsection
    • Dark urine and clay-coloured stools
    • Painful or difficult urination
    Jaundice
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Painful breasts, hands, or swollen feet
    • Sexual disorders (impotence, ongoing erections, decreased libido etc.)
    • Deepened voice
    • Acne and oily skin
    • Increased bodily and facial hair growth
    • Male pattern baldness
    • Sleep disorders
    • Breast swelling or tenderness
    • Upper stomach pain

Dosage Guidelines

The recommended daily dose for Anadrol is between 50 to 100 milligrams, but you can go lower if necessary. Anadrol is taken orally and has a half-life of 9 or so hours, which means that you can easily split the dosage into two, taking one in the morning and the other in the evening. A word of caution; Anadrol is discouraged for female bodybuilders and athletes due to its extreme virilizing effects.

How Long Until You See Results?

Anadrol is very fast-acting, and results can usually be seen within a week if you follow a dosage of 50 to 75 mg per day.

How Long Should a Cycle Last?

Anadrol is highly hepatotoxic, therefore it’s recommended to take it for a short cycle between 4 to 6 weeks, max. Plus, there’s really no benefit to continuing beyond the six-week period without rest.

Anavar

Anavar is one of the most widely-used anabolic steroids, and this is mainly because it’s relatively safe to use for both male and female athletes. The side effects are less severe when compared to other compounds. That said, some users consider Anavar too mild in its effects, but this is mainly due to the impractical expectations that they have for it.

The general consensus on steroids among many is that they should contain a certain amount of potency and result in particular effects. However, being a mild anabolic steroid, Anavar requires some understanding in order to appreciate its benefits.

Side Effects

Most of the reported side-effects arise from male users who require higher amounts of the steroid than women to benefit from its effects. The most common use of Anavar is during cutting cycles, where it’s used to help maintain the strength and muscle gains while encouraging a steady rate of lean muscle development. However, you have to take it in conjunction with a strict workout routine and a high-calorie diet.

Nevertheless, users have reported the following side-effects:

  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Mood changes
  • Suppressed testosterone production
  • Changes in libido and sexual performance
  • Oily skin with or without acne
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Hair loss in men who are predisposed to male pattern baldness

Dosage Guidelines

You can use Anavar to kickstart your cycle, and also for the cutting phase to get that refined and polished physique. It’s mainly available in tablet form and is sometimes crushed into powder and mixed with a liquid for easier consumption. However, the latter method tends to decrease its effectiveness as it compromises some of the elements that make Anavar.

The usual daily dosage for Anavar is to 50+ mg per day for male users, and 5 to 20 mg per day for female users. Male users are advised to split the dosage in two, with one dose taken in the morning and the other after your workout. As for women, Anavar is most effective when the two doses are taken separately before and after your daily workout.

How Long Until You See Results?

Anavar works really fast. Results can be seen within the first 3 days of consumption, and are usually characterized by increased strength. Anavar will lead to massive strength gains thanks to its ability to synthesize with phosphocreatine which is found in the muscles. The result is a rapid bulking effect, which is even more visible when Anavar is stacked with other compounds.

How Long Should a Cycle Last?

Typically, it’s recommended to use Anavar for no longer than 8 weeks, so as to avoid liver toxicity, which is one of the side-effects of prolonged steroid use, and this applies to all oral anabolic steroids. To achieve ideal bulking results, stack Anavar with similar compounds like Deca Durabolin and long esters Testosterone.

Deca Durabolin

This widely used anabolic steroid is a combination of Nandrolone, which is a steroid hormone that’s attached to a hefty Decanoate ester. The Nandrolone hormone was first discovered in 1960 and was later developed in 1962 by the Organon organization, who marketed it as the commercial steroid Deca Durabolin. While many different versions of Nandrolone Decanoate have popped up since then, Deca Durabolin is still the most renowned.

Side Effects

Deca Durabolin, or Nandrolone Decanoate, does come with certain side-effects, most of which are often misinterpreted.

They include:

  • Breast tenderness
  • Masculinization
  • Enlarged breasts
  • Painful erection
  • Bladder contractions
  • Lowered libido

Dosage Guidelines

Figuring out the right dosage of Deca Durabolin to take can be quite tough especially for men because ingesting it suppresses the natural production of testosterone. The typical reaction from most men is to take a significant dose of testosterone to compensate or take a lower dose of Deca Durabolin than recommended, or both. However, it’s important to keep your hormones in complete balance with one another.

It’s recommended to start your cycle with a dosage of 300 to 500 mg per week if you’re a beginner, and then transition to 500 mg or more per week, combined with balancing compounds like Testosterone. More advanced users can take it in doses of 600 to 800 mg a week or even slightly higher.

How Long Until You See Results?

As a long-acting compound, it’ll take a couple of weeks before you start seeing the effects of Deca Durabolin. However, if you use it in combination with a kick-starting compound like Dianabol, Winstrol or Anavar for the first few weeks, then you should be able to see results more rapidly.

How Long Should a Cycle Last?

Thanks to having a long half-life of 15 days as well as long-acting effects, Deca Durabolin is safe to take for a cycle of 12 weeks. You can also stack it with Dianabol or Anadrol for best results like even better strength gains and improved bulking action.

Dianabol

Dianabol has a reputation as the most widely used and significant anabolic steroid ever created. It’s so popular that users are willing to take it in any form because they know it works. While most take it in tablet form, it’s also available as an injectable, but the tablets are more convenient for most. Why is Dianabol so popular you ask? Well, that’s because it’s a forerunner of modern-day performance enhancement.

Side Effects

The following side effects have been reported as a result of increased levels of estrogen, and have been observed in most users:

  • Water retention
  • Liver strain
  • Stunted growth in adolescence
  • Paranoia
  • Heart and kidney malfunction
  • Uncontrollable outbursts of aggression
  • Male pattern baldness
  • Gynecomastia

Dosage Guidelines

The recommended dose for Dianabol is between 30 to 50 mg per day, and beginners are advised to start with a 5-week cycle for best results. If you’re a newbie to anabolic steroids, then you’ll start seeing the strength and muscle gains that come with this dosage, and it’ll keep the side-effects at bay as well. However, advanced users usually have to up the dosage to 80 mg per day after reaching a plateau.

How Long Until You See Results?

While some noticeable changes are possible within the first few days of taking Dianabol, the results you’re after will only be visible after at least 2 weeks. This includes having larger muscles and visible weight gain.

How Long Should a Cycle Last?

Experts advise that you take Dianabol for a cycle of 4 to 6 weeks, which is roughly the amount of time it usually takes to see significant results. Throughout the six week cycle, you should be taking a dosage of 20 mg. If you feel no adverse effects within a few days you can increase to the intended dose.

Turinabol

The scientific term for Turinabol is Chlorodehydromethyltestosterone, but users refer to it as Tbol. Turinabol is essentially an improved version of Dianabol, also known as Methandrostenolone, and its structure is made up of Clostebol (4-chlorotestosterone) and Dianabol, ergo the long form name of 4-chlorodehydromethyltestosterone.

Side Effects

Turinabol is rather mild and users are unlikely to experience side-effects when taking it.

However, a few mild side effects have been observed, such as:

  • Increased stress on the liver
  • Suppression of natural testosterone production
  • Fertility issues/Lower sperm count
  • Increased LDL (bad) cholesterol
  • Increased body hair growth
  • Decreased HDL (good) cholesterol
  • Possible hair loss
  • Acne

Dosage Guidelines

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to the dosage of Tbol, and it differs from one person to the other, especially when it comes to men and women. That said, newbies usually do well with a daily dose of 40mg. While lower doses mean less dramatic results, you will eventually experience a steady increase in lean muscle with almost no androgenic side-effects.

If you’re a bit more experienced, then you’ll probably want to opt for a daily dose of 50 to 70 mg, which will manifest some androgenic side-effects, but very mildly.

Advanced users typically take 80 to 90 mg of Turinabol per day, or higher, with the results being much more dramatic when it comes to muscle and strength gains. On the downside, this dosage will increase the risk of experiencing androgenic side-effects exponentially.

How Long Until You See Results?

Again, results differ from one person to the other and depend on your dosage and level of experience, but you should start seeing results within the first week or so.

How Long Should a Cycle Last?

Turinabol typically works great when paired with other compounds that represent similar androgens, or even testosterone, enabling them to work more efficiently. Most users utilize Turinabol during the bulking cycle, stacking it with similar compounds for better results. A cycle should last for no longer than 8 weeks.

Testosterone Enanthate

Testosterone Enanthate is probably one of the most widely known steroids in the world. It’s so popular that even non-users are aware of its effects. As the name implies, Testosterone Enanthate is a form of testosterone that has slow-acting release properties and is known as the first long ester form of testosterone.

While synthetic testosterone was first developed in the 30s, these initial batches were quite fast acting because they had no ester attached, and thus required more frequent doses.

Side Effects

While Testosterone Enanthate does come with certain side-effects, they’re easy to avoid for anyone who’s in good health and with no problems of low testosterone.

However, some of the possible side-effects include:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Acne
  • Reduced sperm count
  • Testicular atrophy
  • Increased aggression and mood swings

It’s also important to keep in mind that abusing any type of anabolic steroids, including synthetic testosterone, may lead to:

  • Gynecomastia
  • Increased LDL cholesterol
  • Extreme sleep apnea
  • Testicular atrophy
  • Urinary disorders
  • Water retention

Dosage Guidelines

Unlike most other anabolic steroids, Testosterone Enanthate doesn’t require a daily dose and can be administered on a weekly basis.

For newbies, a Testosterone Enanthate dose of 300 to 500 mg per week is ideal for the initial cycle. Even low-quality Testosterone Enanthate will manifest dramatic results on a 300 mg dose, but it has to be complemented by a nutritious diet and strict training regime. For intermediate users, a weekly dose of 500 to 700 mg per week is acceptable and will get you the desired results.

How Long Until You See Results?

An average dose of 500 mg per week should start to show results in 2-3 weeks.

How Long Should a Cycle Last?

For beginners on a course of 250 to 500 mg per week, a cycle of 10 weeks should be more than sufficient, while PCT can start 14 days after you’ve taken the last dose. Advanced users are allowed to use 750 mg for 10 or more weeks.

Trenbolone

Trenbolone is a highly potent anabolic steroid and a go-to option for a lot of performance enhancing athletes. It’s also quite versatile and its results are always very impressive. That said, Trenbolone’s legendary status has given birth to many myths, some of which we hope to dispel here, and hopefully promote a more comprehensive view of this popular anabolic steroid.

Side Effects

Trenbolone Acetate is definitely not without its fair share of possible side-effects, with the operative word being ‘possible’. Over time, users of Trenbolone Acetate have come to expect the steroid to manifest certain side-effects as soon as it’s taken, and failure to do so is often taken as a sign of a watered-down product.

Here are some of the symptoms that some users have come to expect:

    • Anxiety
    • Night sweats
    • Insomnia
    • Rapid heart rate
    • Excessive sweating
    • Loss of libido
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Coughing and shortness of breath (tren cough)

Dosage Guidelines

The amount of Trenbolone required for your cycle will depend on your own body’s tolerance levels. Generally speaking, the dosage can be anything between 35 and 150 mg per day, with the lower doses being recommended for beginner users, who can then up the dosage over time with increased experience and tolerance.

It is a widely held belief that stacking Trenbolone with other suitable anabolic steroids such as Dianabol and Testosterone can help you yield enhanced results. This is not to say that taking Trenbolone alone will not yield impressive results, because it will, but the gains do tend to be limited.

How Long Until You See Results?

You’re most likely to notice results within the first 2 to 3 weeks of the cycle. 4 to 5 weeks in and you’ll have gains that would make even Hercules look like child’s play.

How Long Should a Cycle Last?

For newbies, the recommended dose is 50 mg to be taken every other day. Those with a higher tolerance level can up the dose to 75 mg over the same time period with no problems. An average cycle of Trenbolone should typically last for 8 weeks at the most, irrespective of the dosage.  Taking it for longer periods of up to 12 weeks is usually the domain of more experienced users with really high tolerance levels. Users at this level of experience generally take about 100 mg of Trenbolone every other day, and sometimes this quantity will turn into a daily dose.  However, a dose of this magnitude is not really necessary for off-season athletes.

Winstrol

Winstrol is a renowned name in the world of anabolic steroids and has gone on to receive a lot of media attention since its introduction to the market by Winthrop Laboratories in the 1950s. Winstrol is a trusted brand of the Stanozolol hormone and a popular choice among all types of high-performance athletes. It’s so well-known that even regular people who don’t use steroids associate them with the Winstrol brand.

Side Effects

While there is a possibility of experiencing side effects when taking Winstrol, it is not guaranteed, and they can easily be managed with a bit of effort if they do occur. Also, the side-effects depend on your body’s response to the steroid, which is different for everyone.

Typical side-effects include:

  • Headaches
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • New or worsening acne
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Changes in sexual desire
  • Ankle swelling
  • Changes in skin colour
  • Hair loss

Dosage Guidelines

For male users, a daily dose of 50 mg is recommended, and although you can raise it up to 100 mg, there’s usually no need to do so because of its strong potency level. In its injectable form, this compound has a half-life of 24 hours, which means that you can easily take it every other day and still get the desired results. But most people prefer to administer it daily regardless of this fact.

When taken orally, this compound has a much shorter half-life, prompting users to split the dose in two or three in order to get the most out of it. As for female users, a 5 to 10 mg dosage per day is recommended to avoid side-effects like virilization.

How Long Until You See Results?

Winstrol is quite fast-acting, so results should start to be noticed within the first week of taking it, but you’ll want to help the process along by following a healthy diet and regular training.

How Long Should a Cycle Last?

Most users opt for a cycle of 5 to 6 weeks, with the more experienced taking higher doses throughout; whereas less experienced users administer smaller doses instead. While your tolerance levels may be high, it’s usually not a good idea to up the dose beyond the recommended 100 mg per day, as that may lead to dangerous side-effects, such as hepatotoxicity, which will overshadow any perceived benefits thereof.

HGH

Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is a naturally occurring hormone that’s produced by the human body, but it is the exogenous form of this hormone that’s most sought-after. The best part about exogenous HGH is that it’s indistinguishable from the naturally produced version, and it offers unmatched tolerance levels for both male and female users. This high level of tolerance is as relevant for performance enhancement as it is for medicinal use.

Side Effects

Human Growth Hormone is generally safe for both men and women to use. The body typically recognizes it as part of its natural processes, because in a way, it is. That’s why it doesn’t offer up the type of hormonal resistance that would cause negative side effects.

That said, there are a few possible side-effects to using the HGH, including:

  • Increased insulin resistance
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Swelling in the arms and legs (edema)
  • Enlargement of breast tissue (gyno) in male users
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Dosage Guidelines

HGH is measured in international units (IU) or milligrams (mg).

To clarify, 1 mg is equal to 3 IU, whereas 1IU is equal to o.33 mg, approximately speaking. So, the chosen dosage will be determined by your specific goal.

For example, if you’re looking to improve your bodybuilding performance, fitness gains or to lose some weight, then 4 to 6 IU per day is sufficient, while those using it as an anti-aging supplement typically take 2 IU per day, and 8 to 16 IU per day can be taken to facilitate quick recovery from injuries or to treat severe burns.

In the latter case, it’s recommended to only take HGH for a short period of time just until the condition being treated improves.

How Long Until You See Results?

There’s no clear answer to this question when it comes to HGH because results are highly dependent on the individual’s specific body type. For some, but in a body composition standpoint, it takes as much as 3 months to see changes to the body.

How Long Should a Cycle Last?

Most users stack HGH with other compounds or supplements to enhance its efficiency, and it’s recommended to use it for a cycle lasting between 4 to 6 months, especially if you’re a beginner, as you’ll be taking a rather mild dose.

Generally, you’d use HGH exclusively for the first three months, and then stack it with 400 mg of trenbolone enanthate and 400 mg of testosterone cypionate from the third to the sixth month. Keep in mind that these are weekly dosages, so you can even add a daily dose of Anavar at 80 mg for even more impressive results.

Fat Burners Reports

ECA Stack

ECA is known as one of the most potent fat burning and energy enhancing compounds, and is made up of Ephedrine, Caffeine and Aspirin, hence the acronym ECA. Perhaps the least known of the three is Ephedrine, which is actually an active component of the Ephedra plant (or Ma Huang) extract from China.

Side Effects

The following side-effects may occur when using ephedrine, whether alone or in combination with caffeine:

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Mood changes
  • Anxiety
  • Heart palpitations
  • Hyperactivity

Dosage Guidelines

Generally, a single dose of ECA should have 24 mg of ephedrine, 27 mg of aspirin, and 200 mg of caffeine. While it might be tempting, try to not exceed the recommended dosages, as doing so may increase your risk of experiencing side-effects like heart palpitations, blood pressure increase and even decreased insulin resistance.

How Long Until You See Results?

As with any compound, ECA should be accompanied by a proper diet and exercise regime. Typically, users opt for a caloric deficit diet, which when combined with consistent resistance training, can result in very effective weight loss, and results are typically visible within weeks.

How Long Should a Cycle Last?

It’s recommended to take this fat burner for cycles lasting 6 to 8 weeks while taking 4-week breaks in between those cycles. You can safely up the dosage over time, until you’re able to administer it 3 times a day.

Clenbuterol

Clenbuterol is a well-known bronchodilator that’s used in the treatment of breathing conditions such as asthma. Its effectiveness in treating these types of conditions has earned it a stamp of approval from the American FDA, and its use is widely accepted and permitted in most countries around the world as well.

Side Effects

Clenbuterol is a stimulant, and with that distinction come several possible side-effects, most of which can be quite severe and tough to bear, plus most users report experiencing these side effects in one way or another.

Here are a few of them:

  • Dry mouth syndrome
  • Muscle cramps
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Hypertension
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Increased heart rate
  • Tremors

Dosage Guidelines

For safety’s sake, it’s highly advised that users follow specific dosage recommendations when taking Clenbuterol, and avoid exceeding the maximum recommended dose to avoid negative side-effects. Male users are advised to take 140 mcg of Clenbuterol per day and no more, while female users should take 100 mcg per day.

Women are allowed to go above the recommended 100 mcg to 140 mcg, but it can be quite unforgiving at those doses for female athletes and bodybuilders. Going beyond 140 mcg is just asking for a health disaster because it’ll lead to cardiac hypertrophy, which means placing your heart under a lot of unnecessary pressure and stress.

How Long Until You See Results?

Clenbuterol is very effective at producing impressive fat loss results in as little as 2 to 4 weeks, which is what makes it so popular amongst users around the world.

How Long Should a Cycle Last?

In its liquid form Clenbuterol should be taken on a dosage cycle of 2 days on and 2 days off, or 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off. Ongoing use of the compound in this way will enable you to safely increase the dosage over time.

If you’re wondering why Clenbuterol should be taken in this weird 2 days off, 2 days on cycle, it’s because the bursting Clenbuterol cycle, as it’s known, allows you to safely stay on the compound for longer. That said, it’s not the most popular cycle for both male and female users because it doesn’t really change the outcome.