More than two decades after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) first warned about clenbuting the human body, the bodybuilding community continues to reap the benefits.
In fact, the company behind the sport, Pro-X, says its success has led to a surge in sales.
But for some bodybuilders, the results are not so rosy.
In a recent survey by the Australian Sports Foundation (ASF), more than half of the respondents said they felt like they had “gotten off the wagon” by using clenbuty.
The survey found that most believed that clenbutyl supplements were dangerous and that some were taking them without properly monitoring their risks.
Many bodybuilders say they are not sure why the products are popular and have even expressed concerns about how it affects their health.
Dr Paul Roddick, an Australian Sports Medicine (ASM) fellow and founder of Bodybuilding.com, said he has been shocked by the popularity of clenbutol, which he said was “one of the most powerful drugs on the planet”.
“They have done this in a way where they’ve got people using it and then the people who are actually using it aren’t even aware of what it is or what it’s actually doing to their body,” he said.
“What people have seen in the past few years, it’s been the bodybuilders who are really taking it, but they’re also the ones that are getting the bad effects, and the bodybuilder who’s getting the benefits are getting it for free.”
In some cases, Mr Roddack said he is concerned about the way clenbutin products were marketed to bodybuilders.
“Somebody like myself is one of the people that uses it for a few weeks, but then they don’t know it’s dangerous,” he told The Conversation.
“So they’re like, ‘Oh, it won’t hurt me.
It won’t cause any problems.'”
Dr Roddrick also said he had concerns about the safety of the drugs.
“I’ve got patients who have gone from using clen butyl for months to only taking it for six weeks,” he explained.
“They’re like ‘what are you doing?
It’s been six months.
I’m not taking it.
I’ve got a problem’.” But Dr Roldick said that bodybuilders should take a closer look at the risks of using the drugs and ask themselves whether they really need to take them.
“There are two main things that have got to happen,” he argued.
You’ve got an increase in inflammation. “
The other is you have got the potential side effects that you might see with clen buterol.
You’ve got an increase in inflammation.
You can have some liver problems.”
Dr Roody said that if bodybuilders were concerned about their health, they should look to supplement their diet with vitamin B12 and other nutrients.
“A lot of people are using clen BUT for a short time and then suddenly it starts to fail,” he added.
Dr Peter Linnell, a professor of sports medicine at Sydney’s Deakin University, said that clen BUT did not necessarily mean a good thing. “
Then you have the other issue of what is the best way to use it and what are the risks.”
Dr Peter Linnell, a professor of sports medicine at Sydney’s Deakin University, said that clen BUT did not necessarily mean a good thing.
“It’s probably the most toxic drug you can take in bodybuilding because it has such an addictive nature and it has an incredibly high risk of addiction,” he observed.
“But I don’t think you should just give it up because it’s just too toxic.”
He also questioned whether the benefits of the supplements were being used in a “fair and balanced” way.
“If they were, why are people using them?” he said, adding that bodybuilding is not a health and wellness industry.
Dr Linnel said the body needed to be cautious about using the supplements. “
That’s where you’re going to see more and more people using clen Buterol because the science is really quite clear that it’s safe and it’s good for you.”
Dr Linnel said the body needed to be cautious about using the supplements.
“At the moment we are just seeing people going through a period of addiction, but there’s not enough evidence to say that that’s really going to cause any harm,” he continued.
But Dr Littles said he was sceptical about the research behind the products. “
People might be taking it at a lower dose than they should because of the high risks, but I think the science shows that it is safe.”
But Dr Littles said he was sceptical about the research behind the products.
“Even if you have a lot of good research behind it, you need to be really careful because some people might just take it for