Like anything that you put into your body, Clenbuterol has side effects. Most of them are quite mild and disappear over time, but some can be serious and even life threatening if you do not use this product as recommended. Here are some side effects along with some information about how likely they are to occur and how serious they are.
Insomnia or Trouble Staying Asleep
Many people experience insomnia and difficulty staying asleep when they start their Clenbuterol cycles. After all, this is a stimulant, so it will make you feel wired from time to time. The best way to counter sleep issues is to start with a low dose and work your way up. If necessary, you can take an over the counter sleep aid containing diphenhydramine hydrochloride or doxylamine succinate, both antihistamines that cause drowsiness as a side effect. This may help you get to sleep or stay asleep for longer stretches of time.
Anxiety, Shakiness, and Jitters
Some people say that these Clenbuterol side effects are much like drinking far too much coffee. People get anxious, they shake, and they may develop a case of the "jitters". Fortunately, although this side effect is quite common, it is often mild and disappears within the first few days of use. Remember, your body develops a tolerance to this product quickly, so if you titrate slowly, you can avoid bothersome side effects. Nonetheless, you should not worry about anxiety and shakiness unless it becomes incredibly bothersome or interferes with your safety or health. If you develop heart palpitations, dial back your dose or stop using the product altogether.
Heart Problems – Palpitations, High Blood Pressure, Enlarged Ventricles
A small percentage of people will notice these Clenbuterol side effects, and they can be serious or even life threatening. To inhibit heart palpitations, be sure to supplement with potassium gluconate, which balances your body's pH and regulates your heartbeat. If you develop high blood pressure, you may need to stop using Clenbuterol or take a smaller dose until your blood pressure is within normal limits. Finally, enlarged ventricles occur mainly with extended use. To prevent it, never use this product for more than 16 weeks out of a year.
Finally, many people report muscle cramps as the most bothersome of all of the Clenbuterol side effects. Some people never experience them, and others feel nearly crippled by them. You can counteract this in two ways. First, take potassium gluconate, as it is a building block for repairing your muscle fibers. Next, make sure that you supplement with taurine, which helps the muscles retain more nitrogen after a workout. Your body needs this nitrogen and potassium to rebuild and repair muscle. Without it, the pain can become excruciating.
As you can see, some of the Clenbuterol side effects are very mild and will go away on their own over time. Others are potentially serious, but you can mitigate these with responsible use. Keep taurine and potassium gluconate on hand throughout your cycle, and use the right dose for the right period of time.