I remember a few years back there being a bunch of media talk surrounding the "clen craze" that was supposedly helping Hollywood starlets shed pounds faster than a racehorse (which, incidentally, is what the steroid used to be primarily indicated for -- equestrian asthma). Clenbuterol was hyped as a miracle cure for quick weight loss because it burned fat while increasing muscle mass with little to no effort required on the part of the user. I remember it being particularly popular with female celebs because it didn't produce the troublesome masculinizing effects typical of traditional steroids.
Well, for someone who'd like to lose ten pounds or so, clenbuterol does sound like a miracle cure. But there must be some reason it fell out of favor. (At least, I assume it's not widely abused because it's not a controlled substance, and because the tabloids have since moved on to Adderall and anorexia as celebrities' first-line defense against the dreaded size 4.)
So what's the deal? Is it ineffective for weight loss purposes? Is it any more dangerous than therapeutic doses of ADD stimulants or other meds that tend to have cardiovascular risks? Are the side effects more unpleasant than any other weight loss pill?
I'm interested in trying it out, but there must be some catch here! Since I know about a million girls taking weight loss supplements or popping pills like candy in the hope that they can squeeze back into their skinny jeans in a month, and none of them are taking clenbuterol.
And since my go-to sources for info of this nature tend to be Wikipedia or Ero--- are both sadly sparse in content, I was hoping this forum might be able to offer a few words of wisdom. I'd especially appreciate hearing anyone who's had personal experience taking Clenbuterol for weight loss purposes.
Thanks for any advice you can offer!