I've got athsma and I've had it my whole life. I've also spent the better part of 3 years climbing out of the skelly hole and recently I did some research. Looks like clenbuterol and albuterol are pretty closely chemically related, and both can inhibit weight (especially fat) gain.
Initially I figured I was just a skelly faggot that couldn't count calories and I wasn't really eating enough, so I decided to get really diligent about it. I plan all my meals and when I go out to restaurants I always eat more than I had planned for that meal.
I make 2 shakes per day, each 650 calories, and I eat two additional meals of 800 kcal a piece. That puts my total at 2900 kcal, 500 above my TDEE. I'm 5'11", and I've been 155 lbs for 3 years. I've gone from skinnyfat to very well built, but I don't gain weight. 500 cal surplus over 2 years and not a budge in weight.
Does anyone have any reading or anything on this? Any other asthma bros that can corroborate?
is this documented by anything other than anecdotal evidence? I'd really like to bring it up to my doctor and try to get him to give me something to help gain weight. I'd like to be 175-180. I have maybe 9% resting body fat. The albuterol isn't going anywhere or I'll probably die.
Inhaled albuterol does nothing for the metabolism since it only affects lung cells.
Capsule form albuterol in 4mg-8mg doses taken 3-4 times a day can increase your metabolism by roughly 5-6 percent. It's main use isn't so much the metabolism boost as it is the muscle sparing effects. It doesn't directly influence the sparing of muscle, but it does prompt the breakdown of fat cells into the bloodstream via their beta receptors, meaning your body will be able to cover a dietary deficit with more fat stores than usual.
Basically, you can cut on a larger deficit while using beta-agonists and not lose as much muscle as you would naturally. They do not help you build muscle, they don't increase your metabolism by much (high dose of clen is a 13 percent increase or so, it's the strongest beta agonist people use), they just create an environment in your body that encourages the use of fat stores as energy instead of muscle by making them more available.
Stacking it with caffeine is a bad idea unless you're very used to it. It's weaker than clen, but still much more powerful than ephedra. Especially when first starting albuterol use, it isn't uncommon to experience that, "holy shit my heart is gonna explode," sensation. The main advantage albuterol has over clen is half-life in the body. Albuterol only has effects for roughly 4 hours or so (which is why it has to be taken constantly), whereas clen can last 10-12 hours. Albuterol is easier to time with sleep schedules, allowing you to actually get rest whereas habitual clen users end up using shit like GHB to go to sleep *cough*Zyzz*cough*.
Is it bad albuterol doesn't raise my heart rate at all? Even when I first used it. I don't have asthma they gave it to me for a cough, now I just use it as a PED before the gym along with C4 preworkout.
Are you using it in inhaler form, or capsule form?
Inhaler form will do nothing for you other than make it easier to breathe. Capsule form typically requires a dose of at least 4mg before you really feel it kick. As far as I know, albuterol is never prescribed in capsule form at those dosages. Perhaps in much lower dosages, but 4-8mg is a PED dose and well beyond the "safe" limits of dosing in the realm of medicine.
Yeah, inhaler ain't gonna do shit.
99.9 percent of the time, it's prescribed as an inhaler. Capsule form is only bought from research chem sites and is the only way it's effective as a PED.
I had asthma since birth, currently 26yo. I used both a nebuliser and inhaler until middle school, at which point I was put on just an albuterol inhaler, which was rarely used. All of my asthma inhalers and such always made me light headed, a sort of drunken "high" that was very temporary. I didn't like it at all. I began having significantly less asthma issues around 7th grade, which point I stopped using it altogether. I was sort of chunky from 8th grade all the way until my senior year of high school. Freshman year of HS I weighed ~185lbs, senior year I was ~235lbs. I now weigh ~200lbs at 6'7" tall. tl;dr, I supposed the asthma medications may have affected my weight if you look at the timelines, but it also corresponds with the time when I hit puberty, so my overall conclusion is that my inhalers had no effect on my weight whatsoever.