Clenbuterol is one of the most powerful fat burners in existence, but is it legal in the USA? In this article we’re going to reveal the laws concerning clenbuterol and where people go to buy it.
In the USA, the laws on clenbuterol can be a little difficult to understand, so I’ll try and simplify them as much as possible.
Clenbuterol is NOT illegal. However, the FDA state that clenbuterol is unsafe for human consumption. Also the Controlled Substances Act state that clenbuterol is NOT a controlled substance. What does this mean? In simple terms, it means that clenbuterol is technically legal, but it’s illegal to buy without a prescription from your doctor.
…Unless you’re buying it for veterinary purposes i.e. for your horse.
This is why it’s extremely difficult to find a supplier of clenbuterol online, because it’s not legal to sell it to humans without a prescription.
However, there are legal alternatives that you can buy legally online, such as clenbutrol (below).
Why Buy Clenbuterol?
Clenbuterol is well-known in the fitness industry as the supplement for burning fat.
It spikes a person’s metabolism super fast and will give you new found energy levels, enabling you to undergo more intense workouts.
Clenbuterol can be taken in different forms including – liquid, nasal sprays, injections, and pills. Pills are the most popular form and it’s dosed in micrograms. The only legal loophole to obtain clenbuterol would be if you suffered from severe asthma and obtained it via prescription. This is because clenbuterol’s proven to open up your airways.
Clenbuterol can also be prescribed to those with:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Lung disorders/diseases
In other countries around the world, like the USA, clenbuterol’s only allowed for veterinary purposes. Some who sell drugs on the black market in the US can get hold of foreign clenbuterol brand names from other countries. Here are the names of some of them:
- Airways/Randlab – New Zealand
- Airways TMPS, Claire, Broncopulmin – Australia
- Clenovet – Germany
- In other countries such as Asia and Mexico, Clenbuterol is readily available for human consumption.
Dangers of Importing Drugs in USA
The USA laws on clenbuterol don’t stop people from selling it on the black market.
Some concerns associated with buying/selling clen on the black market are:
- Inaccurate labeling
- Non-sterile production/manufacturing processes
- Use of counterfeit products and ineffective ingredients
When a consumer buys illegal clenbuterol (or any over-the-counter drug through the black market), they risk receiving a product that is contaminated or fake. There’s no guarantee you won’t get scammed or put your health in danger when doing business with people who are breaking the law.
Clenbuterol USA Law Monitoring
According to the US FDA, the rise in use and distribution of counterfeit drugs in the USA has steadily increased since the 1990s. Fake versions of clenbuterol are distributed by “well-funded and meticulously organized networks.”
Those selling clenbuterol or any counterfeits may face legal consequences from agencies such as:
- Food and Drug Administration
- United States Postal Inspection Service
- United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
- Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations
…which is why you don’t see illegal clenbuterol sold online.
Clen was banned in the USA by the FDA. This is because it was causing side effects in many of its users. Such adverse effects can be dose-dependent and thus can be minimized significantly by taking a lower dose.
However, if you abuse clenbuterol by taking too much of it, like with anything you’re going to experience severe side effects. Here are some of these adverse effects:
- Excess sweating
- High blood pressure
- Higher heart rate
- Enlarged heart
These effects are generally only temporary when a person’s on clenbuterol. Once you stop taking it, the body recovers and these ill effects diminish.
Where Can I Order Clenbuterol?
As previously mentioned, you can’t order clen in the USA because of legal issues. However, this doesn’t stop men and women from still obtaining clen on the black market, from asking people in their gym if they ‘know a guy’.
If you want to stay within the law, you can buy clenbuterol alternatives which stimulate your metabolism without the harsh side effects of real clen. Such alternative supplements can be bought online.
Llewellyn, William (2011), Anabolics. Jupiter, FL: Molecular Nutrition. pp. 899-904
Dr O'Connor's the author of the book: America on Steroids - A Time to Heal, and has worked with many elite bodybuilders. He's also been featured in Muscle & Fitness, Muscular Development, whilst appearing in the bodybuilding film documentary Generation Iron 3.