Friday, August 29, 2008

Drinking Albuterol new trend for body builders

(Updated February 25, 2010)

I never expected anything to come from this, but after I wrote my article yesterday about accidentally drinking Albuterol, I decided to Goodle "drinking Albuterol" just to see what might come up.

Surprisingly, tons of stuff came up. But nothing along the lines of what I was actually looking for. What I learned on the contrary was that Albuterol is not just for Bronchospasm anymore, it is for body building. I'm not making this up.

That's right. This post from describes how Albuterol is used by body builders as a fat burner. It is a stimulant much like "Benadryl with Clenbuterol" but without the shakes.

In essence, the author writes, "But in my own personal experience, Albuterol produces a much "cleaner" type of stimulant effect than Clenbuterol. I don’t know how to really describe this other than to say that the "Clen-shakes" just aren’t as bad with Albuterol…in addition, I’m able to focus better on my work when I use Albuterol, while with Clen I’m stimulated but not really focused."

Like short acting anabolic steroids, the author writes, Albuterol is a shorter acting version of Clen, and thus burns fat quicker.

So aren't I stick thin from my days as an Albuterol abuser. More than likely, I simply wasn't using enough of the stuff. I should have been drinking it instead of inhaling it.

According to the author, it works this way:

"It should come as no surprise to anyone who has used Clenbuterol as well as Albuterol is that when you stimulate your beta receptors, it causes something called vasodilatation (increased blood flow). Stimulation of these receptors also stimulates the break down of fatty acids into the blood stream for use as fuel, which causes a reduction in stored fat. Of course, this increased blood flow also comes with an increased heart rate.

This explains how Beta-2 adrenergic stimulation can also increase your body temperature a bit…however this isn’t something that’s too noticeable on a hermometer…most people will feel a bit hotter, and some will even break a sweat
(I fall into the latter category). Beta-agonists work to do this by increasing heat production in the cell’s powerhouse, the mitochondria, which will also increase your basal metabolic rate, and decrease your appetite. Not too many people feel hungry after a whopping dose of stimulants.
These guys even have a dose down pat. According to this guy, it's 4-8 mg three times a day. And, yes, they recommend for those who can get their hands on it that they drink it.

And here I was worried about the side effects from accidentally squirting a few drops in my mouth.

Writers on This link suggest the same dosing.

There have even been some studies done to prove this.

This article, (from describes how some people are faking asthma just so they can get a prescription to Albuterol for this reason. Yet the author writes that Albuterol has no bronchodilator effect on non-asthmatics, thus "technically, albuterol is not a performance-enhancing drug in a non-asthmatic."

This study here proves that Albuterol has not effect on performance. The study followed 15 highly trained cyclists, and some of them were given 4 puffs (400 micrograms) of Albuterol 20 minutes prior to exercise, and this had no effect on performance.

I suppose if you're desperate enough to try and speed up the body building process Albuterol is far safer than other drugs, such as anabolic steroids per se. Yet, as you can see by the above study, it really does no good at all.

But I sure wouldn't recommend taking a stimulant in doses that exceed the recommendations of the FDA, particularly because this could result in an increase in heart rate that ultimately could turn into a life threatening arythmia.

Still, is it worth the gamble regardless?


Glenna said...

I swear, people will abuse anything.

Anonymous said...

Idiocy is a disease, I tell you.

Won't it get neutralized by stomach acid if the albuterol inhalation solution is ingested?

Also, somebody should definitely warn them about hypokalemia.

Or, have them follow albuterol shots with like pureed banana shakes to balance their potassium levels...

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Rick Frea said...

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Anonymous said...

I like how you left out the TONS of studies showing salbutamol has definite ergogenic properties. It has nothing to do with bronchiodilation, and everything to do with its stimulant effects. All stimulants from coffee to methamphetamine have performance enhancing properties. Its the nature of the beast.

Anonymous said...

Ignorant. You fail to realize that people don't use albuterol for its anabolic effects, instead they use it for it's stimulant effect and anti-catabolic properties