Militant Fat Loss Tricks: Legal & Illegal Methods - Part 1 was an article I wrote sometime last year, and I received many positive responses through e-mail on my theories for dieting. At the end of the first article I stated that I would write a second half to that article with about 4-5 more compounds that work very well when trying to achieve very low body fat levels. Well after putting it off for a long time it is now here, Militant Fat Loss Tricks: Legal & Illegal Methods - Part 2.
In the first portion of this article, I discussed many of the fat loss staples that are used in the bodybuilding circle. This second half of the article I will go into some of the more unique compounds that are used, but not many people know of.
This article will include the mild anti-catabolic fat burning agent Kynoselen, a very powerful appetite suppressant called Adipex-P also known as Phentermine HCL. The third compound, Zaditen is an antihistamine that works by up regulating the beta-adrenergic receptors, especially the beta-2 receptors. This means that a drug like Clenbuterol can be used for long cycles, up to 12 weeks in length. The last drug that will be discussed is the very powerful and advanced dieting aid, Human Growth Hormone.
Kynoselen is a legal water-based injectable drug which contains a mixture of Heptaminol, AMP (adenosine monophosphate), Vitamin B-12, Sodium Selenite, Magnesium Asparate, and Potassium Asparate. Kynoselen was originally made for veterinary use, but is now very popular with bodybuilders who are looking to improve strength, endurance, fat-loss, and energy.
It has very unique properties and due to its selective mixture it will provide the user with a wide variety of benefits, such as anti-catabolic effects, an increase in appetite and energy, and also vascularity. The results that one will see with Kynoselen are mild, but because it is legal to possess, and is also inexpensive to use, many natural and enhanced bodybuilders find it useful.
A typical dose for Kynoselen is 1 ml per week for every 25lbs. of body mass, this equates to 8 ml on a weekly basis. This is a high amount to start out using, and one should defiantly start out gradually (1 ml every other day) and work their way up to a respectable dose (2 ml every other day) over the course of 2-4 weeks.
Adipex-P (Phentermine HCL) ///
Adipex-P, also known as phentermine hydrochloride is an amphetamine derivative used to suppress appetite while on a diet. Not too long ago this drug was included in the very popular weight loss stack known as Fen-Phen, that was later taken off the market. Phentermine is still widely available in the U.S. and is prescribed to obese patients for short term cycles of 3-4 weeks.
It is a schedule IV medication due to the addicting side effects of the drug, and also the tendency to overuse it. The drug's main benefit is for appetite suppression (which it does extremely well) by taking a typical dose of 18.75 mg (½ of a tab) to 37.5 mg before your first meal in the morning.
Adipex-P also acts as a powerful stimulant and comes with the usual side-effects including, over stimulation, restlessness, insomnia, dizziness, headache, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, dry mouth, etc. Adipex-P should be used cautiously starting with a small dose and gradually working up to a full tablet at the most. This drug should also only be used for 4-6 weeks, with an equal amount of time off.
Zaditen (Ketotifen) ///
Ketotifen is currently used as an antihistamine, which works to alleviate allergy symptoms. Now, what does this mean to a bodybuilder who is trying to reduce body fat? Ketotifen has a second unique mechanism of action by its powerful effect to up regulate the body's beta-adrenergenic receptors, primarily the beta-2 receptors.
This unique property makes it an extremely effective compound to use when combined with clenbuterol. When using clenbuterol the body's beta-2-adrenergic receptors down regulate very quickly only making clenbuterol a useful fat burner for two week cycles. When implementing a drug like ketotifen the rules are broken, allowing bodybuilders to use clenbuterol for cycles of twelve weeks or longer.
A normal dosage for ketotifen is usually 2-3 mg per day (two to three 1 mg tablets) to prevent the usual down regulation that is often seen with the use of clenbuterol. Some side-effects may occur with the use of ketotifen due to the drugs antihistamine properties. These include, appetite stimulation, weight gain, and drowsiness. But these are usually not seen often with the usual dose of 2-3mg per day used by bodybuilders.
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) ///
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is becoming a very popular drug in the bodybuilding world due to the wide array of benefits that are associated with HGH. Growth hormone is an excellent drug to incorporate in any situation such as bulking, cutting, and also with post-cycle therapy. The use of GH in moderate doses causes increases in skeletal muscle tissue rather than size, and when combined with anabolic steroids muscle size can increase drastically, due to the synergy (growth hormone increasing cell number, steroids increasing cell size) by combining the two.
When using GH, the transport of amino acids is also increased, along with the rate in which protein is synthesized through out the body. These two features make it a valuable drug to use when trying to accumulate muscle size, but there are many unique benefits in a dieting situation. For fat burning purposes GH stimulates triglyceride hydrolysis in adipose tissue.
The rate in which glucose is converted in the liver is also increased drastically, however this usually causes insulin resistance by blocking the hormone insulin (this is the reason why bodybuilders use insulin in conjunction with GH) in specific cells. Growth hormone also allows fats to be used as a primary energy source adding to further body fat reduction. With all of these positive factors combined, GH seems to be the ideal drug to use for any bodybuilding goals.
With growth hormone many users will be very impressed with the effects on their body, while others will not be impressed with the drug. The main reason for this is the cost of the drug and the dose/duration the bodybuilder is willing to use. Using HGH also requires the use of other drugs such as thyroid, insulin, and androgens.
When the level of growth hormone in your body becomes elevated it suppresses your body's natural level of thyroid and insulin, so most bodybuilders will supplement these two drugs into their program to put their bodies in a highly anabolic environment. Anabolic/Androgenic steroids are also required while using growth hormone to acquire the full effect of GH.
The use of steroids will increase muscle cell size, while the use of GH will increase the number of cells, causing a synergistic effect. The highly anabolic combination of HGH, androgenic/anabolic steroids, insulin, and thyroid with provide bodybuilders with the greatest gains possible.
If you are looking to use GH for fat burning purposes the duration can be shorter than what is normally recommended. For dramatic gains in lean muscle tissue, a growth hormone must be used for long durations with the proper combination of anabolic/androgenic steroids, insulin, and also thyroid. The ideal dose for GH would be 4i.u. - 8i.u. everyday, but of course bodybuilders have been known to use 16i.u. daily and upward of this compound.
The typical dosing for GH would be to use half of your daily dose upon wakening, and the other half before you go to bed. The ideal length for a HGH cycle would be for around 4-6 months, or basically for as long as one can afford to use the hormone.
Another cycling approach for using GH is by using higher amounts for 30 day periods. This method only really holds true for the fat burning effect of the drug, and you will not be able to see the full benefits of GH. The best approach is to use it for long periods of time, at a moderate dose.
This article outlines four more very effective fat loss drugs that will help you in a variety of ways to meet your bodybuilding goals. These can effectively be combined with the list of drugs from my previous article to provide even more drastic effects.
Some of these drugs are very powerful and should only be used by the advanced bodybuilder who is on a competitive level. I recommend to any one that is going to use these drugs to be very aware of the side effects that can arise from using them.
Disclaimer: Bodybuilding.com as well as the author of this article do not condone the use of these drugs. The reason for this article is to outline the proper use of these particular drugs if someone was thinking about using them. This article outlines the proper use, and the expected effects and side effects that will come with their use.