Compound 20 is officially available for purchase! And I’m hearing great things so far. However, if you’re a discerning supplement user like I am, then you probably want to try it for yourself. That’s the only way I know for sure – gotta take it for a test run in your own personal LABORATORY!
Compound 20 Gets Results
Is it possible that USP Labs’ Compound 20 could even come close to Clenbuterol? Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Clenbuterol is used as a beta 2 adrenergic receptor agonist. Okay…what the hell does that mean? Essentially, it’s in a class of drugs used to treat asthma and pulmonary disease. By dilating the bronchi and bronchioles, it allows more airflow to alleviate the symptoms of respiratory diseases.
The reason “Clen” became so hot in the bodybuilding world is that our fat cells also have beta 2 receptors. Clenbuterol acts as a CNS stimulant, antagonizing our beta 2 receptors to increase thermogenesis or fat-burning. The Pros use this stuff to help get freaky lean while staying big for competition. How well does it work? Take a look at those guys and figure it out for yourself, genius!
Unfortunately, Clenbuterol also comes with a nasty list of potential side effects – the kind that can seriously ruin and/or shorten your life. Less severe side effects may include headaches, insomnia, nausea, chest pains, dizziness, muscle cramps, tremors, dry mouth and vomiting.
The stuff can seriously damage your heart too. I have a friend who used a little too much and wound up having to take several months off of training due to an irregular heartbeat, which his doctor pinned on the Clenbuterol. It’s probably not worth the risk unless your physique pays your bills. Your heart can even grow and suffer reduced aerobic performance in the long run.
Why do these side effects occur? Basically, Clenbuterol also triggers some receptors that we do not really want to mess with. Unfortunately most pharmaceuticals fix one thing while messing up another. That’s where the natural ingredients in USP Compound 20 come in!
Compound 20 Ingredients
First, let’s take a look at the ingredients on the label:
N-coumaroyldopamine & N-caffeoyldopamine
These two substances come from the cocoa plant – also known as CHOCOLATE. No, you cannot get functional doses of these substances from eating lots of chocolate. I love my dark chocolate as much as the next guy (Lindt 90% rules!). It has been long understood that cocoa contains natural fat-burning compounds like theobromine and beta-phenylethylamine. However, these two ingredients act as beta 2 agonists without over-stimulating and causing harm the way that Clenbuterol can. So, the first thing you can expect is more fat-burning without any side effects!
In addition, they increase cAMP in a comparable fashion to Clen-like drugs, according to USP Labs. Don’t worry about the science. Cyclic adenosine mono-phosphate or cAMP plays a messenger role in the body that contributes to production of energy and anabolic hormones like testosterone. Compound 20 may increase muscle mass through similar receptors used by the hormones insulin and IGF-1. These are very anabolic substances that can trigger muscle growth. N-coumaroyldopamine & N-caffeoyldopamine are also purported to activate mTOR expression. Also known as rapamycin, mTOR is recently being touted as a huge factor in muscle growth and anti-aging. Preliminary studies show that it has potent effects on longevity.
Symplocos Racemosa Extract (triterpenoids)
This herbal extract may maximize levels of the above compounds for a synergistic effect. Not only does it give mice hard-ons, it inhibits the degradation of cAMP in the body.
Compound 20 Works
The bottom line:
Compound 20 seems well-poised to create a new category of bodybuilding supplement by increasing fat-burning, decreasing muscle catabolism, increasing anabolic activation, and maybe even making you immortal!
Okay, the last bit was a little much. But is it better than Clenbuterol? Mabye not. The release of Compound 20 will DEFINITELY NOT keep the Pros from popping “Clen” like it’s going out of style. However, for the rest of us, a natural supplement with similar positive effects and no sides is just what the doctor would order, if we needed a prescription. Luckily we don’t!
I already got mine.
aka the “Ripped Slacker”