T3 & Clenbuterol
The most popular cutting stack on the dark side of bodybuilding is T3 & Clenbuterol. T3 acts on thyroid receptors to increase carbohydrate and fat metabolism, while Clen activates the adrenals to increase metabolic rate and thermogenesis. T3 & Clen is similar in function to the ECA stack (ephedra/ephedrine, caffeine, aspirin), but T3 and Clen are more powerful and better stimulators of total body fat loss due to inclusion of a thyroid hormone in T3.
The problem with T3 and Clen stacks are access, legal status, and potential for negative side effects with misuse. However, there are equally effective alternatives. The adrenal-stimulating effects of clenbuterol can be easily replicated with citrus aurantium extracts and high doses of caffeine, but there is only one way to replicate the fat-burning action of a thyroid hormone – to use another thyroid hormone!
T2, or 3,5 diiodo l-thyronine, is nearly identical to T3 except for having one fewer iodide ions. However, T2 is just as effective as T3 when taken at the correct dose of 300mcg. The thyroid hormones, including T2, are capable of increasing metabolic rate across the board. Fat and glucose metabolism is accelerated, decreasing the amounts deposited in body fat. On the other hand, at proper dosage, rates of protein synthesis are actually increased with thyroid hormone supplementation.
Thyroid Hormones and Cardio
The thyroid hormones not only have a direct role in getting shredded, they can actually increase the efficacy of your cardio. T2 and T3 increase the hearts ability to circulate blood, delivering more oxygen and other nutrients to active tissue. At the very least, spending 30-60 minutes on the treadmill will feel like it sucks less. One of the benefits T2 has over T3 is stimulation of the mitochondria, the “powerhouse” of human cells – especially muscle cells.
It should come as no surprise that bigger muscles need more calories. The mitochondria are where we turn fat into energy. Enhancing mitochondrial function not only supplies much needed energy to muscles to help them grow and maintain their large size, but it does so by simultaneously increasing the use of fat to do so, promoting a cut physique.
If you’re looking to get into the best shape of your life, supplementing with a fat burner is going to be necessary. Sure, diet and exercise are “enough” to obtain a reasonably good body, but if you want people to look at you and say, “WOW,” you’re going to need the edge gained with supplementation. Look no further than Exterminator from Killer Labz. Exterminator doesn’t only contain 300mcg of T2, but 7 other fat-burning ingredients including caffeine and citrus aurantium. As a legal and effective alternative to pharmaceutical fat cutting stacks used by competitive bodybuilders, Exterminator is a surefire way to get ripped in as little as 4-6 weeks! Don’t stress out wondering if you’ll ever get the body you want, get Exterminator and start shredding today!