Recently the world of fitness was shocked by the “legal” steroid, the Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators, or commonly known as SARM. SARM itself was discovered in 1940 after researchers modified the chemical structure of the testosterone molecule. Initially, SARM itself was used to treat certain diseases such as cancer, osteoporosis and other conditions that affect bones and muscles.
Because it comes from the testosterone molecule, SARM is considered a steroid. But over time, pharmaceutical companies developed non-steroidal SARM.
The Popular Types of SARM
GW-501516 (cardarine) and SR9009 (stenabolic) where both are not SARM. GW is a PPAR receptor agonist while SR is the Rev-ErbA agonist. But in the market, both of these chemicals are often sold and are referred to as SARM. Both are very good at burning fat and increasing endurance. For the doses, the users usually take 10-20mg per day while SR 5-20mg before exercise.
MK-677 (Ibutamoren or Nutrobal) is also not a legit SARM but is marketed as one. MK is growth hormone, which means that it works by increasing your growth hormone. And the safe dose for this supplement is 12.5mg 1-2 times per day.
LGD-4033 (anabolicum) is the actual SARM. This drug is usually consumed when you are in a calorie deficit to prevent muscle loss. The recommended dose is 5-10 mg per day.
MK-2866 (Ostarine) is also included in the SARM category. This drug is popularly used in cycles or PCT. The recommended dose is 25 mg a day or less, consume for four weeks to produce lean muscle mass.
S4 (Andarine) is SARM which is known to increase strength. In addition, S4 is also commonly used for muscle mass and fat loss. The recommended dose is 25-75mg per day.
Testolone, or also known as rad140, is the most popular SARM. The function of this drug is to get lean muscle mass, libido, and strength. Users are advised to use 10md per day.
In one study, male subjects who consumed 3 milligrams of ostarine SARM per day for 86 days experienced a 23% decrease in testosterone. In fact, SARM is being investigated as male contraception because it lowers levels of luteinizing hormones and follicle stimulating hormones that reduce sperm count and testosterone levels.
The more SARM you consume, the more side effects you feel. SARM is not entirely free of side effects. Especially for bodybuilders, they will not use small doses. That is why they experience many side effects such as steroid use including acne and hair loss.
According to a study published by JAMA, many products containing SARM that you can find online contain unapproved substances, hormones, and steroids. For this study, the researchers analyzed 44 drugs marketed and sold as SARMS using a procedure approved by the World Anti-Doping Agency to detect prohibited substances in athletes. They found that 39 percent of the drugs tested contained unapproved substances, such as banned growth hormone or steroids, while 25 percent contained similar ingredients that were not listed on the label. In 59 percent of products, the number of compounds listed on the label is significantly different from what was found in the analysis.
As reported by healthinformatics, all the benefits of steroids are in non-steroidal SARM and without harmful side effects. Unlike steroids that cause bone loss, non-steroidal SARM can increase muscle growth and bone tissue.
Then non-steroidal SARM does not alter estrogen and dihydrotestosterone which causes swollen nipples or commonly called gyno. The point is SARM is a drug that provides several benefits of anabolic steroids with fewer short-term side effects. Furthermore, we do not know whether there are long-term health effects from the use of SARM, but given the nature of these drugs, it is most likely there.…Continue Reading