The term SARM stands for “Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators.” Androgens are a class of hormones that bind to cellular androgen receptors.
The androgen receptor is involved in an internal process that ultimately results in greater expression of specific genes.
A drug that can either block or stimulate the same nuclear hormone receptor under different conditions is called a selective receptor modulator better known as Sarms.
If it can block or stimulate a receptor in a tissue selective manner, it may be able to mimic the beneficial effects in one tissue (muscle growth, fat loss, endurance etc) and, at the same time, minimize the unwanted effects seen with natural or synthetic steroidal hormones (hormone suppression, gyno, balding, sweats etc) and other tissues.
SARMS offer the benefits of traditional anabolic steroids such as testosterone (including increased muscle mass, fat loss, and bone density), all the while, offering a much lower tendency to produce the unwanted side effects that come with steroids use.
SARMs offer the potential of having the benefits of anabolic supplementation while minimizing the undesirable side effects.
They also have the potential advantages of oral dosing, which testosterone and some steroids do not.
For the body builder/gym user/fitness enthusiast/athlete SARMS can be used either in conjunction with or as a replacement for traditional anabolics in the following uses:
- Lean muscle growth
- Preventing muscle loss during cutting
- Injury rehabilitation
- PCT use after anabolic intake
There are many reasons why SARMS have advantages over steroids. Below we have outlined the main reasons that concern most users.
- Oral (no injections needed)
- Similar effects to testosterone (libido, strength gains, fat loss etc...) - No conversion to Dihydrotestosterone
- No conversion to Estrogen
- No harsh liver toxicity from methylated compounds
- Does not inhibit your HPTA to the large extent of steroids
- LEGAL for intended use (research purposes)
- Undetectable (select SARMs)
The typical user looking for lean mass gains would be suited to using Sarms UP ANDRO MAX LGD-4033 for 8 weeks at a dose of about 10mg, which will typically produce 5kg gains in lean mass.
MYO Booster YK-11 is a great product the stack with any muscle builder as it works to stop a protein called myostatin. Myostatin blocks muscle development so with this taken care of you can essentially increase the amount of muscle your body can grow making a builder like ANDRO MAX LGD-4033 all the more effective. GH MAX MK-677 acts to increase your body’s production of growth hormone.
The typical user looking to cut body fat while retaining lean mass gains would be suited to using SHRED UP GW-501516 8 weeks at a dose of 20mg which will produce excellent cutting effects.
SHRED UP (GW-501516) has an added benefit of super endurance and is often referred to as the king of endurance supplements.
Andarine S4is also similar to many of the DHT derived steroids in that effect of strength gains rise at a higher proportion than mass gains. So if you’re looking to experience and increase in strength without a large in increase in weight, Andarine S4 again used for 8 weeks at doses of 50mg which will produce excellent results. If your looking for some added muscle with that strength then you cannot go past GH MAX MK-677. As mentioned previously the increase in growth hormone will produce excellent strength effects.
Lean Muscle Gain:
The recomping effect of losing fat and gaining muscle at the same time is what the majority of users are looking for. Sarms Up Ostarine MK-2866 with its anabolic and nutrient partitioning effects is ideal for such a goal and a dosing protocol of 12.5-25mg for 8 weeks will give excellent recomp effects. Stacking with Andarine S4 as well as SHRED UP SR-9009 will be excellent for lean muscle gain as well. The beauty of SARMS is they are multifaceted in their use.
Your diet and training will dictate the results, but there are many options that are possible with them.
Ostarine MK-2866 has the benefit of healing as part of its versatility. The effects it provides translate to anabolism in bone and skeletal muscle tissue, which also allows it to be used in a variety of ways, such as treating osteoporosis and in conjunction with drugs that reduce bone density. It has excellent benefits when used for rehabilitation of injuries, especially bone and tendon related injuries. Doses of 12.5mg per day is recommend for such purposes and improvement in joint movement that can be seen after just 6-8 days. However the best healer is hands down GH MAX MK-677. This is due to it increasing IGF levels healing joints, bones and injuries in super fast times.