Before we get into core details on SARMS, how about we go through the basic knowledge you should already have.
SARMs stands for Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators. SARMs work similarly to steroids (hormones introduced to the body to promote tissue growth and development). Though often times people use the word SARMs and steroids interchangeably, they’re not the same. Both bind the androgen receptors and alter the human DNA leading to muscle growth.
The main difference between SARMs and steroids is that SARMs works on specific tissues while Steroids can affect other body parts, which could be disastrous. I’m sure you now understand why there are many cases of weight lifters and athletes succumbing to steroid abuse.
Origin of SARMs
Research on prostate cancer is what gave the way to the discovery of SARMs. Thereby, we can safely conclude that SARMs were discovered accidentally. Professor James T. Dalton is credited with the discovery of Andarine, the first SARM. Though it did not contribute much to research on prostate cancer treatment, Andarine had a significant impact on the study of muscle growth.
Later on in his research, Professor Dalton developed Ostarine, a more advanced SARM. In the trial stage, for 12 weeks, elderly men were given Ostarine and remarkable results were obtained. There was muscle growth, fat reduction and a 15% stair-climbing power improvement. Unfortunately, Ostarine failed to produce the expected results for prostate cancer patients and Professor Dalton stopped his research after his second attempt failed to work.
How do SARMs Work?
As stated earlier, SARMs activate androgen receptors which in turn stimulate cell growth. Since testosterone plays a key role in muscle development, people with low levels of the hormone will find it hard to amass muscles and a strong bone structure.
That notwithstanding, you still need a healthy diet and a good exercise routine. With prohibited steroids destroying people’s lives, SARMs provide the perfect alternative to your muscles and bone structure formation, plus many more other benefits.
Different Types of SARMs and their Importance
So far, with the information we have about SARMs and how they can help you, it’s important to note that SARM is an umbrella term referring to a class of generic drugs. Simply put, there are many SARM drugs in the market. Below, we sample SARM drugs and their benefits.
Note: SARMs pose no harm to the liver and they do not affect the blood pressure.
Ibutamoren sometimes is referred to as growth hormone secretagogue. This means that along with IGF-1, it can promote the production of growth hormones.
- Increased appetite
- Quality sleep
- Fat loss
- Muscle build
And the best part is that the drug is not suppressive.
Stenabolic and Cardarine aren’t hormonal hence safe for human use.
Research shows that they can give users the following benefits:
- Improved endurance
- Help in fat loss
- Improved metabolism
- Improved basal metabolic rate
- Help reduce cholesterol
- Improved cardiovascular health
Research shows that Andarine S4 could be a component of prostate cancer treatment medication. In the fitness industry, the user gets the following benefits:
- Fat loss
- Increased endurance
- Muscle build
The recommended dosage for Andarine S4 is 20mg-100mg a day.
Athletes have used Ostarine for the following benefits:
- Strength increase and endurance
- Lean muscle build
- Healing painful joints
The recommended dosage is 20-40mg a day.
Research shows that Ligandrol is good for preventing muscle wastage. It also works wonders for bone, soft tissue and joints health. It’s popular with athletes for its ability to stimulate lean muscle mass.
Testolone was particularly intended to replace anabolic hormones. Benefits include:
- Improved endurance and strength
- Fat loss
- Lean muscle build
- Improved bone health
Daily recommended dosage is 10-20mg.
Which is the Strongest SARM?
As expected of any drug, different SARMs react differently to different users. However, conclusive evidence, obtained from research and interviewing different users, consider RAD-140 to be the strongest SARM. RAD-140 is the most efficient, thanks to its high anabolic reaction. Also, minimal chances of side effects make it rank high.
Are SARMs Safe for Human Consumption?
Since SARMs are considered to be research drugs, fake products and unlicensed dealers are everywhere. Understanding your body, knowing the appropriate drug to match your needs, verified dealers and the final gain should be the first factors you should consider before answering this question. With that in mind, seek advice from your medical team even after identifying a legit dealer.
SARMs manufactured for the athletic and fitness industry contain Testolone, Ostarine, Cardarine and Ligandrol. For the sake of your health, SARMs may also contain minerals and vitamins. With the flooding of fake products in the market, avoid unscrupulous suppliers by seeking advice and doing thorough research before purchasing SARMs.
Why SARMs are better than Steroids?
Unlike steroids, SARMs are considered safer and better due to the following reasons.
- Minimum side effects
- Only act on specific tissues, unlike steroids that may act on other body parts.
- Testosterone levels aren’t interfered with.
- Steroids are considered illegal and are prohibited in many countries
- Unlike SARMs, steroids may cause liver complications, heart illnesses, acne, mood swings, deep voice in women and erectile dysfunction in men.
Why SARMs are safe for Women?
Health fact: Did you know that women are 4 times more likely to suffer from osteoporosis than men?
Due to low testosterone levels in women, SARMs provide the following benefits:
- Building muscles
- Since they’re tissue-specific, SARMs do not increase testosterone levels causing undesired changes
- Some SARMs are specifically designed for bone and muscle health. These are perfect to prevent Osteoporosis
- Fat loss being a major challenge to most women, SARMs help users improve endurance during training. This leads to more fat loss in less time.
In What Forms are SARMs Available?
SARMs are manufactured in the form of tablets, capsules and liquid form.
Selective Androgen Receptors Modulators (SARMs) may be relatively new, and even unheard of, to most people, but the benefits they offer can’t be ignored. With the right drugs, coupled with legit professional advice, SARMs can be used for a positive cause.
Always remember that different SARMs give different results when used by different people. Always start with a small dosage and evaluate how your body responds before using a high dose that could be harmful to your body.