Chances are you’ve heard about SARM's, but you’re not quite sure what they are.
SARM's is short for Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators. The main reason why SARM's were created was to help treat various conditions such as obesity and muscle wasting diseases. Due to their unique properties, they are currently being used by bodybuilders and other athletes.
These compounds have been around for quite a while, but most of them are still being researched to this day to find out what potential they could have in the medical world.
SARM's are considered to be a safer alternative to other performance-enhancing drugs such as steroids and prohormones.
As you might already know, some steroids are prescribed to patients with, for example, muscle wasting diseases.
But the problem with steroids is that they have side effects. You’ve probably heard of people experiencing things such as acne and hair loss from using steroids.
This is not the case with SARM's. They work completely different than most performance enhancers do. The term SARM pretty much speaks for itself, they selectively bind to the androgen receptors. The fact that these compounds are selective in their actions is what makes them so great.
By being selective in everything they do, you won’t be experiencing any horrible side effects.
This is why so many athletes are drawn to SARMs, they seem to give great results without any negatives.
GW-501516 (Cardarine), MK-677 (Ibutamoren) and SR-9009 (Stenabolic) do not belong to the SARMs family.
This might be a bit confusing, but it’s because of how vendors market the products. You’ll often see vendors list them as SARMs because it’s convenient.
GW-501516 (Cardarine) is what they call a PPAR Agonist. It’s known for giving enormous endurance and performance boost. By improving cardiovascular performance, Cardarine will also help stimulate fat loss. It’s often referred to as exercise in a bottle. At 10-20mg a day you’ll be able to take your intensity to the next level.
MK-677 (Ibutamoren) is a growth hormone secretagogue. What Ibutamoren does is that it raises growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) levels. What makes MK-677 so special is that it’s one of the very few compounds that is able to give growth hormone levels a boost. Even at a low dosage of 10 to 20mg, you can expect it to increase performance, burn fat and even help build muscle.
SR-9009 (Stenabolic) is very comparable to GW-501516 (Cardarine). It’s a Rev-Erba Agonist which makes it a great fat burner. Not only does it help with burning fat, but it’ll also significantly improve endurance just as Cardarine does. The recommended dosage for Stenabolic is anywhere from 10 to 30mg a day, this seems to be the sweet spot for most researchers.
You may have to look into local laws in your area, but generally, it is legal. It is legal to buy, sell, and process. It’s not illegal to possess. It is classified as an unscheduled drug, so it’s not approved or tested fully, hence why it’s sold as a for research only and is sold as not for human consumption.