Explain SARMs to me like I am 5 years old.
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Also known as Selective Androgen Regulator Modulators are a new class of androgen receptor ligands. They are intended to have the same kind of effects as androgenic drugs like anabolic steroids but be much more selective in their actions. This allows these novel drugs to be used for many more clinical indications unlike steroids that are very limited in their applications due to side-effects.
Ok, please explain it to me like I am 5 years old!
These are drugs that are designed to have the same effects as Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids (AAS) but with practically no side effects. To vulgarize the mechanism of action, they target a selective Androgen Receptor by attaching to it and stimulating it, in this case producing effects on body composition and muscle growth.
Should I be taking SARMs?
This is up to the athlete, personally, I recommend this to athletes that have been training steadily for at least a year and they understand basic bodybuilding nutrition. I also recommend this to female athletes much more then any steroid because SARMs in reasonable doses seldom cause any virilizing or reproductive issues. This is for the athlete that wants to go to the next level without taking steroids. It goes without saying that athletes already using steroids can stack SARMs to get even greater results.
What SARMs are not.
Now that we have the basics down we need to talk about what SARMs are not.
SARMs are not a shortcut to magazine amazing body. Much like steroids, a lot of work is required in the kitchen and in the gym to achieve the full potential of these drugs. If you do not train enough or eat enough you will not reach the full potential of these Performance Enhancing Drugs.
Are SARMs without side-effects?
The answer isn’t a clear yes or no. We could say that compared to Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids, yes they are without side-effects.
SARMs do not cause hair-loss, they do not cause serious amounts of scarring acne, they do not enlarge the prostate, they do not virilize, they do not create unwanted body hair, they aren’t liver toxic like oral steroids, they do not impact negatively sexual desire or libido, they do not affect mood, they do not cause aggression, they do not cause gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts), in fact they cause no androgenic issues at all.
But these are still drugs and some SARMs (not all) will cause mild suppression (we will cover this subject in the next blog). When we say mild suppression, it means slightly lower testosterone levels after or during usage. Good news is, this does not require any Post-Cycle Therapy (PCT). You can speed up the healing process by using drugs like Clomid after discontinued usage. Side-effects of lowered testosterone are mainly lethargy which fixes itself after about 2 weeks.
In conclusion, we firmly believe that this product has amazing potential to enhance athletes and bring them to the next level. SARM versatility is amazing it can be used stand-alone, stacked or accompanied by steroids and produce amazing results.