RAD140 or Testolone is a SARM, and the first official study reporting the discovery of this compound was published in 2010. Consequently, investigations made on RAD140 are scarce, so we can only rely on them and user reports. Interestingly, the name of this SARM comes from the company name that is developing it – Radius Health.
In the studies involving RAD140, also known as Testolone, testing was carried out mostly on mice and monkeys. However, the results of these studies have shown to be very promising. For instance, it was proven that RAD140 has the unique property of countering the prostate-enlargement caused by testosterone use, which makes it a perfect stacking agent for highly androgenic steroids that can cause this undesired effect.
Furthermore, when Testolone was given to monkeys, there was a drastic increase in lean bodyweight during the administration period. This increase in lean mass was dosage dependent, so with bigger dosages there was a more pronounced increase in lean mass and loss of fat tissues. Hence, testolone is a true SARM with all the properties that are expected from compounds of this kind – safety and effectiveness.
Just like the rest of the SARMS, testolone has a selective mode of action, which allows it to have anabolic effects without the side effects usually seen with anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS).
Injectable Testosterone VS. RAD140
Testosterone is considered as the perfect comparison template in terms of androgenic and anabolic effects of different compounds, where a ratio of 10 is the baseline. In this regard, RAD140 has an impressive ratio of 90:1. This means that it is almost as anabolic as testosterone is, but it lacks the androgenic effects, which is a very positive thing, since most of the side effects associated to steroid use come from their androgenic effects.
In addition to that, it has been determined that you would need 40% more of testosterone for the same muscle growth as with RAD140, and yet it would take 60 times more of RAD140 to even start showing any prostate related side effects.
Logically, Testolone can render incredible benefits to an athlete without the cost of prominent side effects seen with anabolic androgenic steroids. Particularly, testolone will drastically improve one’s endurance and recovery, which will further lead to a considerable increase in muscle mass and strength. Consequently, RAD140 will be a great addition to any sort of cycle, where it will give all of these qualities without any additional side effects. Besides, it can be successfully used solo in a long cycle, since it causes no suppression.
One of the most appealing aspects of RAD140, and all of the SARMS in general, is the absence of side effects, making them some of the safest performance enhancing drugs (PED) these days. As mentioned above, RAD140 will not cause suppression, nor will it cause any of the side effects commonly associated to steroids. What’s more, in spite of being oral compounds, SARMS are not liver toxic, and so is RAD140. Finally, testolone does not interact with the aromatase enzyme, so there will be no estrogenic side effects when using it as a stand-alone PED, or with other non-aromatizing compounds.