SARMs full form is Selective androgen receptor modulators. These unique class molecules are developed to treat diseases and currently used with anabolic androgenic drugs. Some of them have gone to TRT trial (Testosterone replacement therapy).
While binding with receptors SARMs demonstrate hypertrophic and anabolic activity in bone and muscle. It makes the candidate ideal for TRT, muscle wasting and osteoporosis treatment.
SARMs provide incredible benefits to the bodybuilders such as increasing muscles, decreasing fat, and enhancing bone density as AAS. Along with positive effects, these provide some of the adverse side effects related to estrogen.
The Anabolic and androgenic ratio of SARMs is as high as 10:1 which allows the bodybuilder to build muscles with utmost no side effects.
Benefits of SARMs Vs Steroids
Selective androgen receptor modulators are not toxic to the liver and have little contact with blood pressure. Such a trait eliminates the need for other supporting supplements. When compared to anabolic androgenic drugs, SARMs are less expensive. Even the estrogen-related issues such as water retention, man boobs are also low. SARMs can be legally purchased without a prescription from the United States of America whereas AAS is strictly prohibited. SARMs have potential advantages of oral only use which other AAS do not. Athletes and bodybuilders use SARMs as a replacement for traditional anabolic drugs. However, anabolic drugs can be stacked with SARMs.
Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators are used for increasing fat loss, increasing lean muscle growth, preventing muscle loss during cutting and weight loss cycles, and used in post cycle therapy after the steroid cycle.
Anabolic androgenic drugs possess the primary goal of making cells build more protein than is naturally possible. Testosterone does the same and human body releases this hormone in a controlled quantity. How does AAS benefit the users?
Increasing body size: AAS improve bone mass and increase overall body fat to some extent. Thus, body weight and size increase. Human body adopts the increased muscle size which is expected by the bodybuilders.
Used in Medicine: Corticosteroid is used to treat allergies and inflammation. Prednisone is a steroid that is used to treat various autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriasis etc
Side effects of AAS:
Users can see a plethora of side effects of anabolic androgenic drugs. There will be side effects even with right dose and cycle. More usage of AAS results in the stronger effects and also adverse side effects. The AAS side effects are liver problems, increased risk of prostate cancer, hypertension, acne vulgaris, suppression of testosterone, baldness, cholesterol changes, heart diseases etc,.
The popular Selective androgen receptor modulators are:
- MK-2866 – burns fat and constructs muscles
- LGD-4033 – Increases lean muscle mass
- GW501516 (Cardarine) – Improves performance and sheds fat
- S4 (Andarine) – Provides modest muscle gains and strength with fat loss
Testosterone cypionate can be staked with SARMs MK-2866 (ostarine) in post cycle therapy.
SARMs deliver some benefits of anabolic drugs with fewer short-term and reversible side effects. Though they are not as effective as AAS, still they undoubtedly boost muscle growth. It is safer to handle compared to AAS.