SARMs Before and After
After months or even years of struggling in the gym with no results, one is always desperate to get something that will finally make all the workouts mean something. This is why every time one uses a supplement or any form of a drug, they want to know just how fast they work and the sort of results they should expect. In the last one year or so, SARMs (Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators) have won the hearts of lots of bodybuilders and other athletes. These drugs promise to deliver the same results as steroids and this is a big claim considering how powerful steroids usually are. SARMs manufacturers go further to explain that all these benefits are attained without the annoying side effects associated with steroids. It is, therefore, easy to understand why these compounds are so popular.
Just how much can they achieve? What exactly should you expect at the end of your SARM cycle? In this piece, we will be highlighting all the clinically proven results that these supplements are formulated to deliver. Take note that the extent of these results will vary from one person to another depending on the dose and the workout plan you are on. The duration takes for these compounds to yield results is also not constant. Some individuals are lucky enough to enjoy benefits after just two weeks of using SARMs while others need to be patient for an extra week or longer before they can notice any changes. Whatever the case, with SARMs, you are guaranteed of the following results:
- Muscle Growth
SARMs are formulated to strictly interact with the androgen receptors located in your muscles. Take LGD-4033 (Ligandrol) for instance, this particular supplement is designed to bind on the AR of your muscles where it activates them thus enhancing their anabolic activities. This results in fastened muscle development and a significant increase in strength levels.
In one study involving 76 healthy adults, Ligandrol was supplemented at dosages of 0.1, 0.3 and 1.0mg daily for 21 days. This study was investigating the safety, tolerance, and effects of ascending doses of Ligandrol on muscle strength and lean body mass among other effects. The outcomes were very interesting. At the end of the study period, the scientists noticed that the drug was very well tolerated and most importantly, lean body mass had increased significantly. These effects were reported to be dose-dependent. This is just but one of the various studies that show the incredible ability of these compounds in boosting muscle growth. It also pointed out that an increase in dose will lead to better results. While this is great news, using this or any other SARM at high doses is discouraged. This is because overdosing on the compound can lead to adverse reactions that could even negatively affect the entire muscle development process. Fortunately, if you stick to the recommended dosages you will be able to enjoy consistent muscle growth without any complications.
- Reduces Body Fat
SARMs do a fantastic job in reducing body fat. This is why some of them are even used by athletes in cutting down weight. We will use Cardarine as an example to explain this benefit properly.
Cardarine is a selective activator that attaches itself to your PPAR receptors activating your AMPK. The results of all this are just astonishing. The compound oxidizes your fatty cells and this burns them up to produce energy. This reduces your adipose significantly helping you to cut down on your overall weight. The best part about all this is that it does not at any point affect your muscles. You see, with steroids and most other supplements, cutting down usually means staying on a tight diet to starve your body. This means that your muscles will also be getting fewer nutrients. In the end, therefore, therefore, cutting using such compounds also starves the muscles thus reducing them. With SARMs, the case is very different. These compounds will supply your muscles with nutrients to keep them healthy, strong and growing while fat-burning is taking place.
A SARM like Cardarine has also been seen to increase HLH cholesterol by more than 80%! These supplements, therefore, don’t just cut down fat but also leave you healthier. The fat is also replaced with muscles giving you that stunning ripped appearance.
- Boosts Endurance
You probably already know that SARMs are banned by the United States Anti-Doping Agency. This is simply because of the supplement’s effectiveness in boosting stamina. With these drugs, your endurance will be doubled allowing you to engage in strenuous workouts and other activities without struggling.
SR9009, for example, increases the number of mitochondria in your muscles. An increase in mitochondria means that your muscles gain more energy and strength in sustaining them through extended periods of workouts. This compound also stimulates your body to burn more calories and in doing so, fat deposits will reduce while energy levels go high.
Cardarine has also been seen to be remarkable in boosting endurance. To some scientists, it is the best compound available when it comes to boosting stamina. Cardarine improves glucose uptake by the skeletal muscles. The glucose helps to increase energy levels which double your stamina. The good thing about Cardarine is that it is 100% non-suppressive and this allows people to use it without the need for post-cycle therapy.
Reduces Recovery Time
Muscle soreness and fatigue eat a lot of time that you could otherwise use working out. The recovery period is crucial for productive exercises but in excess, you will be missing out on a lot. Worse still, you can get lazier, get into procrastination while on recovery and abandon your entire workout plan. SARMs boost the uptake and breakdown of glucose and calories in the body. This doesn’t just happen while you are working out but it continues even when you are resting or undertaking your daily routines. As a result, your muscles and entire body will be getting a consistent supply of nutrients and energy allowing you to recover a lot faster.
Growing muscles has for the longest time been a massive challenge. You can spend hours in the gym and at the end of it all you come out with nothing noticeable. When steroids and other supplements came in, we finally had a way of achieving our bodybuilding dreams in a much easier way and at a faster rate. A few months and years down the line, we realized that rapid muscle growth wasn’t the only effect that our bodies were experiencing. Baldness was an issue. Acne breakouts became rampant. Cases of balls shrinking were reported. Liver toxicity was prevalent across almost all steroid users. It then became clear that while steroids helped us get the muscle growth we desperately needed, it came at a rather steep price.
With SARMs however, the experience is completely different. These compounds are highly selective in nature and hence when they are introduced in your body, they only interact with the necessary hormones and cells without interfering with other cellular functions. This means that you’ll be enjoying all the outcomes without any complications.
Final Thoughts on SARMs before and after
SARMs are relatively new in the market and hence we still don’t know the full extent of the benefits of these compounds. The clinical trials available at the moment have evidently shown all the above results can easily be obtained by oral supplementation of SARMs. With all the benefits of these compounds, it is really difficult to understand why anyone wouldn’t be using them.
Scott Williams has a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and is a Certified Personal Trainer. Apart from being an integral part of our research team, Scott Williams spends almost every single minute he can get in the gym. He has vast experience in matters supplements, diets, and workouts.