Steroids v SARMS & Why SARMS are Safer!
SARMs or Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators are chemically similar to anabolic steroids. Some of the most popular SARMs include GTx-024 or MK-2866 (Ostarine), LGD-3303, GW-501516 (Cardarine), LGD-4033 (Ligandrol) and S-4 or GSX-007 (Andarine).
When anabolic steroids are introduced into the body, the cells become engulfed with androgens that all available receptors become completely saturated. This sends a strong message to all cells that are affected, including muscle cells that grow quickly in response. Although it sounds great, there are some things that you should know before taking steroids. Some of the side effects of steroids are reversible, while others are not. Reversible changes include elevated blood pressure, acne, oily skin and hair, cysts, testicular atrophy, lowered sperm count and increased aggression. Irreversible changes include heart dysfunction, breast development or gynecomastia, male-pattern baldness, and liver disease. Psychological and biological addiction is another major disadvantage of using steroids.
SARMs are non-steroidal drugs that stimulate the androgen receptors in bone and muscle cells. It has little effect on the endocrine system and the other cells in the body. In other words, SARMs can help the muscle cells grow without the side effects associated with anabolic steroids. This is because SARMs have an affinity for certain tissues such as bone and muscle, but not for others such as the prostate, brain, and liver. SARMs also don’t break down into unnecessary molecules that cause undesirable side effects. It’s not easily converted into5-a reductase, an enzyme that converts testosterone into DHT that causes undesirable side effects associated with steroid use. SARMs are resistant to aromatase, an enzyme that converts testosterone into estrogen. It also doesn’t suppress the production of natural testosterone as heavily as regular steroids, so SARMs are easier and faster to recover from.
According to research, SARMs are not as great for muscle building as regular steroids. However, they are more effective than other natural products out there. SARMs are not easily detected in drug testing, making them quite popular among athletes. However, SARMs lack in human research, so there’s not enough information about its potential long-term side effects. SARMs do lower the levels of follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone that reduces testosterone levels and sperm count, so they’re being studied as a male contraceptive.
SARMs are not entirely free from any side effects, but they tend to be minimal at small doses. You will experience more side effects if you take a higher dosage. Some of the most common side effects of SARMs include hair loss and acne. Since SARMs don’t convert into estrogen or DHT, they don’t impact the system as negatively as steroids. Moreover, SARMs are not as anabolic as pure testosterone. It doesn’t suppress the production of natural testosterone as much as steroids.
In some countries, SARMs are legal to purchase over the counter or online. This is because SARMs are offered as experimental chemicals that are not designed for human consumption. SARMs are not allowed in most sports. In fact, it has already been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
SARMS can be used as part of a stack or alone. LGD is an excellent option for nothing as it helps increase lean muscle mass. GW-501516 is non-suppressive, so it can be used during Post Cycle Therapy (PCT). MK-2866 can help prevent muscle wasting as well. SR or GW is an excellent option for fat loss. Creatine can be stacked with SARMs to boost gains and recovery. For those who want to benefit from triple stacking, combining Ostarine, GW and S4 together is a great option as you will experience remarkable fat loss, lean muscle gains, and increased endurance.