What are SARMS?
If you haven't heard of Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators or SARMs yet, then we have some exciting news for you. SARMs offer supplementation with a better performance enhancing effect than natural testosterone boosters and fewer side effects than anabolic steroids.
This could be the perfect solution for you if nutrition and workouts aren't providing the results that you crave. At this point many people consider steroids but are worried about the associated health risks and side effects. SARMs can enable you to gain muscle and reduce body fat nearly as effectively as these harmful steroids but without the negative effects.
How do they work?
SARMs essentially increase the levels of androgen in the body which encourages an increase in both performance and post-performance recovery. Androgens are hormones which provide people with characteristics that we consider to be masculine such as facial hair, deeper voices and higher levels of muscle. Testosterone is the most well-known androgen, but it is not the only one. Naturally our body regulates androgen production.
If you use anabolic steroids, the body becomes saturated with androgens and sends a powerful signal to muscle cells to grow quickly. Although this particular side effect is helpful to bodybuilders, the more negative side effects can be unpleasant and whilst you can recover from some, others are irreversible. Irreversible risks include baldness, heart damage, liver disease and gynecomastia. There is also a risk of addiction. SARMs on the other hand are not steroids and only stimulate the androgen receptors for muscle and bone cells. The rest of the body is almost completely unaffected. They also avoid the suppression of hormone production as significantly so recovery from SARMs is much quicker.
Are there any side effects?
SARMs have been used for several decades with no evidence of harm. Research suggests that 10% of the World's athletes already use SARMs to boost their performance, safely. They are the ultimate bodybuilding supplement.
SARMs will not cause liver damage and will not weaken bones but offer similar beneficial effects as testosterone. If you are seeking to build muscle, then SARMs will reduce the chance of muscle loss and promote the development of lean muscle leading to improved strength and faster recovery times following injury.
The great news is that 99.9% of people using SARMs experience no side effects so you do not need to be on the lookout for negative effects as long as the products are used sensibly within the guideline limits.