Drug companies invented SARMs, which stands for selective androgen receptor modulators, as an alternative to anabolic steroids for people who suffer from age and disease-related muscle loss.However, they are the subject of on-going clinical trials and have not been FDA approved.
Sarms are advertised as a better alternative to steroids which provide all the muscle gains and none of the dangerous side effects. The benefits are described as Sarms target just the muscles and nothing else, so no moobs from excessive estrogen, liver damage or heart issues. However, most of the research is inconclusive and has been done on mice and not humans. Perry Wilson, assistant professor of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, said: “Baldness, rage, testicular atrophy [shrinking], liver damage, stroke and gynecomastia [enlarged breasts in men] have been seen in people taking Sarms.”Some people have even complained of blindness and blurred vision after experimenting with Sarms.
I have a bodybuilder friend who took the popular Sarm named Ostarine also known as Enobosarm, he purchased this from a website called Enhanced Athlete.He trains really hard, never misses a session and eats a ton of calories mainly of whole foods.He wanted to look particular huge for a completion and that was his reasoning.He explained to me that he took Ostarine on a cycle of 6 weeks, but 4 weeks in he was complaining of a dull but frequent chest pain like a sharp sting close to the heart and after a few days of this he stopped taking the Ostarine capsules. I asked him about his gains whilst using Ostarine and he told me the only thing he noticed was he could pec bounce a bit easily but had no gains in size or strength to report, he also told me his nipples were tingling which is a sign of excessive estrogen.He showed me the bottle and it says ‘This is a research chemical and not for human consumption’, side effects may include liver damage, hair loss, heart palpitations, stroke amongst others.The website selling Ostarine was shortly taken down.I researched the website which he purchased Ostamuscle from and the owner is a guy named ‘Tony Huge’, a well-known bodybuilding personality and steroid user.I watched a few videos on him and saw one where he is draining his own blood because it was too thick and he was in grave danger. Most certainly not an advert for his experimenting with unknown substances.
Most of the benefits of Sarms are overestimated, for example there aren’t many transformation pictures showing the advertised results and the people that have shown great results are most likely on a stack including testosterone amongst other supplements.
My advice is do not take any kind of Sarm if you have any respect for your body.The long term side effects are very unclear at this point as clinical trials are ongoing.The market is so unregulated, any person can create an e-commerce website selling Sarms and you have no clue what’s really going into the bottle. Most sites have a bogus certificate of analysis which is really just an image that’s been ripped off another website. You will probably find the ingredient is full of unproven and unsafe substances.In an investigation published by JAMA of 44 products advertised as Sarms and sold on the internet, the majority contained unapproved drugs and substances. In fact just 52% included selective androgen receptor modulators and many were labelled inaccurately. Several contained a drug that was discontinued by GlaxoSmithKline a decade ago after it was believed to cause cancer in animals.
In conclusion, avoid Sarms like the plague they are not worth the risk and focus on doing the basics correctly e.g consuming enough calories, eating enough protien, getting enough sleep and taking up to 4 seconds on the eccentric phase of a lift.If you are nailing these points then you are bound to see a dramatic increase in size and strength in time.