Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs) are synthetic drugs for improving performance and treating some diseases. They work like steroids by attaching themselves to the androgen receptors. Although they are almost similar in chemical composition to steroids, their main difference is that they have less impact on other tissues besides bones and muscles.
Although there are a few SARMs in the market, some have higher risks than others. One reliable SARM that is known to have a ton of benefits and minimal side effects is rad140. Extensive research is currently ongoing on this SARM before it is approved for extensive human use. However, some fitness enthusiasts and athletes are already using it in limited quantities to enhance strength and improve muscle mass.
Some advantages of SARMs include:
No Harm on the Liver
Generally, SARMs are deemed to be non-toxic to the liver and have an insignificant effect on the blood pressure. Thanks to this feature, it is not necessary to have on-cycle support and pre-loading supplements when using these products. SARMs cycle is also far cheaper compared to the traditional anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) cycle.
Enhance Strength and Energy in Athletes
Athletes and bodybuilders who may have low stamina in their training routines can turn to specific SARMs as healthier substitutes for steroids. These will enhance the growth and development of their bones and muscles for improved strength and energy levels, and with few side effects.
Treats Muscle and Bone Deterioration
Some complicated and severe diseases such as AIDS, Cancer, and others may cause the muscle and bones to deteriorate, leading to aggravation of symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, and more. SARMs may be used to treat such patients to enhance the growth and development of muscles as well as bones.
The disadvantages of SARMs include the following:
Not approved by WADA and FDA
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) categorically prohibits the use of SARMs among sportspersons. Furthermore, the Food and Drug Authority has not given the green light on the use of SARMs as fit for human consumption.
Lack of Enough Abilities
For some SARMs to be effective in their intended functions, they must be stacked with others. For example, a certain SARM may not be potent enough to reduce fat and has to be stacked with SARMs. The implication here is that if they have side effects, stacking them is increasing the chances of suffering the adverse effects of these products.
While SARMs have a ton of health benefits, they also have some side effects which cannot be ignored. Users must be aware of both their pros and cons before including them in their routines. It is also advisable to consult with health care professionals before using them.