Do SARMs (Selective Androgen receptor Modulators) build Muscles?

SARMS (also known as selective androgen receptor modulators) is a synthetic performance-enhancing drug that is chemically similar to anabolic steroids. They work by mimicking many of the effects of testosterone on muscles and bone tissue by binding to androgen-specific cellular receptors while having minimal impact on your other organs.

Why do people use SARMS?

Believe it or not, it was first created to help older people and cancer patients cope with muscle wastage and diseases, for example; osteoporosis, anemia, and chronic fatigue.

They hoped to be able to act as a healthier alternative to testosterone replacement therapy. However, it is only in clinical trials of its benefits (in both groups) that a selective androgen receptor modulator has been recognized for its ability to combat obesity and disease; improve the health of bones and joints; replace hormones; reduce muscle wasting and increase appetite.

As a result, they are now widely used by athletes and bodybuilders to help improve lean muscle, reduce fat, and boost physical stamina and strength.

Here’s why they are so popular:

Women – for women it is safer to use than steroids because it can cause virilization. Cardarine and Anabolicum are the best because they can promote fat loss, lean muscle growth, improved strength, and better soft tissue.

Bodybuilders – it allows you to “wet your feet” with the use of anabolic medications before trying a steroid cycle. They can also increase the effectiveness of steroid cycles (without adding health risks/side effects) and can improve cutting results as they allow you to maintain lean body mass without causing water retention.

How does SARMS work?

Testosterone is an androgen (a type of hormone) that promotes the development of male characteristics, for example; deeper voices, facial hair, building muscle growth, body fat loss, etc.

To do this, it binds to the androgen receptors of your cells; conversion to DHT (dihydrotestosterone – a hormone) that binds to androgen receptors and conversion to estrogen (estradiol) which then binds to different types of cell receptors (estrogen receptors).

Now, most of the time, our body is able to handle these levels, but as you get older, your testosterone levels begin to drop.

This is where a selective androgen receptor modulator is useful because it mimics testosterone and binds to the same androgen receptors. In doing so, your cells are inundated with androgens, ensuring complete saturation of all available receptors, before sending a message to your muscle cells to grow, recover and grow quickly.

What are the benefits of bodybuilding of SARMS?

We discussed this topic earlier in the article, but in summary, by mimicking testosterone in the body and by binding to androgen receptors, they are able to:

  • Increase protein synthesis
  • Reduce muscle loss (by preventing the breakdown of proteins to obtain energy)
  • Increase muscle mass and growth (making sure more protein is available in the body)
  • Encourage greater fat loss (by forcing your body to use its existing fat reserves for energy)
  • Accelerates muscle recovery (allowing you to return to the gym faster)

Essentially, they can help you get the same positive results as steroids – albeit to a lesser extent – but with fewer side effects.

How is SARMS used in bodybuilding – What are the dosages and cycles?

One of the main reasons – aside from the lack of side effects – why it is so popular in the bodybuilding community is that you can use it at any point in your bodybuilding cycle.

From grouping to cutting through PCT or stacking … it has infiltrated all the elements of bodybuilding.

So, what are the best ways to use SARMS for bodybuilding?

Stacking – If you plan on stacking them with an anabolic steroid, then Trenbolone can help offset any stamina problems you might encounter. Ligandrol is most often used with steroids to increase muscle gains (while minimizing side effects). Ostarine can help keep your soft tissues healthy.

PCT – Some bodybuilders use it purely for PCT because they can help prevent muscle loss. The best are GW501516, SR9009 and Nutrobal. All are non-suppressive, which makes them ideal for PCT treatment. Ostarine (at the right dosage) can also help prevent muscle wasting.

Groupage – Nutrobal is the best for groupage because it helps to increase hunger; However, Ligandrol is good for stimulating the development/growth of lean muscle mass.

Cutting – The GW501516 and SR9009 are suitable for cutting because they help generate a good fat loss. To make it stack, GW and S4 (Andarine) are useful when you stick to a low-calorie diet because they will allow you to shred while stacking.

Alternatively, you can try to combine creatine with any SARMS. This will provide a natural boost to your muscle recovery and your gains.

Another technique is to triple the stack. Here you can combine GW, S4, and Ostarine to create the ultimate stacking package. Together, they can help you see incredible gains in lean muscle mass, fat loss, and increased endurance.

Now Do SARMs Work For Building Muscle?

The bottom line is that genuine ones are illegal (unless bought for research purposes) and are becoming increasingly rare as the government takes the necessary action.

So YES, even though they are safer for your body than steroids and can produce positive muscle gains, fat loss and recovery (albeit in a milder form than steroids) – all that you will find online will not be the real deal.

Far from there!

On the contrary, false one has the potential to be more dangerous than steroids, because who knows what they put in!