SARMs are known as Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators. Androgens are basically a group of hormones that act as ligands which bind to cellular androgen receptors. All the pro-hormones and anabolic steroids function through these bindings of androgen receptors for imposing their effects of muscle building. The sarms help the age-old anabolic androgenic steroids to work as they are supposed to but with much less side effects.
The traditional anabolic steroids like testosterone which offers fat loss, increased muscle mass, increased bone density, etc., offers these all with some side effects which are harmful for the body. This new group of hormones, SARMs, facilitates those traditional hormones to function in their usual ways but with much lesser side effects as compared to the previous ones. SARMs also reduce the risk of all unwanted side effects in the body that are caused by the anabolic steroids.
As these are newly found compounds, sarms are still under investigation and development. As still investigation is going on, only two types of sarms are discovered but it is assumed that there can be hundreds of sarms available. The two which are discovered so far are – Ostarine (MK-2866) and Andarine(S-4). These sarms are most applicable and beneficial to bodybuilders, athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and etc.
As the general anabolic androgenic steroids cause more numbers of side effects in comparison to the benefits, there was a need of something which can be able to reduce these side effects and boost up the benefits of the steroids. Thus, the birth of sarms took place. And these sarms are working properly as well. They are globally and legally accepted by all for their benefits and less harmful side effects.
Benefits of SARMs
As it is very well known to all, that the regular anabolic steroids cause a lot of side effects along with their benefits, thus, intake of those steroids are not all recommended. But now you have sarms, sarms help to increase the benefits of these steroids with reducing the unwanted side effects of them. Some of the side effects caused by the steroids are
- Body hair growth
- Liver toxicity
- High blood pressure
- Potential stimulation of prostate cancer
- Cholesterol imbalance
- Abnormal weight gain or loss, etc.
SARMs help reducing all these potential side effects of the anabolic steroids.
Also, there are other benefits as well –
- Oral dosage
- Gives similar effects like testosterone
- No conversion to estrogen
- No liver toxicity
- No risk of high blood pressure
Some important things to ponder upon
Though sarms are in a developing phase and are giving good results, still you must take doctor’s advice before using them. There must be precautions taken before using them. The dosage limit should be maintained. There should not be prolonged usage of the compound, there should some interval between the periods of consumption.
These compounds provide excellent results to the bodybuilders, so they can easily use sarms whenever they want to increase their performance and strength, but with proper limits of dosage.