what is sarms

SARM’s Profile

SARM is a term that is becoming more and more popular in today’s bodybuilding community, but many do not fully understand what they are or what they do. Therefore, in this article I will simplify and make everything easy to understand about SARMs – how they work, and how do they differ from ordinary steroids.

dependent on the specific SARMs you are using, hence, please read future articles for individual information.

History of SARM

The development of steroidal SARMs started in the 1940’s with modifications made to the testosterone molecule. Since then, pharmaceutical companies have been testing SARMs for a variety of health benefits, which range from anti-obesity and bone health promotion, to fighting different diseases and counteracting muscle wasting.

dependent on the specific SARMs you are using, hence, please read future articles for individual information.


types of sarms

SARM stands for Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator, whilst SERM (such as nolvadex or clomid) stands for Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator.

SARMs are intended to have the same kind of effects as anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS), but they are more selective in what they do, which makes them unique. This is a class of drug that can either block, or stimulate the same receptor, depending on different conditions and factors. In fact, they belong to the class of androgen receptor ligands that bind to androgen receptors, and produce selective tissue and androgen signaling.

dependent on the specific SARMs you are using, hence, please read future articles for individual information.

Types of SARMs

There are 3 classes of SARMs in existence today:


  • Several that are pre-clinical, such as AC, JNJ, LGD-2226/3303, and S-40503/23
  • Other SARMs, which are no longer developed, such as Andarine. Furthermore, GW-501516 is no longer being developed either, but technically speaking, it is not a SARM – it is a PPAR (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors). However, it is a very popular drug to stack along with SARMs as part of double or triple stacks.

We will get into the specific SARMs, what they do and how to use them, in future articles – so stay tuned.


anabolicum-lgd-4033SARMs can do what anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) do, but with considerably less side effects because they are selective in their action. Therefore, they can offer such benefits as noticeable increases in muscle mass and strength, improved bone density, enhanced fat loss, and speedy recovery. Moreover, they do not harm the liver or need to be injected, so they do come with a host of advantages over classic steroids.

SARMs’ benefits could be extremely convenient to someone who is out of shape and/or overweight, and wants to use performance enhancing drugs (PED). If these individuals were to jump on steroids, they would experience major organ strain, estrogen related side effects (gynecomastia and high blood pressure for instance), and other major health problems that accompany AAS use. For them, it would be advantageous to use SARMs instead, as they are much safer and do not have those types of side effects.

andarine-s4Furthermore, SARMs could be very useful for someone who has taken a long time off from the gym, or who is totally new to androgens, since they are a good starting point in comparison to taking the plunge with extremely powerful and potentially risky anabolic steroids.

Interestingly, the experienced lifters can use certain SARMs during post cycle therapy and bridging, which is not possible with anabolic steroids due to their suppressive nature. As a matter of fact, SARMs can also help heal injuries, while anabolic steroids can make injuries worse. Actually, an example of injuries getting worse with AAS use would be joint issues that occur when cycling winstrol, masteron, or other dry compounds. However, certain SARMs will strengthen your joints and bones.cardarine-gw501516

Finally, most SARMs have the advantage of not converting to estrogen, not being liver toxic, and not being screened for during some fitness related competitions.

Phases of SARMs use

Sarms can be utilized in four different ways.

1. Recomp

sarms-fat-burnerThis is probably the most popular way to use SARMs. Anabolic steroids do not burn fat, and we know this as a fact. However, SARMs do burn fat, so if you are looking to recomp and want to avoid shutting yourself down, SARMs can be utilized perfectly in this situation, especially combined with proper diet and cardio. Moreover, they have a great ability to add lean muscle mass while you burn fat, which makes them great for recomp.

2. Strength

sarms-strength gainSARMs can increase strength extremely rapidly because they bind to your androgen receptors so fast. The beauty part of this is that, unlike anabolic steroids, they can help heal joints, allowing you to go heavier without fearing injuries. This is very beneficial for those who always complain about nagging joint issues.

3. Cutting

sarms---bulk-and-cutThe secret to SARM’s fat burning properties is their ability to decrease lipoprotein lapase enzyme, which will prevent fat from being added. Combine the PPAR GW to your SARMs stack, along with diet and cardio, and you can shred up very fast on a SARMs stack.

4. Bulking

Unfortunately, it is not the best way to utilize SARMs, but if you do not want to deal with HPTA (hypothalamic pituitary testicular axis) suppression, then you can most certainly bulk on them combined with weight training and increased calorie intake.

How to use

SARMs come in liquid form, and it is not recommended to mix SARMs in a cup and then drink or to hold under the tongue. The proper way to ingest is simply squirt into the mouth your desired dosage and swallow it, then chase down with some water or juice. Dosages are dependent on the specific SARMs you are using, hence, please read future articles for individual information.

Where to buywhat is sarms

Unlike ordinary anabolic steroids, SARMs can be purchased legally in the US and other countries for research purposes in liquid form to be ingested. Obviously, it is illegal to use them for non-research purposes and they have been banned from all major sports, including the Olympic Games.

Therefore, finding a legitimate source is extremely important, as there are many fake and underdosed products being sold. The only place I would trust is because they have the best products on the market.


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