My Favorite SARM
Androgen receptor (AR) plays a critical role in the function of several organs including primary and accessory sexual organs, skeletal muscle, and bone, making it a desirable therapeutic target. Selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) bind to the AR and demonstrate osteo- andmyo-anabolic activity; however, unlike testosterone and other anabolic steroids, these nonsteroidal agents produce less of a growth effect on prostate and other secondary sexual organs. SARMs provide therapeutic opportunities in a variety of diseases, including muscle wasting associated with burns, cancer, or end-stage renal disease,osteoporosis, frailty, and hypogonadism. -(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2602589/)
Enobosarm,also known as Ostarine, is one of these SARMs (and my personal favorite) that was formerly under development by Merck& Company.Why is it my favorite SARM? Ostarine is known to be a healing SARM.It can be stacked with other SARMs to offer an additional healing effect. One that protects joints and tendons, as well as build muscle.
In one study with elderly subjects, Ostarine was shown to increase bone density and increase muscle mass, all while not changing diet or exercise. In yet another 3 month study involving cancer cachexia patients, Ostarine helped patients to gain over 1 kg of body weight(bone and muscle) compared to a placebo with no significant changes in PSA, sebum production or luteinizing hormone at a dose of just 3 Mg per day! -(http://ascopubs.org/doi/abs/10.1200/jco.2007.25.18_suppl.9119)
So let’s think about that for a second – 1.4 kg (over 3 lbs) in bone and muscle tissue gain with only 3 Mg of Ostarine per day with little to no change in diet/exercise PLUS virtually side effect free? Most people at this point are ready to sign up! Others are a bit more skeptical and perhaps we should be. I mean, it is our long term health that we are putting on the line, right? The fact remains that we do not have any long term studies available at this time when it concerns SARMs. Ostarine does have a lot of studies concerning short-term benefits but really no long term studies exist. And virtually side effect free? The studies that were conducted involved a MUCH smaller dose than the average gym rat is ingesting. In fact,most recommendations are at a dose 8 times higher than what was in the studies!
Am I trying to scare people away? NO. I am only trying to give you something to think about before you decide to take the plunge. SARMs are not candy, they are not even sold for human consumption. They are pharmaceutical drugs that carry risks. Please educate yourself as much as you can before deciding to purchase research chemicals (even supplements) of any kind.
So what about my experience with Ostarine? After all, when I started researching SARMs, I wanted someone who would tell me their experience with them. Were they bogus? Was it a marketing ploy to rake in millions or were these highly illegal and the police would be knocking on my door as soon as the postman dropped it off? I decided to purchase some Ostarine and see what the big deal was all about.
At the time that I started my research, I didn’t notice anything right away. I had a lay-off from the gym and it was at least a couple of weeks until I went back. Normally, it would take me a couple of weeks just to get my strength back up and get over the soreness that my muscles experienced from taking time off but not this time. Not only was I just as strong, but I was stronger. I noticed that my muscles felt fuller and recovery time was next to nil. Over the course of the next few months for my first cycle (12 weeks) I gained over 5 lbs mass. The last time that I had seen an increase like this, I was in my early twenties experiencing newbie gains. Needless to say, I was hooked. The gains were not quite as good in my next cycle and pretty much non-existent after that but the healing effects that Ostarine carries as well as its stacking ability is why I always keep it around.
Most researchers settle in at a dose around 20–25 MG per day. I have known of researchers going well beyond that dose but their results were not impressive. In my opinion, this is a case of more being neither necessary nor beneficial. Also, once daily dosing is fine, no extra benefit by splitting the dose or taking pre or post workout.
Personally,I have seen little to no side effects. Slight suppression towards the end of a cycle is to be expected, although some researchers have shown major suppression. Suppression refers to your body lowering production of its own testosterone due to an external source (in this case Ostarine) mimicking testosterone. LH and FSH are left largely untouched, therefore recovery is generally quick from a SARM such as Ostarine. Blood work is truly the only way to know if you are truly suppressed.
It is no secret by now that I love Ostarine. For most people, it could be a virtually side effect free way to help build bone and protect muscle for countless thousands of patients who desperately need it. For what it can offer someone who is looking to take the next step in their training regiment, it may be just what they’ve been looking for.
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