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What are SARMs? Should you buy SARMs? In this article, I discuss the danger of these pills. SARMs are the new bodybuilding drugs and are for sale everywhere. As a natural bodybuilding website, I wanted to make an article to present the dangers they have and remind that you can get great results naturally.
The danger of SARMs
The more I hear about Sarms, the more I understand the danger of these drugs. I find it a shame that these products have become so popular on social media and that beginners and amateurs are being pushed these products like they’re simple supplements.
In this article, I surely won’t discuss where to buy the SARMs – so-called “legal steroids” but I will explain what they are and what they do. Their acronym stands for “Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators”. They are supposed to have similar effects as androgenic drugs, but more selective in their action.
This allows them to be seen as more efficient and less dangerous than their “friends”, the steroids. They had been discovered to have interesting features to heal those who suffer from disease-related muscle loss and have been developed more intensively in the years of 2000s onwards.
This is with no surprise they’ve been quickly tackled to be the new drugs in the bodybuilding world.
Steroids results without any side effect?
They’re famous to supposedly give steroid effects without the side-effects.
A lot of them have a similar name to the steroids we know, but slightly modified:
LGD-4033 (also known as Ligandrol, VK5211)
MK-2866 (also known as Enobosarm, Ostarine)
RAD-140 (also known as Testolone)
Here are some “key benefits” of their use:
- Muscle growth
- Helps with fat loss
- “Safer than steroids”
- Easy oral use
- Improves strength
- Gives you more energy
On the paper, these look like the best products you could get for yourself…
They are even described as “supplements” in most stores… That is tempting, who would not dream of only feeling the good side of steroids over the dark side? Unfortunately, when it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
Human research is poor about these pills, but the (FDA) in the United States relentlessly warned that use of SARMs was linked to:
- liver failure
- increased risk of heart attack or stroke
- suppression of natural testosterone production (resulting in breast tissue development or shrinking of the testicle in males)
Many people who have accepted to take the risk to see their muscles grow from SARMs regret it today.
I cannot stress it enough but SARMS aren’t safe of use.
The popularity of SARMs
They’re a massive topic on forums like Reddit or Youtube where folks share their experience with these “magic’ pills. Most of the threads on Reddit are an introduction to their experience and the side effects they have felt from the drugs – debating whether or not this was worth it for them.
What is shocking is to see how legal and easy to access these drugs are. What sucks is that they’re featured as normal supplements by sellers and we tend to diminish what kind of repercussions these can have. As they’re oral steroids, they do not seem as scary as a “traditional needle” making them easier to just try.
You just have to go on Instagram to find some sellers promoting their SARM products. People who have no idea about them ask if these products are good/efficient supplements which the seller will answer yes.
If you are someone reading this article and starting your bodybuilding journey, you don’t have to try them, getting incredible results naturally is possible!
SARMs interest has skyrocketed since the social media era
We can see here these two graphs clearly showing there must be a correlation to why SARMS have risen lately. Social media is, of course, one of the main factors to why:
The Australian government also supports this hypothesis by delivering articles on how certain SARMs are being used more than it has ever been.
Big brands around the UK are selling these in their local shops, just like “Predator Nutrition”. They call it the “hardcore” section. They must be aware these products are not just strawberry lollipops, yet it is still being sold like these are.
This is something really dangerous – how about some gym newbie walking in a shop like that one and being advised that these “supplements” will help him reach his body-goals. This beginner just bought himself some dangerous drugs without knowing it.
While the owners of such stores are spending their money enjoying an ice cream under the sun, the buyers are potentially going towards kidney failure. Nice.
Are there any measures to regulate SARMs?
What has been done for Sarms so far are not the most reassuring measures. This has been going on for a while and there are not many authorities who can claim to have done anything. Nothing but a peanut!
It is one of the many issues that I mentioned in the article discussing “Is the fitness industry unhealthy?”
Some countries such as the US or Australia have banned these substances, but when it comes to countries such as the UK, no measures have been taken so far.
What is your take on SARMs? Have you had a bad experience with SARMs?
You might also be interested by this article about Arnold Schwarzenegger discussing drug-testing.
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