Last Updated on 9 months by Isreal Olabanji DST RN
There are those people who want the best results they can get form the products they use whether the side-effects are more severe than the counterpart products or not, and they will deal with them when it comes to it, and then for others, the side-effects can be a big deterrent when choosing a steroid to add to your fitness program.
I fall into the latter group, although I don’t use steroids myself, friends of mine have complained about the synthetic drugs they use or have in the past being a turn off because of the effects it took on their bodies, acne, headaches or in some cases migraines.
Yes, the results physically were appealing, and with more effort came greater outcomes, but the other side of the coin and its symptoms outweighed the benefits and thus, in turn, they ended up not carrying on with their cycle or fitness journey.
However, with medical and technical products constantly evolving I am pleased to know that we don’t have to completely end our dreams of achieving lean and muscular physic just because we can’t get the helping hand we are looking for, there are products on the market that seem to tick all the boxes and still produce that image we require in the mirror.
What am I going on about you ask? The new kid on the block, SARMs. To find out more, check out the information on selective androgen receptor modulators (yes it’s a mouth full) and see the options available to you, and that provides not only the quality of a product you deserve but the advice and professional guidance about them without the negatives.
Taking your time when beginning something new is always key.
Do your research, talk to people in the industry who have the expertise about the products, other gym-goers who use or have used the products to get recommendations and referrals and with added knowledge you will set your mind at ease and feel less overwhelmed by all the fitness jargon being thrown around.
Education is never wasted and it is always best to be aware of everything there is to know when it comes to new substances.
Talking about what SARMs are.
There is for sure the in-depth geek, blazer-wearing version of this steroid which you can read about here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selective_androgen_receptor_modulator but essentially it is a ‘diluted’ option to a full-blown steroid which may be too extreme for beginners or those who struggle with the side-effects of the synthetic drugs.
This drug, which increases the body’s natural male hormones (also known as androgens) without the severity and possible detrimental side-effects, increases the muscle building in the body by communicating to the receptors, and that in turn kick starts the fat shredding process.
Initially, the drug was created to aid cancer patients to recover lost muscle mass and help build new muscle tissue, however, there was a break in research due to inconclusive results but this has since begun again in recent years with some tweaks in development and studies thereof.
5 Advantages of using SARMs.
Like with all new things and especially those that are beneficial to us, moderation is key. Trying and using the synthetics for a set period say 90 days and then weaning or coming off to allow the body to recover and recuperate will maximize the benefits you receive whilst using.
- Sleep. With better training, pushing the body further, and maximizing the muscle ability you soon start to see the quality of your sleep is increased. A deeper, sounder night routine allows for a fresher start to the day and improved gym sessions.
- Appetite. The body is essentially exhausted, it needs fuel and this comes in the form of protein-rich, fiber full foods. You eat more, but better, products to feed the muscles and aid in a quicker recovery become vital for overall well-being.
- Cost. Due to the fact of not being the high street complex products that resemble anabolic steroids, and the fact that these aren’t yet but hopefully will be soon FDA health approved the cost to purchase is less. Even so, with fewer side-effects, it’s a win-win.
There are plenty of options and products available for those who aren’t as keen to dive straight into legal steroids and winning the Mr. or Ms. Fitness world champs, take a minute to read this article for insight into the various products, their effects and side-effects if any, and see which would be best suited to the goals you have in mind.
- Liver safe. It has been shown that using SARMs has no toxic or harmful impact on the liver which is an issue for others using anabolics, it is easily ingested, digested, and processed through the system.
- Bulking. The main objective of most fitness junkies is to gain size and define, using SARMs can give you both of these making its popularity skyrocket over the last few years.
Steroids versus SARMs.
Oh so many people I have spoken with and interviewed have given their opinions on this topic, some in support others not, and that’s fine both ways, we are all entitled to have a say. What I did notice though is that each tended to refer to their doctor or physician whilst in conversation showing that they have considered both sides of the subject.
It is always advisable to have a medical practitioner at your side as you go on your fitness journey to keep tabs, tweak things if they need to be, and assist should any negative outcomes pop up.
If it is all new to you, take a quick look at this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aRVUPykqMo and hear the story from a doctor’s perspective, what he has experienced and his advice, not that this may be concrete or relevant to you and your situation, but the more you know the safer you will be.
Take your time, there is no rush to being the best you can be, and if those few months wait allow you to proceed safely I highly recommend you do so. You know how the old saying goes, ‘prevention is better than cure.’
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