It’s an undeniable fact of the world we live in that thin is in. At any given time in America, 50% of women are on a restricted eating program of some kind to try to lose weight. This goes up to 90% for teenagers. It’s not surprising then that weight loss is a billion-dollar industry and the market is flooded with products promising to help you shed your excess pounds. The problem is a lot of them don’t work and some are actually dangerous! In the 80s and 90s, a lot of people took steroids to help them cut fat, build muscle and lose weight. Steroid use has many dangerous side effects though so it’s no longer seen as a safe way to improve your physique. Steroid use is also illegal without a prescription so there has been a drop in their use.
Once people moved away from steroids there was a huge market among people looking to slim down and tone their bodies. Naturally, big businesses wanted to cash in so they paid clever scientists to put their thinking caps on. A few years later SARMs were born. SARMS stands for selective androgen receptor modulators. They work in a similar way to steroids but with fewer side effects. By binding themselves to your androgen receptors they alter your DNA to allow you to build muscle quicker and easier than you would with diet and exercise alone. You take them in pill form which is a much safer way than injecting yourself as you would with steroids.
Are SARMs all the same?
No. Not all SARMS work the same way so while some will help you lose weight others will have no impact at all. It is important to take one in line with your goals. If losing pounds is your main motivation here are the 4 best SARMs for you to take.
Cardarine has two major benefits to help you lose weight. The first is that it prevents muscle wastage. A lot of exercises such as running or swimming do help you lose weight but the weight loss is catabolic. This means it reduces your muscle mass along with fat. Cardarine helps you achieve anabolic weight loss. This is when your body is losing fat while still maintaining the muscle mass you have.
Cardarine’s second benefit is that it increases your endurance. This means you’ll be able to work out harder and for longer. A harder, longer work out will help you burn fat and build muscle more quickly.
If you’re planning on taking any new substances into your body you should always start with a low dose so you can see how your body reacts. You should start by taking 5-10mg of cardarine once per day with food. If your body has no ill effects you can gradually increase it over time to a maximum of 20mg. Do not exceed this dose! It stays in your system long enough that there’s no need to split it into separate doses. Once per day is fine. You should only use Cardarine for 8 weeks.
- Increases muscle mass
- Increases muscle strength
- Burns fat
- Improves workout recovery
- Enhances endurance
- No negative side effects
Ligandrol was designed to act in the same way as cardarine and prevent muscle loss while you’re trying to lose weight. However, studies found that not only does it bind to your muscles and bones more actively than other SARMs it also increases the rate at which your muscles burn calories. This means that Ligandrol helps you build muscle more quickly and also ramps up the number of calories these muscles burn. It’s a perfect combination for weight loss.
Ligandrol is easier on your stomach so you can take it with or without food. The recommended dose is from 3-5mg per day. You should only take Ligandrol for a maximum of 12 weeks.
Stenabolic, like Cardarine and Ligandrol, helps to prevent your muscle mass from decreasing while you’re losing weight. This means you’ll be more likely to lose the fat that you want to without becoming weaker. It has also been shown to improve your metabolism and give you an energy boost.
Longer workout + better metabolism – muscle loss = weight loss
Stenabolic binds onto the protein Rev-erb. Because Rev-web significantly affects the way your body loses weight by controlling glucose levels the addition of Stenabolic can prevent the calories you eat being stored as fat cells. This means not only does it help you lose weight it stops you gaining it too.
Stenabolic doesn’t stay in your body as long as the previous SARMs mentioned. It’s recommended you take 10mg morning and evening. Some users do take 30mg in total split into 4-hour intervals.
Of all the SARMs Andarine is one that’s been on the market longest. Andarine increases your overall strength, prevents muscle loss, and boosts weight loss. It isn’t quite as effective as the other three on this list and so users often stack it with Cardarine. This is the only SARM on the list with a serious side effect. Some users have experienced night blindness when taking Andarine so use with caution.
Andarine’s recommended dosage is 50mg so you will need to split this up over the day. You also shouldn’t take it for more than 4 weeks. As it’s a large dose and due to the side effects definitely build the dosage up slowly.
Many users do stack SARMs for even faster results. For weight loss, the best combination seems to be Cardarine and Stenabolic. Take your dose of Cardarine in the morning along with half the total dose of Stenabolic. Take the rest of the Stenabolic in the evening. You will experience greater endurance during your workout and the fat will start to melt off.
Tests have shown that SARMs do help enhance weight loss and muscle growth in a safer way than steroids. Everyone’s body reacts differently though so start slowly and build up gradually. Take any SARMs only up to the maximum dose and your journey to a slimmer body will be risk-free.