2024 FAQs: Anabolic Steroids and SARMs Answers. Get informed insights for optimal fitness choices.


Clients are always asking questions about Testosterone - anabolic steroid hormones and Sarms so today we are given you the low down on both products

Testosterone is both an androgenic and anabolic steroid hormone. The androgenic effects of testosterone are associated with masculinization, such as deeper voice, facial hair, development of acne, and hair loss.

We observe the androgenic effects of testosterone during puberty as boys mature into men. The androgenic effects of Testosterone are commonly not desired by men. The anabolic effect of testosterone is associated with skeletal muscle growth, weight loss, improved memory, cognitions, performance, stamina, and increased utilization of protein.

As testosterone replacement is becoming more prevalent in society so has the science behind the development of testosterone derivatives that lessen the androgenic effects of testosterone and enhance the anabolic affects.

Selective Androgenic Receptor Modulators (SARMs) are an evolving class of anabolic hormones that have unique properties similar to testosterone without the androgenic effects and have role in men’s health.

Sarms what are they?

A SARM is molecule that binds to an androgenic receptor and exerts a powerful effect on a target tissue such as skeletal muscle.

A SARM can be taken orally or by intramuscular (IM) injection. SARMS are a modification of testosterone and have a greater anabolic effect on target tissue than androgenic affect. Anabolic effects are growth, preservation of lean muscle mass, nitrogen retention and weight loss among others. Androgenic effects are prostate growth, acne development and deepening of the voice among others.

SARMS were developed in the 1940’s to promote the beneficial and wanted affects most men desire from taking testosterone and reduce unwanted androgenic adverse effects. This makes SARMS a unique and attractive therapeutic agent for the treatment of several clinical and medical conditions.

As men age, lean muscle growth is lost resulting in muscle wasting, power and strength loss. Sarcopenia is the age-related loss of muscle mass and strength that can lead to disability and increased morbidity. This loss of muscle mass and strength reduces the body’s ability to prevent falls and reduces mobility, therefore the aging man becomes more fragile.

SARMS are an anabolic medication used to combat aging muscle loss and fragility, aimed at promoting improved physical function and strength. While testosterone can be used to combat the signs of aging and improve lean muscle growth, supra-physiological doses can have unwanted side effects such as erythrocytosis and prostate growth leading to lower urinary tract symptoms.

SARMS can achieve significant anabolic effects on muscle growth and muscle preservation at a much lower dose than testosterone and without the unwanted side effects.

Unlike steroids, SARMs do not disturb the non-skeletal muscle tissue. This further means the only androgenic activity caused is limited to muscle tissue, making it enormously effective at increasing lean body mass.

Do SARMs work as well as steroids?

SARMs are similar to steroids, but they are not one and the same. Both work by binding to your androgen receptors, triggering changes in your DNA which increase your muscles' ability to grow.

What is safer steroids or SARMs?

Now SARMs, which are not steroids per se but act in a similar way by increasing muscle mass and strength, are perceived as a safer alternative to steroids.

If you want to learn more about why SARMs are safer than steroids, read this post.

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