What are SARM Supplements and How Do They Work?

Updated on  February 27, 2023
Aditya Sahu

Aditya Sahu ‧ CPT & Head Coach

Aditya is an ACSM certified personal trainer  and exercise physiologist with more than 7 years training various people and transforming people's lives. He has written various publications for various sports and fitness magazines. 

The use of supplements has increased significantly over the last few years. Supplements can be an extremely effective way of improving your health, as well as performing better in the gym, and even in bed.

However, there are many different types of supplements and some are much better than others. One type of supplement that’s become very popular among gym goers and exercise fanatics is SARM. SARM stands for Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators.

If you want to learn more about SARMs, then this post’s got you covered. Here’s everything you could ever need to know about them:

What Are SARMs?

Anabolic steroids are an unfortunately common thing in gyms around the world. As you probably already know, anabolic steroids are illegal. Not only are they illegal, but they are also very bad for the health of people that use them. However, despite their many negatives, anabolic steroids are definitely very effective when it comes to increasing one’s performance in the gym, particularly when it comes to lifting weights.

A lot of people want to use anabolic steroids but don’t want to have to deal with the negative side effects associated with their use, not to mention the legal implications of using them.

There is a legal alternative to anabolic steroids, however, and that’s SARMs. SARMs are therapeutic compounds that have a similar effect to anabolic steroids, except they have fewer side effects. Because they don’t have as many side effects (and because they are legal) SARMs are becoming very popular with gym-goers and people involved in the fitness industry. In addition to being used for exercise purposes, scientists are currently researching them because there is some evidence to suggest that they can treat medical conditions like cancer and osteoporosis, as well as multiple sclerosis and sexual dysfunction.

How Are They Taken?

SARMs are typically sold as pills. You take them as you would any pill-based supplement. If you are going to be buying and using them, then you need to make sure that you follow the packaging’s recommended dosage. You should never take more than the dosage that’s recommended on the packaging of the product that you have purchased since complications can arise. You are more likely to experience side effects when you exceed the recommended dosage, not to mention you aren’t likely to experience any more beneficial effects if you take more than you are advised to take.

Sourcing SARMs

If you are planning on buying SARMs, then you need to buy them from a reliable vendor. Only a reliable vendor will be able to offer you the best SARMs for bulking up your muscles and performing better in the gym. You may also want to consider alternatives to SARMs, because some of them can be very effective, too. There are a lot of distributors and retailers who claim to sell extremely potent SARMs, but in reality, what they sell is ineffective. The best way to learn about the most effective SARM products is to read expertly curated guides, reviews, and network with users on forums. You will be able to ask forum users for their recommendations on products.

Benefits of SARMs

Muscle Size

When you use SARMs, you are able to increase the size of your muscles. For a lot of men and women, this is the main reason that they want to use steroids or steroid alternatives. However, you should be aware that if you are going to use SARMs or any kind of steroid-alternative that you need to live a healthy lifestyle, exercise often, and eat well. You won’t be able to enjoy the benefits of these supplements if you don’t take steps to improve your life and performance in the gym.

Fat Loss

Another reason that a lot of people use SARMs is so that they can lose weight. However, as with muscle gain, you won’t be able to effectively lose weight unless you live a healthy life and take steps to lose weight outside of taking these supplements. Make sure that you don’t rely exclusively on these pills since there is no chance that they are going to eliminate all of your excess weight on their own. You need to make sure that you live a very healthy, clean, and active life in order to effectively lose weight. You may also want to use appetite suppressants in addition to using these supplements.

Increased Strength

Along with weight loss and increased muscle size comes increased strength. Increased physical strength is a driving factor for a lot of people in their decision to take SARMs. However, SARM alone isn't going to increase your physical strength. They can only help you to perform better in the gym. If you live an inactive lifestyle and use these supplements then you won’t gain muscle. Make sure that you do your best to increase your performance in the gym. In addition to performing better, you also need to make sure that you use proper lifting and exercise techniques so that you don’t injure yourself.

Physical Appearance

When you are stronger, leaner, and have bigger muscles, you will naturally look a lot better. Many people use SARMs solely so that they can improve their appearance. SARMs can be a very good way of toning up and improving the appearance of your muscles. You do need to make sure that you are as active as possible and that you put a lot of effort in at the gym, otherwise your appearance won’t change and you won’t get any stronger.

No Injections

Finally, one of the main benefits of using SARMs is that there are no injections needed—these supplements are taken in pill form. Anabolic steroids are usually taken as injections. Not only are many people squeamish when it comes to needles, but they are also very unhygienic when it comes to them. Using SARMs means that you won’t have to worry about sourcing, cleaning, and disposing of needles safely, not to mention that you won’t have to constantly inject yourself. Another disadvantage of anabolic steroids is that it can be very hard to work out the dosage, which isn’t the case for SARMs.

SARM supplements are a great alternative to anabolic steroids. If you are a frequent gym goer and are looking for a way of improving your performance and appearance, then SARMs are worth considering. As long as you follow recommended dose instructions and don’t overdo it then side effects are very unlikely, too.

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