What are Sarms?

What are Sarms

SARM stands for Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator, often considered the holy grail of Bodybuilding.

Androgens are a class of hormones that serve as ligands that bind to cellular androgen receptors. The androgen receptor is involved in a complex signal transduction pathway that ultimately results in greater expression of specific genes. In simple terms, androgens help you build muscle. All anabolic steroids and prohormones offer their muscle building properties from binding to the androgen receptor.

A drug that can either block or stimulate the same nuclear hormone receptor under different conditions is called a Selective Receptor Modulator. If it can block or stimulate a receptor in a tissue selective manner, it may be able to mimic the beneficial effects in one tissue and, at the same time, minimize the unwanted effects of the natural or synthetic steroidal hormones in other tissues. In layman terms, it can selectively grow muscles without the side effects.

In this article we are going to cover:

Types of Sarms
Benefits of Sarms
Why are Sarms getting popular
Cost of Sarms
Are Sarms Legal
Sarms and Bodybuilding


⋅ Types of Sarms

The most common/popular Sarms available are:
LGD-4033 (Ligandrol) – For muscle building/recomping: Click for more Info
S4 (Andarine) – For fat loss and vascularity: Click for more Info
GW-501516 (Cardarine) – For Endurance and fat loss: Click for more Info
MK-2866 (Ostarine) – For healing and recomping: Click for more Info
YK11 – For new muscle growth: Click for more Info
S23 – Fat loss, Strength and Vascularity: Click for more info
MK-677 – Muscle growth, Fat loss, Healing: Click for more info
RAD140 – Strength and Muscle growth: Click for more info

⋅ Benefits of Sarms

Sarms are often compared to steroids, but they are cheaper, safer and don’t need to be injected as they are orally taken. For a comparison between the two check out: Sarms vs Steroids

Sarms offer the benefits of traditional anabolic androgenic steroids such as testosterone (including increased muscle mass, fat loss, and bone density), all the while, giving the user no unwanted side effects that come with steroids.

Sarms are not new, they have been around for over 10 years. However, they are a unique class of compounds currently undergoing investigation and development from a number of pharmaceutical companies.

Each Sarm offers a list of benefits to help with your goals in the gym, whether its muscle building, fat shredding, adding endurance or strength gains. These are just a touch on the many great benefits of taking Sarms.


⋅ Why are Sarms getting Popular

SARMs were originally developed for people with diseases like muscle wasting, osteoporosis, anaemia and chronic fatigue.

They were intended to be a healthier alternative to testosterone replacement therapy. Whether they’re going to fulfil that vision is yet to be determined.

Now, bodybuilders usually take SARMs for one of two reasons –

  1. To “get their feet wet” with anabolic drug use before going into traditional steroid cycles.
  2. To increase the effectiveness of steroid cycles without exacerbating side effects or health risks.

Many bodybuilders also believe that SARMs are especially helpful for cutting because they help retain lean mass but don’t seem to increase water retention.


⋅ Cost of Sarms

Most companies offer Sarms in liquid form. Usually, one vial will contain about 30ml, which can be from 15-30 uses depending on which SARM it is. For this one vial, you could be looking at between $90-120 depending on which company you use.

At Redback Sarms, we offer our Sarms in powdered form which means it keeps the active ingredients more potent. People may argue that taking liquid SARMs are more convenient, which is why we have included a micro scoop in every order. For all information on how to take each powdered SARM, visit the Info page. When SARMs are submerged in liquid, some active ingredients tend to lose their strength and efficacy.

Currently, we have containers filled with 1 gram (1000 mg) of Sarms for $70, 1 gram is up to 100 doses! that is nearly triple the number of other companies for a cheaper price. Check out our Shop.


⋅ Are Sarms Legal

Yes, Sarms are legal to purchase online or over the counter. The reason for this is a legal loophole: they’re sold as “experimental chemicals” that aren’t meant for human consumption.

If you’re an athlete, you should know that SARMs aren’t permitted in most sports. The World Anti-Doping Agency has already banned them, and the International Olympic Committee is supposedly gearing up to test for them as well.

Given the history of steroid legislation, it’s probably only a matter of time before SARMs are banned altogether.


⋅ Sarms and Bodybuilding

For the bodybuilder, gym user, fitness enthusiast and athlete, Sarms can be used either in conjunction with or as a replacement for traditional anabolics. Here are some of the great benefits Sarms can offer you:

  • Increase Lean muscle growth
  • Prevent muscle loss during cutting/weight loss
  • Boost Injury rehabilitation
  • Decrease Post-training recovery times
  • Help recover after cycle by adding to PCT
  • Increase fat loss
  • Increase endurance
  • Decrease fatigue


⋅ Summary

Although many believe Sarms are still at an early stage of development, nothing could be further from the truth. Sarms have been around in our bodybuilding industry for over 10 years.

They are drugs that deliver some of the benefits of anabolic steroids with fewer of the short-term side-effects.

They aren’t as effective as steroids, but they definitely do boost muscle growth more than any natural supplement on the market.

If your thinking of going to the next level of training without having to start taking anabolic steroids, Sarms are definitely the way to go!

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