The next victims of the combined forces of the FDA and DEA
appears to be SARMs. These compounds have been sold online for the better part of 5+ years. However, once they made it into your local supplement store in a shiny bottle with a brand name, their end was just beginning.
What are SARMs?
SARM is an acronym for Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators. The idea is that these compounds deliver the same effects as androgenic drugs, like Anabolic Steroids, without the negative side effects. Firstly, It should be noted that SARMs are NOT free of negative side effects. Most shut down your own production of testosterone and require a STRONG PCT (like Alpha PCT). However, because they only work on specific androgen receptors (that’s why they are called “Selective”), they only target specific tissues (unlike testosterone and other Anabolic Steroids).This selectiveness helps get rid of MOST negative side effects associated with misuse of testosterone and Anabolic Steroids. In addition, SARMs are orally delivered, versus oral, injection, and transdermal delivery for testosterone and Steroids.
- What’s the big deal?
The big deal is that the FDA is not working alone to ban SARMs. The FDA governs the sale and distribution of interstate commerce. The DEA oversees getting “illegal” drugs off the streets. What does it all mean? The FDA oversees stopping the manufactures, websites, and brands that sell SARMs. The DEA oversees stopping YOU from possessing SARMs. If you have SARMs in your house after they are classified as a Scheduled III drug and the DEA KNOWs that you have them, you could lose your home. Why? Because just like Anabolic Steroids, possession of SARMs will be a Felony. Not a slap on the wrist, but a FELONY. The kind of thing that sticks to your permanent record. Meanwhile, makes it impossible to get a good job, loan, or start a business.
What are the options once the FDA and DEA accomplish their task of banning, and making SARMs illegal? The only thing unknown is the time frame. It could be in six months. It could be in two.
Luckily, there are some compounds available that you will STILL be able to get. The compounds that appear to be SARMs’ replacements are the newer 1-DHEA, 4-DHEA, and 19-Nor. Combined with a strong Test booster (like Alpha PCT), these compounds can speed up muscles growth and weight loss. One Iranian research team reported significant gains in testosterone in a 4-week study with 20 (ages 19-22) male soccer players. Not months, but 4 weeks! Also, all subjects were 22 or younger. Why is that significant? Because it was thought for years that only men over the age of 50 would benefit from DHEA. Now it is known that ANY age can benefit from the effects of DHEA.
SARMS; WORTH IT?
DHEA, however, has been shown to be an effective fat burner. Numerous studies have shown that supplementing with DHEA causes significant losses in body fat, with most of the lipolysis occurring in the abdomen. Having trouble seeing your Six Pack Abs? Try some DHEA.
Although SARMs are eventually going to be banned, there is still hope. For instance, those that want to pack on pounds of lean muscle in the fastest way possible. DHEA compounds. However, not all DHEA is created equal. If your DHEA doesn’t have Cyclosome™ technology, you aren’t going to absorb the most DHEA possible to make gains. Also, there are a few different kinds of DHEA. Specifically 1-DHEA and 4-DHEA. 1-DHEA gives users more lean muscle gains, while 4-DHEA has more of a bulking effect (total mass gains). Like most muscle gaining compounds, 8 weeks should be the minimum cycle time. It takes your body around 4 weeks to adjust to increases in hormones. Usually that 4-week period corresponds to a leveling off of water weight, with increases in strength and fat loss. To find out which DHEA is right for you, check on the links below.
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