Industry Update: 2018 SARM Ban
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.
1. 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. 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
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.
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 and makes it
impossible to get a good job, loan, or start a business.
3. SARM Alternatives
What are the options once the FDA and DEA accomplish their
task of banning, and making SARMs illegal? And yes, don’t be fooled by anyone. SARMs are going to be banned. The
only thing unknown is the time frame. It
could be in six months. It could be in
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.
DHEA has also been proven to be a potent 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.
Even though SARMs are going to be banned and made illegal,
there is still hope for 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,
click on the links below.