Disclaimer: SARMs are not met for human consumption. So please don’t take this article as advice or instruction on how to use them. I’m not recommending using them. Don’t use them; consult your doctor if you need SARMs.
SARMs vs. Prohormones
So first, we need to understand what the two of them are, and those of you who visit our website constantly pretty well know what SARMs are, but for the new guys out there SARMs are selective androgen receptor modulators. They are not hormonal products; they have scientifically researched chemicals that are developed to do specific things in a nonhormonal way. So, for example, RAD 140 has been studied on female cancer patients, which are nonhormonal, as I just wrote. They have a full spectrum of different things they can use in medical settings. They are not approved for human use at this point. So selective androgen receptor modulators – now there are different types of SARMs, most of you are aware – Rad 140, LGd 4033, LGD 3303, Ostarine, you know, the list goes on and on. Hence, these are all very, very selective, so when a test subject takes those, what it’s doing is going into the body. It is targeting androgen receptors, specifically in muscles, bones, etc. To our knowledge, it’s generally a favorable outcome, especially for performance enhancement. It’s very selective; it’s going in and going straight to the androgen receptors and stimulating them.
Now pro hormones are different because they are hormonal. Prohormones are hormonal, just like steroids. Now a prohormone could be considered a design as a steroid because when you take the prohormone, it converts into an anabolic steroid in the body. They are usually just a fraction of the difference between prohormones and actual illegal steroids. What happens when you take the legal prohormone? It converts to what would be an unlawful steroid if it was being sold as that end hormone over the counter. So prohormones are hormone-based. They transform into anabolic steroids within the human body, and prohormones also have a wide selection of different uses. There’s a prohormone for basically any anabolic steroid out there, not for all of them but for most. You have different types of prohormones you might be targeting, you know, like testosterone or 1-testosterone or nandrolone. You could even be targeting to create equipoise in your system or Winstrol; various steroids can be made in your system from the prohormones. So there’s a difference between these two.
SARMs are nonhormonal; prohormones are hormonal. Prohormones have a ton of potential from prohormones because you can convert your body to anabolic steroids, and we know what they do to your body, right? The problem is that the fitness industry generally tends to sell under-dose prohormones, so guys are taking these at high price points and do not see excellent results, so they quit trying. Additionally, prohormones are hormonal, so they can cause additional side effects similar to anabolic steroids since that’s what they’re converting into in the body. So you can expect to see, depending on which one you are using, an increase in acne, potentially hair loss, and potentially gynecomastia, depending on which one you’re taking. There are a lot of side effects related to anabolic steroids that can be associated with prohormones.
As I said, depending on which one and what the dose is in the duration and your genetics. If you’re prone to becoming bald and taking certain prohormones, there is a good chance that it will increase the speed at which you will become bald, so keep that in mind. Are some SARMs out there; some guys say they suffer hair loss on RAD 140, even though it’s not hormone-based. Some guys are getting hair loss; I think they’re probably getting contaminated products. There’s no way to prove why it’s affecting some guys and not others. You know, you might have a guy who is genetically disposed to hair loss, and he takes RAD140 and doesn’t have any increase in hair loss, and you might have another guy who takes rad140, and he’s not genetically predisposed to hair loss, and he starts losing hair. So SARMs is a tricky topic; we don’t understand them as fully yet as we should because, as I said, they are still researched chemicals. There’s not enough research in the fitness spectrum of use. So there is a difference between them; I hope you found this article helpful.