Are Sarms Bad For You?
Also Known As: selective androgen receptor modulators
SARMs can be bad for you, but as each one varies, it is necessary to do more in-depth research on whichever one you plan to use.
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'N' stands for neutral. Things placed into this category are (a) neither good nor bad for you, or (b) lack the necessary evidence to reach any conclusions.
Very healthy and numerous health benefits. Side effects are rare. Things rated an 'A+' are typically necessary for survival (for example, water).
Very healthy and numerous health benefits. A few harmful qualities may be associated, but only under certain circumstances such as an allergic reaction.
Very healthy and numerous health benefits. Harmful qualities may be associated, but aren't usually serious.
It is important to note that even the best things in life can become bad in immoderate amounts. So, although something may be rated an 'A+', overconsumption/overdoing can bring unwanted effects.
Very beneficial to your health. Things rated a 'B+' may have a few harmful qualities to pay attention to.
Overall beneficial to your health. Things rated a 'B' may have some harmful qualities to pay attention to.
More beneficial to your health than not. However, harmful qualities are most likely associated and shouldn't be overlooked.
The main difference between category 'A' and category 'B' is the harmful qualities typically present in 'B' items. Serious side effects are usually uncommon, but are still possible and should be taken note of.
Both beneficial and harmful qualities associated. Things rated a 'C+' are typically a bit more on the beneficial side. Still, moderation is important.
A fairly even ratio of beneficial and harmful qualities. Moderation is important. Very general topics that can lean towards both sides of the spectrum will be placed here as well. Rice, for example, can be good or bad depending on the type.
More harmful than beneficial. Side effects are common, especially when consumed/done excessively. Moderation is very important.
Category 'C' usually denotes to both good and bad qualities. When it comes to this category, it is important to keep this word in mind: moderation.
Harmful to your health. Although benefits may be associated, the bad most likely outweighs the good. Moderation is very important.
Harmful to your health. A few benefits may be associated, but the bad outweighs the good. Moderation is extremely important.
Harmful to your health. Very few, if any, benefits are present. Things in this category should be avoided as much as possible.
Category 'D' is typically for things that are more harmful than beneficial. While consuming/doing something unhealthy once in a blue moon shouldn't hurt, we definitely recommend eliminating 'D' items as a regular part of your routine/diet.
Category 'F' is for things that fail to bring anything beneficial to the table, and are very harmful to your health. We recommend completely avoiding anything in this category. Long-term side effects of 'F' items are usually very serious.
'N' stands for neutral. Things placed into this category are generally (a) neither good nor bad for you, or (b) lack the necessary evidence to reach any conclusions.
SARMs are selective androgen receptor modulators and are a class of androgen receptor ligands designed to treat muscle wasting diseases and often used by bodybuilders as a way to keep and build lean muscle mass. One of the main problems with trying to give a fair account of SARMs is the variability. There is undergoing research into their efficacy and safety and each one has its own benefits and risks that should be researched independently. Therefore, this article will only give a very brief overview of SARMs and should not be understood to be the final word on any one individual SARM. While there may be hundreds of SARMs, the two best-researched and most widely available ones are Ostarine and Andarine.
The primary function of SARMs is to work much like testosterone. Unfortunately, this can cause the side effect of grinding actual testosterone production to a halt. While SARMS are non-steroidal and help in lean muscle growth and maintenance, as well as preventing more serious diseases such as osteoporosis and other muscle wasting diseases, they do carry serious possible risks. One such risk is gynecomastia. Other cosmetic risks include male pattern baldness, acne, and body hair growth. SARMs can also cause a growth of the heart, lead to cholesterol imbalance, and cause liver toxicity.
The fact is that although SARMs may be beneficial and do seem to hold a lot of potential - according to both scientists and consumers - not enough is known to make an absolute judgment. If you want to try a SARM, do due diligence researching and speak to a physician about possible benefits and effects.
Possible short-term side effects
- temporary vision impairment
Possible long-term side effects
- halted testosterone production
male pattern baldness
body hair growth
male breast growth
- treatment of muscle wasting diseases
helps build lean muscle mass
helps prevent loss of lean muscle
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