Selective androgen receptor modulators are a group of substances with properties similar to steroid hormones with anabolic effects, but distinguished theoretically by a weaker androgenic effect and a lower intensity of masculinizing changes, consisting in the appearance of male somatic features in women, resulting from excessive concentration of androgenic hormones. They have the ability to selectively activate or block receptors found in muscle or bone tissue, which gives them the ability to exert a specific, positive effect on a given tissue with the reduction of negative side effects on the body.
The effect of SARMs on the body
The use of selective androgen receptor modulators increases the anabolic potential, affecting the gains in muscle mass and strength. It can also be associated with faster regeneration processes in the body, increasing bone density, or accelerating the burning of excessive fat resources.
Why are SARMs considered safer than anabolic androgenic steroids?
We take into account two main facts here:
- they are not broken down by enzymes into undesirable compounds – 5-alpha-reductase
- does not convert testosterone into 5α-dihydrotestosterone, and aromatase does not
- break down testosterone into estrogen,
- have the ability to affect only selected tissues, bypassing the effect on the prostate, liver or brain.