What’s the Side Effects of SARMs?

SARMs (Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators) are semi-legal performance enhancers that can help improve muscle mass, endurance, and strength as well as weight loss. It’s often compared to steroids due to their similar effects, but what makes SARMs a better option is the smaller possibility of experiencing adverse side effects. Before you start a cycle, you should learn more about SARMs.

SARMs are not toxic, so it won’t affect your liver. It doesn’t convert dihydrotestosterone or estrogen and will not harm other tissues. SARMs only affect the tissues that cause the size of muscle and bones to increase. There are 4 popular SARMs. One of these is LGD-4033, which specializes in increasing body mass and reducing body fat. You only need to take 2 to 5 mg of LGD-4033 in a single daily dose for a period of 4 weeks. Taking more than this amount might cause testosterone levels to drop significantly. Wait for results for one month until taking more.

MK-2866 or Ostarine can help athletes build lean muscle mass. Taking large amounts of Ostarine for an extended period of time also reduces testosterone levels. According to users, once they stopped taking Ostarine, their testosterone levels became normal after one week.

S4 or Andarine can be selective when it comes to the bone tissue it affects. It doesn’t cause enlargement of the heart or the prostate. Andarine used as a treatment for osteoporosis. Take 50 mg of Andarine daily for a course of 4 weeks and then wait for one month to observe the results. Split the 50 mg into 2 doses of 25 mg each every day. You should take Andarine with other SARMs as it has a weak effect by itself. Users report that it affected their vision. According to them, they developed an eye condition that made it hard for them to see in the dark. Their perception of colours altered as well.

RAD140 is another type of SARMs. Take between 20 and 30 mg of RAD140 for more than 4 to 12 weeks and then take a break before starting again.

Here are the potential side effects of SARMs.

  • Blurred Vision – Some users of Ostarine reported experiencing this side effect. According to them, the issue was resolved after they stopped using the product. This effect, however, didn’t occur in clinical trials.
  • Baldness – SARMs are not extremely androgenic and balding is linked to products with higher androgenic properties. As such, SARMs are safer to use than steroids. However, for people with a predisposition to balding, this product can speed up the process.
  • Virilization – Using SARMs can cause female users to develop masculine features. Female users would have to take large doses of SARMs for an extended period of time to experience these side effects. This makes SARMs less harmful than other options.
  • Natural Testosterone Suppression – They can suppress the production of natural testosterone if the cycle lasts for a long time.


SARMs are still relatively new and lack in extensive human research, so it’s hard to tell what their potential long-term side effects are. However, it does suppress the production of natural testosterone in the body. SARMS are not entirely free from side effects, but they tend to be minimal when consumed in small doses. Performance athletes and bodybuilders, however, generally don’t consume anything in small doses. This is why they may experience many of the side effects linked to anabolic steroid use such as hair loss. Due to these potential side effects, users are advised to do a Post Cycle Therapy after a long cycle and even after a 4 to 5-week cycle as a general precaution.