SARMS or Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators are a novel type of androgen receptor which are very selective and only target a few types of muscles and tissues, therefore, they are a major breakthrough in the medical world as an alternative to conventional steroids. Steroids are prescribed by doctors for a number of diseases and as supplements but as we all know, prolonged use of a steroid has adverse effects of the body and health of an individual as they have numerous side effects which are often irreversible.
Moreover, Androgens are hormones responsible for the development of secondary characteristics in a person’s body such as a deep vice, Adam’s apple, broadening of shoulders and build-up of muscle mass in men. These masculine characteristics are mainly dependent on the hormone, testosterone which is naturally produced in the body, however if taken artificially as a steroid, it can have irreversible side effects on the body. My response to this information was to wonder why SARMS are considered safe when synthetic steroids pose a threat to an individual’s health. The biggest benefit that SARMS have on the body is that it does not cause any side effects because it is very selective in its action. It only acts on skeletal muscles and tissues without unnecessarily damaging any organs, therefore, it leads to a gain in muscle mass with a subsequent loss in body fat. This is one of the reasons why SARMs are so common amongst athletes and bodybuilders who can use it as a healthy supplement to enhance their body muscles.
Apart from the development of muscle mass for fitness purposes, SARMS are mainly used for medical treatments of diseases that involve muscle degeneration such as muscle dystrophy, osteoporosis and early signs of cancer which lead to a loss in muscular mass.