LGD-4033 (Ligandrol or Anabolicum) is a relatively new nonsteroidal, oral SARM (selective androgen receptor modulator) that binds to the androgen receptor with high affinity and selectivity. It demonstrates anabolic activity in muscles, anti-resorptive and anabolic activity in bones and a robust selectivity for muscle and bone versus prostate and sebaceous glands. LGD-4033 was originally created to help manage the muscle wasting which is common in diseases such as cancer, as well as age-related muscle loss. But very quickly after creation, athletes identified that it could provide similar benefits within a sporting arena too.
The real benefit to sports enthusiasts, such as bodybuilders, is that LGD 4033 creates anabolic activity but only selectively. Because only the muscles and bones respond to the binding, the harmful side effects aren’t seen with the hormones and glands, unlike anabolic steroids.
Benefits of LGD-4033 in bodybulding
The effects of Ligandrol can range from bulking and cutting to total body transformation. It is hard to compare the power of LGD-4033 to various anabolic steroids due to SARM’s still being relatively new to the market, but the effects do appear to be strong. Off-season or bulking athletes can expect to gain significant strength and muscle mass with adequate calories. They will also find water retention cannot occur, meaning any weight gained will be that of lean muscle tissue.
For the dieting or cutting athlete, one of the primary concerns is protecting lean muscle mass. When you want to lose fat, you must burn more calories than you consume, and this can and will lead to muscle tissue loss without protective agents. Regardless of how genetically superior an individual is, some muscle tissue loss is unavoidable. By increasing anabolic activity, such as attaching a potent SARM to the body, muscle tissue can be preserved. This will result in a tighter, leaner, harder and more muscular physique. Some data, although rudimentary at this stage has shown the effects of LGD-4033 may also, to a degree, promote fat loss. Increases in muscular endurance are also reported, especially when stacked with other SARMs.
- An increase in strength levels
- Lean muscle mass improved
- A drop in body fat
- Has healing properties
- Does not cause the undesirable side effects caused by prohormones and anabolic steroids
Ligandrol is relatively new (3-5 years), but the results have been very similar in studies and logs. LGD-4033 has undergone several recent studies and trials to find the best and safest way to use it. From these trials, the results have shown increases in lean body mass and decreases in body fat. There is also a significant increase in strength, well being, as well as healing possibilities.
LGD-4033 for bulking
Ligandrol has shown the most ability of any SARM to put on size that could be considered a bulk. This will, of course, be dependent upon the diet used. Users that have experienced more than 10lb. increases, and have had a significant increase in calorie intake. The possibility of this type of size is present with LGD use. A recommend dosage for this type of goal would be 5-10 mg day for 8 weeks.
LGD-4033 for recomp
Ligandrol seems to shine with this method. Many have seen an increase in lean body mass and a decrease in body fat. LGD seems to work the best with this method. Ran in conjunction with other SARMS, like cardarine (GW-501516), will only increase the likelihood of a stronger recomp. Recommended doses for recomping would be 5-8 mg a day for 8 weeks.
LGD-4033 for cutting
Ligandrol can be used to cut as well. It will shine more-so if ran in conjunction with SARMS S-4 and Cardarine (GW-501516). This would be similar to a SARMS triple stack that is normally ran with Ostarine, except there is a possibility of more size being put on while cutting. A good dose for this method would be 3-5 mg a day for 8 weeks.
Side effects of LGD-4033
The side effects of Ligandrol appear to be minimal and often non-existent in many users. Unlike anabolic steroids that promote large amounts of androgenic activity, such related negative effects appear to be absent in most all cases. Side effects of LGD-4033 are possible, but again very rare, making it one of the more desirable items in the performance enhancement arsenal.
- The side effects of LGD-4033 do not include any of an estrogenic nature, making water retention, bloating, gynecomastia and high blood pressure associated with water retention impossible. Ligandrol does not promote aromatization, the conversion of testosterone to estrogen. No anti-estrogens are needed with the use of this SARM.
- Despite an attachment to the androgen receptors, the target area remains muscle and bone. Acne and hair loss cannot occur with this SARM. The side effects of LGD-4033 should also not be concerning to the prostate; some activity in the prostate may exist, but should be insignificant. Virilization, the masculine traits often promoted in women due to the use of anabolic steroids should not occur with this SARM.
- No negative effects on the cardiovascular system have been reported, such as negative effects on cholesterol or blood pressure.
- Testosterone suppression is possible but should not be as significant as suppression related to anabolic steroid use. Some claim suppression is suppression regardless of the rate, but that’s simplistic at best. A man with natural testosterone levels of 650 ng/dl who is suppressed to 450 ng/dl, that is a far cry from 42 ng/dl. More importantly, data has shown Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) will both remain at their current state. Some data has also shown slight decreases in Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), which in turn may increase Free testosterone levels. However, a significant increase in Free testosterone is unlikely. Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) medications may or may not be needed depending on the individual, but some period of normalization is generally required.
- Although taken orally, LGD-4033 is not toxic to the liver and should have no affect on liver enzymes. This product does not belong to the C17-alpha alkylated (C17-aa) or methylated class of medications.
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