When it comes to muscle growth, fitness enthusiasts are notorious for going to the most extreme methods. “No pain, no gain,” indeed. But if you are just following the trends without learning precisely the consequences of your decision, you may suffer from permanent health damages.
Here, we cover the three most popular muscle growth enhancers, starting with the safest to the riskiest ones, such as ibutamoren and SARMs.
Creatine is naturally produced by these organs in your body: kidneys, liver, and pancreas. But the problem is that it is often not enough to cause drastic muscle growth. In theory, you can always increase your body’s creatine production level by some methods like intermittent fasting, cutting sugary menus, and losing fat cells. However, it will take some time before you can see the result.
Creatine supplement provides a shortcut for muscle growth. It helps your body to store more phosphate in your muscles so that it can turn into more ATP (Adenosine Diphosphate, the source of your muscle’s energy). You can exercise longer and lift heavier objects, but the drawback here happens when you reduce the intensity of your workouts. Heavy creatine users are known to struggle with their water weight. If you are extremely jacked and dried while you are on creatine and intense workouts, you can lose those traits quickly as soon as you loosen up.
Ibutamoren goes by another name in the market, MK677. And although the composition resembles growth hormones from the SARMs category, Ibutamoren is way milder than them. Hence, it bears less harmful consequences to your body, and you even do not require PCT (Post-Cycle Therapy) if you stop consuming it. Ibutamoren does not alter your body’s natural hormone production, yet it boosts your physical performance significantly.
In only a week, you’ll feel increased energy levels, improved muscle strength, and better endurance. It gives you the perfect condition to hit the gym more intensely than before so that you can gain your dreamed muscle mass.
Supplements that belong to the SARMs category work exactly like the anabolic steroids, only with attenuated side effects. And dosing is very crucial here since overdosing can still result in severe health damages.
In the market, Ostarine, MK-2866, GTx-024, S-22, LGD-4033 (Ligandrol), and BMS-564,929 are the ones that have passed clinical trials. They are originally intended to treat andropause patients, but bodybuilding enthusiasts have spotted those drugs’ enhancement properties, and it does not take a long time for them to make use of those drugs.
SARMs do not only help your body to grow more muscles but also bone cells. It is not uncommon to see a user who’s managed to achieve a dramatic physical change with SARMs. However, SARMs alter your body’s natura growth hormone production. Hence, you’ll need PCT if you stop taking SARMs.