SARMs…if you haven’t heard of them before. It stands for Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators, they are a relatively new class of performance-enhancing drugs (I basically still class them as steroids to keep it simple).
These drugs have been gaining popularity A LOT among teens from as low as 13 to 25) in recent years. We’re going to explain why.
What’s the Appeal of SARMs
SARMs are marketed as a “safer” and more effective alternative to regular anabolic steroids. They promise increased muscle mass, strength, and endurance without the negative side effects commonly associated with steroids, such as acne, hair loss, and mood swings – BUT let me state here…they are NOT safe to use and i’ll explain the risks further down.
- Also, SARMs are legal to buy and use in many countries, including the United States, where they are sold as “research chemicals.” This makes them easily accessible to anyone with an internet connection and a credit card, which is why many teens opt for them.
The Risks of SARMs
Despite their promises of safety, SARMs are not without risks.
In fact, their long-term effects on the body are largely unknown, as they have not been extensively studied in humans – clearly NOT a good sign.
- ❌ One of the biggest concerns with SARMs is their potential to cause liver damage. Like many other performance-enhancing drugs, SARMs are metabolised by the liver, which can put a strain on this vital organ.
- ❌ SARMs can also have negative effects on other parts of the body, including the cardiovascular system, the reproductive system, and the endocrine system. They can also lead to hormonal imbalances, which can cause a variety of health problems.
So why are so many teens turning to SARMs despite the risks?
- ❌ One reason may be a lack of education about the dangers of these drugs. Many young people may not fully understand the risks associated with SARMs, or they may believe that the benefits outweigh the potential harm.
This is why it’s so important for people to know about the dangers of SARMs and other performance-enhancing drugs. I personally would advise staying away from them all.
- SARMs may seem like a quick and easy way to gain muscle and improve athletic performance, but the risks associated with these drugs are real.
- Prioritise your health and well-being over short-term gains.
- If you have already taken SARMs; be sure to talk to a doctor or any medical professionals, and remember that there are safer and healthier ways to achieve your fitness goals.