SARMs Pros And Cons | Benefits VS Side Effects

SARMs (Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators) are getting more popular in 2020. A big problem, however, is that a lot of people don’t know much about them. In this article, we will go over the pros and cons of SARMs. By the end of this article, you will know every positive and negative side that SARMs have.

Firstly, let’s start off by going over the SARMs pros.

SARMs pros

As you might guess, SARMs have a lot of pros. They work targetting androgen receptors, the same thing that steroids do. The crucial difference, however, is that SARMs were designed to be selective. This means that they are meant to provide steroid-like benefits without as many side effects.

Benefits of SARMs are:

  • Increased muscle mass
  • Reduced body fat
  • Increased strength
  • Reduced recovery times

Let’s go over each one of the benefits and explain them in detail.

Increased muscle mass

This is the benefit that is the main reason why SARMs are so popular.

SARMs will greatly improve your ability to build lean muscle mass. In my experience, you will be able to gain about 6 months’ worth of gains in 1 month with SARMs. Obviously, it depends on which SARM you use, some are stronger, some are weaker.

Keep in mind, SARMs are not magic. Your results will still greatly depend on your hard work and diet.

Reduced body fat

SARMs will promote fat loss in your body. This is also one of the most popular pros of SARMs.

You will be able to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time which would be impossible without the help of SARMs.

Increased strength

SARMs will increase your strength week after week.

You will be able to easily break strength plateaus.

The great thing about this is that you will be able to keep most of these strength gains as long as you continue to train hard after the cycle is over.

Reduced recovery times

This is a great SARMs pro.

SARMs will reduce your recovery times to about 24 hours. Because of this, you will be able to train hard every day and you won’t be sore as much.

SARMs Cons

Now that we have covered the pros of SARMs, let’s go over the cons. Unlike steroids, SARMs don’t have side effects such as hair-loss, gyno, acne, etc. The only side effect that SARMs have is suppression.

SARMs cons are:

  • Natural Testosterone production suppression

Let’s go over this in more detail

Testosterone suppression

SARMs all cause a suppression of the natural production of Testosterone. Of course, some like Ostarine are very mild and don’t suppress nearly as much as others such as YK11.

It’s important, however, that you know the difference between suppression and shutdown. Steroids shut your Testosterone production down and you need to do a PCT (Post Cycle Therapy) to recover from them.

SARMs on the other hand, suppress your Testosterone production and because they don’t shut you down, you don’t need a PCT to recover from them. This generally applies to all SARMs, but certain SARMs such as YK11 and S23 usually need a PCT because of how strong they are.

Other side effects – cons

Some companies sell bunk SARMs that are spiked with other substances. This makes the product a lot less effective, unsafe and usually makes it have a bunch of other unnecessary side effects.

This is the most common reason why some people experience weird side effects such as gyno or acne with SARMs – their product was bunk.

Make sure that you buy real, pure, high-quality SARMs to avoid this!


In conclusion, SARMs have a lot more pros than they have cons. In fact, the only real con that SARMs have is the suppression of the natural production of Testosterone.

The pros of SARMs are increased muscle mass, increased strength, reduced body fat and more. The only con of SARMs is a suppression of your natural production of Testosterone.

It’s very important that you buy real, high-quality SARMs. Certain companies sell bunk SARMs that are spiked with other substances and because of this, they are unhealthy and can cause a bunch of unnecessary side effects that pure SARMs wouldn’t cause.

In my opinion, the SARMs pros greatly outweigh the cons.

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