SARMs are non-steroid drugs that are sold to bodybuilders as “legal steroids.” Unfortunately, they may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and life-threatening liver damage.
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What are Bodybuilding SARMs?
SARM stands for Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators. They are non-steroidal drugs that stimulate male hormone (androgen) receptors in muscles and bones, without affecting other cells or causing as many side effects in other parts of the body compared to steroids.
List of SARMs
- MK-2866 or GTx-024 (Ostarine)
- LGD-4033 (Ligandrol)
- GSX-007 or S-4 (Andarine)
- GW-501516 (Cardarine)
- RAD140 (Testolone)
- And more
FDA Warning for SARM Bodybuilding Supplements
In October 2017, the FDA warned that SARMs are unapproved drugs and it is illegal to sell them as dietary supplements. Furthermore, the FDA warned that SARMs are linked to life-threatening side effects and unknown long-term risks.
“Body-building products that contain SARMs have not been approved by the FDA and are associated with serious safety concerns, including potential to increase the risk of heart attack or stroke and life threatening reactions like liver damage.”
Are SARMs Safe?
Virtually all SARMs are being sold as dietary supplements, but they are actually unapproved drugs. Some of these chemicals have been demonstrated to cause cancer in laboratory rats, as well as other serious side effects.
Furthermore, it is questionable whether the SARM listed on the label is actually what is in the bottle, after a study published in JAMA tested 44 pills and found that 50% were not SARMS, but instead a mix of untested drugs.
SARM Side Effects
- Testosterone shutdown
- Eyesight damage
- Kidney damage
- Liver toxicity
- Cardiovascular events
- Heart attack
- Unknown long-term risks
FDA Seizes SARMs in Raid of Dr. Tony Huge
In December 2017, the FDA raided the Sacramento, California facilities of Enhanced Athletes, a company associated with “Dr. Tony Huge” that sells SARMs like Ostarine and Ostamuscle.
The FDA was looking for the SARM ostarine, as well as 2,4-Dinitrophenol (DNP) and other research chemicals.
The FDA confiscated SARMs and seized raw materials and hundreds of thousands of dollars in products, according to Enhanced Athletes CEO, Scott Cavell, who said Dr. Tony Huge is in the Philippines.
YouTube videos show Dr. Tony Huge promoting supplements with disclaimers like “Not For Human Consumption” while endorsing the consumption of his supplements and videos of people who use them.
SARM Lawsuit Filed Against Enhanced Athlete
In July 2017, a lawsuit was filed against Enhanced Athlete for false and misleading advertising of SARMs. The lawsuit alleges false and misleading advertising related to Enhanced Athlete’s continued sales of SARMs in products marketed as dietary supplements.
Federal Authorities Confirm SARMs Investigation
Enhanced Athletes and its CEO are also under investigation for “manufacturing and distributing unapproved substances for human consumption,” according to Lauren Horwood, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California.
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