Don’t Buy Ligandrol (LGD-4033) Until You Read This 2019 Review!
SARMS have been nothing short of a miracle in terms of performance enhancement.
For the first time, it is possible to get steroid-like results without the risk of severe androgenic side effects, like an enlarged prostate or excessive body hair or back-ne. Ugh!
That might not seem like much to someone who’s never done steroids.
But ask a roid user who was prone to androgenic sides or even the estrogenic ones about how hard it can be to control and you’ll know why SARMS are miles ahead and a lot safer.
LGD-4033 in particular is one of the most effective compounds that we’ve ever used. Almost a mirror replica of exogenous test.
If given a chance two decades ago, we’d have happily chosen a vial of LGD-4033 in place of that injection of Test Cyp or the pink Dianabol pill.
So it irks us to read posts on messaging boards that say that Ligandrol won’t even get you close to the results that a TRT dose of test can get you.
That’s just horse shit written by pseudo experts who ‘assume’ that SARMS are ineffective, cause they’ve never used them.
Today, we will decode LGD-4033 for you and explain to the results that you can achieve with this very powerful compound.
What is LGD-4033 (Ligandrol)?
LGD-4033, also known as Ligandrol or Anabolicum is a selective androgenic receptor modulator, more commonly called a SARM.
It has a selective action on androgen receptors present in muscle and bone tissue only and very conveniently ignores receptors in the prostate gland and other tissues in the body that can cause negative side effects.
It has excellent bioavailability without meythylation, which spares your liver.
It also does not suppress your Luteinizing Hormone levels.
Does not react with avoid 5-alpha reductase to convert into Estrogen or DHT.
In other words, the perfect anabolic compound that has every possibility of being approved by the FDA for therapeutic uses in the years to come.
The Main uses of Ligandrol
Ligandrol can produce all the anabolic effects of exogenous testosterone without the androgenic ones.
We think that pretty much sums up what you can achieve with it. And in case you are ignorant about the results of an exogenous testosterone cycle, then here goes.
Preclinical animal studies peg LGD-4033’s anabolic to androgenic ratio at 500:1. That’s simply remarkable. To compare that with an actual AAS, only Trenbolone has an anabolic rating of 500. And to all those who say that SARMS are weak, remember that you are only using 5-10mg/day of LGD. That equals to 70mg/week. In comparison, you take an average of 400-500mg/week or Test Cyp. What would 500mg/week of Ligandrol do to your body? Any volunteers?
In another preclinical model, Cynomolgus monkeys were able to make significant gains in lean muscle during their Ligandrol cycle. But what’s more important is that after a four-week recovery phase when they discontinued Ligandrol usage, they were able to retain up to 70% of the muscle they gained. That’s way better than any anabolic steroid, which are notorious for the ‘rollover’ effect.
Safety profile of Ligandrol:
In all three Phase I human trials, Ligandrol has displayed an excellent safety profile. The test subjects were able to gain up to 1.6 kg of lean muscle on doses as low as 1mg/day for 21-days, with no negative effect on any other androgenic tissue.
Along with the increase in lean muscle tissue, LGD-4033 will also increase strength and improve the rate of recovery. You will feel stronger in the gym and you will be able to get back to the weights a lot sooner even after grueling workout sessions.
Side Effects of LGD-4033
In one of the human clinical studies, LGD-4033 was administered to healthy men in steadily increasing doses. At its peak, the dosage was 22mg/day and it was considered to be safe and well tolerated at that dose.
However, some negative effects which are typically seen in strong and potent androgens were noted.
Reduction in HDL:
Ligandrol causes a dose-dependent reduction in High Density Lipoprotein or Good Cholesterol. At performance enhancement doses, that is 10-15mg, the suppression can be severe enough to warrant supplementation with Omega-3 & 6 oils.
Suppression in Hormones:
Ligandrol also suppresses LH, FSH and SHBG through the HPTA which in turn leads to a suppression in Serum Free Testosterone levels. The exact extent to which the suppression occurs is unclear. But anecdotal reports peg it at around 50% in a span of 8-weeks. That’s pretty severe. But not severe enough to warrant a PCT. Do bloodwork before and after an anabolicum cycle and decide on whether or not you need a PCT. If you do, then go with Nolva 40mg/day for two weeks followed by 20mg/day for two weeks. Your hormonal levels should have returned to baseline.
Estrogenic sides of Ligandrol:
Now, there isn’t enough conclusive evidence to say that Ligandrol can cause estrogenic side effects because it does not aromatize into estrogen like exogenous testosterone does. However, it does bind strongly to androgen receptors which in theory ‘MIGHT’ cause Estrogen levels to rise. So, there have been a few sporadic cases of Anabolicum causing gyno or other estrogenic side effects. Just keep a SERM handy when you do your LGD4033 cycle. Will help you prevent the side effect before it flares up too bad.
Top doping scandals involving LGD-4033
Ligandrol is a name that has been cropping up more frequently in doping tests involving athletes in a wide spectrum of sporting events.
Some names that come to the mind are Kayle Leogrande, a cyclist who was caught doping with an entire stack of SARMS like RAD140, Ostarine and LGD-4033.
Walt Harris, the MMA fighter tested positive for LGD-4033 as recently as April 2019.
Micheal Buckley, a cyclist again was caught with Ligandrol along with some anabolic steroids in his system.
A Russian athlete called Aleksei Lesnykh also tested positive for Anabolicum and Ostarine and was awarded a 4-year suspension.
How to use LGD-4033 effectively
LGD 4033 is hands down, one of the strongest SARMS in the world currently. And despite 10mg/day being the recommended dosage on messaging boards, we highly recommend that you start with half that dose.
5mg/day for an 8-week cycle should be perfect for the first cycle.
If you have a couple of cycles under your belt, then you can increase that to 10mg/day.
Stick to 10 or a maximum of 15mg/day. Do not exceed to 20 or 25 as the suppression will be severe at those doses. Almost as bad as a full-fledged testosterone cycle.