What is the best SARM when you cut?
That’s the question that led you here. You want to discover the best SARMs for your next diet. Am I right?
You’ve seen all the claims about SARMs that are great for packing on muscle mass. You’ve heard of the SARMs that increase your strength. But which one is the best to shed off some of that extra fat?
Keep reading to find out.
But first, we need to straighten a few things out. What do we really want during a cut?
1. You Want To Lose fat
The most obvious thing you want is fat loss. In the end, it all comes to being n a calorie deficit.
Your main way to achieve a calorie deficit is to control your diet.
But you can still do things to accelerate the process — for example, by taking the right supplements.
2. You Want To Maintain Muscle
Whenever you’re in a calorie deficit, you’re bound to lose some muscle. However, you can minimize the muscle lost by eating enough protein, training hard and taking the right supplements — for example SARMs…
That means that there are two different criteria a SARM need to fulfill to be great for cutting.
It needs to accelerate your fat loss or maintain your muscle.
However, it’s rare to see a SARM which fulfills both. For example, SARMs are in general anabolic in nature, which means they’re very effective at growing your muscle. But for losing fat, most of them are quite powerless.
And vice versa, if a compound is good for fat loss, it isn’t very good at building/maintaining muscle. As a rule of thumb.
That begs the question…
What’s The #1 SARM For Fat Loss?
In terms of actual fat loss, there is one “SARM” that immediately wins the price.
I write “SARM” in quotation marks because it’s not really a SARM.
However… it’s often lumped into the same category. And it got developed by the same pharmaceutical company that discovered the first non-steroidal SARM.
That SARM is…
Cardarine results in accelerated fat loss. Cardarine stimulates your lives to oxidize fatty acids instead of glucose.
In plain English, it encourages your body to burn body fat as energy. And your muscle gets more glycogen, which allows you to perform at the gym even though your calorie deficit.
Cardarine also doesn’t act as a stimulant like most other fat burners. Other fat burners have to turn your heart on overdrive before they give you any significant fat loss.
Some articles claim that the fat loss effects of Cardarine are extreme.
That’s not correct.
They aren’t extreme compared to hardcore fat burners like Clenbuterol, Ephedrine, and T3. But as a non-stimulatory fat burner, it’s one of the best alternatives out there.
You also get extreme boosts in endurance, which you can read more about in the in-depth article about Cardarine.
What’s The #1 SARM For Keeping Muscle During A Diet?
We’ve brushed upon what you want to pick for accelerating fat loss, but what about keeping muscle?
What’s best for that purpose?
You’re lucky in a way. Because there are way more SARMs that help you maintain muscle on a calorie deficit.
But you’re also unlucky, because that means you’ve got some choosing to do…
Here are some of your best choices:
Ostarine is the most popular SARM on the market and that’s for a reason… You get good results with barely any side effects. Even women use it without reporting downsides.
Ostarine has, like Cardarine, a nutrient partitioning effect. It makes your body burn body fat for energy, and divert more of the calories you eat toward your muscle.
Burn more fat, keep more muscle. What’s there not to like?
But wait — there’s more:
Ostarine also has a more direct effect on keeping your muscle live and well. It directly binds to androgenic receptors in your muscle, increases protein synthesis and nitrogen retention. Those are two crucial if you want to keep that hard-earned beef.
Basically, Ostarine preserves your muscle in a similar fashion to steroids like Anavar and Turinabol. Even if you eat like a mouse.
Keep reading about Ostarine here.
LGD-4033 is also a popular SARM. It’s considered to be more of a mass builder, but I’ve come to the realization it’s a great addition to your cut.
Milligram for milligram, LGD-4033 is a stronger anabolic than Ostarine.
And since you often get the same amount for the same price, Ligandrol is very cost effective.
The only downside compared to Ostarine: Ostarine has a slight cosmetic effect — it makes your muscle look more hard and dry, which feels great when you’re cutting. LGD-4033 doesn’t, and some people get slightly bloated by it.
Keep reading about Ligandrol here.
MK-677 is not technically a SARM, but just like Cardarine it’s thrown into the same category anyway.
This chemical boosts your body’s own production of growth hormone. Growth hormone is extremely effective at preventing muscle wasting. For example when you’re on a calorie deficit or sick. Which is why MK-677 is tried to treat people with wasting diseases like AIDS.
MK-677 can also accelerate metabolization of body fat — especially around your belly. But you need to take it consistently for a few months to notice the results of it.
Keep reading about MK-677 here.
The Ultimate SARMs Stack For Cutting:
Since we’ve gone over the SARMs you can use for dieting, you’ve probably understood every SARM has its strengths and weakpoints. Which is why your best approach is to stack them together.
For example, you want to consider one SARM that is anabolic, and another that accelerates your fat loss.
Here’s an example stack that you can keep in mind:
- Cardarine, 20 mg per day: Helps you burn fat faster and drive more nutrients to your muscle.
- Ostarine, 20 mg per day: Helps you maintain muscle and strength by binding to your androgenic receptors.
- MK-677, 10 mg per day: Helps you maintain muscle — and in the long term, burn more fat — by boosting growth hormone.
That’s the most sensible way to perform a cut with SARMs. You’ll get lean faster, and keep more mass, by stacking them together this way.
(If your diet and exercise is on point)
Until next time,
— Alexander Contrarian