You know that most bodybuilding supplements are crap. They don’t lead to any results at all. Supplement companies sell BCAAs, creatine and testosterone boosters to milk your wallet. That’s all there is to it.
But there are things that really help you build an excellent physique. Nobody talks about them out in the open. The supplements that work are hush-hush. They’re underground.
You hear about them from a gym buddy, on a hardcore bodybuilding forum or one of the few honest blogs out there.
That’s probably where you heard of Ostarine, or MK-2866, for the first time.
Someone told you it builds muscle really well and it caught your attention. You heard that there basically are no side effects at all. Then you went on Google and discovered this blog post.
And buddy, you’re about to learn everything you need to know about Ostarine.
The good and the bad. Because unlike every other blog about Ostarine out there, I’m not a supplement seller. I am 100% unbiased and will tell you my uncensored thoughts.
Just keep reading:
Ostarine is the most popular SARM on the market today.
Do you want slow and steady, lean gains of muscle? Do you want to enhance yourself beyond your natural potential?
But you don’t want to take hardcore anabolic steroids and get all the side effects that come with them?
Then Ostarine may be a great choice for you.
Ostarine is NOT an anabolic steroid. But the results you get are similar. Ostarine is a real, no-bullshit muscle builder. And it’s much safer for your health, althought it’s not 100% risk-free. (Just being honest)
This is the last article about Ostarine you’ll ever need to read. I’m going to tell you every little detail you need to know about it. Why is it so powerful? How safe is it really? What results can you expect?
Let’s start with… what exactly is Ostarine? It’s not an anabolic steroid, so how can it be so effective?
What is Ostarine?
For over 70 years, bodybuilders have used anabolic steroids to push their physiques to new heights.
Steroids like testosterone, Dianabol and Deca.
Steroids grow your muscle and increase your strength. But they don’t only affect your muscle. They affect your entire body and make your prostate grow larger. You become hairier and so forth.
But wait, there’s more:
Your body converts a fraction of those anabolic steroids into estrogen, a female hormone. Estrogen causes water retention, mood swings, acne and gynocomastia (manboobs).
Ostarine is NOT an anabolic steroid and does NOT convert to estrogen.
It’s a SARM, a type of drugs developed to give the good effect of steroids – muscle growth and strength – without the bad parts.
Ostarine mimics the effects of testosterone and only binds to your muscle and bone. It makes them stronger and bigger. And it leaves other parts of your body alone.
This minimizes the possible side effects.
And since Ostarine cannot convert into estrogen, unlike steroids, the risk of bloating, gynecomastia and other estrogen-related side effects are minimal.
SARMs are a milder alternative to steroids. Your gains are more clean and lean, and the side effects aren’t as mean.
Enobosarm [scientific name for Ostarine] is a non-steroidal agent with anabolic activity. Selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM) GTx-024 is designed to work like testosterone, thus promoting and/or maintaining libido, fertility, prostate growth, and muscle growth and strength. Mimicking testosterone’s action, this agent may increase lean body mass, thereby ameliorating muscle wasting in the hypermetabolic state of cancer cachexia.
Even though they have to sound professional with all that medical mumbo-jumbo, they are correct.
Because here’s the truth:
Ostarine is of the most popular muscle-building supplements for a reason. In some situations, it can compare to moderate doses of mild steroids like Anavar or Primobolan.
Don’t expect as extreme results from Ostarine as from a hardcore cycle of steroids. But don’t kid yourself:
Ostarine is a serious performance enhancer. If you take it you won’t be a natural anymore.
Bodybuilders replace oral steroids like Anavar or Winstrol with Ostarine. The muscle gains are similar, but unlike oral steroids, SARMs are NOT liver toxic or bad on your kidneys. The side effects are way lower.
Ostarine, and other SARMs, is as close you can get to steroids without touching the real thing.
Want a quick explanation of the science behind Ostarine? Watch this short video:
Ostarine is the most researched SARM on the market. It was developed to treat muscle wasting diseases. It has shown to be very safe to humans. But it’s still not approved for human use and no one can guarantee anything.
The Amazing Ostarine Results You Can Expect…
You will see a noticeable gain in muscle when on Ostarine. Expect to gain 4 to 6 pounds of lean, rock hard muscle. It won’t be as dramatic as with stronger SARMs like LGD-4033 or RAD140, but you will become more muscular.
The higher dose of Ostarine you take, the stronger effect you will notice.
You won’t blow up and turn into The Rock overnight, but the muscle gains you get will be dry and easy to keep after the cycle.
Cutting And Losing Fat:
Ostarine is very powerful when you diet. It prevents you from losing muscle even if you’re on a caloric deficit. You can cut without losing muscle or strength.
Depending on your situation, you may even build muscle on your cut when taking Ostarine.
If you combine Ostarine with a growth hormone-booster like MK-677, you’re well prepared for a productive cut that will get you ripped like a god.
Recomposition (gaining muscle and losing body fat at the same time):
This is where Ostarine might be the best SARM of choice
Ostarine has, like Cardarine, a nutrient partitioning effect. It makes your body burn body fat for energy, and store the calories you eat as muscle instead.
If you combine Ostarine with Cardarine, you have an incredible SARM stack to help you transform your body.
- Ostarine helps you heal and prevent injuries. That’s one of the primary reasons it got developed in the first place.
- Ostarine promotes growth and healing in bones, joints and it increases collagen synthesis in your tendons.
- I noticed better feeling joints after about a week.
Over 27 studies have been done on Ostarine. In them, around 1500 test subjects have been given dosages between 0.1 mg to 100 mg of Ostarine per day.
A normal dose for bodybuilders is 20-40 mg. Taking that dosage for 8-12 weeks can lead to 4-8 lbs of lean muscle gains.
Women usually take 10-15 mg. But I’ve seen some take up to 20 mg a day without any noticeable side effects at all.
The higher the dose you take, the more effects you will see. However, I recommend you to stick within the 20-40 mg range.
It works perfectly for most people. If you’re not satisfied with the results from this dosage, more powerful SARMs is what you should look for. You will get more bang for your buck and save money. Look into LGD-4033 (Ligandrol).
I’ve used up to 40 mg a day.
I saw diminishing returns. When I started taking Ostarine, I went from 0 to 20 mg a day and the effects were great. My well-being improved, joints felt stronger and less achy. Muscle growth accelerated.
But when I went from 20 to 40 mg a day… the difference was much smaller. Almost unnoticeable.
Because of that, I would personally stick to a lower dosage and run a longer cycle instead. That is more likely to give you lasting gains, and as little side effects as possible.
Speaking of side effects…
The side effects of Ostarine are few, but they occur.
“Sweet, so Ostarine’s like steroids without the bad side effects? Let go!”
Woah there cowboy, slow down.
I’m going to tell you the whole truth. Keep reading:
Most of the information about Ostarine you find online is published by SARM sellers and affiliates.
They want you to buy their stuff, so of course, they won’t tell you the potential side effects. They lie to you.
One of the lies is that SARMs don’t affect your natural hormones. That’s false. Hear me out:
Ostarine is suppressive to your testosterone levels.
When you take Ostarine, your body will think it’s testosterone.
And since your body believes it gets all this extra testosterone from an external source, why would it need to produce that good old testosterone on its own?
Your body stops producing as much testosterone as it did before. It starts slacking off.
Your natural testosterone levels will become suppressed from Ostarine.
However, the testosterone suppression from Ostarine is very mild. And based on my personal experience and others, it shouldn’t be a big concern to anyone who takes a normal dosage for a normal period of time.
Your natural testosterone will jump back to normal levels after a few weeks, without any medication.
With stronger SARMs like LGD-4033, a PCT may be necessary. With Ostarine, it probably isn’t unless you happen to feel symptoms of low testosterone. If you do:
- Use RED-PCT 2.0. It contains 7 natural ingredients that promote balanced hormone levels. This probably is the best choice.
- Use prescription drugs like Nolvadex and Clomid. They are the most effective at bringing your testosterone back, but are hard to get your hands on and give you much harsher side effects. Avoid unless they’re absolutely necessary.
Other Side Effects from Ostarine
You should not experience any other severe side effects from Ostarine. But:
- Ostarine has a slightly negative effect on your blood cholesterol. Don’t take it if you’ve got cardiovascular problems.
- You may experience headaches and mild lethargy.
- There’s a very small chance, among men who are already prone to it, that Ostarine causes gynocomastia.
How To Run A Cycle Of Ostarine
When you want to run a cycle of Ostarine, there are a couple of things you need to keep in mind:
- Longer cycles will give you best results. 12 weeks of Ostarine will lead to more gains than 8.
- Stay away from really short cycles. You won’t build much muscle in 4 weeks, even if you use Ostarine.
- Higher doses are more suppressive. Your testosterone levels will be more suppressed on a cycle of 40 mg compared to 20 mg.
I find 8-12 week cycles on 20-40 mg of Ostarine to be the best.
Reviews Of Ostarine
Ostarine is one of the most popular SARMs for a reason. It’s a nice, mild SARM that will give decent results with minimal side effects.
You will feel better on it. Muscle will be built easier and faster. Joints will be stronger.
It’s an option for grey-hat athletes who want to take the bodybuilding red pill — but aren’t interested in true steroids.
I enjoy the effects of Ostarine. It made me grow muscle at a faster rate, and it gave me a cosmetic boost — the muscle became fuller and harder-looking. Personally, I felt no side effects at all. Yes, really.
IFBB Pro Greg Doucette on Ostarine:
Is Ostarine legal?
I don’t give legal advice. The legality of Ostarine differs between different countries. In some, it’s illegal to sell as a supplement, but can still be bought as a research chemical. But no one knows if you decide to use yourself as a lab rat.
In others, it’s illegal in all situations.
Make sure to follow the laws of your own country. Don’t break any laws.
Ostarine is — without a doubt — one of the best SARMs. It has almost no side effects. It’s suitable for cutting, recompositioning, and bulking. And it’s one of the safest, most well-studied SARMs in the world.
In a nutshell:
Ostarine: Slow, steady gains with basically no side effects.
LGD-4033: Great, more dramatic gains of muscle mass. Stronger suppression and other side effects.
RAD140: Less gains of muscle mass compared to LGD-4033, but you become stronger. Stronger supression and other side effects.
If you want a SARM that gives you good results with the least amount of side effects… then Ostarine is your best choice.
Until next time,
— Mr. Contrarian