Quick Ligandrol Intro
When athletes or bodybuilders are looking to pack on pound after pound of lean muscle mass – without adding pounds of fat along the way – they turned to supercharged supplements like Ligandrol to get the job done.
A Selective Affective Androgen Receptor Modulator (SARM), Ligandrol works similarly to traditional and anabolic steroids without the same kind of negative short and long-term health side effects those chemical cocktails inevitably bring to the table.
- Dramatically improves lean muscle mass gains
- Elevates your fat loss rate
- Skyrockets strength and endurance
- May be able to heal and strengthen your skeletal structure and bones
- Next to no side effects reported during clinical testing
- Illegal for those competing in amateur and professional sports
- Long-term side effects are still not fully understood
- Will cause slight testosterone suppression side effects
How Exactly Does Ligandrol Work?
The way that Ligandrol works is pretty simple and straightforward – it elevates overall anabolic activity throughout your muscle tissue as well as throughout your bones while at the same time works to dramatically reduce the amount of overall muscle wasting that can happen with atrophy.
Originally intended to help reduce the amount of muscle wasting caused by muscular dystrophy and similar diseases, as well as muscle wasting in the elderly as well as cancer patients, Ligandrol is today used by amateur and professional athletes as a performance-enhancing supplement without the side effects of traditional steroids.
Classified as a SARM (though it has later been classified as a “research chemical”), this chemical concoction has been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency alongside every other SARM – but that hasn’t stopped people the world over from using it to boost their overall athletic performance.
What Are the Potential Side Effects of Ligandrol?
The reason that so many people choose to take advantage of SARM compounds is because they limit the overall amount of side effects you may be subjected to.
This is an orally taken compound (as opposed to and injectable) with significantly lower and less significant side effects compared to traditional anabolic steroids. We are talking about potential side effects that can include (but are not limited to):
- Mild gynecomastia
- Potentially slight testosterone suppression (particularly when you are consuming higher dosages)
- Higher levels of water retention
- Slight loss of lean muscle mass post cycle (though most of your gains are permanent)
You’ll be happy to know that the overwhelming majority of people using Ligandrol will not have to move forward with a Post Cycle Therapy protocol the way that you would have with traditional anabolic steroids.
At the same time, anyone that has tested positive for slight testosterone suppression will certainly want to consider moving forward with a PCT protocol that includes a mild amount of testosterone, if only to naturally stimulate hormonal levels that will return your normal production of test asked room back to baseline.
What Are the Most Effective Dosages of Ligandrol?
Another big reason that so many people continue to take advantage of Ligandrol and other SARM compounds is that you can usually get away with consuming much lower levels and lower dosages of these compounds compared to anabolic steroids.
You can get away with almost laughably low doses of this compound and still see tremendous results almost right away. It isn’t at all uncommon for healthy men looking for a performance-enhancing boost to get exactly what they are hoping for – and then some – by using just 1 mg a day of the this compound.
You’ll want to be sure that you are using this supplement correctly (of course), and medical professionals will tell you that it can be safe to take upwards of 10 mg a day if you are consuming it orally.
Obviously you aren’t going to want to push the boundaries of what your body may be able to safely handle right out of the gate, which is why it’s not a bad idea to start with lower dosages before you jump right in.
Healthy women usually top out at about 5 mg per day, though there are some super athletes – dedicated athletes with years and years of training under their belt – of both sexes that can get away with consuming as much as 20 mg per day.
It’s probably best you don’t push things that hard, though. At least not until you know how your body responds to much lower dosages, that’s for sure.
When Should I Expect to See Real Results?
A typical cycle is going to last anywhere between 8 weeks and 12 weeks on followed by a PCT of no supplementation of this compound for between four and five weeks.
You may or may not want to move forward with testosterone boosters during this PCT protocol (depending on your natural levels of testosterone afterwards), but usually it’s more than enough to just let your body naturally reset without taking anything to get you back to better than brand-new.
You should start seeing results almost immediately and you’ll certainly have a good idea of the amount of new lean muscle mass you’ve accumulated with the help of this compound at the end of that 8 or 12 week cycle.
You can also continue to “rinse and repeat” cycles of Ligandrol until you get the results that you are happy with.
Can Ligandrol Be Stacked with Other Supplements?
Like most other SARM compounds on the market today you can certainly choose to “stack” Ligandrol with other supplements and even with other SARMs.
Athletes (professional and amateur) have found a lot of success creating stacks that worked to cut fat faster, to bulk up quicker, and to improve their overall strength and recomposition results depending on the chemical makeup of the SARM combos they have put together.
Those that want to bulk usually choose to stack this with something like MK 677, whereas those looking to recomp their body usually combine Cardarine with Ligandrol.
There are a lot of stacks you can research to help figure out which one will best suit your needs, though the odds are pretty good you’ll have to do a little independent testing and tinkering to find out exactly which ones are going to match your unique biochemistry best.
At the end of the day, only you will know whether or not this is right for what you are trying to pull off as an athlete or a bodybuilder – or even just someone that is sick and tired of the way they look and feel and wants to transform their body faster than they would have been able to before.
With the help of this SARM, you should be able to significant increases in your overall lean muscle mass even in just a single cycle of Ligandrol. We’ll also notice that your strength and endurance gains shoot through the roof, seeing major differences in your strength and cardiovascular endurance inside of just 21 days.
Fat loss is going to be dramatically accelerated during your cycle and in the first few days post cycle, particularly because your metabolism is going to be working double overtime to generate and grow new muscle tissue.
Best of all, you won’t have to worry about any mood swings, any energy crashes, any headaches, or any of the other side effects that have been so commonly associated with traditional performance-enhancing drugs.
Though the long-term research into this supplement has not yet been completed, there are no known short or long-term side effects that are anywhere near as life-threatening or as dangerous as the ones you can expect with most every anabolic steroid on the market today.