The Relationship between Steroids and SARMs
Steroids are chemical ingredients found in our bodies and can be artificially administered to mainly help in muscle building. Sportsmen and women from all parts of the world continue to use steroids without regard to the harsh consequences associated with using them. Athletes prefer the use of steroids because they give drastic results. There are however many risks associated with the use of these compounds as will be addressed in this article. SARMs are used by athletes and body builders as alternatives for enhanced muscle growth because they are safer. SARMs of different varieties are currently available in the market, with some of them having stronger risks and effects than others. However, SARMs are generally safer for use than steroids.
There are very striking variances between SARMs and steroids. First of all, SARMs do not require use of injections during administration unlike in use of steroids. The liver is adversely affected when steroids are used, but the effects are greatly minimized when SARMs are used. Steroids can cause development of masculine characteristics such as deep voice and body hair in women. Development of masculine characteristics occur because of the conversion of steroids into Dihydrotestosterone, an organic compound that is responsible for this phenomenon. Men who use steroids are a higher risk of suffering from prostate cancer and also experience reduced production of testosterone. Also, steroids can cause imbalance in cholesterol levels in the body in addition to instigating high blood pressure.
People who use steroids are at the risk of getting side effects that are irreversible, a clear indication of how dangerous the compounds are to the human body. There are many athletes and body builders whose testosterone levels have been greatly inhibited because of using steroids. Nonetheless, people who use SARMs do not experience such harsh side effects. The ability of SARMs to only affect specific tissues in the body has made it to gain popularity among many athletes and other sportsmen. For example, SARMs are designed in such a way that they only attach themselves to parts of the DNA that is needed for skeletal muscle protein growth. They will not touch other parts of the body like it is the case with steroids, where muscles grow at the same time with tissues in the brain, heart, liver and prostate. Another benefit of using nonsteroidal SARMs is that according to research, they help to increase libido in both men and women. It is further believed that SARMs can help to treat illnesses that were previously caused by steroids and other drugs. It has been found out through research that side effects of SARMs are very minimal, and therefore there is no need for people using them to worry.