One of the most underrated aspects of bodybuilding is the newer things that are available that guys and gals might be too stubborn to learn about. This article will take a look at Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033), which is a SARM (selective androgen receptor modulator), and is something that I strongly recommend you learn about because it can help you better achieve your fitness goals.
Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033) was originally researched by Ligand Pharmaceuticals, but now Viking Therapeutics has taken over and altered the name to VK5211. It is still currently in the clinical testing phase and has been found to medically help with bone, soft tissue, prevention of muscle wasting, and possible hormone replacement therapy. Around 10 years ago, research companies started producing the compound so that both athletes and even normal people could tap into those health benefits. They were seeking something that boosted their athletic performance but also was low in side effects.
How it works
It is no secret if you have researched these compounds that all SARMS (selective androgen receptor modulators) work the same way. They bind to androgen receptors in a selective manner, providing a mild anabolic response but without creating androgenic side effects.
In the past 5 years, human studies have shown that Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033) is perfectly safe when used at a proper dosage, which is under 22mgs a day. The studies also showed that there were improvements in strength, recovery, tissue, bone, muscle, and loss of fat.
Phase 1 multiple ascending dose study, healthy subjects (n=76)
►Statistically significant improvement in LBM after 21 days
►Positive trends in strength and performance measurements
►Androgenic effect on total T, SHBG
►Shown to be safe, well-tolerated, no drug-related SAEs
The steroid argument
Many on forums or in the gym will argue that you get more results from anabolic steroids. This is absolutely true in the short term, but it goes both ways. Greater short-term results can be had with steroids, but you also have much greater side effects. Over the long term, the actual results from using steroids vs. Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033) are very similar, while user experiences show that health parameters are drastically different. The reason for this is simply that steroids are NOT selective, while Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033) is very selective. I will share some differences in that regard:
Anabolic steroids can be liver toxic and cause kidney strain. Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033) is not toxic whatsoever.
Joints & Soft Tissues
Anabolic steroids actually dry out joints and break down soft tissues, weakening them. Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033) will strengthen them.
Anabolic steroids can be extremely androgenic, causing aggression, anger, mood swings, lipid strain, heart strain, prostate enlargement, and acne. Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033) does none of those things.
Anabolic steroids can cause dysfunction of the reproductive system, because they severely shut down the pituitary glands, causing the Leydig cells to not get any signaling anymore. This leads to long-term problems like erectile dysfunction, low libido, poor mood, drop in sperm count and other low testosterone symptoms. This can be very hard to reverse even with post cycle therapy. Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033) is only slightly suppressive, and it is much easier to recover with a conservative post cycle therapy.
Anabolic steroids can cause estrogenic side effects like bitch tits (gynecomastia), water retention and bloat even when using an aromatase inhibitor. These issues will cause your blood pressure to skyrocket and lead to heart problems. Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033) does not cause any estrogen issues.
Post Cycle Therapy
Anabolic steroids require a substantial amount of ancillary drugs and support supplementation when using them. They also require a very expensive and long post cycle therapy to recover. Financially this will cost you easily in the hundreds. Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033) requires very little additional spending.
How to use LGD 4033 for your particular goals
Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033) can be used by both genders and the recommended cycle length is 8-12 weeks with 4-8 weeks off. The recommended dosage for females is 2.5-10mgs a day with 5mgs a day being the average dosage. For males, we recommend 5-20mgs a day with 10mgs being the average dosage.
Over the years athletes will have wear and tear from the consistent pounding of the soft tissues. Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033) stacks very well with Ostarine Ostabolic MK2866 at 25mgs a day to help repair and strengthen your body.
For those who want to look good in the mirror you will appreciate the recomposition results of gaining muscle and burning fat. Stack with RAD140 (Testolone) at 10mgs a day and Cardarine (GW501516) at 20mgs a day.
Whether you like to go hiking, jogging, swimming or you compete in the various types of endurance competitions, you will love using Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033). I recommend stacking in SR9009 (stenabolic) at 5-20mgs 2 hours prior to your cardio.
Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033) is great for females. Some choose to use it solo and some choose to stack it with another SARM (selective androgen receptor modulator) such as Cardarine (GW501516) or S4 (andarine).
Stacking with steroids
You can most certainly gain an advantage by using Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033) in your steroid cycle. The most logical reason is you will add in more results, without adding to side effects. This is why more and more steroid users are choosing to use it, instead of adding a liver toxic oral, or one that increases estrogen.
Post cycle therapy and bridge
After using Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033) you need to run a mini-post cycle therapy (mini-PCT). Using N2generate ES (hcgenerate ES) at 5 capsules per day for 4-6 weeks works well.
I never recommend using Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033) during a post cycle therapy.
You can get away with using Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033) during a bridge because it is not very suppressive at all. An example is if you have a long gap between cycles, you can throw it in for 8 weeks to help prevent muscle wasting and fat rebound.
Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033) only causes slight suppression, which is temporary when used at 16 weeks or less and at 20mgs a day or less.
Half-life and detection
The half-life is quite long at 33 hours, this means you can dose it 1X per day.
Tested athletes should not use Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033) if they could be tested in the next 5 weeks. Remember that using it is cheating and that is wrong because you will be getting an upper hand on your peers. There have been numerous athletes from football players to cyclists who have been busted for it.
Where to buy Ligandrol
Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033) is very popular and also heavily faked by dishonest companies. You must use a trusted source which you can find by checking our forums at evolutionary.org. Sarms1.com and eSARMS.com sells legitimate Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033).