Ligandrol, also known as LGD-4033 and VK5211, is a SARM currently under study for use in catabolic states during cancer therapy. Ligandrol seems to be twice as potent as Ostarine in terms of muscle growth.And also in terms of its androgenicity, Ligandrol seems to be in the lead, at least when some residual androgenicity is desired, eg for more bite during training.
Similar to Ostarine, Ligandrol builds up high quality muscle mass that is retained even after discontinuation of the drug.
Already, 1mg of ligandrol per day causes 1.5kg of muscle to be built within just 3 weeks. Since this is pure muscle and no water storage, as is common with manyclassic anabolic-androgenic steroids , this is a very impressive value.
Bodybuilders are known to rarely follow dosing recommendations, which is why dosages of up to 10mg, or ten times the dosage from the trials, are used in practice. These 10mg per day cause a strong muscle building and solid strength.
Women usually use a maximum of 3mg of ligandrol per day, as the androgenic residual effect is stronger than, for example, in Ostarine and so Virilisierungserscheinungen can be minimized.
The use of Ligandrol is due to a half-life of up to one and a half days once a day.The maximum intake period is about 8 weeks, since from the 6th week a significant loss of effect is noticeable.
Unlike, for example, Ostarine, Ligandrol is not very well suited as a supplement during a diet. Although ligandrol will help protect its hard-earned muscle mass, ligandrol is completely useless in terms of burning fat. For this reason, ligandrol is usually used only during muscle building cures.
The Side Effects
The officially observed side effects of Ligandrol are considered mild. Officially confirmed by studies is a worsening of cholesterol levels, but to a lesser degree.In addition, ligandrol reduces the amount of free testosterone and the follicle stimulating hormone FSH, thereby limiting the body’s own production of testosterone. A mild post-cycle therapy with Clomiphen is usually sufficient to bring the values ??back within a normal range within a few weeks.
Not documented in studies, but reported by users, are the classic androgenic side effects, such as oily skin and acne, as well as an increase in aggression potential.
The current price for Ligandrol is an average of 2.50 to 10.00 euros for 10mg in capsule, tablet or liquid form, based on supplier and quantity.
LGD 4033 has shown in practice that it is excellently suited for building lean muscle mass, but proves its true potential during diet as an anticatabolic drug. The anabolic effect during a calorie surplus is described with the high quality of the classic anabolic-androgenic steroids Boldenone (Ganabol) andMethenolone (Primobolan). As positive it is mentioned that all new growths can be maintained by LGD 4033 after weaning, which speaks for the exclusive development of high-quality muscle mass.
In addition, it has been shown that LGD 4033 helps to heal sinews and joints and in this context may even prevent injuries. For this reason, LGD 4033 is often used by professional athletes and Crossfittern who, as you know, maintain a very injury-prone training style.
LGD 4033 binds exclusively to the androgen receptors and does not form a substrate for dihydrotestosterone (DHT) or estrogens, so side effects such as hair loss, acne or gynecomastia are excluded.
The body’s own testosterone production is hardly disturbed by the intake of LGD 4033, as long as no more than four weeks at a time and not over 25mg per day is dosed.
Because of this, many steroid users use LGD 4033 between two steroid cycles to avoid muscle loss. Personally, I do not think so, because LGD 4033, even in small doses, completely stops the recovery of the body’s own testosterone production between two cures with anabolic-androgenic steroids and completely destroys the meaning of steroid pause.
Although most studies with LGD 4033 have been able to show muscle-building and anticatabolic effects already at a dosage of 3 mg per day or more, in practice it is usually dosed with up to 25 mg per day. Women usually use LGD 4033 in a dosage up to 15mg, because the low residual androgenicity of LGD 4033 may well lead to virilization at too high a dosage.