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LGD4033, which is also known as anabolicum or LGD, is a selective androgen receptor modulator (SARMS). In spite of the fact that it is still in clinical testing and has been found to be effective for medical conditions (especially muscle wasting and osteoporosis), in recent years bodybuilders have found ways to utilize anabolicum to their advantage, leading to the growth of its popularity in fitness and endurance related sports.
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LGD4033 was discovered by Ligand Pharma, and it is still under development by Viking Therapeutics, who have re-named it VK5211. In studies, this compound has been shown to help with muscle wasting diseases like cancer and sarcopenia (age related loss in mass).
Originally, anabolicum was intended to be used one day in hormone replacement therapy (HRT), as it has less side effects than testosterone and other hormones, but has many of the same anabolic benefits.
How it works
Just like the other SARMS, LGD works by selectively binding to the androgen receptors of muscles and bone. In fact, Anabolicum is considered to be one of the strongest and most anabolic SARMS. What's more, out of the widely available SARMS it is probably the most powerful milligram for milligram.
Since LGD works so selectively, it will give the user anabolic activity in the body without harming the prostate or causing unwanted androgenic side effects. This makes it ideal for females as well.
Additionally, studies have shown that it was totally safe for humans when used at dosages under 20 milligrams (mgs) per day.
Furthermore, in other studies anabolicum enhanced lean muscle mass, while decreasing body fat, increasing strength, and improving wellness in the user. Thus, it is not surprising that its use is so widespread in the athletic world.
LGD vs. Steroids
The beautiful part of using LGD is that you can get many of the benefits of anabolic steroids without the harsh side effects associated to them. Steroid side effects include estrogen increases, which have a domino effect of problems like high blood pressure, water retention, and even gynecomastia (bitch tits). Moreover, steroids can also cause androgenic side effects like lipid strain and aggression. And finally, since anabolicum is not methylated, it will not harm the liver at all. This is not the case with oral steroids, which are usually liver toxic.
Crossfit and Athletes
This SARM is especially popular in crossfit type of activities, as it will not hurt endurance or cause massive leg pumps and lethargy like most anabolic steroids. Instead, it will increase strength and lean muscle mass, while keeping side effects minimal.
The most famous doping incident with LGD involved the University of Florida QB Will Grier, who was suspended for using this compound.
Like all the SARMS, anabolicum is banned by sports organizations, including the WADA and NCAA, as it gives the athlete an unfair advantage over their peers.
Generally, LGD works extremely well as part of a recomping stack, be it a SARMS stack or an anabolic steroid stack. As you may already know, recomping is where the athlete wants to lose body fat, while gaining lean muscle mass at the same time, and it is difficult to do without the help of performance enhancing compounds.
Anabolicum works especially well with other SARMS as part of a double or triple stack. An example of such stack would be Anabolicum/Ostabolic/Cardarine, or another option is LGD/S4/GW.
Furthermore, as mentioned above, anabolicum can be also used in a steroid stack to enhance the strength, muscle gains, and help cut body fat without adding to the already existing side effects of these steroids. An example of such stack would be LGD with a small dose of testosterone, and turinabol/winstrol.
Finally, LGD can be used solo as well. As a matter of fact, many users have been very pleased with using it by itself, as it is a simple and affordable cycle.
This is a purely SARMS Anabolicum cycle 16 weeks:
- Anabolicum (LGD) 10mgs/ED
- Andarine (S4) 25mgs/ED
- Cardarine (GW) 20mgs/ED
- N2Guard 5 caps/ED
- Anabolicum (LGD) 15mgs/ED
- Andarine (S4) 50mgs/ED
- Stenabolic (SR) 20mgs/ED
- N2Guard 5 caps/ED
- SARMS mini-pct
- HCGenerate ES 5 tabs/ED
- Cardarine (GW) 20mgs/ED
- Ostabolic 12.5mgs ED
- Clomid 25mgs/ED
- N2Guard 7caps/ED
LGD is one of the most powerful anabolic SARMS out there, and it does come with the side effect of suppression, albeit it is not even nearly as suppressive as anabolic steroids are. For this reason, it is not recommended to use LGD during PCT or bridge, and you should always follow up its use with a mild post cycle therapy to ensure proper recovery.
LGD has a robust 24-36 hour half life. However, I still recommend dosing 2x/day.
Due to the fact that LGD is one of the strongest SARMS, a small dosage of 5-10 mg's per day is all that's needed. Besides, since it has such a long half life, you only need to dose it once per day, although some choose to dose it twice per day. Liquid dosage involves squirting the compound in the mouth, swallowing it, and then chasing down with juice.
Where to find
You can find Anabolicum (LGD) being sold as a research chemical by many research and supplement companies because it is very popular in the fitness world. However, the bad news is that in an unregulated industry many companies are using underdosed, bunk, or misleading labels in order to sell fake LGD. Therefore, you should find a reliable research chemical source, that has the compound in liquid form only. One such company that I can recommend is sarms1.com. I've used them personally in my research with great success.
Anabolicum (LGD) is actually one of the most popular SARMS among females because it can be ran solo with so much success. Nevertheless, I recommend halving the male dose for female athletes. Hence, running it at 2.5-5 mg's per day is ample. Some women will choose to run it every other day because it has a long half life.
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