Warning: Do Not Buy Ostarine Until You Read This Review!
SARMS have opened up a whole new world of opportunity for the natty fitness buff and the rookie athlete who always wanted to test the waters with PEDs, but was not willing to take the risk.
You can find a bunch of these guys and gals in every gym around the world.
They lurk around, eyeing the beefed up brute and wondering what it would take to get that big.
With SARMS, they now have a shot at glory.
Cause it’s way better than anything labelled as a nutritional supplement. Yet, it’s not even half as risky as an anabolic steroid.
Most first timers looking to dabble in SARMS go with MK-2866.
It is touted as the perfect beginners SARM on messaging boards.
That’s because it is not overwhelming, produces some good results even at surprisingly low doses and it will give you almost all the benefits that you expect from a performance enhancer.
This brief guide will help you understand MK-2866 and also show you how to run your first cycle with it.
What is MK-2866?
Just in case you are new to this, MK-2866 is a Selective Androgenic Receptor Modulator or a SARM, that is currently being investigated for potential therapeutic uses.
One of the potential uses, that piqued the interest of the bodybuilding and fitness community, is its effectiveness in preventing muscle wasting.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We’ll talk about the other benefits in a bit.
MK-2866 was developed by GSK and Ligand for a few years before GTX took over the research. And it is estimated that GTX has pumped in almost $35 million so far in research.
It is touted to be one of the most promising SARMS under development currently.
As of now, it has undergone two human clinical trials. Phase III trials began in 2019, but the results are yet to be made public.
The Main uses of Ostarine
Just like most SARMS, Ostarine binds to selected androgen receptors in the body and stimulates a desired response from those cells.
In a performance enhancement setting, the response is geared towards increasing lean muscle mass, increasing strength and dropping body fat. Very much like exogenous testosterone.
Here are some of the results that you can achieve with MK-2866.
Lean Muscle Mass:
In a clinical study involving 65 elderly men averaging around 63 years of age, it was revealed that Ostarine helped increase lean body mass by 1.4 kg over a 90-day period at 3mg/day. That’s a miniscule dose mind you. Imagine what you can achieve with 20mg/day. Another thing that most people fail to mention is the quality of muscle that you can gain on MK-2866. LGD-4033 and RAD-140 are better bulking compounds. But they will also cause some amount of water retention. Not MK-2866. You will gain dry, lean muscle on Ostarine and you can retain the muscle a lot better when you come off the compound.
The same clinical study that we mentioned above, also revealed that MK-2866 increases body strength. You will notice that you can bang out more reps in the gym or spend more time on the track without getting fatigued. You will also stack more plates on the rod surpassing your previous best 1 rep maxes.
We won’t call it pumps because pumps are temporary. All day pumps are in the steroid zone. But you will definitely notice a fullness in your muscles. Your clothes will be tighter. You will look toned. We aren’t sure whether it burns fat. Never ran measurements and numbers. But you definitely start to look leaner around the waist. We’ll give you that.
If you are coming from natty, then you will be amazed at how fast you are able to hit the gym again. Ostabolic for us has always had a mild deca-durabolin effect. That might just be us though. But your recovery will definitely be sooner.
Top doping scandals involving Ostarine
The fact that Ostarine does not cause a dramatic increase in body mass, while providing a decent increase in strength and recovery, makes it a favorite with athletes looking to stay under the radar.
But WADA and other agencies have been aggressively running out-of-competition tests for SARMS and the number of athletes caught doping with Ostarine has increased manifold in the recent past.
Tom Lawlor, the UFC light heavyweight fighter was handed a two-year suspension after testing positive for Ostarine. He’s not the only one though. Four other fighters were also caught doping with MK-2866 and accepted 6-month sentences.
More recently, Jimmy Wallhead tested positive for MK-2866. He feigned innocence and blamed it on a contaminated batch of endurance boosting supplements that he’d sourced.
Two American Triathletes also tested positive for MK-2866 in 2017 and cited similar reasons.
Side Effects of Ostarine
Ostarine is often recommended to beginners on messaging boards as it is a very easy compound to run.
Side effects are rare. And even the occasional sides are pretty manageable.
You might experience some Insomnia, particularly if you are using above 15mg/day.
There are numerous supplements that can be tried to improve the quality of sleep. However, if it’s starting to bother you, we recommend that you dial the dose down to 10mg/day for a couple of weeks and see if that helps.
Some users have also mentioned a rise in blood pressure at doses above 20mg/day. But we consider 20mg to be the upper limit that must not be exceeded.
Ostarine Dosage and stacks
Start with the lowest possible dose of MK-2866. That’s 5mg/day and slowly ramp it up to 10mg and then 15.
If it’s your first cycle, we recommend that you stick to 10mg/day.
You will definitely get good results from it. If its your second or third cycle and you are curious to test a higher dose, go for 20mg/day.
But do not exceed that dose.
Ostarine stacks beautifully with almost any anabolic steroid. It can be very beneficial in any cutting cycle in particular.
You do not need to stack SARMS.