What is Ostarine?
Ostarine is a selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM) which increases muscle mass and strength.
Ostarine has been shown to help people that suffer from a muscular disease, like osteoporosis. For personal, recreational use, Ostarine can improve:
- muscle growth,
- fat loss,
- and bone density.
Causes rapid muscle growth, which is the main reason people use this medication. Studies show that users have reported an average of 10 pounds of muscle in just 8-12 weeks. With an even higher dose than the average (10-15 mg a day), more muscle can be built in the same amount of time.
As you use Ostarine, the medication transforms fat into muscle, so you can slim down and get stronger at the same time.
Current research has found that Ostarine can increase bone density. It might be a way to prevent bone fractures, especially for people that are prone to getting fractures.
Although there are some short-term side effects while you take Ostarine, most users reported having little to none. The most common side effects while taking the medication is:
- A decrease in HDL cholesterol levels,
- Back acne outbreaks,
- Joint pain,
- Increased appetite,
- Drinking alcohol can strain your liver and may cause liver issues.
It is recommended that you do not exceed 25 mg a day because the long-term side effects have not been observed yet.
Do not let this sway you, most of the studies on this medication has concluded that just taking a little bit every day, like 3 mg, can still lead to a significant amount of muscle gain.
Depending on the result you want and the amount your body tolerates, Ostarine should be taken in 8 or 12 week cycles. The most recommended dose is a daily 15 mg for 8 weeks.
For the best, safest results, a cycling schedule should last for at least 16 weeks, and could look like:
- First 8 weeks: 15 mg daily,
- Next 4 weeks: Post cycle Therapy,
- Last 4 weeks of one cycle: Do not take any SARMs,
- Repeat, until you get the desired result.
If you need more time than 4 weeks to have a break from Ostarine, you can take as much time as you need to rest. Taking more than 4 weeks to rest will help your body retain an equilibrium. You should always give yourself a minimum of 4 weeks of rest, at the end of each cycle.
For the quickest results, you can use a stacking method. Stacking SARMs consists of using a combination of medication for the most effective results.
This method is best recommended for bodybuilders. But, when first starting this drug, you should use the basic dosage instructions above. This allows time for your body to get comfortable with the medication.
The benefits of stacking are:
- Increases stamina and endurance,
- Speeds up lean muscle growth,
- Accelerates muscle recovery rate,
- Burns that pesky fat that just won’t give up,
- Overall quicker results.
There are two reasons to use this stacking method, to cut down fat, cutting, or to build muscle, bulking.
For cutting, you lower your calorie intake. Ostarine combats this excellently, so you do not have to worry about losing muscle mass because of a lower calorie diet.
A good combination is Ostarine and Cardarine. Ostarine provides the security of not losing muscle mass while dieting, and Cardarine enhances cardio performance. With an increase in cardio and fewer calories, you can burn away your fat while not losing any muscle mass.
A triple stack incorporates three SARMs, Ostarine, Cardarine, and Andarine. This combination is extremely strong. When used, you will receive the most efficient results, but you should do it cautiously. Never start using the triple stack if you have never used any SARMs.
Bulking is another way to use stacking, and it greatly increases the speed of the muscle-building process. A good SARM that works well with Ostarine is Ligandol.
The bulking process is similar to the stacking process, except for the first week, you should take 10mg of Ostarine, then 20mg for the rest of the weeks.
When doing any form of stacking, you should stack for 8 weeks, then switch to post cycle therapy for the next 4.
Post Cycle Therapy
Post cycle therapy (PCT) is a vital step to using SARMs safely and should be used in every cycle for 4 weeks. This step should never be skipped, no matter what method you are using. The main reason for PCT is to keep your hormone levels normal. The easiest and most common way is taking an over-the-counter testosterone booster for at least 4 weeks.It is recommended that you monitor your hormones for safety purposes. The most accessible and reliable way is getting your blood work done.