What is SR9009
SR9009, more popularly known as Stenabolic, originated from the lab of Scripps Research Institute’s own Professor Thomas Burris. Although it’s affiliated with SARMS, SR9009 is rather a Rev-ErbA agonist drug.
Did I already confuse you? Basically, the protein Rev-ErbA is found in the brain, liver, skeletal muscle, and body fat and it plays a role in one’s circadian rhythm.
Now for the kicker! The Stenabolic compound affects this protein so much that mice test subjects ran at a 50% increase in speed after taking SR9009. It also radically reduced obesity in mice. The mice were injected with SR9009 for a week. Although they lost fat, their food consumption remained the same. After 12 days, the mice stopped putting on weight without any differences in insulin tolerance or glucose count. After 7-10 days, the tested mice’s cholesterol reduced significantly, and after 30 days they demonstrated escalated endurance.
Due to Stenabolics immense effects, some have coined it as ‘exercise in a bottle.’ This compound stimulates greater production of mitochondria, therefore enhancing metabolism and muscles.
That explains why SR9009 is so popular among fitness enthusiasts today, even though additional trials are still ongoing. The drug is available online as a research chemical, but athletes and bodybuilders are already using it to enhance their performance.
Stenabolic is sold as a Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator (SARM), but as the studies show, it acts as a Rev-ErbA agonist. It targets the Rev-Erb proteins, which are mostly found in the liver, muscles, and fat cells.
So, if you want to break your fitness records or find yourself needing to outrun a werewolf, this may be just what you’re looking for. Before you make any decisions, let’s evaluate this drug further…
Sorry if I got carried away with the mice. Let’s talk about how this might affect you and your fitness goals.
The mice have spoken, and they can vouch for SR9009 in that it will amp up your game.
First, let’s talk about cardio for a second. Cardio is typically performed to increase one’s heart rate to where one’s capacity is maximized. If you struggle with cardio, your heart rate skyrockets. When you use stimulants like pre-workout, that skyrocket happens way faster, so it’s actually hurting your workout.
Stenabolic is your knight in shining armor. Opposite to what a stimulant does, SR9009 prevents you from getting winded so easily and enables you to go even harder. Your heart rate might just rise to 75% rather than 90% when running at the same speed.
Safe Fat Loss for Your Next Competition
Stenabolic will reduce your body fat regardless of your current build. Typical fat burners tax your body. Thankfully, Stenabolic is not considered a stimulant or harsh drug, and keeps you burning fat even when not exercising. Hop in the gym and that fat loss will be shockingly amplified.
As mentioned a few moments ago, Rev-ErbA regulates fatty acid liver metabolism. Stenabolic enhances this process, further increasing the metabolism. Also, because SR9009 increases mitochondria strength, stored fat burns away.
Your Cholesterol Will Thank You
You don’t have to be an athlete or avid gym goer to reap the consequences of Stenabolic. If you’re obese, this drug does the honor of improving your cholesterol and exiling overabundant glucose.
Consequently, you’ll burn fat much quicker before and after your workout and get a more beneficial exercise session.
- Weight Loss
Multiple studies show SR9009 can induce significant fat loss. The drug has been shown to be effective in dealing with different kinds of overweight issues, including genetic obesity. In these studies, Stenabolic produced impressive results within a few days without affecting insulin tolerance.
In one of the trials, mice were injected with SR9009 for seven days and experienced considerable weight loss without any alteration in food intake.
In another, mice with diet-induced obesity were injected with Stenabolic for 30 days. These mice experienced 60% more weight loss than the control group. The treatment group also witnessed reduced insulin levels, free fatty acids, triglycerides, and total cholesterol.
How exactly does SR9009 promote weight loss? According to several animal studies, this drug stimulates the Reb-Erb proteins in fat cells turning off the genes behind fat storage and decreasing triglyceride production. It also supports the burning of fat.
- Boosting Endurance
SR9009 boosts endurance by increasing the number of mitochondria found in muscle cells. It increases both total and active mitochondria. Additionally, it triggers the generation of new mitochondria, as reported by this study.
Mitochondria are responsible for the generation of chemical energy. Therefore, by increasing the number and performance of these cell organelles, SR9009 increases endurance and energy levels significantly.
This has been observed in numerous animal studies where mice treated with the drug recorded longer running time than the control animals.
The anecdotal reports from bodybuilders using Stenabolic further prove its ability to boost athletic performance. And that’s also why the drug is banned in competitive and controlled sports.
- Reducing Inflammation
In this study, rats with ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI), a severe inflammatory response in the lungs, were treated with SR9009 to stimulate Rev-ErbA. The trial showed that the action of Stenabolic greatly reduced VILI. It lowered inflammatory cell infiltration, lung edema, and the secretion of the cytokine TNF-alpha.
Additional studies demonstrated SR9009 reduces inflammatory molecules like MMP-9 and CCL2.
What does all this mean? Well, this research clearly shows that SR9009 can be used to reduce inflammation. Scientists suggest that it can combat muscular inflammation, which is a rampant issue among athletes.
- Boosts Cardiovascular Health
Stenabolic can be effective for reversing heart diseases and boosting overall cardiovascular health. Scientists have observed that SR9009 can reduce blood vessel lesions in genetically modified mice within 7 weeks. The results were very impressive especially considering that no alterations were made on blood fat levels, food intake, and body weight.
In another research involving mice with induced hypertrophy, Stenabolic reduced heart size in just 2 weeks without tampering with blood pressure levels.
The Rev-Erba agonist also works remarkably well in improving heart function in healthy mice.
Stenabolic also promotes heart health by reducing cholesterol. Researchers point out that administration of Stenabolic for around 10 days lowers triglycerides, blood levels, and total cholesterol.
In genetically modified mice placed on a high cholesterol diet, Stenabolic reduced total cholesterol and triglyceride significantly. It also reduced LDL cholesterol without affecting good HDL cholesterol.
While there are no reliable human trials done on SR9009 yet, the available data on animal studies show it can have the same positive impact on the heart health of humans.
- Preserves Muscle Mass
Very few drugs can promote fat loss without touching your muscle tissue. SR9009 is one of those drugs.
Stenabolic promotes fat loss while preserving your lean muscle tissue at the same time. Some people even support their weight loss efforts with a calorie deficit diet, and it doesn’t alter their muscle mass.
In addition to preserving muscle, SR9009 can also support muscle growth. However, you’ll have to make a few changes to your diet and workout regimen.
- Improves Metabolism
Stenabolic increases metabolic rate. This can be attributed to the increased mitochondrial functions and muscle activities in the body.
An increase in metabolism is also good for weight loss.
Those are some of the key benefits of SR9009. The drug has also been linked to other effects anxiety relief, decreasing fibrosis or tissue damage, maintaining wakefulness, and boosting overall wellbeing.
- It’s effective in treating sarcopenia, which causes a loss of muscle strength as you age.
- It decreases inflammation: mice showed a decrease in lung inflammation resulting from decreased production of TNF-alpha.
- It decreases anxious behavior.
- It decreases tissue damage (fibrosis).
- Because it affects our sleep/waking patterns, it can be helpful for night shift workers or constant travelers who need more control over their sleeping patterns.
You read that right. There are no known side effects of taking SR9009 if you follow the recommended dosage. The drug is non-estrogenic and non-androgenic, so it is great for any gender and body type. Although Stenabolic does not damage your liver, some users suggest taking liver supplements while on it.
Of course, if you happen to notice anything unusual, you should immediately stop taking Stenabolic.
Using Stenabolic is very simple as long as you are good at time management. There’s no established human dosage for people, but professional bodybuilders have stepped in to assist.
Generally, they recommend 20-30mgs every day, but some users suggest a wider range of 10mg-40mg. Let’s not forget, the dose you take depends on what your fitness and health goals are as well as your body’s response to the drug. Remember to listen to your body!
Our bodybuilder friends also advocate for doing an 8 week cycle on Stenabolic followed by 8 weeks without it to prevent a tolerance build up.
Here’s where your time-management skills come in: SR9009’s half life is quite short. You should take it about 2-3 times a day and evenly spread it out during your waking hours. For example, if your goal is to take 40mg per day, try taking 10mg 4 hours apart to get the maximized result. It’s best taken with food, so you can even pair it up with every meal so you don’t forget when to take it.
Stacking SR9009 With SARMS
If you are on a SARMS cycle or planning one soon, Stenabolic can elevate your experience by being used in a stack.
On a cutting cycle? Pair Stenobalic (5-20mgs per day) with Primobolan (400mgs per week) plus a small testosterone dose. Some users prefer to pair SR9009 with Cardarine because Cardarine gives a steady stream of fat oxidation during the day while Stenabolic helps fat oxidation while exercising.
If you’re on a recomp mission, some suggest pairing Stenabolic (5-20mgs per day) with Ostarine Ostabolic (25mgs per day) and Testolone (10mgs per day).