YK-11 is a synthetic steroidal selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM). SARMs are very similar to steroids because they increase muscle growth and can help with fat loss, but they were designed in the hopes of having less severe side effects than steroids while also preventing the possibility of addiction.
While there are many SARMs out there in the market, YK-11 is fairly new. That said, it is a formula that was developed by a Japanese research firm and abandoned before any tests were conducted on animals or people.
Despite this, there are several YK-11 products on the market that can be purchased. These products, like all other SARMs, have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). There is no guarantee that these YK-11 products contain what the companies claim that they do.
There is no quality control or regulation for YK-11 supplements, so you will never know if what you are taking is actually YK11 or if it is just a combination of other SARMs masquerading as YK-11.
Another important thing to know about YK-11 is that it is forbidden by organizations such as the FDA and by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Therefore it is not recommended to use this in any kind of competition, as that can disqualify you.
Does YK-11 have any beneficial effects?
Well there are a few obvious benefits to taking a daily supplement designed to help build muscle. First and foremost, YK-11 helps you grow more muscle in a smaller amount of time. YK-11 is a myostatin inhibitor which makes it easier for your body to develop more muscle.
In addition to more bulk, your muscles will become stronger from the production of follistatin. So as you can imagine, the stronger your muscles are the more you can do with them. Like steroids, YK-11 and other SARMs promote bone health and can make your bones stronger.
As mentioned earlier, YK-11 also helps with fat loss by replacing that fat with muscle. There are also claims that YK-11 helps boost libido and that it allows you to work out harder and longer. YK-11 can also help you retain the muscle that you have built.
What about side effects?
Most supplements or medicines on the market have some sort of side effect. YK-11 is no exception to that fact, and as a SARM it has quite a few potentially harmful side effects. The biggest side effect is that it is very bad for both your liver and kidneys.
Other reported side effects include lower testosterone (which also means lower libido), impairment of cognitive function, hair loss, joint pain, and prostate issues. The full extent of side effects, including long term, is not known as there is little to no clinical data for YK-11.
There is also evidence that suggests potential impairment to the function of other organs in your body. It is important to keep in mind that all reported side effects come from bodybuilders who have used YK-11 and has not come from any clinical trials or data.
What is the recommended dosage and how is it used?
The recommended dosage of YK-11 is around 10-15 mg daily. It is often recommended that you take 5 mg in the morning and then another 5mg at night. Some bodybuilders will stack YK-11 with other SARMs like Andarine or RAD140.
You may need to adjust the dosage as needed to find one that works best for you. If you have never used any SARMs before you may want to consider just using 5 mg per day to start. However, if you have more experience with SARMs you can certainly go with higher dosages than 10-15 mg.
The one thing you will need to keep in mind is that the higher the dosage the worse the side effects will be. You will need to keep this in mind since YK-11 and other SARMs can have very unpleasant side effects.
As far as using YK-11 goes, there are several methods. The first is oral via a tincture or tablets. The second one involves injecting the substance directly into your muscles. No matter how you take YK-11, the important thing to remember is which cycle you will want to use.
The first cycle is to take YK-11 consecutively for six weeks. The more advanced cycle is taking it consecutively for eight weeks at a higher dosage.