Not yet passed as a medicine by the FDA though it can possibly allay muscle wasting and osteoporosis, ostarine seems to remain in the limbo. It is treated as a supplement, for now. Others hope that medical institutions would soon consider this compound as a remedy to diseases. However, it is to be noted that this SARM lacks the medicinal properties that could cure cancer and AIDS. This SARM is supportive just in cases of muscle weakness or muscle diseases.
Those who have muscle diseases and those elders who want their muscle strength back, a 3 mg daily dose of ostarine is enough. For those whose goal is to have incredible muscle bulk, 25 mg is the recommended dose. This dose of 25 mg is recommended on a daily basis for 4-8 weeks. However, it is not easy to achieve the increase in muscle bulk because of the low androgenic property of this SARM.
It takes about 24 hours before half of the effective components of this SARM gets out of the body. It is an advantage for those who orally take this SARM as they don’t have to expose their taste buds more often to its unpleasant taste.
An initial dose of 12.5 mg per day during the week and an assessment about how the user feels in regard to this dose will help him/her determine whether an increase has to be made. 12.5 mg a day is good enough for one to achieve lean muscles and at the same time lose fats. The decision of adjusting the dose depends on one’s goal, and on the SARM’s effect in the body. 3 mg daily dose of this SARM within a week in the elderly males produced a significant decrease in testosterone. The maximum dose a day is 20-25 mg for those who want to have their muscle mass increased.
This SARM is not easily detected by blood tests. The reason being makes this agent banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. However, ostarine is indispensable in increasing the vigor of athletes during training.
As mentioned earlier, this compound helps in restoring muscle mass and in treating osteoporosis. This SARM is an aid for those who have immunologic diseases and for the elder people.
What is cachexia in a cancer patient, and how is it possible for a SARM to cure this? Cachexia, also known as wasting syndrome, is not just evident in cancer patients but also in people who have AIDS, multiple sclerosis, hormonal deficiencies and, mostly, other degenerative diseases. The symptoms of cachexia are the loss of adipose and muscle stores despite the person’s seemingly sufficient consumption of foods. The mechanism of the muscle wasting is unknown but there is a big possibility that it lies in the alteration of genes. This alteration leads to destruction of tissues that are protein-rich.
Muscles function because of sufficient supply of proteins. Cancer cells and viruses eat up the energy stores of normal cells. In doing so, it makes them able to multiply and spread the malignancy and anomalies in their structures to the different parts of the body, and thus results to muscle diseases.
What a SARM could do, together with the palliative treatment of cancer and AIDS, is to promote the production of glucose in the body. This function is mainly done by the liver and pancreas. SARM could induce IGF1R or Insulin-like growth factor I receptor and insulin receptor to help in the release of enzymes and hormones to promote muscle, bone, and connective tissue development. This action of SARM, with the action of testosterones, will help patients achieve increased muscle mass, and bone density.
Use of ostarine is more valuable in the treatment of muscle, bone, and joint disorders than in body-building.