As someone who started off with gear in the pre-internet era, we cannot emphasize the importance of having access to ‘quality information’ and to modern day compounds like SARMS.
Back in those days, we mostly listened to the biggest guy in the gym and followed their advice to the T. He had to be doing something right, after all.
But as we later realized, big doesn’t necessarily equate to knowledgeable.
We were told to start off with Dianabol and Winstrol. Anyone worth his salt would know what a shitty cycle that is.
Dianabol just turned us into water balloons in the early days. And then there came Winstrol, which caused some serious side effects at doses beyond 50mg/day.
You won’t catch us touching Winny even with a barge pole now. Not unless we have exhausted all our options. Or we do not have access to quality SARMS like Andarine.
Andarine is an underrated gem that can cut you up and harden your body to the extent that people might suspect that you are on Winny and low dose Mast.
That’s an incredible feat folks. We are talking about results produced by two extremely powerful anabolic steroids, minus the serious risks associated with them.
If you are looking for some pre-contest muscle hardening and have been advised to hop on to Winny, then we highly recommend Andarine instead.
Don’t believe us? Here are five reasons why you might want to skip Winny for Andarine.
#1 – Andarine cuts fat and makes you vascular
Andarine or S4 is often touted as being a mild SARM as it is unfairly compared to stronger mass building SARMS like LGD4033 and RAD140.
But the fact is that it was never intended to be used as a muscle gaining SARM.
Instead, it really shines in a cutting cycle where it amplifies the rate of lipolysis and also increases your muscle pumps and vascularity.
This makes it the perfect compound to add during the last few weeks of your contest prep. A position that was held for long by Winstol and Masteron.
You will look leaner, burn more fat around the belly and the veins will be more prominent. But you won’t have to bother with debilitating muscle cramps and joint aches.
#2 – Andarine protects muscle during aggressive cuts
During aggressive cuts, when you are looking to drop those pounds fast, the body tends to catabolize hard earned muscle for survival.
This leads to muscle loss along with fat loss and is unavoidable unless you are on gear.
Andarine will help you prevent muscle loss during aggressive cuts to a large extent. You can keep your hard earned gains while continuing to drop fat.
This makes it perfect for body recomposition stacks.
#3 – Andarine gives you insane pumps that last all day
One of the innate qualities of Andarine is that it gives you pumps that last all day. However, these are not the painful pumps that are caused by Winstrol.
Instead, the pumps clubbed with the vascularity leads to the aesthetic, fitness model physique that is so popular these days.
#4 – Andarine increases strength
What most people do not know is that Andarine is also a great compound to use for general fitness.
It makes you look leaner, it makes you stronger and it increases your strength.
You can lift better, run faster and for longer durations without crashing.
The results are not as pronounced as what you’d get with Cardarine. But these two compounds can be stacked for a body recomposition cycle, along with a mass gaining SARM like LGD.
So, you’d have Cardarine, S-4 and LGD, the complete recomposition stack.
For general fitness, you can go with Ostarine and S-4.
#5 – Andarine may help reduce prostate weight
Both S-1 and S-4 (0.5 mg/d) significantly decreased prostate weight to 64.1% and 79.4%, respectively, of that in vehicle-treated intact ratshttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2098692/
One of the therapeutic uses of S-4 was the reduction of prostate weight in patients with BPH. It is a partial agonist of the androgen receptor in the prostate and it is effective as anti-estrogens like Finasteride in reducing prostate weight.
In animal models, it reduced prostate weight by as much as 79% at relatively low doses.
However, it is a lot safer since it does not cause any adverse effects associated with Finasteride, such as the risk of impotence.
This makes S-4 a great compound to be used as an adjunct to anabolic steroids that can be harsh on your prostate health.
Run S-4 along with testosterone to minimize water retention, burn more fat, look more vascular and keep your prostate health in check.
#6 – S4 does not cause androgenic or estrogenic sides
Andarine works as a full agonist in muscle and bone tissue. This means that it promotes an increase in lean muscle mass, bone strength and bone density.
But being a non-hormonal and non-steroidal compound, it does not aromatize nor does it cause androgenic side effects like excessive body hair growth or baldness.
In females, it does not cause virilization or deepening of the voice.
Something that Winstrol or most anabolic steroids can cause.
#7 – The vision side effects caused by S4 are temporary and reversible
There’s been a lot of chatter about the vision related side effects caused by S-4. So much so, that we even read a post on a messaging board that said that S-4 could make you blind.
That’s a scary thought.
But fortunately, there’s nothing of that sort to worry about.
S-4 binds to ocular receptors in the eye which leads to some side effects. Most users experience a loss or lack of peripheral vision at night.
Others report seeing a yellow tinge to things.
The first one is more bothersome as it can potentially affect your ability to drive at night.
Some others also report a mild difficulty in adjusting when you go from a dark room to a lit one.
What’s more important is that all these side effects are temporary. The effects wane off when you discontinue using S-4. Also, it seems to be dose dependent.
If you stick to low doses, there is a possibility that these side effects may not manifest at all.
Having said that, these are research chemicals and affect people differently. If you notice any changes to your vision, you may want to taper the dose down further or just discontinue using it altogether.
Irrespective of whether you are a seasoned steroid user or a natty looking to dip your toes into steroids, you may want to consider using Andarine or S-4 in place of toxic steroids like Winstrol.
You can get almost identical results without the severe risks.