Ever since talk about the bioavailability of Stenabolic (SR9009) started to do the rounds of the internet, accompanied with a letter from Professor Burris himself, this amazing compound has been put on the backburner in favor of GW501516 and maybe even RAD140.
What we don’t realize though is that the bioavailability is circumspect at best.
We don’t really know if it is zero or 4% or 25%.
What we do know is that anecdotal reviews tout Stenabolic to be the bees knees.
It’s like having an additional pair of lungs for your cardio. You can just keep going forever.
And the endurance boost is replicated equally well when you lift. Take a dose an hour before workout and you will be ready for your 1PR even before you step into the gym.
Moreover, this is SARMS that we’re talking about over here. It’s all untested, experimental stuff. It irks us when people talk about predictable results with LGD-4033 or RAD like it’s been around for decades.
Let’s cut the crap and give Stenabolic the credit it deserves.
If you are looking for a compound that can amplify your lifts and cardio, then SR9009 is one of your best bets.
Here’s what you can expect from a cycle of Stenabolic.
What is Stenabolic (SR9009)?
Stenabolic is an exercise mimetic that activates a group of proteins called ‘Rev-erb-α’, that regulate oxidative function as well as mitochondrial production.
By altering the levels of these proteins, it mimics exercise in the body and improves mitochondrial function in muscles.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg though.
It is believed that Rev-erb-α agonists may one day be used to treat congestive heart failure, chronic obesity as well as other conditions that cause muscle wastage.
Energy – Day 1 onwards
When we mention increased energy, a lot of users expect it to be an instant boost like what you’d get with Caffeine or any other stim.
But SR9009 is such a unique compound that you are not going to feel anything at all until you hit the gym.
The moment you start lifting, you’ll feel it though.
The weights seem lighter. You don’t need a long break in between sets. You can lift more reps with heavier weights. And you can go on for much longer than normal. For example, if your best PR for bench press was 3 reps of 300 lbs., even a single dose of SR9009 should allow you to hit at least 5 reps. And follow it up with two more sets.
It works by increasing the production of mitochondria in the cells while phasing out old, damaged mitochondria.
The increased energy is accompanied by a sense of mental clarity and focus. You’ll just turn into a better version of you, mentally and physically.
It has a very short half-life of say, 4 hours or so. But there’s no crash even after levels of the compound reduce in the body.
Dose it three times a day and you will have a consistent flow of energy and mental clarity.
Lean Body Mass – Week 3 onwards
Stenabolic is one of the best compounds for preventing muscle loss during an extreme cut.
In fact, it may even be better than Ostarine for this purpose, which for some reason has been the blue eyed boy of SARMS users.
SR9009 is an exercise mimetic. In other words, it mimics the effect of exercise in the body and one of these effect is an increase in lean body mass.
In a therapeutic setting, this could be life saving for people who cannot exercise due to physical limitations. Imagine a patient who’s been bedridden for months and been suffering from severe sacropenia.
Even an 8-week cycle with Stenabolic will improve their body composition considerably without the risk of severe adverse effects.
Fat Loss – Week 3 onwards
As Stenabolic kicks in, it shuts off the gene that controls the production of glucose in the liver, without interfering with our insulin resistance.
This in turn forces the body to utilize stored fat for energy, particularly when there’s no additional sources of glucose being consumed.
In other words, your body will burn fat 24/7 when you are using this compound.
Club it with a calorie deficit diet, watch your macros and you will absolutely torch stubborn fat with it.
The added endurance will allow you to go harder during cardio, which should also help amplify the fat loss.
You can even consider stacking it together with Cardarine for more pronounced results.
Reduced Lipid levels – Week 3 onwards
One of the intended therapeutic applications of SR9009 was controlling dyslipidemia that can be caused due to diet, lifestyle as well as prolonged periods of inactivity.
It reduces LDL and triglycerides in the blood while increasing HDL. This can be very beneficial for anyone using SARMS or oral anabolic steroids regularly.
Add a small dose of SR9009 and your lipid levels wouldn’t go haywire when you use androgens.
The Stenabolic (SR9009) Bioavailability conundrum
There has been a lot of speculation off late about the bioavailability of SR9009. Well, there’s a clinical study that we would like to cite here.
According to this study, the bioavailability of the compound was just 2% in mice. That’s incredibly poor.
However, when we convert that into human use, the bioavailability increases roughly to 24%. Again, that’s not conclusive.
Also, it may not sound great in theory. But anecdotal reviews suggest that even the 24% absorption is going to make a huge difference in the way you feel during exercise, it’s going to skyrocket your endurance and it will burn fat as well.
Now there are some users who have started to mix raw SR9009 powder with DMSO, which is a solvent and inject it. It’s guaranteed to give you 100% absorption.
But is it safe? Or is it ideal? No. We do not recommend this one bit.
You are better off with the pills or the liquid or whatever it is that you can source from a reputed SARMS supplier.
Do not attempt to mix your own injectable solution at home. It needs to be sterile.
Instead, give the pills a shot. Why do you want to risk it with an unsafe delivery method when even the 24% absorption might give you great results?