If you have been reading up on SARMS or have been contemplating using them, then chances are that you’ve heard about Testolone aka RAD140.
This bad boy of the SARMS world has conjured up quite a reputation in very little time.
Despite the fact that it is yet to be tested on humans (Phase-1 clinical trials are underway), people are using it left, right and center.
Do you know why? Because it is extremely effective.
Even better than LGD-4033 according to some users. And that’s no mean feat because gram by gram, LGD-4033 is even stronger than pure testosterone.
We are just waiting to see what those clinical trials on RAD140 throw up.
Meanwhile, if you were curious about what you could expect from your first Testolone cycle, then here’s a brief primer that we’ve been able to collate based purely on anecdotal reviews.
RAD140 Increases Energy – Week 1 onwards
Right from the first week of the cycle, most users experience increased energy and mental clarity.
It’s like this feeling of being able to go on for longer without getting worn out. Be it at work or in class, you will feel more confident.
If you are experiencing brain fog, then RAD140 just sort of wipes it clean.
At first we attributed this to placebo. But we’ve been hearing this consistently from multiple users. So we have reason to believe that this might be a ‘feel good’ SARM, just like Dianabol from the AAS world.
Testolone Gives You Pumps – Week 3 onwards
If you have used Ligandrol, then you’ll know how the fullness begins to kick in by week 2. A lot of people like this and use LGD purely for the pumps.
But it’s like a wet-gain compound where the muscles look engorged, like they’re filled with water.
With Testolone, you get the pumps minus the water retention.
Your shoulders, traps and biceps will just blow up and look like they’re twice the size. Only, you aren’t holding as much water as LGD.
It’s a very aesthetic compound. Perfect for women, fitness models and the likes. If you are aiming for the fake natty look on Instagram, you’ve just found your ticket to glory.
RAD140 Enhances Libido – Week 1- 5
For the first few weeks of your Testolone cycle, you will be like a horny teenager ready to make love to anything that moves.
The libido spike is also one of the reasons that adds to the feel good nature of the compound.
However, this will be short lived and will disappear as the suppression kicks in after week 4 or 5.
Testolone Boosts Strength – Week 3 to 8
If we were to rate all SARMS on the basis of ‘strength gains’, Testolone would top the list.
The strength gains are quite dramatic. In fact, the general consensus among the fitness community seems to be that LGD is the go-to compound for mass whereas RAD is the one for strength.
Besides, you don’t gain a lot of mass on RAD. So it’s like the Winstrol of the SARMS world. Will make you stronger and faster while allowing you to stay away from pesky glares.
Lean Muscle – Week 3 to 8
Don’t get mislead into believing that Testolone isn’t effective for bulking. As long as you are eating in a surplus, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to gain up to 10 lbs. of mass in an 8-week cycle.
Moreover, since it’s a dry gains compound, you will not lose a large chunk of that weight post cycle.
If you do a mild PCT with Nolva or Clomid or any other SERM that you prefer, you should be able to keep at least 70% of those gains.
There are people who have done a dirty bulk with RAD and gained as much as 20 lbs. in 8-weeks.
But if you are looking to gain clean, eat just above maintenance and don’t skip the cardio.
Vascularity – Week 3 to 8
Along with the pumps, Testolone makes you extremely vascular. It brings even the most dormant veins in your body to life.
This is what makes users compare it with Winstrol. It hardens you up, makes you vascular and gives you crazy pumps without worrying about losing your hair or shrinking your nuts.
Testolone Promotes Fat Loss – Week 4 to 8
Testolone could possibly be one of the only SARMS that has a direct correlation with lipolysis. There are no scientific claims to back this up.
However, most anecdotal reviews talk about how it trims you down from the midsection, which is where men hold the most stubborn fat.
Club it with a calorie deficit and you should be able to do a mini recomp in no time.
Some users have also started to stack RAD140 with Nutrobal to enhance the effect of the stack. And from what we’ve heard, it’s very effective in body recomposition.
RAD140 Can Cause Suppression – Week 5 to 8
It is often mentioned that Testolone is one of the most suppressive SARMS.
Well, for what it’s worth, there are users who get suppressed by 70% on a mild cycle of Ostarine.
Sarms are suppressive. Period.
The suppression may hit you pretty bad.
But it may also be that you won’t feel it as much as say your friend felt it.
It’s different strokes for different folks.
Just do your pre-cycle bloodwork and once after you finish your last dose.
That should give you an idea of how bad it was. If necessary, hop on to a mild PCT.
Testolone May Cause Kidney pain – Week 7 to 8
Some users have reported acute lower back pain on Testolone. This usually kicks in towards the end of the cycle and seems to be dose dependent.
However, if you do experience this, check the color of your urine.
If it’s too dark, it may have to do with your kidney. Either back off a tad or just stop the cycle for a few weeks.
As of now, there is no sufficient data or logs that can establish a negative correlation between RAD140 and kidney values.
You may also want to consider adding an OTC on-cycle support drug like N2Guard. Also throw in some NAC and TUDCA while you are at it.