LGD 4033 is also known as Ligandrol and Anabolicum. LGD 4033 is among the two most popular SARMs when it comes to bodybuilding, MK-2866 (Ostarine) being the other.
Users claim that LGD-4033 is more potent than MK-2866. Others prefer MK-2866, especially when it comes to cutting cycles. Both are favored for their clean muscle gains, unlike steroids that can cause a long list of side effects and can harm your vital organs.
As all SARMs, LGD 4033 binds to androgen receptors in the muscles and bones with high affinity and selectivity. This means that LGD 4033 shouldn’t affect other organs (sparing the liver, prostate, and sebaceous glands) or cause severe suppression of your natural testosterone production. Being nonsteroidal, LGD 4033 shouldn’t be converted to estrogen either.
Snapshot of LGD-4033
- Lean muscle mass gains
- Fat loss
- Increases strength
- May help heal and strengthen bones
- Few side effects reported in clinical trials
- Banned in professional sports
- Long-term effects are unknown
- May cause slight testosterone suppression
How Does LGD 4033 Work?
LGD 4033 raises anabolic activity in the muscles and bones while reducing muscle wasting and bone breakdown. Recent clinical trials attest to the best and safest way to use it to an extent. In clinical trials, LGD 4033 increased lean body mass and strength, decreased body fat, improved wellbeing, and enhanced the healing process. However, the doses and goals of clinical studies differ from its real-world use.
To rewind to the early research phases, both MK-2866 and LGD-4033 were developed with the goal of reducing muscle wasting in people with muscular dystrophy, the elderly, and in cancer patients. Realizing that these drugs may also increase bone strength and healing, scientists began looking into their potential to improve bone diseases such as osteoporosis.
LGD 4033 was initially created by Ligand Pharmaceuticals, hence the name “Ligandrol”. Viking Therapeutics took over LGD 4033 research in the meantime, renaming it to VK5211. This small pharma company is researching LGD 4033/VK5211 for hip fracture recovery. They state that it will hopefully produce all the benefits of testosterone with improved safety, aiming to get approval for its clinical use sometime in the future.
LGD 4033 CONTAINS 60 x 4.5mg TABLETS PER BOTTLE