MK-2886 better known as Ostarine is in the class of compound called SARMs. It is known to bind to selective androgen receptors in the body, majorly to those are in muscle and bone. And because of its selective action, it prevents various adverse effects that anabolic steroid may have such as hair loss, prostate issue, etc. MK-2886 (Ostarine) was invented by the company Gtx in the year 2009 with the aim to discover its potency to combat diseases like muscle wasting, osteoporosis, etc. Apart from this, many analysts also see its use in the treatment of sarcopenia, cachexia, muscle atrophy and hormone replacement treatments. As till date, its impact on non-skeletal muscle is unknown, it could be seen as a new hope for those who are suffering from muscle wasting diseases.
How Does MK-2886 – Ostarine Work?
Being a SARM, MK-2886 binds directly with the androgen receptors in muscles and bones and promotes anabolic activity. Therefore, this compound may have positive results in muscle growth and muscle preservation. Like anabolic steroids, this SARM could be helpful in improving protein synthesis and nitrogen retention in the body without any estrogen conversion.
Moreover, it also helps in nutrient segregating to a high degree. And this effect might help users to lose stubborn fat while gaining muscle at the same time. Although MK-2886 is almost half anabolic in comparison to anabolic steroid yet it acts better as an anti-catabolic compound. Because of multi-benefits and being safe in nature, MK-2866 is becoming popular among fitness enthusiasts.
Side Effects of MK-2886-Ostarine
Although Ostarine seems safe as no side effect is reported yet it may have some limited side effects in long run. If the utilization is too long or higher doses are taken continually, it may become suppressive to a small degree.
Most of the side effects associated with anabolic steroids do not exit with MK-2886. However, the chances for side effects (although mild) can’t be ignored.
According to some trials, Ostarine should not be suppressive when the dose is not more than 25 mg in a day for the period 4 weeks. However, some users may experience a little suppression even in this cycle as all body types are not same.
Recommended Dosages and Half Life
According to various studies, the dosage of MK-2886 (Ostarine) should not be more than 25 mg in a day for men while the ideal dose for women is 12.5mg.
However, dosages may vary according to user's goals and requirements.
For instance, males using it to attain physical improvement should not take more than 12.5. Mg whereas for females the recommended amount dosage is supposed to be 5mg.
This lowest dose may not help users to bulk but slightly improve their health.
Moreover, the recommended therapeutic doses for both male and female is 3 mg in a day.
For Users cutting on the diet, MK-2886 helps in enhancing and maintaining strength and muscle mass on its own. However, when it is stacked with other SARMs or PPARs it may give positive results in the fat loss as well.
Moreover, when it is added to a cutting cycle along with Cardarine, it may help in boosting endurance during the cardiovascular exercise.
Different Uses of MK-2886
Different studies prove that MK-2886-Ostarine could be used for both medical and athletic purposes. Here are some popular uses of Ostarine (MK-2886)
Because of its anabolic effects, it has been used by various athletes and bodybuilders for bulking. The suggested dosage for bulking purpose is 25 mg for 4-6 weeks. Users may experience an increase of 6 lbs during this period. Mild to severe suppression can be expected in case of higher doses. However, it can be taken up to the amount 36 mg in a day for 8 weeks but only when user weight is 210 lbs or above.
Originally, MK-2886 was developed as a compound to treat muscle wasting and osteoporosis. However, it is also found effective in retaining nitrogen and strengthen the joints. Its future use in treating these diseases cannot be denied.
The peculiarity of MK-2886 to active anabolism in bone and skeletal muscle tissue selectively makes it effective in injury recovery also, especially bone and tendon related injuries.
Due to nutrient portioning effects, MK-2886 (Ostarine) could be recomping friendly as well. In this procedure, the calorie is used to build muscle that benefits in reducing weight loss and improving muscle mass and energy. The recommended dosing for same is 12.5 mg to 25 mg for 4-8 weeks.
Along with bulking, MK-2886 also seems helpful in cutting calories while preserving muscle gains. Suggested to dose for same is 12.5mg to 15 mg for 4 to 6 weeks. Although MK-2886 seems effective in treating various health issues. However, it may have some side effects as well. Therefore, users should initiate its dose with as low as low they can