RAD-140 also known as Testolone is one of the newest chemical compounds in SARMs family. Everyone is buzzing about it because of its proven positive effects in improving tendon strength, bone density, ligament health, and other physical functions. Moreover, it has very high anabolic properties at the cost of extremely mild adverse effects. (maybe in the case of higher doses.)
According to one study, it offers all the positive results of anabolic steroid but with no side effects. Testolone is a non-steroidal compound that is known to provide anabolic effects on muscle and bone selectively. Like anabolic steroid, it does not activate androgen receptors in other body parts except for muscle and bone.
Role of RAD- 140 in Weight Loss
RAD-140 (Testolone) was developed by Radius Health. The first study on this chemical compound was published in the year 2010. After that, not many trials and studies were carried out on the same. Although this compound does not directly promote weight loss, yet according to few studies it can be helpful in increasing lean body mass without developing fat to other body parts because it promotes the loss of fat tissue as well.
Therefore, it may be effective for users who want cutting and toned muscle. The compound has been tested on monkeys as well. To determine the exact effect of this compound, proper examination of all monkeys was done before and after the trial. In this trial, a notable improvement was noticed in the lean body mass of monkey. In the trial, where muscle showed improvement at the same time there was no effect on absolute fat mass.
Moreover, the monkeys that were on high dose had more growth in lean mass and loss in fat tissues. It means RAD-140 could be effective in increasing muscle growth without promoting fat. Moreover, it may also increase users’ ability to reduce obesity.
How Does RAD 140 Testolone Work?
As said above, like other SARMs RAD-140 has a selective mode of action. It means it interacts with the androgenic receptors in the muscle tissues and bones and does not trigger them in other body parts. Unlike androgenic steroids, it does not cause any harm to the body. In short, it is safe from various adverse effects of steroid supplements such as hair loss, prostate enlargement, suppression of natural testosterone production, etc.
Therefore, it produces anabolic effects without any adverse events and suppression. Because of being safe in nature it is opening new possibilities for medical application as well.
How RAD-140 helps bodybuilders to enhance muscle without gaining weight
According to different studies, RAD-140 (Testolone) may provide significant benefits to athletes and bodybuilders. As it also promotes the loss of fat tissue, it may be helpful for fitness enthusiasts wants cutting. If taken as per the recommendation, it may give great results without the cost of severe adverse effects.
Apart from this, it may also help bodybuilders who are on low carb diet as it also minimizes catabolism. However, the major function of this compound is enhancing endurance. Most users who paired this compound with their diet regimen and bodybuilding training noticed a noteworthy improvement in their strength, endurance and muscle growth.
The exact dose for RAD-140 is still a matter of debate. More trials should be conducted to find its exact dose. However, most institutes suggest that its dose should be between 20-30 milligrams (mg) per day. Speaking of its length of use, It can be used for 6 to 12 weeks depending on the user’s requirement.
The chemical compound comes in the liquid form and it should be directly dropped into the mouth. As it is sticky in nature, users may have to take some fruit juice to swallow it properly. The best part of this compound is, it has long half-life in comparison to other SARMs. Therefore, its one dose for the entire day is more than enough. As mentioned above, it is a new compound and still trials and being carried out to discover its perfect dose. As a result, new users should not take it more than 30 milligrams per day.
Side Effects of RAD-140 (Testolone)
In its first trial, no side effect was found with RAD 140. Although the study or trial was for limited duration yet it can be expected that it will not cause any side effect if its amount is as per recommendations. However, in long-term, users may experience some side effects with it, especially when the dose is higher than recommended. These adverse events can be headache, unwanted hair growth, higher level of hormone in the body, etc.
As a result, users should start with a small dose. Later on, as per the body requirement they may increase its dose.