Hormones are naturally occurring chemical messengers that our bodies use to deliver instructions to our cells through hormone receptors. SARMS is the acronym for Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators which is a synthetic hormone that is similar to testosterone.
Most of us have a general idea what testosterone is, but specifically testosterone is an androgen hormone that our bodies naturally produce that causes males to have a deeper voice, grow facial hair, and thin out and develop muscle.
SARMS Act Differently than Testosterone
SARMS mimic testosterone except where testosterone is not selective and binds to all androgen receptors, SARMS are selective and bind specifically to muscle and bone. In order to prevent overproduction or imbalances,our bodies naturally regulate androgen production. Testosterone shots or patches that introduce extra testosterone to the body can cause hair loss, enlarged prostate, and shuts down natural testosterone production due to the bodies natural regulation process. Body builders and athletes would use testosterone for extra gains. However, pro-hormones including testosterone were banned so people started looking at SARMS.