Getting your hands on fat loss products that really deliver is pretty much impossible. Most of them don’t do much at all, and you can end up paying a lot of money for supplements that just don’t work. But using SARMs for weight loss is a strategy it can work brilliantly, alongside some effort in the gym on your part.
What I’m going to do here is talk you through everything you need to know around the topic of using SARMs for cutting (burning fat).
- I’m going to tell you how SARMs work, and why they can help with weight loss in a way that most other supplements can’t.
- We will also discuss the top five SARMs for cutting, and why they are good for doing that, so that you can understand exactly why those the SARMs that are being recommended.
- I’ll also talk you through the top SARMs stack for cutting fat, and tell you where you can buy SARMs that are 100% guaranteed pure by third-party labs so that you can benefit from fat loss with minimum risk.
What Are SARMs And How Can They Help Weight Loss?
SARM stands for Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator. This means they selectively activate androgen receptors in muscle and bone tissue only, and then they modulate (control and amplify) the messages to encourage your body to increase muscle mass.
At the same time, some SARMs also tell the body to burn fat rather than glucose and muscle, which is the usual order when you are in a calorie deficit.
The reason for this is that the original SARMs were designed to protect people with muscle wasting illnesses who would usually be in a calorie deficit. It would stop the muscle wasting, and allow them to build up strength.
But not all SARMs are androgenic. Several SARMs generally, and two of the ones I’m going to talk to you about in the top five Best SARMs for cutting here, are not true SARMs at all, they are supplements that use different mechanisms of action to tell your body to burn fat before muscle and glucose, delivering energy as well, and allowing you to work out harder and increase your energy expenditure.
The Top Five Best SARMs For Cutting Fat
Even individually, SARMs are great for cutting fat. But the power is always in the stack with SARMs, alongside hard work and great diet.
You can’t even consider creating a SARMs stack for cutting unless you know which SARMs of the best at maintaining muscle (and in some instances actually still increasing it), while also telling the body to burn fat. Also, some SARMs don’t build muscle, but they do provoke energy that drives fat burning through increased exercise and energy expenditure.
So here are the top five Best SARMs for cutting.
Andarine (S-4) is an androgenic SARM. Only mildly so, but it does mean that you may require PCT supplements between cycles because it can drop your natural testosterone production.
It can help you to cut significant amounts of fat. It does this through increased vascularity that produces higher energy levels. It also helps to preserve muscle mass, and can even increase it by binding to the androgen receptors and telling them to do so.
Andarine, through mechanisms not yet clearly understood, also seems to prevent the body from going into a catabolic state. That’s where the body goes into starvation mode and starts to burn muscle before fat. Because it prevents this, you will still burn glucose and then fat, before your body starts attacking muscle tissue for energy.
Andarine is typically dosed at up to 50 mg per day. Often this is dosed twice per day because of the short half-life. However, at this high dose level some people can get tinted vision, so it’s recommended to stay below 50 mg per day to avoid this.
Ostarine (MK-2866) is the original and classic member of the SARMs family. Designed with the goal of prolonging life in muscle wasting diseases, it was shown in studies to protect muscle mass even in a significant calorie deficit for several weeks.
So what Ostarine does is very basic, and it’s only mildly androgenic. It tells your body to maintain muscle and burn fat first. That’s all you want, but it isn’t the most potent of the SARMs out there that can achieve this. But at higher doses, or as part of a fat cutting stack, it can be the perfect SARM to use, especially if you are a beginner with SARMs.
Ostarine is usually dosed up to around 40 mg per day at the high end. But most people take 30 mg or less and far less if stacking Ostarine for cutting.
Stenabolic (SR-9009) is not actually a member of the SARMs family, despite being marketed alongside it.
It’s actually a Rev-erbA agonist. It works by interacting with the circadian clock (circadian rhythm) which controls the timing and strength of many key processes in the body, including the regulation of the breakdown of cartilage in the body, as well as sleep patterns.
It also stimulates the formation of mitochondria. This in turn provokes the production of more of a small molecule called ATP. ATP is crucial for the energy output of every cell in the body, meaning there will be more energy to use.
The energy that Stenabolic produces is ideal for burning this visceral fat, which helps to get rid of stubborn fat cells in the body. So you will get fat burning alongside increased energy.
Stenabolic is typically dosed at around 20 mg, but often less in this, and far less than this if stacked.
Cardarine (GW-501516) is another supplement is not actually a true member of the SARMs family, because it’s not androgenic.
Cardarine works as a PPAR-Delta agonist. This increases the uptake of glucose and encourages the body to burn fatty acids rather than carbohydrates. This means body fat is burnt more readily, and always before muscle tissue.
GW-501516 does also bind to the androgen receptor as well, but not in a way that produces a drop in testosterone production. This binding increases energy output in muscles, leading to better performance and endurance. That’s why Cardarine is known by athletes as “energy in a bottle”.
Typical Cardarine dosage is around 20 mg per day at a maximum, but often less than this, and as low as 5 mg in a beginner’s stack.
Ligandrol (LGD-4033) is the last on my list of the top SARMs for weight loss. It’s actually very similar to Ostarine and was developed by the same company for similar purposes. It’s stronger though, and can actually build muscle as well as maintain it.
Ligandrol is therefore a true selective androgen receptor modulator, and it can dip your testosterone production levels. It works by binding to androgen receptors in muscle and bone tissue, and it also tells the body to burn fat and preserve muscle. So you will need a PCT supplement if you use it.
A typical dose of Ligandrol is around 20 mg per day, but can be far lower if part of a stack.
Andarine Vs Ostarine
Two of the most widely used cutting SARMs are Ostarine and Andarine. So doing an Andarine Vs Ostarine comparison is something I wanted to do separately.
Ostarine is the classic and original SARM. Mild, suitable for anyone, only mildly depleting of testosterone levels at high doses, so it’s perfect for cutting fat and maintaining muscle mass in a calorie deficit.
Andarine is very similar but more potent. It binds to the androgen receptors very strongly, but not aggressively in the way that some SARMs and steroids do. It also tells the body to cut fat and maintain muscle, but because of its potency, at higher doses and with higher workloads it can actually increase your muscle mass as well.
In terms of side effects, Ostarine has none unless you take high doses in which case it can be mildly depleting of natural testosterone production.
Andarine on the other hand does have the recognized side effect tinting your vision. This means it can produce a slight colored hue that can last for a couple of weeks after you stop taking it. This only seems to happen at high doses, usually above 50 mg for several weeks, so as long as you don’t go near that dosage level, this side effect shouldn’t be a problem.
How To Create A SARMs Stack For Fat Loss
The power of SARMs in stacking them, then backing up that stack with hard work at the gym, cardio work, and great nutrition. That’s how you get the best out of using SARMs. They aren’t steroids, and you need to do those things in a combined fashion to get the best benefits.
This is what I would class as the top SARMs stack for fat loss benefits:
- 20 mg Ostarine daily (you could switch this with 10 mg Ligandrol)
- 20 mg Andarine daily (dosed once or twice per day)
- 10 mg Cardarine or Stenabolic daily
- 10 weeks SARMs cycle
- At least a six-week break between cycles
- PCT supplement required (Nolvadex will be fine)
What you will get with the SARMs stack is significant fat-burning abilities, backed up muscle retention, and even muscle growth, and the use of Cardarine or Stenabolic will produce significant increases in energy to allow you to burn more calories.
Can You Use Any SARMs Post Cycle To Keep Cutting?
Some people advocate using SARMs post cycle to keep protecting your muscle gains and cutting fat. I’m not a particular advocate of that, because I think your body needs a complete break.
Some guys using steroids do also use nonsteroidal SARMs, or Ostarine, between cycles to achieve that muscle protection and fat cutting continuation.
If you are using just SARMs post cycle, then I would only recommend you consider a minor dose of Ostarine, say 10 mg per day, to protect your gains and cut a little fat in a small manner. You must be very clear on how much your testosterone levels have dropped as this strategy could prevent you from regaining them to normal levels as quickly.
Where To Buy 100% Pure SARMs For Cutting, Bulking, And Strength
In order to achieve everything I’ve talked about here in terms of SARMs for weight loss benefits, you will need to make sure you are buying safe and 100% pure SARMs in the first place.
I only use SARMs sellers who verify that the SARMs they sell are 100% pure. This is guaranteed, and it’s shown through independent third-party lab testing, with those purity reports published on the product pages.
The three sellers based in the USA who achieve this clarification on quality are:
- Science.bio is my “go-to” seller for a lot of SARMs. They sell raw powder SARMs and the same SARMs in a suspended liquid form. They are very competitive in price, and you get significant discounts for multibuys. They sell all the main types of SARMs, plus many new and lesser-known ones as well. They are a great starting point for anyone looking to get into using SARMs for fat loss.
- Another great SARMs seller is Proven Peptides. These guys are slightly different because the SARMs they sell are made in the USA, unlike most other SARMs sellers who import the SARMs from abroad. That gives you a double guarantee of quality and purity. They only sell 8 types of SARMs in liquid dropper bottle format, but they do sell all five of the cutting SARMs I’ve talked about here. (UPDATE: NOT Available anymore)
- Swiss Chems are the third sell I’m going to recommend. They sometimes sell injectables if they are available, raw powder SARMs, suspended liquid SARMs, but mostly they sell capsule SARMs. Although more expensive, Swiss Chems SARMs in capsule form are perfect because they give you an exact dose without having to measure anything out or worry about if you are overdosing on the SARMs you’re taking.