RAD 140 - Testosterone and Muscle Building
Written by M.G Thibault
Edited by Ryan McTeigue
Testosterone levels usually peak around adolescence and early adulthood. During this period, gains in muscle mass and strength are easy and at their optimum potential. You may have a full mane of thick, luscious hair, a nonstop sex drive and a relentless motivation that can take on anything you put your mind to.
But, as we age, our hormone levels steadily decline which typically starts around 30 years old. As you begin to notice the changes that become more apparent with growing older, you begin searching for ways to hold onto the aptitude and youthful vitality you once had. But exactly what are the signs and symptoms to be aware of for when testosterone levels begin to drop? And is it possible to avoid these symptoms and delay the effects of ageing hormone levels?
Continue reading to find out…
Countless studies have been conducted in the pursuit of reversing the ageing process. And while scientists search for effective modalities to achieve perpetual youth, the signs and symptoms of ageing remain to be the same. Typical changes that occur as a result of diminishing hormones and in particular the decline of testosterone include:
1. Physical changes. This includes a reduction in muscle bulk and strength, increased body fat, and decreased bone density. Lowered energy and stamina. Swollen or tender breasts otherwise known as - gynecomastia and hair loss.
2. Changes in sexual function. A relevant decrease in sexual desire, fewer spontaneous erections, and infertility can eventuate.
3. Altered Moods. Diminishing testosterone can also lead to a drop in motivation, and a drop in self-esteem. Lack of focus and trouble remembering things. And irritable and/or depressed moods.
If you’ve been looking around at the anti-aging industry in hopes of dodging the perils of dropping test levels, you may be familiar with testosterone therapy. You may have heard it’s reported benefits of renewed strength and instant vitality. It may seem common sense - if testosterone drops as you age, just replace it with the hormone itself. While Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) sounds promising, it is equally vital to know the risks also.
According to an article by Mayo Clinic, Testosterone therapy has various risks, including:
- Worsening sleep apnea
- Acne and other skin problems
- Gynecomastia or enlarged breast tissue
- Increased Risk for benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate CA
- Decrease in sperm production
- Decrease in testicle size
- Decrease in testicle weight
- Complete shut-down of natural testosterone production
For many, the decrease in testicle size and weight and the complete shut down of natural testosterone production usually steers regular gym goers away from testosterone and its derivatives. But what if there was a compound that could offer the benefits of testosterone without shutting down natural test and keeping testical size and weight the same??? Enter RAD140.
RAD 140: The future of Androgen therapy?
So far, you’ve learned the importance of Testosterone and its impact on man’s physiology. You’ve also been shown that while TRT may help reverse the effects of male ageism, there is solid proof that recipients of this modality are susceptible to serious side effects also.
Fortunately, there’s a new class of investigational compounds called selective androgen receptor modulators, or SARMs, which have the same benefits of the testosterone hormone WITHOUT the side effects. These novel compounds are highly selective and only interact with the androgen receptors of muscles, bones and other connective tissues of the musculoskeletal system. This explains why SARMs don’t have any adverse effects on the liver, prostate, heart and organs that are likely to suffer when using synthetic anabolics.
RAD140, also known as Testolone or Tight® in the Elite Sarms range, has fast become a favorite among bodybuilders, athletes and biohackers because it is one of the strongest SARMs up to date and is comparative to the strong anabolic effects of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) when it comes to increasing muscle mass.
It is now being used as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy in men with low testosterone levels, without the hazards for developing benign prostatic hypertrophy or accelerating the progression of existing prostate cancer.
We have established the anabolic, energy- promoting and anti-aging impacts of RAD-140 and how they’re almost identical to testosterone. What is also exceptional about this compound is that because of its impressive safety profile, some synthetic anabolic users will stack RAD 140 with smaller amounts of testosterone to reinforce the effects of testosterone without the side effects.
Lastly, we need to note RAD140’s amazing neuroprotective properties. In older male subjects, cognitive decline was shown to be associated with diminished testosterone circulating in the blood. This is supported by studies that exhibit testosterone’s important role in protecting the brain. Testosterone and RAD140 can increase brain cell growth, improve memory, and decrease amyloid-beta build-up. Please note that Amyloid-beta plaques are among the main causes of Alzheimer’s disease. In a separate study, RAD140 protected brain nerves against injury from amyloid-beta plaques. Additionally, RAD140 and testosterone were equally effective at protecting against neurotoxins.
To find out more about RAD140 known as Tight® in the Elite Sarms range you can check it out here. Thank you for reading :)