I am pleased to bring you a profile of Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033), , which is considered one of the strongest SARMs (selective androgen receptor modulators) available today. On paper, and with real-world results, it is milligram for milligram the most potent of its class. In the past 5-10 years, athletes of all backgrounds have dipped into the potential of this compound, to help them achieve great fitness goals. It is still in clinical testing for medical reasons.
As you can tell by the LGD in the name Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033), , this compound was discovered by Ligand Pharmaceuticals while still being developed still by Viking Therapeutics. Although they changed the name to VK5211, it still is being advertised by research companies by the old name. The intention is for it to one day be used for hormone replacement therapy, since it has way fewer side effects than injecting exogenous testosterone or using testosterone creams.
It also has been shown to be amazing for bone and soft tissue health, strengthening both.
Science behind it
Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033), works just like other SARMs (selective androgen receptor modulators), which bind to androgen receptors selectively. This results in an anabolic effect in the muscles and bones WITHOUT causing harm to the prostate and reproductive system. Human studies have shown little risk or side effects when using a dosage under 25mgs per day. Another nice benefit found in studies is the ability to boost strength, recovery, tissue health, bone health, lean muscle mass, and cut down body fat.
LGD-4033 was well tolerated. There were no drug-related serious adverse events. Frequency of adverse events was similar between active and placebo groups. Hemoglobin, prostate-specific antigen, aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, or QT intervals did not change significantly at any dose.
Why not steroids?
The selective nature of Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033), means you get mild anabolic effects, while steroids give you quicker and more aggressive results. The problem is steroids also cause many more side effects and the difference between the two is stark and I will show you below:
- Steroids can cause estrogen problems which can manifest itself as gynecomastia (bitch tits), water retention, high blood pressure, and insomnia.
- They can cause permanent reproductive dysfunction because they can shutdown the pituitary glands. This means your Leydig cells no longer will get any hormones telling them to function. Some guys have failed to ever rebound from a steroid cycle for this reason and their sperm count also stays low.
- Androgenic side effects like cholesterol problems and heart strain. We have seen famous bodybuilders drop dead at a very young age because their heart was 2 or 3X normal size thanks to steroid use.
- Break down soft tissues and make them weaker, increasing your chances of injury.
- Steroids can be liver toxic and can also cause long-term kidney issues.
Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033), does NONE of these things. I’m not saying steroids are not stronger and will work faster for you, however over the long term the benefits do not outrun the negatives if you abuse them.
Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033), is very versatile and no matter what your goals are. There is going to be a place for it.
Many runners, tri-athletes, and cardio enthusiasts use Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033), at 10mgs per day along with 20mgs of Cardarine (GW501516). This gives them a boost in their performance times. Many users say they cut off 10-30 seconds on their typical 5K times.
Bodybuilding and powerlifting:
Both sports require a lot of ground and pound on the soft tissues. Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033), can be used solo at 10-20mgs per day or you can stack it with Ostarine Ostabolic MK2866 at 25mgs per day. This will ensure your soft tissues don’t deteriorate over time and become major injuries. It can also be added when you have an existing injury.
Just like the example above, if you are an older athlete who likes to play tennis, golf, or swims you can still enjoy those activities even with your old joints and soft tissues. Seniors report that Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033), at 10mgs a day allows them to do the sports and activities they love, without pain. It is best to start using it as soon as possible.
How To Use Ligandrol
The typical cycle length for all scenarios is 8-12 weeks.
Stacking with steroids
At the end of the day, many athletes will choose to use anabolic steroids to take their strength and mass to another level.
The beauty part is that instead of stacking more and more steroids in a cycle, you can instead use Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033). At a dosage of 5-20mgs per day and ADD to results, WITHOUT adding to side effects.
Post cycle therapy
I do not recommend using Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033), during post cycle therapy.
Those that choose to run steroid cycles once or twice a year can use Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033), during their bridging phase safely. A dosage of 5-10mgs per day will keep lean muscle mass from wasting, while also helping repair your soft tissues.
When used properly Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033), should have no side effects except some slight suppression. This means that your pituitary glands will produce fewer hormones than before. But it does not shut them down like anabolic steroids do. Recovering from Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033), involves a mini-post cycle which can be accomplished with 4-8 weeks of hcgenerate ES.
Do not exceed 16 weeks and do not run more than 30mgs per day.
Half-life and detection
The half-life is approximately 32 hours. A dosage of once per day is ample.
Detection times are still not exactly known but the best guess is up to 5 weeks. This means if you are a tested athlete you need to be careful. Since Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033), is a banned substance in every major sports league. There have been some well-known athletes busted for using it, the most famous in recent years is the University of Florida Quarterback. Listen to this podcast for all the details.
Where to buy
Ligandrol Anabolicum (LGD 4033), is still not approved for use, however, it can still be found sold by research labs. The problem though is that it is becoming much harder to find the legitimate product these days. Mainly due to the government crackdown and financial companies banning their sales via credit card. Two years ago sites like eBay banned their sales. So now you need to be very careful where you buy it from. If you search our forums at evolutionary.org or elitefitness.com you can find an approved source.