RAD-140, also known as Testolone, is a selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM) being researched for possible application in the treatment of muscle wasting and osteoporosis. The FDA has not cleared it for human consumption or usage, and its long-term consequences on human health are unknown.
How does it work?
RAD-140, like other selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs), operates in the body by preferentially targeting and binding to androgen receptors. Androgen receptors may be found all over the body, including muscle tissue, bone tissue, and reproductive organs. When RAD-140 interacts with these receptors, it causes a chain of chemical processes that can lead to greater muscle development, bone density, and athletic performance. In contrast to anabolic steroids, which can induce a variety of unpleasant side effects due to their non-selective binding to androgen receptors throughout the body, SARMs such as RAD-140 are meant to be more selective in their targeting of certain androgen receptors. This selectivity is expected to lower the probability of unfavorable side effects while still offering many of the anabolic steroid advantages.
In clinical trials, RAD-140 was given to people at dosages ranging from 0.1 to 30 mg per day. Nevertheless, these studies have mostly focused on short-term results and have been done on small samples of healthy adults.
The potential therapeutic advantages of RAD-140, like other selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs), are being investigated. While the long-term consequences on human health are unknown, some of the possible advantages reported in animal and human research include:
- Increased muscle mass and strength: RAD-140 has been found in both human and animal studies to improve muscle mass and strength.
- Increased bone density: RAD-140 may assist to increase bone density, which may be advantageous for those who have osteoporosis.
- Reduced androgenic side effects: RAD-140 has a decreased likelihood of developing unfavourable androgenic side effects such acne, hair loss, and prostate enlargement than typical anabolic steroids.