LGD-4033 (also known as Ligandrol) is a SARM (Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator) that is widely used in bodybuilding due to its ability to increase muscle mass and strength without causing the negative side effects associated with anabolic steroids.
It works by selectively binding to androgen receptors in muscle tissue. This promotes the growth of muscle cells. LGD-4033 does not bind to androgen receptors in other parts of the body, such as the prostate gland, so it does not cause the negative side effects, unlike anabolic steroids.
LGD4033 has quite a wide range of benefits, here are the key ones:
- Can increase muscle mass;
- Can also help improve overall strength;
- Can help improve endurance, meaning that you can work out for longer periods of time without experiencing fatigue;
- Can also help improve recovery time between workouts;
- Can help reduce body fat, which can improve overall body composition.
While LGD4033 has many potential benefits, it is important to use it responsibly and in accordance with recommended dosages and cycling protocols. If you abuse the compound, despite all of its safety and benefits, you’re going to get side effects.
You still don’t get acne, hair loss, rod rage, mood swings or disturbed sleep, as you would with AAS. But high doses and a prolonged cycle of Ligandrol can lower testosterone levels, give you a decreased libido, and even cause temporary erectile dysfunction.
LGD-4033 by Neo Sarms comes in 10mg tablets for oral administration. One tablet per day is all you need to get the effects without abusing the substance. For the majority of athletes, even half a pill — 5mg — is enough as a daily dose.
The cycle length is between 8 weeks and 12 weeks, if you run LGD-4033 solo. With other substances, you may need to adjust it. It is important to cycle off LGD4033 for at least 4 weeks after each cycle to allow your body to recover.
You can take LGD-4033 solo, but stacking it with other sarms can be a good idea. Here are some tried-and-true combinations:
- LGD4033 and RAD140 — for building muscle mass and strength, a bulking SARM stack;
- LGD4033 and MK677 — for improving recovery time and overall muscle growth, a lean muscle builder combo;
- LGD4033 and GW501516 — great for improving endurance and reducing body fat.
Since LGD-4033 is suppressive, you need PCT after it and you may need some injectable testosterone on cycle. Testosterone Enanthate in mild doses of about 200 mg EW is more than enough to replace the suppressed natural testosterone. And after the cycle, 20mg of Nolvadex for 2 or 4 weeks can help you get back on track faster.