Unlike steroids, SARMs are much safer for women to use, due to their much more mild and oftentimes non-existent side effects.
When women take steroids, they often go through something called virilization, which is when women develop masculine features, such as:
- Deepening of the voice
- Excessive hair growth
- Enlarged clitoris
Not only are these features unappealing for females, if the steroid(s) are done for long enough, these symptoms can become irreversible. So opting for SARMs is definitely the wiser choice here.
Effects on Women
The great thing about women using SARMs is that since they often have to take smaller doses of most drugs in relation to men, they often see almost the same results with SARMS then they would have seen with steroids. Plus, their options are much more open.
What do I mean by this? Well, with steroids, most have to be taken in super low dosages in order to be considered “safe” for women to take. Even the “chick steroid” Anavar has to be used with extreme caution, as using too much for too long can lead to the above-mentioned symptoms.
Which Ones Are Best?
Well, the most popular types of SARMS used by women that are the most well-tolerated in the bodybuilding and fitness community appear to be Ibutamoren MK-677, Cardarine GW-501516, and Testolone RAD-140 and Andarine S4.
For most SARMs in women, it is commonly taken in doses of either 5 mg/day or 5 mg every other day, depending on the specific physique goals of the athlete. However, the latter dosage is much more potent and the potential for side effects is much greater. So it’s advised that beginners start off with using 5 mg every other day of the above mentioned SARMS.
The same rules apply for S4, but the dosage is 25 mg rather than 50 mg.
Which Ones to Stay Away From?
The ones mentioned above would be considered the “milder” SARMS. Women should avoid the harsher SARMs such as YK-11, as the potential virilization effects are much more likely to be experienced when using these SARMs as opposed to the milder ones.