Today I wanted to share with you one of the newer SARM’s (selective androgen receptor modulator’s) which is called Testolone (RAD140).
Testolone (RAD140) is currently still being developed by the company Radius Health, which is publicly traded on the Nasdaq stock exchange under symbol RDUS which has a market cap of 1B$. The goal of the company was to produce something that could one day be a much safer alternative to Testosterone replacement therapy.
Understanding low testosterone levels
The Growing Concern
Those who suffer from low testosterone could have side effects like depression, mood issues, low libido, erectile dysfunction, trouble gaining muscle or strength, and even things like insomnia. Most blood work ranges say a normal testosterone level should be between around 300 ng/dl to 850 ng/dl for males. Of course, this number tends to peak in someones mid 20’s, and then begin dropping thereafter.
A growing trend we have witnessed over the past 20 years is that more and more younger individuals have low testosterone levels which are likely due to poor lifestyle choices, stress, steroid abuse, and toxins in our water and food. You can run blood work and get see your own testosterone levels either through a doctor or by ordering bloodwork online and going to a lab (see evolutionary.org for more information).
How can this be fixed?
Testosterone replacement therapy, frequently referred to as TRT, means you inject testosterone or rub a cream onto your body to get your Testosterone levels back to normal numbers. The goal of doing this is to provide a person with a more balanced hormonal panel and normalize their life.
Testolone (RAD140) was developed to be used on a daily basis to boost testosterone levels without needing to inject testosterone (requires a prescription and you need to inject yourself once a week) or use a cream (this is risky because it can get on your spouse or children by accident if you hug them, plus it is messy and requires daily dosing).
More advantages of using Testolone (RAD140)
There are more advantages to using Testolone (RAD140) instead of using exogenous testosterone or creams due to the side effects.
What Not To Expect
To sum it all up, Testolone (RAD140) will NOT do any of the following:
- Risk being spread on loved ones
- Cause rashes or infections
- Require painful injections
- Hair loss
- Aggression or other androgenic effects
- Cause prostate problems
- Increase risk of heart problems
- Increase risk of estrogenic problems like gynecomastia, water retention, or bloat
- Effect sleep
- Severely shut down your pituitary glands where you are stuck using a drug for life
Seems too good to be true, how does it help without causing side effects?
What To Expect
The secret to Testolone (RAD140) is that it works SELECTIVELY. It has a 90 to 1 anabolic to androgenic ratio vs. a 100 to 100 ratio with straight Testosterone. So there is no androgenic or estrogenic risk. In addition, it actually was designed to block testosterone negative effects on the prostate and testes, so you do not get SHUTDOWN hard permanently or get severe shrinkage of your balls. It also does not aromatize into estrogen.
When you use straight exogenous Testosterone you will notice your LH (luteinizing hormone) and FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) crashes to near 0 within 2 weeks or so. Testolone (RAD140) does not cause that massive cratering, instead, it lightly suppresses your pituitary glands where they can come back later on if you so choose.
Use for women
Women can also use Testolone (RAD140) because it provides a safe boost to their Testosterone levels without bringing the androgenic risks of facial and body hair, enlarged clitoris, aggression, or man-like features. A good dosage for females is 2.5-10mgs per day.
Use for Athletes
You don’t just have to be someone will low Testosterone to get the benefits of Testolone (RAD140). Whether you are someone who is an athlete, gym rat, or even a normal joe can enjoy the benefits. Users report the following:
- Stronger lifts in the gym
- Lean muscle mass growth
- Fat loss
- More energy
- Increase in libido
- Less erectile dysfunction episodes
- Better mood and happiness
- Better sleep and body repair
- Faster recovery between workouts
The only side effect of Testolone (RAD140) is slight suppression so a post cycle is needed after using.
Stacking and how to use
Testolone (RAD140) can be used successfully solo at 10-20mgs per day for up to 12-16 weeks. With a 4-6 week post cycle.
Those who choose to use it with their anabolic steroid stack can use Testolone (RAD140) as your “Testosterone base”. So you would use it at 10-20mgs per day and then stack in whatever anabolic steroid you want. If you want to run a low side effect cycle with lean gains, stack in Primobolan at 400mg a week and/or Turinabol at 40mgs a day. If you want something more strong stack in 300mgs of Trenbolone per week with some Winstrol at 25mgs a day.
Another popular option is stacking Testolone (RAD140) into your SARM stack (selective androgen receptor modulator). In this example run it at 10-20mgs per day along with 20mgs a day of Cardarine (GW501516) if you want to run a cutting stack. For a more bulking stack, it goes well at the same dosage with Ligandrol LGD (Anabolicum) and S4 (andarine).
Testolone (RAD140) half-life is up to 20 hours. This means once a day dosage will work just fine. You can also run half the dose in the morning and half in the evening.
The detection time is unknown, but my best guess based on user trials is you want to give it 3-4 weeks to clear your system if you are a tested athlete.
Where to Buy
Testolone (RAD140) is still in clinical testing and the hope is that in another 10-15 years it will be approved and people can gradually switch over to it for a safer alternative to Testosterone. Until then, you can purchase it underground from research chemical sites. However, be very careful, as those companies are known to lace their products with prohormones to trick the consumer. The best bet if you want the real stuff is finding an approved source at evolutionary.org or elitefitness.com.