BP Ligandrol 10 (LGD4033) is an experimental drug that is often used by bodybuilders on bulking cycles to increase lean muscle mass. Athletes from other areas of sport abuse it too. It is also known as LGD-4033. This is a code assigned by the researchers during its development stage.
LGD 4033 belongs to a family of drugs known as selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs).
Like anabolic steroids, SARMs enhance muscle growth by binding with the androgen receptors in the muscles. SARMs also bind with the androgen receptors in the bones.
Testosterone would normally bind with these receptors but, when steroids or SARMs get there first it cannot do this, causing natural testosterone levels to deplete.
Many athletes see a selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM) as being a safer option than anabolic steroids. They believe this because steroids bind with all the androgen receptors in the body, not just the ones in muscle and bone.
Although they appear to be safer than anabolic steroids, SARMs still present dangers. To this date, not a single SARMs has ever left the experimental stage and gained FDA approval as a medicinal drug.
However, early research suggests certain SARMs may have the potential to become future treatments for osteoporosis and muscle loss due to muscle wasting conditions such as AIDS.
Typical dosage starts as 5-10mg per day for 8-10 weeks.